Cornell and Temple both shoot it well but, in the end, the 3-pointer was the big difference. Cornell came into the game with the leading 3-point shooting percentage in the NCAA at 42.4 percent. They shot 39 percent and drained nine 3-pointers versus Temple.
Temple shot 51 percent from the field, and they were doing every thing they could on offense. However, they shot 5 for 17 beyond the arc. Temple also had 10 turnovers, and Cornell scored 15 points from those turnovers.
The free throw-line was another difference in the game. Cornell, a very dangerous No. 12 seed, went 15 for 19 from the line. Temple only hit six of nine.
Cornell becomes the first No. 12 seed to move on to the second round and the sixth double-digit seed with a 78-65 win over Temple. Cornell will give Wisconsin or Wofford trouble in the next round.