Let me start by stating the obvious. Khalif Wyatt must have a solid game if Temple expects to advance beyond its first game of the NCAA tournament for the second time in six seasons. The senior guard struggled through 4-for-19 shooting in Temple's Atlantic Ten quarterfinal loss to Massachusetts. But when he's on, the Owls (24-9) have a chance to beat anyone.
Temple must also find a way to slow down North Carolina State's high-scoring offense in the East Regional second-rounder here at University of Dayton Arena. The Wolfpack (24-10) have five players who average double figures in scoring. So it's unlikely that Temple will shut all of them down. But the Owls must frustrate and contain a few of them.