I didn’t get to see any games today, but checking over scores, my curiosity was drawn to the Temple-Indiana game. Temple won 59-50. By the way, this makes IU 19-18 since Mike Davis lost his cool in the Kentucky game last year. But I digress – the key number from this game was that IU took an outrageous number of 3-pointers: 39.

This is secret behind the Temple defense. They let you shoot as many 3’s as your little heart desires. And opponents don’t shoot usually that poorly from the perimeter against Temple, although IU was not so hot. I’ll expand on this later in the week, but the idea here is that great teams – teams that consistently play well – are built from the inside out. Chaney exploits this by being bound and determined to clog up the middle on defense.