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Duke's Rivers: 'We just didn't fight tonight'

Duke guard Austin Rivers was noticeably disappointed after Temple upset the Blue Devils, 78-73, Wednesday night.

Duke's Rivers: 'We just didn't fight tonight'

Duke guard Austin Rivers was noticeably disappointed after Temple upset the Blue Devils, 78-73, Wednesday night.

More so than anything, the standout freshman was disappointed with the fifth-ranked Blue Devils' effort at the Well Fargo Center.

"We are twice as big, twice as athletic," Rivers said. "They just outplayed us."

Being outplayed by the Owls, he said, was a surprise.

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"The guys that we have on our team, we have a great team," Rivers said. "We just didn't fight tonight.  You do that, you are going to lose regardless of who you are playing. I don't care if you are playing a D-III team, you are going to lose. That's what it is."

 Rivers scored 12 points on 3 for 11 shooting from the field.

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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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