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Temple storms back, knocks off No. 16 Wichita State in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wichita State's first season in the American Athletic Conference has hit a rough patch.

Obi Enechionyia hit two free throws with 18.1 seconds left in overtime, and Temple handed the 16th-ranked Shockers their third loss in five games with an 81-79 victory on Thursday night.

''There's a lot of travel in this league. It's a hard league,'' Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. ''There's some really good teams, terrific coaching that goes on, outstanding talent. You have to try to hold your end of the bargain at home.''

Moving from the Missouri Valley Conference, Wichita State is playing new teams in unfamiliar arenas and getting its opponents' best shot.

How much did it mean to Temple to knock off a ranked opponent for the 11th straight year? Fans stormed the court after Markis McDuffie's 3-point shot clanged off the rim and the ball caromed into the backcourt as time expired.

''It's a game we feel like we could have won and maybe should have won,'' Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said. ''We had some good looks.''

Quinton Rose scored 19 points for the Owls (12-10, 4-6). Josh Brown had 15 and helped hold Shockers top scorer Landry Shamet to 12 points on 3-of-9 shooting with six turnovers.

Shizz Alston Jr. shook off a poor shooting performance to score 12 points, including the tying bucket at the end of regulation.

''They're a great team, well-coached and have a lot of guys that can shoot and make plays,'' Alston said. ''I think we were just tougher tonight.''

Dunphy joked that he wanted to run on the floor and stop Rose from shooting a 3 after Nate Pierre-Louis rebounded Alston's miss with 21 seconds remaining and the score tied.

But after Rose missed, Enechionyia was fouled by Shamet in the scramble for the rebound. He calmly made both shots and soon the Owls were swarmed by celebrating students.

The Owls earned another big win alongside upsets of Clemson and Auburn.

''To get a win like his against a team that has that kind of cache to it, it's good,'' Dunphy said.

Shaquille Morris had 24 points and nine rebounds and Austin Reaves added 20 points for the Shockers (17-5, 7-3).

Alston, who was just 5 of 22 from the field, made a driving layup in traffic with 6.8 seconds left in regulation. Zach Brown then missed a corner 3 for Wichita State as time expired.

The Shockers led by as many as 12 points in first half, but nine second-half turnovers and Temple's inspired play produced a comeback.

Temple entered with an odd resume - just a game above .500, yet ranked No. 44 in the RPI thanks to a brutal schedule and wins over Auburn and Clemson.

The Owls frustrated the Shockers despite Morris' big night. The rugged big man eclipsed 1,000 career points in the second half and his dunk with 2:19 left in overtime made it 79-74.

Wichita State, which tumbled in the rankings after consecutive losses to conference foes SMU and Houston, didn't score again.

''We turned it over too much,'' Marshall said. ''We had careless passes in the second half.''

BIG PICTURE

Wichita State: The Shockers are learning tough lessons in their first season in the AAC. Too many turnovers (16, with 10 after halftime) and 1-of-10 shooting from 3-point range in the second half were too much to overcome.

Temple: The record doesn't show it, but the Owls can make a case for the NCAA Tournament thanks to their tough schedule, strong RPI and big wins. A strong finish would put them in consideration despite the 10 losses.

FAMILY SQUABBLE

McDuffie scored 11 points as his sister sat behind the opposing bench. Sierra is in her second season as a graduate manager for Temple. She played basketball at Division II Felician in New Jersey.

ELITE 8 MEMORIES

Temple at halftime honored the Mark Macon-led team that reached the East Region final 30 years ago before falling to Duke.

UP NEXT

Wichita State: At Memphis on Tuesday night.

Temple: At Tulane on Sunday.

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Key Players
L. Shamet
11 G
J. Brown
1 G
32.9 Min. Per Game 32.9
8.0 Pts. Per Game 8.0
3.5 Ast. Per Game 3.5
3.4 Reb. Per Game 3.4
49.0 Field Goal % 38.5
43.9 Three Point % 38.8
81.7 Free Throw % 72.2
  Offensive rebound by Wichita State 4.0
  Markis McDuffie missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 1 Obi Enechionyia made 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
+ 1 Obi Enechionyia made 1st of 2 free throws 13.0
  Shooting foul on Landry Shamet 13.0
  Offensive rebound by Temple 13.0
  Quinton Rose missed 3-pt. jump shot 18.0
  Offensive rebound by Nate Pierre-Louis 15.0
  Shizz Alston Jr. missed jump shot 23.0
  Defensive rebound by Josh Brown 51.0
  Landry Shamet missed 3-pt. jump shot 53.0
Team Stats
Points 79 81
Field Goals 28-68 (41.2%) 28-66 (42.4%)
3-Pointers 8-26 (30.8%) 9-23 (39.1%)
Free Throws 15-20 (75.0%) 16-24 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 47 37
Offensive 12 4
Defensive 33 27
Team 2 6
Assists 17 10
Steals 4 11
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 16 10
Fouls 19 19
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 9 REB
19 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12OTT
away team logo 16 Wichita State 17-5 4826579
home team logo Temple 12-10 4034781
Team Stats
away team logo 16 Wichita State 17-5 68.7 PPG 40 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo Temple 12-10 75.2 PPG 38.3 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
00
S. Morris C PPG RPG APG FG%
1
Q. Rose G 16.6 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.5 APG 40.6 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Morris C 24 PTS 9 REB 0 AST
Q. Rose G 19 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
41.2 FG% 42.4
30.8 3PT FG% 39.1
75.0 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Morris 24 9 0 10/16 2/4 2/3 3 35 1 0 3 2 7
L. Shamet 12 3 7 3/9 2/7 4/6 3 41 0 0 6 0 3
M. McDuffie 11 8 5 3/7 1/3 4/4 0 32 0 0 2 3 5
C. Frankamp 2 1 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 10 0 0 0 0 1
R. Kelly 2 8 2 1/5 0/0 0/1 2 33 0 0 1 1 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Morris 24 9 0 10/16 2/4 2/3 3 35 1 0 3 2 7
L. Shamet 12 3 7 3/9 2/7 4/6 3 41 0 0 6 0 3
M. McDuffie 11 8 5 3/7 1/3 4/4 0 32 0 0 2 3 5
C. Frankamp 2 1 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 10 0 0 0 0 1
R. Kelly 2 8 2 1/5 0/0 0/1 2 33 0 0 1 1 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Reaves 20 5 1 7/13 3/7 3/4 2 35 2 0 1 1 4
D. Willis Jr. 8 6 0 3/8 0/0 2/2 4 11 1 0 2 3 3
Z. Brown 0 1 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 2 16 0 0 0 0 1
R. Nurger 0 4 0 0/3 0/1 0/0 2 9 0 0 0 2 2
S. Haynes-Jones 0 0 2 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
B. Barney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Keyser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Malone - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bush - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Herrs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Midtgaard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 45 17 28/68 8/26 15/20 19 225 4 0 16 12 33
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Rose 19 3 1 6/12 2/4 5/6 4 25 2 0 4 0 3
J. Brown 15 5 3 6/11 3/4 0/2 3 37 3 0 2 0 5
S. Alston Jr. 12 1 3 5/22 0/6 2/2 1 42 1 0 0 0 1
O. Enechionyia 11 2 2 2/6 1/4 6/8 2 31 1 2 0 0 2
E. Aflakpui 5 7 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 4 30 1 0 0 3 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Rose 19 3 1 6/12 2/4 5/6 4 25 2 0 4 0 3
J. Brown 15 5 3 6/11 3/4 0/2 3 37 3 0 2 0 5
S. Alston Jr. 12 1 3 5/22 0/6 2/2 1 42 1 0 0 0 1
O. Enechionyia 11 2 2 2/6 1/4 6/8 2 31 1 2 0 0 2
E. Aflakpui 5 7 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 4 30 1 0 0 3 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Pierre-Louis 11 5 0 4/7 1/2 2/4 2 31 2 0 0 1 4
J. Moorman II 5 3 1 2/2 1/1 0/0 2 11 0 0 2 0 3
D. Perry 3 5 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 1 15 1 1 2 0 5
A. Moore II 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Nunez de Carvalho - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 31 10 28/66 9/23 16/24 19 225 11 3 10 4 27