Miami Hurricanes vs Temple Owls Live at ESPN Preview

The Temple Owls will be taking on the Miami Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden in New York at the National Invitation Tournament.

The Hurricanes are a very average offensive team. Temple will have to be on watch for Sheldon McClellan, the junior guard from Houston.  McClellan dropped 16 in the last game against Richmond and he does lead Miami in scoring with 14.4 points a game. Temple will be able to counter him with Jayeln Bond.
Temple easily won against Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals last time. Miami is coming off a slim 63-61 win over Richmond in their quarterfinal matchup; they were a 2.5-point underdog that day.

The Temple Owls sit at 26-10 on the college basketball season. The Miami Hurricanes are currently 24-12.

Temple comes into this game as 1 point favorites, which speaks to how close this game will be. In the end just like most games it comes down to the better defense and that is slightly in favor of Temple. Add in that Temple should have much bigger crowd to root them on and we have Owls moving on to NIT Finals.
Time: 7:00 ET, ESPN
Where: Madison Square Garden New York, NY