Temple outlasts Wichita State in overtime

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Juan Fernandez scored 15 points in Temple's win over Wichita State. (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)

Temple took a 78-74 overtime victory over Wichita State in Sunday’s Puerto Rico Tip-Off third-place game at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

Fifth-year senior shooting guard Ramone Moore scored six of his team-high 23 points in the overtime period. Junior guard Khalif Wyatt tallied six of 13 points in the extra session.

Senior point guard Juan Fernandez (15 points) and Micheal Eric (13) were Temple's other double-digit scorers.  The Shockers were led by Toure Murry's game-high 24 points.

The victory at Coliseo de Puerto Rico improved the Owls to 3-1. It also enabled them to a 3-0 series advantage over the Shockers.

Temple, which lost Purdue in semifinals, also avoided losing consecutive games for the first time falling to La Salle and Dayton in February 2009.

The Shockers (2-2), on the other hand, are on a two-game skid.

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