Posted March 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
Temple's players huddled near midcourt, their emotions still raw after letting an historic upset slip away in the final minutes. So close. The Owls couldn't finish what they started. As they consoled each other, Indiana coach Tom Crean joined them to offer some comfort. ''He told us we were the toughest team he played all year,'' Temple star guard Khalif Wyatt said. ''He just wanted us to keep our heads up.'' Temple pushed Indiana's season to the brink before folding in the final minutes and losing 58-52 on Sunday to the top-seeded Hoosiers, who were lucky to advance in the East Regional. Wyatt scored 31 points - 20 in the first half - but the Owls, who led 52-48 with less than three minutes left, were outscored 10-0 by Indiana down the stretch. ''It was fun while it lasted,'' Wyatt said. The Owls (24-10) nearly became the third Philadelphia school to knock off a No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament in Dayton Arena, which has hosted more tournament games that any venue. But minutes...
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