Lions Drop Heartbreaker

Temple's last-second shot upstages Battle's heroics during NCAA Tournament action in Tucson Thursday.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Talor Battle made a money shot against Temple in an NCAA second-round game here Thursday. But Owl Juan Fernandez did him one better.

Penn State's Battle tied the game 64-64 with a long 3-pointer with 11.4 seconds remaining. But, following a timeout, Fernandez brought the ball up the floor, pivoted and ducked under PSU's Tim Frazier to make the game-winner with less than a second left.

"He made a great shot," Frazier said. "He drove, picked up the ball … pivoted a couple of times and and then stepped through. It was a great shot."

The loss ended State's first NCAA Tournament appearance in a decade after one game. The Lions finished the season at 19-15.

Temple improved to 26-7.

Battle led Penn State with 23 points in his final game in blue and white.

Fernandez paced the Owls with 23, as well.

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