WASHINGTON – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Temple’s 55-53 victory over George Washington on Wednesday at the Charles E. Smith Center:
Best performance: This was a tough one. Make that an extremely tough one. But I had to give this to Khalif Wyatt despite his shooting just 5-for-18 from the field, including 2 of 9 on three-pointers. The Temple guard did, however, lead his squad to victory. His layup with 4 minutes, 22 seconds left pulled the Owls within one point, 53-52. Then his foul shots with 2:03 remaining gave Temple its first lead, 54-53, and the lead for good. Wyatt finished with game highs of 18 points and three steals. He also had four assists, a blocked shot and a game-high four turnovers.
Worst performance: This has to go George Washington’s Kevin Larsen. The freshman forward missed all six of his field-goal attempts en route to scoring three points. The Denmark native played like the nonfactor despite being the largest player on the court at 6-foot-10, 264 pounds.
Best defensive performance: Even though Wyatt had three steals, this award goes to Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson. The Owls power forward had a game-high two blocked shots to go with two steals in a reserve role. Hollis-Jefferson also finished with seven points and seven rebounds – five on the defensive end – and an assist in 32 minutes.