TEMPLE
17-15
81
TF 20
FINAL
End
2nd
ESPU
Fri Mar. 9
7:00pm
BONUS
89
TF 11
ML: +525
WICHST -11.5, O/U 146.0
ML: -750
TEMPLE
WICHST

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Shamet, No. 11 Wichita State beat Temple 89-81

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) No. 11 Wichita State has advanced to the semifinals of American Athletic Conference tournament.

Barely.

Landry Shamet scored 24 points, Rashard Kelly had 16 and the Shockers held off pesky Temple for an 89-81 victory on Friday night.

Wichita State (25-6) also got a strong performance from its reserves, including 13 points from Austin Reaves. Next up is No. 21 Houston, which eliminated Central Florida with an 84-56 victory.

The Shockers won two of three against the Owls this season, and the outcome was in doubt every time.

''We certainly do bring out the best in them,'' Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. ''The bottom line is that they make a lot of shots against us, but we usually do get great contributions from our bench. We go 10 or 11 deep and that's a good thing.''

Wichita State led 78-75 with 2:23 left and closed it out with 11 foul shots.

Temple stayed close with its perimeter shooting. The Owls went 11 of 24 from 3-point range and shot 50.9 percent from the field overall.

Quinton Rose led Temple (17-15) with 25 points. Shizz Alston and Josh Brown each had 15 points for the Owls, who didn't have enough depth to keep pace with Wichita State in the final minutes.

''I loved our fight, I loved how we were hanging with them each and every moment,'' Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. ''I think late we just needed another basket, another stop, but they're a really good basketball team. They made some veteran plays at the right time.''

The Shockers were clinging to a 63-61 lead with eight minutes to play when Reaves, fellow reserve Markis McDuffie and Kelly powered a key 13-3 run. The three combined for 11 points in the surge and helped cool off Rose while leading Wichita State to a 76-64 advantage with just over four minutes remaining.

Shaquille Morris made two foul shots to put the Shockers up 55-45 early in the second half, but the Owls rallied behind Rose. The sophomore guard scored 12 of his team's next 14 points to cut the deficit to 61-59 with 9:10 left.

''Quinton did a great job in that stretch and got us where we needed to be,'' Dunphy said. ''But again, we needed a little better effort at the defensive end and just be a little smarter.''

BIG PICTURE

Temple: The Owls had some nice early season wins - Wisconsin, Clemson, Auburn, South Carolina - but need to take the next step in the conference season. The Owls were only 8-10 in AAC play.

Wichita State: The Shockers are aching for a rematch with top-seeded Cincinnati, but Houston handed Wichita State its worst loss of the season with a 73-59 victory on Jan. 20. Wichita State will need another good night from its reserves to reach the finals.

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Key Players
J. Brown
1 G
L. Shamet
11 G
31.3 Min. Per Game 31.3
14.6 Pts. Per Game 14.6
5.2 Ast. Per Game 5.2
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
41.3 Field Goal % 49.7
39.7 Three Point % 45.5
71.9 Free Throw % 84.0
  Defensive rebound by Rauno Nurger 2.0
  Quinton Rose missed 3-pt. jump shot 4.0
  Offensive rebound by Obi Enechionyia 6.0
  Josh Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
+ 1 Shaquille Morris made 2nd of 2 free throws 12.0
  Shaquille Morris missed 1st of 2 free throws 12.0
  Personal foul on Nate Pierre-Louis 12.0
  Defensive rebound by Shaquille Morris 12.0
  Shizz Alston Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 14.0
+ 1 Austin Reaves made 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 Austin Reaves made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
Team Stats
Points 81 89
Field Goals 27-53 (50.9%) 26-54 (48.1%)
3-Pointers 11-24 (45.8%) 9-23 (39.1%)
Free Throws 16-21 (76.2%) 28-37 (75.7%)
Total Rebounds 24 35
Offensive 2 10
Defensive 18 21
Team 4 4
Assists 13 15
Steals 7 7
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 11 12
Fouls 29 19
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
24 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Temple 17-15 364581
home team logo 11 Wichita State 25-6 424789
Team Stats
away team logo Temple 17-15 75.2 PPG 38.3 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo 11 Wichita State 25-6 68.7 PPG 40 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
1
Q. Rose G 16.6 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.5 APG 40.6 FG%
00
L. Shamet G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
Q. Rose G 25 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
L. Shamet G 24 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
50.9 FG% 48.1
45.8 3PT FG% 39.1
76.2 FT% 75.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Rose 25 1 2 8/17 2/6 7/9 2 34 1 0 1 0 1
J. Brown 15 5 3 5/7 3/4 2/3 4 34 1 0 5 0 5
S. Alston Jr. 15 2 4 5/12 4/8 1/2 1 36 3 0 3 0 2
E. Aflakpui 6 3 0 2/2 0/0 2/2 4 22 0 0 0 1 2
O. Enechionyia 3 1 1 1/3 0/1 1/2 4 19 0 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Rose 25 1 2 8/17 2/6 7/9 2 34 1 0 1 0 1
J. Brown 15 5 3 5/7 3/4 2/3 4 34 1 0 5 0 5
S. Alston Jr. 15 2 4 5/12 4/8 1/2 1 36 3 0 3 0 2
E. Aflakpui 6 3 0 2/2 0/0 2/2 4 22 0 0 0 1 2
O. Enechionyia 3 1 1 1/3 0/1 1/2 4 19 0 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Moorman II 8 3 1 3/6 1/4 1/1 5 27 1 0 0 0 3
N. Pierre-Louis 5 3 1 2/4 1/1 0/0 1 14 1 0 0 0 3
D. Moore 2 1 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 3 5 0 0 0 0 1
D. Perry 2 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 5 9 0 0 2 0 1
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Nunez de Carvalho - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Moore II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 20 13 27/53 11/24 16/21 29 200 7 0 11 2 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Shamet 24 4 4 8/10 6/8 2/2 4 34 1 0 3 0 4
R. Kelly 16 7 3 6/8 0/0 4/5 2 31 1 0 2 2 5
S. Morris 10 8 2 2/8 0/2 6/9 2 30 3 0 1 2 6
C. Frankamp 9 3 2 4/11 0/4 1/1 3 24 1 0 0 1 2
Z. Brown 3 1 2 1/3 1/3 0/2 2 24 0 0 1 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Shamet 24 4 4 8/10 6/8 2/2 4 34 1 0 3 0 4
R. Kelly 16 7 3 6/8 0/0 4/5 2 31 1 0 2 2 5
S. Morris 10 8 2 2/8 0/2 6/9 2 30 3 0 1 2 6
C. Frankamp 9 3 2 4/11 0/4 1/1 3 24 1 0 0 1 2
Z. Brown 3 1 2 1/3 1/3 0/2 2 24 0 0 1 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Reaves 13 4 1 2/5 1/3 8/10 1 19 0 0 3 2 2
M. McDuffie 7 0 1 2/6 0/2 3/4 1 16 0 0 2 0 0
D. Willis Jr. 7 3 0 1/3 1/1 4/4 0 10 1 0 0 2 1
R. Nurger 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 0 0 0 1
C. Keyser 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
B. Barney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Malone - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bush - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Haynes-Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Herrs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Midtgaard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 31 15 26/54 9/23 28/37 19 200 7 0 12 10 21