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

Owls take care of Fordham, 78-60

The men’s basketball team improved its Atlantic Ten Conference record to 5-2 on Wednesday night with a 78-60 victory against Fordham.

Redshirt-senior guard Ramone Moore and junior guard Khalif Wyatt led the scoring for the Owls, with 25 and 24 points, respectively.

Wyatt led the charge early in the first half, scoring the team’s first 10 points and 16 overall. Moore took over in the second half with 20 points and finished the game with a career-high six three-pointers.

Temple (16-5) has now won four conference games in a row, and the past three by a combined margin of 58.

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