Break out the jello pudding pops Temple fans, and enjoy the Owls' 31-30 halftime lead over the Richmond Spiders in the 2011 Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinal Game No. 2. Temple's razor thin margin can be directly attributed to their five made three pointers in the first half and two measly turnovers (as opposed to just two made three pointers and six turnovers for Richmond).
A balanced attack (five players between four and nine points) has fueled Temple, while Richmond has relied on senior stalwarts Justin Harper and Kevin Anderson to provide the scoring punch (12 and 11 points, respectively).
Richmond currently sits on the bubble, probably in the Big Dance, but still a little bit nervous about Sunday evening. Taking down the #24 ranked Owls would go a long way towards solidifying their place in the field of 68. Getting blown out in the second half would be "crossing the streams"-bad.