TULANE
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Temple avoids upset, holds off Tulane 82-77 in AAC 1st round

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Shizz Alston Jr. hit three free throws in the final minute and Temple avoided being upset by a lower seed in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament for the second year in a row, holding off Tulane 82-77 Thursday night.

Temple, the No. 7 seed, advances to face second-seeded Wichita State on Friday in the tourney quarterfinals.

Last year the eighth-seeded Owls were upset by No. 9 seed ECU.

Nate Pierre-Louis made a free throw with 1:01 left to give Temple a 77-71 lead, but the 10th-seeded Green Wave roared back behind two Cameron Reynolds 3-pointers sandwiched around an Alston free throw to make it 78-77 with :37 remaining. Alston was fouled with :16 left and hit both free throws to make it 80-77, and Caleb Daniels missed a 3 with :05 left that would have tied the game. Josh Brown added two free throws with a second left to set the final score.

Obi Enechionyia led the Owls (17-14) with 19 points. Alston added 17 points and dished eight assists and Brown added 15 points, six boards, three assists and two steals.

Reynolds hit 3 of 7 from distance and paced Tulane (14-17) with 22 points. Melvin Frazier added 15 points and Samir Sehic and Ray Ona Embo added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

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Key Players
C. Reynolds
J. Brown
32.9 Min. Per Game 32.9
8.6 Pts. Per Game 8.6
3.4 Ast. Per Game 3.4
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
40.8 Field Goal % 40.5
35.3 Three Point % 37.8
70.3 Free Throw % 72.1
+ 1 Josh Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 Josh Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Melvin Frazier 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Nate Pierre-Louis 3.0
  Caleb Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
+ 1 Shizz Alston Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Shizz Alston Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Cornish 16.0
+ 3 Cameron Reynolds made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Melvin Frazier 32.0
+ 1 Shizz Alston Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
  Shizz Alston Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
Team Stats
Points 77 82
Field Goals 29-61 (47.5%) 24-54 (44.4%)
3-Pointers 8-19 (42.1%) 11-21 (52.4%)
Free Throws 11-17 (64.7%) 23-29 (79.3%)
Total Rebounds 37 28
Offensive 10 5
Defensive 24 20
Team 3 3
Assists 17 15
Steals 2 4
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 10 6
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
19 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Tulane 14-17 354277
home team logo Temple 17-14 394382
Team Stats
away team logo Tulane 14-17 73.2 PPG 38.2 RPG 15.6 APG
home team logo Temple 17-14 69.9 PPG 37.4 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
5
C. Reynolds G/F 15.1 PPG 6.3 RPG 2.2 APG 40.8 FG%
0
O. Enechionyia F 10.8 PPG 5.8 RPG 1.2 APG 38.1 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Reynolds G/F 22 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
O. Enechionyia F 19 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
47.5 FG% 44.4
42.1 3PT FG% 52.4
64.7 FT% 79.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 37 22 4 3 1 0 2 1 8/17 3/7 3/4 0 4
M. Frazier 33 15 5 2 0 0 3 5 5/10 1/3 4/6 0 5
R. Ona Embo 35 10 2 5 1 1 1 2 4/7 1/2 1/2 1 1
B. Paul 14 9 6 0 0 0 1 2 4/5 0/0 1/1 2 4
J. Cornish 29 6 5 6 0 1 2 3 3/8 0/1 0/0 1 4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 37 22 4 3 1 0 2 1 8/17 3/7 3/4 0 4
M. Frazier 33 15 5 2 0 0 3 5 5/10 1/3 4/6 0 5
R. Ona Embo 35 10 2 5 1 1 1 2 4/7 1/2 1/2 1 1
B. Paul 14 9 6 0 0 0 1 2 4/5 0/0 1/1 2 4
J. Cornish 29 6 5 6 0 1 2 3 3/8 0/1 0/0 1 4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Sehic 24 11 4 1 0 0 1 3 4/7 2/3 1/2 3 1
C. Daniels 16 3 5 0 0 0 0 3 1/4 1/2 0/0 1 4
B. Ajang 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 1/2 2 0
C. Slater 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
R. Conroy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Barrett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Koka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Galic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 77 34 17 2 2 10 20 29/61 8/19 11/17 10 24
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
O. Enechionyia 38 19 3 1 0 3 1 3 5/9 5/7 4/4 0 3
S. Alston Jr. 33 17 1 8 0 0 1 1 6/10 2/4 3/4 0 1
J. Brown 36 15 6 3 2 1 1 2 4/8 1/2 6/8 2 4
Q. Rose 29 9 3 0 0 0 1 1 3/11 1/4 2/2 1 2
E. Aflakpui 10 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
O. Enechionyia 38 19 3 1 0 3 1 3 5/9 5/7 4/4 0 3
S. Alston Jr. 33 17 1 8 0 0 1 1 6/10 2/4 3/4 0 1
J. Brown 36 15 6 3 2 1 1 2 4/8 1/2 6/8 2 4
Q. Rose 29 9 3 0 0 0 1 1 3/11 1/4 2/2 1 2
E. Aflakpui 10 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Moorman II 20 10 1 1 0 1 0 3 2/6 2/3 4/4 0 1
D. Moore 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 2/3 0 2
N. Pierre-Louis 19 3 6 1 1 0 1 0 1/5 0/1 1/2 2 4
D. Perry 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 1/2 0 2
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Nunez de Carvalho - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Moore II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 82 25 15 4 5 6 16 24/54 11/21 23/29 5 20