Temple Stuns Duke 78-73

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Khalif Wyatt scored 22 points and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had 17 to help Temple knock off No. 5 Duke 78-73 on Wednesday night.

Using tough man-to-man defense that limited Duke's long-range shots, the Owls (10-3) grabbed the lead midway through the first half and never let it go. When the Blue Devils (12-2) crept within three points in the waning minutes, Wyatt hit consecutive 3-pointers for a 66-57 lead.

The Owls had lost nine straight times to Duke, and hadn't beat the Blue Devils since Jan. 25, 1996. This decisive win in front of more than 20,000 fans gave the Owls wins over Top 10 teams for the fourth straight season, all in Philadelphia.

Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils.

Temple fans stormed the court in celebration and lingered long after the final buzzer.

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  • by Billy on Jan 8, 2012 at 06:15 PM
  • by yukon on Jan 5, 2012 at 06:45 AM
    I would have hated to have been in that locker room after the game with Coach K Look out Ga. Tech Sat
  • by wenc on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:45 AM
    from a Tar Heel, real tournament starts in March
  • by Dookie on Jan 5, 2012 at 04:23 AM
    Can you say overrated.
  • by What Location: ??? on Jan 5, 2012 at 03:54 AM
    You mean Rat ran out of Money to pay off the Refs? Poor Thang, GO HEELS!!!
  • by State fan on Jan 4, 2012 at 09:12 PM
    Going to be a long day at work for Mr. B Sikes!
    • reply
      by Carl Kolchack on Jan 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM in reply to State fan
      Mr. Sikes has been in my office most of the morning crying. We've emptied three mop buckets of tears so far...
  • by Ironduke on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:33 PM
    Tough loss...sloppy play from Devils.
    • reply
      by Duke Fan for Life on Jan 5, 2012 at 06:39 AM in reply to Ironduke
      Very sloppy play by Duke, was very disappointed in the play and attitude of Rivers, he must be knocked down a couple of notches or Cook will take his place. Any hoo, they are now, 2 loses down, just like the Heels, none of us scored a bucket or had any assist last night. My big game this year will be when NCSU and UNC play, would love to see the Pack take that one.
  • by yukon on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:57 PM
    As a Duke fan I watched the whole game and they played like crap too many turnovers Coach K should have chewed some more butt at half-time GO DUKIES

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