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Muskies win a wild one to open A-10 play!

Posted by Josh on Friday, January 11, 2013 Under: Game Recaps, Notes, Previews, etc.
Huge win for the Muskies last night! Everybody stepped up to beat a very good Temple team by 5 points. We were up 20-12 with about 8 minutes left in the 1st half and everything was looking great. Then Temple hit a 3 and during the play, Dee Davis fell awkwardly on his wrist. He left the game and the arena to get his arm examined at a local hospital. The Muskies gave up their lead and then fought back to build one again, only to give it up again. Semaj Christon was cramping up a bit and for a few stretches, Brad Redford was the only guard we had on the floor! Semaj eventually made it back in and made some big baskets. Dee Davis arrived with 90 seconds left in the game and played tough defense and grabbed the final rebound despite barely using his left arm.

As Joe Sunderman said after the game, every piece of the puzzle was needed to win this one. Semaj had 16 pts, Justin Martin had 10, and Travis Taylor had another double-double with 11 pts and 10 rebs. Landen Amos played 16 big minutes as the walk-on shut down Temple star Khalif Wyatt. Wyatt had just 5 pts on 2 for 11 shooting. Redford hit 3 3-pointers and drew 2 charges and Robinson scored 6 and had 7 boards.

The whole team played unbelievably great defense and owned the glass defensively. Temple looked overwhelmed by the defense; pretty impressive considering that they recently beat Syracuse and almost won at Kansas a few days again.
What a win for the Muskies! 1-0 to start the A-10! Let's hope Dee Davis is okay. The Muskies next conference game is tomorrow! GW comes to Cintas for a 4:00 tip-off on Saturday.

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