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March Madness - Temple vs North Carolina State Wrap - Temple Wins 76-72

Temple got 31 points from Khalif Wyatt en route to a 76-72 victory over North Carolina State on Friday at Dayton Arena.

Temple was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as an underdog.

Temple got 18 points from Jake O'Brien and another 12 points from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson. Khalif Wyatt contributed 5 assists, while Scootie Randall cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

North Carolina State got 22 points from Lorenzo Brown in a losing cause and another 20 points from C.J. Leslie. Lorenzo Brown contributed 9 assists for them, while Richard Howell had 15 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Temple were victorious, as the score was 38-22 at the break.

The rebound battle favored North Carolina State as they grabbed 34 boards, while Temple only had 24.