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Temple students chanted "Over-rated!" in the final minutes and several thousand fans stormed the court in celebration and partied for the program's first ever win at the Wells Fargo Center. Fans hoisted friends on their shoulders, several male fans took off their shirts and whipped them around the court like a helicopter, and the court was colored baseline-to-baseline in Temple cherry red.
The Owls paid tribute to their north Philly roots by riding the subway to the game.
"It's kind of a tribute to all those Temple people that have done that for so many years," Dunphy said. "That's who we are. We just wanted to let everybody know that we appreciate what Temple University is all about."
It's a less joyous ride home for Duke.
Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils and Miles Plumlee had 17 points. Freshman Austin Rivers added 12 points.
The Blue Devils lost for the first time since Nov. 29 at Ohio State.
"We were slow and they played a lot harder than we did," Rivers said. "Every 50-50 ball, they got them. They just outhustled us. We have a great team, but we just didn't fight tonight."
The Owls shot 59.3 percent in the first half and led by only two points in front of 20,420, the third-largest crowd for a college game in Wells Fargo Center history.
Moore and Wyatt hit consecutive 3s midway through the second half for a 10-point lead. The Blue Devils missed a series of looks around the basket and never got in gear from 3-point range.
The Owls kept it at their pace and avoided the costly turnovers down the stretch that could have sparked Duke back into this one.
Everyone took a turn for the unselfish Owls, with five players scoring baskets in one stretch that preserved the lead at 60-54.
Duke had the size advantage and towered over a Temple lineup that often featured four guards. But they hustled for loose balls, took away the 3, and limited a Blue Devils' offense that had averaged 82.8 points a game and had reached 80 points in five straight games.
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