Scores

Final

Charlotte 45

(20-13, 9-7 A 10)

Temple 60

(20-12, 11-5 A 10)

    9:00 PM ET, March 14, 2008

    1 2 T
    CHAR 19 2645
    TEM 28 3260

    Top Performers

    Charlotte: L. Goldwire 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Temple: M. Tyndale 20 Pts, 15 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tyndale has 20 points as Temple advances to play St. Joe's

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Mark Tyndale had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Temple beat Charlotte 60-45 in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament Friday night, moving the Owls to within a win of their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001.

    Second-seeded Temple (20-12) will have to get past Philadelphia archrival Saint Joseph's (21-11) in the championship game. The fifth-seeded Hawks stunned top-seeded Xavier 61-53 in the first semifinal at Boardwalk Hall in this casino resort.

    Temple and Saint Joseph's split two games this season, with each winning by a point. Temple took the most recent game 57-56 on March 2.

    Chris Clark added 13 points for Temple, which never trailed in winning its sixth straight game.

    Leemire Goldwire had 18 points and Lamont Mack 11 for Charlotte (20-13), which rallied from an 18-point deficit to upset third-seeded Massachusetts in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.

    The 49ers tried to stage another comeback on Friday after falling behind 36-21 with 17:30 to play.

    Charlotte chipped away at the lead over the next 10 minutes and got to within 44-39 on a 3-pointer by Goldwire.

    However, Ryan Brooks hit a jumper to ignite an 11-3 spurt that put the game away. Tyndale had a 3-pointer in the run that saw Charlotte miss five straight shots and turn the ball over once in seeing its five-game winning streak snapped.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHAR
    TEM
    Points 45 60
    FG Made-Attempted 16-59 (.271) 19-47 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-32 (.188) 6-25 (.240)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

    2007-08 Season

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