The Wildcats started well on both ends of the floor. They have played defense from the get-go which is nice to see. The key to rushing out to an eight point lead has been the play of JayVaughn Pinkston and Daniel Ochefu. Darrun Hilliard has also made a few nice shots. Hilliard went 3-of-4 from the field in the first half.
The Wildcats have started to substitute early and gave up a few points to Temple going into the second TV time out.
Josh Hart looked very strong en route to 15 first half points. He shot 5-for-5 including 3-for-3 from the line and contributed two boards and two assists.
The Wildcats will need to try to keep their pedal on the gas two start the second half as they were comfortably ahead 39-26 at the half. Obi Enechinoiya looked strong for Temple with 10 points and 6 rebounds.