Score: Temple 83, No. 3 Syracuse 79
Star(s): Temple: Khalif Wyatt 33 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Reb, 15-for-15 from foul line. Syracuse: C.J. Fair 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk
Story: The Owls gave Syracuse more than it could handle as a part of the Gotham City Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Orange shot just 56% from the free throw line, missing 15 attempts. Temple put it away from the line, hitting on 80%. Michael Carter-Williams struggled tremendously. He was just 3-for-15 from the field and only dished four assists.
Highlight of the Night: Doug Gottlieb agrees with Syracuse fans for the first time in his life after a questionable foul call late in the game:
Horrible call, wow #Cuse got jobbed there
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) December 22, 2012
TEMPLE JUST BEAT NUMBER 3 SYRACUSE OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!! twitter.com/jackieoertner3…
— Jackie Oertner (@jackieoertner33) December 22, 2012