Boxscore
Temple 80, La Salle 79
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - D.J. Carstensen, Leslie Jones, Gene Steratore
Attendance - 3400

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Temple 32 39 9 80
La Salle 29 42 8 79

Recap


TEMPLE 80, LA SALLE 79 (OT): Khalif Wyatt scored 25 points to pace a balanced attack as the No. 22 Owls fought off the host Explorers for their 11th consecutive victory.

Wyatt made 7 of 11 field goals, among them four 3-pointers, as the Owls (22-5, 11-2) retained first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Micheal Eric added 18 points, 12 in the first half when Temple took a 32-29 lead, and 10 rebounds.

The loss ruined a career-high 33-point effort from La Salle’s Earl Pettis, who hit a 3-pointer with 1:26 to tie the game and force overtime. Pettis scored five points in overtime, but missed a 3-point with 1.9 seconds left.

Temple also got 18 points and eight rebounds from Ramone Moore and 12 points from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson.

La Salle (18-10, 7-6)  got 12 points each from Ramon Galloway and Sam Mills and 10 from Tyreek Duren.

The game was tied at 71 at the end of regulation. Pettis gave La Salle the lead with a 3-pointer, only to have Temple go on a 9-0 run. La Salle drew to within a point on a 3-pointer by Duren and a short jumper from Pettis.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams combined to make 35 of 39 free throws. ... Juan Fernandez had a team-high seven assists and eight rebounds for Temple, but scored only two points. ... Temple outrebounded La Salle 40-26.

Temple Owls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Khalif Wyatt 41:00 7-11 4-5 7-8 0 2 2 3 1 2 4 1 25
Ramone Moore 44:00 5-16 1-5 7-8 1 8 9 5 4 0 3 0 18
Michael Eric 35:00 9-14 0-0 0-0 5 7 12 0 3 0 4 6 18
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson 39:00 5-9 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 3 3 2 1 0 12
Juan Fernandez 36:00 0-4 0-0 2-2 1 7 8 7 3 0 5 1 2
Aaron Brown 6:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
T.J. DiLeo 19:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 0 1 1 2 0 2
Anthony Lee 5:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 27-58 6-12 20-22 12 28 40 19 17 5 19 8 80
  46.6% 50.0% 90.9% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 19

La Salle Explorers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Earl Pettis 42:00 11-21 5-10 6-6 0 5 5 2 4 2 3 0 33
Sam Mills 44:00 5-12 2-5 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 3 2 0 12
Ramon Galloway 42:00 4-14 0-3 4-4 0 5 5 6 4 4 2 0 12
Tyreek Duren 41:00 3-10 3-5 1-2 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 0 10
Jerrell Wright 18:00 3-7 0-0 3-3 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 1 9
Devon White 21:00 1-5 0-0 1-2 3 3 6 1 4 0 1 0 3
D.J. Peterson 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Taylor Dunn 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Zack 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
TOTAL 225 27-70 10-23 15-17 9 17 26 13 16 11 13 3 79
  38.6% 43.5% 88.2% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 13
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