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Tulane Green Wave (14-17)


Wed. 2/21 Sat. 2/24 Thu. 3/1 Sun. 3/4 Thu. 3/8
@ Wich 
L 86-93
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@ USF 
W 79-68
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vs. Cin 
L 49-78
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@ UCF 
L 51-60
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@ Temple 
L 77-82
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Temple avoids upset, holds off Tulane 82-77 in AAC 1st round

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Shizz Alston Jr. hit three free throws in the final minute and Temple avoided being upset by a lower seed in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament for the second year in a row, holding off Tulane 82-77 Thursday night.

Temple, the No. 7 seed, advances to face second-seeded Wichita State on Friday in the tourney quarterfinals.

Last year the eighth-seeded Owls were upset by No. 9 seed ECU.

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Leaders
Points: M. Frazier15.9
Rebounds: C. Reynolds6.3
Assists: J. Cornish3.3
FG%: M. Frazier55.6%
FT%: M. Frazier71.2%
3P%: C. Reynolds35.3%
Steals: M. Frazier2.2
Blocks: B. Paul1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
6 Cincinnati 16-2 31-5
21 Houston 14-4 27-8
16 Wichita State 14-4 25-8
Tulsa 12-6 19-12
Memphis 10-8 21-13
UCF 9-9 19-13
Temple 8-10 17-16
Connecticut 7-11 14-18
SMU 6-12 17-16
Tulane 5-13 14-17
East Carolina 4-14 10-20
South Florida 3-15 10-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.2 (186)
Rebounds: 9.5 (240)
Assists: 15.6 (54)
FG%: 45.0% (163)
FT%: 71.3% (171)
3P%: 35.0% (176)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.1 (224)
Rebounds: 24.9 (209)
Assists: 12.4 (97)
FG%: 44.6% (217)
FT%: 71.4% (198)
3P%: 34.5% (157)
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