Temple 83, Syracuse 79

Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - Donnie Eppley, Rod Mrakovich, Guy Pagano
Attendance - 12648

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Temple 38 45 83
Syracuse 40 39 79

Recap


Temple 83, No. 3 Syracuse 79: Khalif Wyatt scored a career-high 33 points, making all 15 of his free throws, as the Owls surprised the Orange at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Lee added a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, and provided the bulk of the offense during a 13-2 run early in the second half to give Temple (9-2) a nine-point lead. Syracuse (10-1) battled its way back, but Wyatt drained six free throws down the stretch.

C.J. Fair scored 25 points and Brandon Triche added 17 for the Orange, who made just two of their 10 attempts from 3-point range and were 19-of-34 at the free-throw line. Michael Carter-Williams chipped in with 13 points for Syracuse, but was 7-of-15 from the charity stripe after coming in shooting over 80 percent.

Wyatt was 7-of-12 from the field en route to a 20-point first half as Temple rallied from 10 points down to trail 40-38 at intermission. Fair registered 14 points in the opening 20 minutes, including 10 of Syracuse’s last 13.

Temple made eight 3-pointers and was 29-of-36 at the free-throw line in the game, held as part of the round robin Gotham Classic taking place at multiple sites. The Owls rebounded from a 10-point home loss to Canisius on Wednesday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Carter-Williams had four assists after coming into the game averaging 10.7, tops in the nation. … Temple’s Scootie Randall made two big second-half 3-pointers. He was 3-of-27 from beyond the arc in the previous four games. …Syracuse still leads the all-time series 16-14.
 

Temple Owls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Khalif Wyatt 33:00 8-17 2-8 15-15 0 3 3 4 4 0 5 0 33
Anthony Lee 38:00 5-10 0-1 11-14 5 4 9 2 3 0 2 2 21
Will Cummings 15:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 2 3 0 3
Scootie Randall 34:00 2-7 2-5 0-0 3 1 4 1 1 2 1 0 6
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson 30:00 2-9 0-0 2-2 4 6 10 3 3 0 2 0 6
T.J. DiLeo 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0
Jake O'Brien 16:00 3-9 2-5 0-0 2 0 2 1 3 0 1 1 8
Quenton DeCosey 22:00 2-5 1-3 1-5 2 4 6 2 3 0 0 0 6
Daniel Dingle 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-59 8-24 29-36 16 22 38 15 24 4 14 3 83
  39.0% 33.3% 80.6% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 14

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brandon Triche 39:00 7-12 1-3 2-4 1 2 3 1 2 2 3 0 17
Rakeem Christmas 17:00 2-7 0-0 0-1 4 2 6 0 1 0 1 1 4
C.J. Fair 38:00 8-12 1-1 8-8 1 6 7 0 3 0 1 1 25
Michael Carter-Williams 33:00 3-17 0-5 7-15 1 3 4 6 4 3 3 0 13
DaJuan Coleman 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Southerland 32:00 3-6 0-2 0-0 3 6 9 2 5 1 2 0 6
Baye Moussa Keita 24:00 5-7 0-0 2-4 6 2 8 0 4 1 1 1 12
Jerami Grant 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Cooney 8:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 29-65 2-12 19-34 17 22 39 10 22 7 11 3 79
  44.6% 16.7% 55.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11