The game was tied, 57-57, after regulation, and Dayton (24-7) jumped to a five-point lead to open overtime. Temple (24-7) finally regained the lead on an offensive rebound and putback by Natasha Thames with 42 seconds to play in OT. Thames (four points, six rebounds, three blocks in 13 minutes) then blocked a shot by Dayton and LaKeisha Eaddy hit two free throws to give Temple its final three-point margin.
Temple will play No. 5 Xavier (26-3), a 51-49 winner over Charlotte, today at 5 p.m.
* Philadelphia University (25-7) will play St Anselm College (20-10), of Manchester. N.H., in a first-round East Region game in the NCAA Divsion II men's tournament.
The Rams have the No. 4 seed in the eight-team regional, which will be played at Stonehill College, the top seed in the field, in Easton, Mass., on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Despite his 905 career wins, Herb Magee's last tournament victory was 9 years ago.
* Holy Family University (28-2) received the second seed in the women's NCAA Division II East Region, and will open play with the University of Bridgeport (Conn.) Friday at Fitchburg, Mass. Franklin Pierce is the region's top seed.
It will be Holy Family's seventh straight appearance in the tournament.