12:30 PM ET, March 20, 2008
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- No longer a one-man show, Michigan State hopes its deeper bench will lead to a long run in this year's NCAA tournament.Raymar Morgan led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points and the Spartans beat Temple 72-61 Thursday in the first round of the South Regional despite a sudden shooting slump from spark plug Drew Neitzel.
That Sinking Feeling
Atlantic 10 tournament champions haven't fared so well in the past four NCAA tournaments.
|2008||Temple||No. 12||Lost to Michigan St., 72-61|
|2007||Geo. Washington||No. 11||Lost to Vanderbilt, 77-44|
|2006||Xavier||No. 14||Lost to Gonzaga, 79-75|
|2005||Geo. Washington||No. 12||Lost to Georgia Tech, 80-68|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-56 (.375)||26-54 (.481)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-23 (.261)||4-15 (.267)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-19 (.684)||16-18 (.889)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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