Richmond, Temple victorious in NCAA tournament second-round action


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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.

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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.

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One Response to "Richmond, Temple victorious in NCAA tournament second-round action"

  1. Smitty   March 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    It was interesting readying some of Kevin Anderson’s comments today as Richmond clearly felt slighted over the #12 seed. You will the A-10 tournament, win your last 9 games and that is your seed.

    But hey, if it causes them to play with a chip on your shoulder – Coach Mooney probably couldn’t ask for a better piece of incentive.

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