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21-12, 1st in American
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Can 2016 beat the buzzer-beater record?

Teams have beaten the clock three times in this year's NCAA tournament. That's enough heroics to tie the previous tourney record in just two rounds, with many more games left to go.

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102dRob Nelson

Worst bad beats of tourney's first weekend

As usual during the NCAA tournament, there were plenty of exciting finishes and bad beats. Rob Nelson recaps the worst of the bunch for bettors over the tourney's first weekend.

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Simple as this: Turnovers killed the Owls

Temple was shooting 45 percent and nailed home 40 points in the paint. But 12 turnovers? Unacceptable. The Hawkeyes also did work at the line.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Woodbury on his game-winner: "Was just one of those right place, right time kind of deals."

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Iowa survives Temple in overtime (2:26)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Iowa entered the tournament having lost six of its last eight contests, but there was a lot of close-game heartbreak in that closing run. In fact the Hawkeyes haven't lost a game by more than seven points all season. Maybe Adam Woodbury's buzzer-beater in overtime against Temple will change the karma for a team that knows how to draw fouls and take excellent care of the rock.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

At this point Iowa's Peter Jok and Jarrod Uthoff are a combined 12 of 36 from the field and 5 of 10 from 3. If the Hawkeyes get out of this overtime with a win they should almost feel encouraged. Almost.

Temple ties game with clutch free throws

Quenton DeCosey was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer with under three seconds remaining. He calmly hit all three freebies. Iowa and the Owls are going to overtime. Follow live

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Another hot start to a half for Iowa. Pushed the lead out to 10. Jarrod Uthoff coming alive again, and the Hawkeyes' depth becoming a factor.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa up one at the half. Hawkeyes only made two of its final 14 shots, but Temple went cold after its 13-0 run midway through the half. Jarrod Uthoff had 12 points early, but only scored two the rest of the way. One thing to watch: Iowa has zero turnovers at the half; Temple has six.

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First Round: Temple (10) vs. Iowa (7)

Losers of five of their past six games, the Hawkeyes will need to get back to their strength -- points off of turnovers (16.3 per game, second in the Big Ten) -- to beat the Owls. The only issue there? Temple averages just 9.2 turnovers per game, tied for fewest in the nation. Follow live

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa vs. Temple. Just tipped a few minutes ago. A couple of teams that were going in different directions as the season ended. Temple won eight of its final 10 regular-season games to get into the NCAA Tournament -- and even avoid the First Four -- while Iowa lost six of its last eight games. The Hawkeyes looked like a title contender for the first three months of the season; they'll look to return to form.

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105dDave Tuley and Andrew Lange

How to bet Friday's NCAA tourney games

After an exciting start to the NCAA tourney on Thursday, Chalk's experts offer an in-depth game-by-game betting breakdown of all 16 games on Friday.

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Coaching breakdown: Friday's matchups

Our three former coaches -- Seth Greenberg, Fran Fraschilla and Dan Dakich -- look at all the matchups, point out strengths and weaknesses and figure out what each team needs to do to advance.

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Temple is red-hot, Iowa is ice-cold

If there was ever a time to make an against the spread pick, it's in this game. The Hawkeyes enter the tourney with losses in six of their last eight games and frigid shooting. With the No. 2 turnover rate in the nation, Temple should have no problem staying with Iowa. Betting guide (Insider)

Sign up for tournament challenge

The field is set, and Temple is a No. 10 seed in the South Region. Make your picks and challenge your friends before the tournament tips off. Sign up now

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108dJohn Gasaway

Numbers to know for all 68 tourney teams

Is it possible to overstate Tyler Ulis' importance to Kentucky? Are we being unfair to North Carolina's defense? Find the most pressing numbers for UK and UNC -- and the rest of the field.

Upset upcoming in Philly matchup?

Can Villanova make it out of the tournament's opening weekend for the first time since 2009? If Temple has anything to do with it, Nova will have another sour start. 10 tourney predictions

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.0
Rebounds Per Game49.0
Assists Per Game12.0
Points Allowed72.0Tied-58th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record33-32
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances32