Owls clinch No. 1 seed in overtime thriller

The men’s basketball team defeated Massachusetts 90-88 in overtime on Wednesday night, clinching the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Ten Conference Tournament and at least a share of the A-10 regular season title.

Temple (23-6, 12-3 A-10) honored graduate center Micheal Eric, redshirt-senior guard Ramone Moore, senior guard Juan Fernandez and senior guard Jake Godino in a ceremony before the game for senior night.

Eric, Moore and Fernandez all scored in double digits, and Godino made his first career start. Eric tied a career high with 19 points and added 15 rebounds for his third straight double-double.

Owls’ junior guard Khalif Wyatt paced Temple with 26 points, including 17 from the free throw line. Wyatt scored Temple’s last seven points to clinch the win in overtime.

Listen to post game audio from Wyatt, Eric and coach Fran Dunphy. Check back with The Temple News for a full game recap.

Fran Dunphy

Khalif Wyatt, Micheal Eric