March 17, 2011
Second Round – NCAA Tournament
Temple 66, Penn State 64
TUCSON, Ariz. – Junior guard Juan Fernandez proved he was the man the Owls wanted with the ball with the game on the line, sinking a jumper on the right side of the key with two-seconds left to give seventh-seeded Temple a thrilling 66-64 win over 10th-seeded Penn State, Thursday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament second round at the McKale Center. Fernandez had the hot hand all day for Temple, scoring a game-high tying and season-high 23 points to help advance the Owls in the tournament.
Temple, now 26-7 on the year, wins its first NCAA Tournament game since an 84-72 decision in 2001, ironically also over the Nittany Lions. Penn State makes an early exit in the tournament and finishes the season 19-15.
Richmond 69, Vanderbilt 66
DENVER, Colo. – Kevin Anderson poured in game-high 25 points and keyed a 12-0 second-half run that gave Richmond the lead for good as the 12th-seeded Spiders knocked off fifth-seeded Vanderbilt, 69-66, Thursday in an NCAA Second Round game in Denver, Colo.
The Spiders (28-7) advance to the Third Round and will battle 13th-seeded Morehead State, which upset fourth-seeded Louisville 62-61 earlier Thursday at the Pepsi Center. The winner of Saturday’s game advances to the Sweet 16.