Everybody but the pollsters has given Temple short shrift—the Owls are not deep enough, not big enough.... Except, Temple has also had many desultory nights from the floor, and the team has continued to win because of the inside power of Tim Perry and the mistake-free backcourt of Howard Evans and Mark Macon. A month ago Macon was the freshman of the century and Indiana was just another tournament dark horse. Then the Hoosiers rallied behind the breathtaking long-range accuracy of Jay Edwards, Macon's rookie match.
It's another shame that this pair would meet in a mere regional semifinal in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Why? The winner of Temple-Indiana could very well win the national championship. Unless, of course, Loyola Marymount gets in the way.