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Unranked Temple Drops 3rd Ranked Syracuse

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Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim / (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim / (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Khalif Wyatt scored 33 points and Anthony Lee had 21 — both career highs — and Temple, despite not making a field goal over the final 5 1-2 minutes, upset No. 3 Syracuse 83-79 on Saturday in the Chevrolet Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.

The Owls (9-2), coming off a 10-point home loss to Canisius, used the combination of Wyatt from the outside and Lee inside to keep Syracuse at bay. The Orange led by two at halftime but never took a lead in the second half even though there were four ties, the last at 59-59 with 10:23 to play.

C.J. Fair had a career-high 25 points for Syracuse (10-1), which had its 52-game regular-season nonconference winning streak snapped. Jim Boeheim remained at 900 wins, two behind Bob Knight for second place all-time among Division I men’s coaches. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski has 938 wins.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This Material May Not Be Published, Broadcast, Rewritten or Redistributed.

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