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For a good part of Sunday afternoon, Khalif Wyatt was trending hard on Twitter. The senior guard from Temple got shout-outs from a wide range of followers, from Nets guard Joe Johnson to Raiders fullback Marcel Reece. Wyatt scored 31 points against Indiana, and although the Owls lost, he boosted himself from anonymity to a household name among hoops fans.
Yet it did not amount to a hill of beans, as far as his NBA draft status is concerned.
Wyatt, like fellow March Madness heroes Aaron Craft, Tyrone Garland and others, assured that his name will be brought up throughout the late-June monotony of pre-draft analysis. From Mateen Cleaves to Miles Simon to Bryce Drew, more vaunted players than Wyatt have felt the shine of stardom in the tournament before the NBA’s harsh reality set in.
This should not be taken as a knock on college studs like Ohio State’s Craft or one shining moment-ers like Garland, whose “Southwest Philly Floater” helped La Salle survive on Sunday night. Despite the p...
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What Aaron Craft did to Iowa State on Sunday was cold. So, appropriately, Ohio State fans have been making Craft into snowmen. Enjoy.
@aaroncraftfans Crafty the Snowman. Ice water in his veins! twitter.com/BobAnglin1/sta…
— Bob Anglin (@BobAnglin1) March 25, 2013
Check out this picture sent to NBC 4 today by a creative viewer!A snowman version of OSU’s Aaron Craft… rosey…...
We were waiting for the first buzzer-beater of the weekend, but we will have to settle for .5 left on the clock. Aaron Craft’s game-winner with a half a second left sent the Ohio St Buckeyes to the Sweet 16 over the Iowa St Cyclones: Craft and the Buckeyes struggled in the final 6 minutes, seeing a 13-point lead disappear. But they survived and now advance to play Arizona on Thursday.
Temple's players huddled near midcourt, their emotions still raw after letting an historic upset slip away in the final minutes.
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...
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What more is there to say about Aaron Craft? He was already getting plenty of attention with his non-stop hustle and rosy-red cheeks, and after hitting today’s game-winning shot that put Ohio State into the Sweet 16, you can be assured to hear Craft’s name even more.
But who is Aaron Craft really? To answer that question, I’ve decided to give everyone an...
NewsTags: LaSalle ExplorersRamon GallowayTyreek DurenTyrone GarlandIt was an amazing shot that Tyrone Garland hit which was over 6’9″ Reginald Buckner and sent LaSalle to the next round of the NCAA tournament. In Philadelphia, it’s a shot that’s seen commonly on the playgrounds of the city of Brotherly Love.
“I’m not scared...
Craft was one of the reasons that Ohio State lost a 13 point lead in like two minutes. Turnovers, missed free throws and shaky play.
But, part of being a competitor is shaking that off and taking over the game when it matters most. A controversial charge called (looked like a block to me) led to this.
Survive and advance.
Temper your emotions Hoosier Nation. Take a deep breath and remember: during March Madness that’s all anyone can really ask of their team.
Just survive and advance.
On Sunday afternoon, the top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers ran into a scrappy and defiant Temple Owls team led by senior guard and Atlantic-10 Player of the Year Khalif Wyatt. For the first 35 minutes...
It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty. And Hoosier Nation collectively has no more nails to chew. But it was a victory, and it was thoroughly satisfying, and it propels Indiana to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season.
Despite trailing for most of the second half, Indiana defeated Temple 58-52 today. The Owls – Khalif Wyatt especially – deserve a huge tip of the cap for...
DAYTON, Ohio -- The season comes down to a few possessions, the ball hangs on the rim as brackets hang in the balance, and one shot can extend careers for one side and end them on the other.
It's March. It's the NCAA tournament.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are extremely lucky to be moving on, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
An athletic and hot-shooting...
Read the complete transcript of Temple's Saturday afternoon media session leading into Sunday's NCAA Tournament game against Indiana. Coach Fran Dunphy was joined on the dais by seniors Khalif Wyatt, Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, and T.J. DiLeo.
Survive and advance.
The Buckeyes did just that Sunday afternoon defeating the Cyclones of Iowa State 78-75 on a heroic shot from Point Guard Aaron Craft. The shot capped a weekend which saw the Buckeyes score 95 and 78 points in their two opening weekend games respectively; both of those scores being the highest since the Buckeyes put up 87 against Chicago State in December. The...
Score: No. 2 Ohio State 95, No. 15 Iona 70
Star(s): Ohio State: Sam Thompson 20 Pts, 10 Reb. Deshaun Thomas 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast. Iona: Tavon Sledge 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk.
Story: All of the talk leading up to this one was about Momo Jones, and most of it came form Mr. Jones himself. Now it’s about the way Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes stifled the nation’s third...