with no sign of improvement early in the second half, Coach Gary Williams yanked all of his starters but his 6-foot-10 center and put his faith in three freshmen and another sophomore, telling his substitues: "Work hard! We gotta come back!"
Williams got the spark he wanted from a bench that was desperate to prove its worth. But even the most valiant second-half spark wasn't enough to overcome a Temple team that simply battled harder, start to finish.
Maryland got it close or you could say Temple allowed Maryland to get close. But in the end Temple won 64-61.
And that ended our 9 hours of college basketball. It was a great day!