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'Best' and 'Worst' awards from Temple vs. St. Louis game

'Best' and 'Worst' awards from Temple vs. St. Louis game

ST. LOUIS -- My look at some of the best and worst performances from Temple’s 72-67 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday night:

Best player of the game:  Temple guard Khalif Wyatt could have easily won this award. However, Ramone Moore gets it for another one of his late-game heroics. The Owls shooting guard scored seven of Temple's final 12 points in the closing 3 minutes, 15 seconds. The fifth-year senior also had a key assist to Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson during that stretch. Moore finished with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Best performance in the low post: Though he’s listed as a small forward, St. Louis' Dwayne Evans was a beast in the low post. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound sophomore shot 6-for-10 from the field to finish with 14 points.  He also had a team-high eight rebounds and two blocked shots.

Best defensive performance: How can you not give it Wyatt? In addition to his game-high 22 points, the 6-4 junior had a team-high three steals to go with two blocked shots.

Worst performance of the game: I really hate to do this to Juan Fernandez. But the Owls senior point guard really, really, really struggled. He scored a season-low 2 points on 1-for-8 shooting. He also missed his lone foul-shot attempt, while finishing with four assists and two turnovers.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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