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TF 10
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Thu Mar. 8
7:00pm
BONUS
82
TF 7
TEMPLE
17-14
ML: +230
TEMPLE -6.5, O/U 143.0
ML: -280
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 67.6 PPG 40.8 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Temple 17-14 75.2 PPG 38.3 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
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C. Reynolds G/F PPG RPG APG FG%
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O. Enechionyia F PPG RPG APG 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 PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 22 4 3 8/17 3/7 3/4 1 37 1 0 2 0 4
M. Frazier 15 5 2 5/10 1/3 4/6 5 33 0 0 3 0 5
R. Ona Embo 10 2 5 4/7 1/2 1/2 2 35 1 1 1 1 1
B. Paul 9 6 0 4/5 0/0 1/1 2 14 0 0 1 2 4
J. Cornish 6 5 6 3/8 0/1 0/0 3 29 0 1 2 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Reynolds 22 4 3 8/17 3/7 3/4 1 37 1 0 2 0 4
M. Frazier 15 5 2 5/10 1/3 4/6 5 33 0 0 3 0 5
R. Ona Embo 10 2 5 4/7 1/2 1/2 2 35 1 1 1 1 1
B. Paul 9 6 0 4/5 0/0 1/1 2 14 0 0 1 2 4
J. Cornish 6 5 6 3/8 0/1 0/0 3 29 0 1 2 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Sehic 11 4 1 4/7 2/3 1/2 3 24 0 0 1 3 1
C. Daniels 3 5 0 1/4 1/2 0/0 3 16 0 0 0 1 4
B. Ajang 1 2 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
C. Slater 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1
R. Conroy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Barrett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Koka - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Galic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 34 17 29/61 8/19 11/17 20 200 2 2 10 10 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Enechionyia 19 3 1 5/9 5/7 4/4 3 38 0 3 1 0 3
S. Alston Jr. 17 1 8 6/10 2/4 3/4 1 33 0 0 1 0 1
J. Brown 15 6 3 4/8 1/2 6/8 2 36 2 1 1 2 4
Q. Rose 9 3 0 3/11 1/4 2/2 1 29 0 0 1 1 2
E. Aflakpui 4 1 1 2/2 0/0 0/0 4 10 1 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Enechionyia 19 3 1 5/9 5/7 4/4 3 38 0 3 1 0 3
S. Alston Jr. 17 1 8 6/10 2/4 3/4 1 33 0 0 1 0 1
J. Brown 15 6 3 4/8 1/2 6/8 2 36 2 1 1 2 4
Q. Rose 9 3 0 3/11 1/4 2/2 1 29 0 0 1 1 2
E. Aflakpui 4 1 1 2/2 0/0 0/0 4 10 1 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Moorman II 10 1 1 2/6 2/3 4/4 3 20 0 1 0 0 1
D. Moore 4 2 0 1/2 0/0 2/3 1 6 0 0 0 0 2
N. Pierre-Louis 3 6 1 1/5 0/1 1/2 0 19 1 0 1 2 4
D. Perry 1 2 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 1 9 0 0 0 0 2
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Nunez de Carvalho - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Moore II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 82 25 15 24/54 11/21 23/29 16 200 4 5 6 5 20