Field Goal %
- TEM 48.0
- 55.8 NCST
Three Point %
- TEM 38.9
- 30.8 NCST
- TEM 5
- 13 NCST
- TEM 26
- 34 NCST
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Temple now has 9 wins as a 9 seed or lower, tied with Gonzaga for the most since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
NC State scored six points off turnovers in its loss to Temple, the Wolfpacks' second fewest points off turnovers in a game this season. They had four in their loss to Virginia on Jan. 29. NC State is 5-7 this season when scoring 10 or fewer points off turnovers and 19-4 when they score at least 11.
Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points in Temple's win against NC State. It was his sixth 30-point game this season. Wyatt scored 26 of his 31 points either in the paint or at the free throw line. Wyatt drew nine fouls in the game, six fewer than what NC State drew as a team.
Most Points Men's Basketball Championship Game, Temple History
1956 Hal Lear 48 vs SMU 1956 Hal Lear 40 vs Connecticut 1990 Mark Macon 32 vs St. John's 1956 Hal Lear 32 vs Iowa 2013 Khalif Wyatt 31 vs NC State 1991 Mark Macon 31 vs North Carolina
Khalif Wyatt's 31 points are the most by a Temple player in the NCAA Tournament since 1991, when Mark Macon scored 31 in the Owls' Elite 8 loss.
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