(10) Temple was unable to complete the comeback against (7) Iowa, as they lost 72-70, in the first round of the South Regional at the Barclays Center. The Owls forced OT after senior guard Quenton DeCosey was fouled while attempting a three pointer with 2.1 seconds left in the game. DeCosey would hit all three free throws, tying the game at 63 and sending the contest into OT.
In the extra period, Temple kept the game close but a buzzer-beating putback by Hawkeye center Adam Woodbury, who finished the game with 10 points, gave Iowa the victory.
DeCosey led the Owls with a game-high 26 points, while junior Josh Brown and senior Jaylen Bond had 16 and 14 points, respectively. Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff had 23 points, while guard Peter Jok had 16.
The Owls finish the season (21-12), while the Hawkeyes (22-10) move on to face (2) Villanova in the second round of the South Regional this Sunday.
Photo: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
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