Wisconsin Coach Dick Bennett knew he wasn't seeing No. 17 Temple at its best. He wasn't complaining.
The undermanned Owls, playing without two of their best players in Pepe Sanchez and Mark Karcher, were shut down by the Badgers, 62-44, last night in Madison, Wis.
"In all fairness to Temple, if they have their whole team it's a different ballgame," Bennett said. "I'm fully aware of how fortunate we were to play them when they were only at half-strength."
The Badgers (8-4) took command from the start and led throughout. Wisconsin jumped out to a 9-0 lead and held Temple scoreless for the first 6 minutes 28 seconds. Jon Bryant led Wisconsin with 12 points.
Temple (6-3) never really got untracked as the Owls shot 27.1 percent and were held to their lowest point total since a 59-35 loss to Massachusetts in 1996. Temple's previous low this season was 59 against Indiana.
"Wisconsin played a great game and their defensive scheme really gave us a lot of trouble," Temple Coach John Chaney said.
WAKE FOREST 84, OHIO 78: Robert O'Kelley, held to one point in the first half, scored seven of his 17 points in the second overtime as the No. 19 Demon Deacons won in the consolation round of the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu.
"Robert did not have a good scoring night, but he got 10 big points in the two overtimes," said Coach Dave Odom, whose team struggled for the second straight night. In the opening round, the Demon Deacons (9-2) dropped a 67-66 decision to Oregon.
Shaun Stonerook led the Bobcats (7-5) with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Ohio (7-5) was coming off an 83-55 loss to Gonzaga.
"I'm proud of how we responded after the beating we took last night," Coach Larry Hunter said. "I thought we deserved a better fate."
OKLAHOMA 94, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 41: Eduardo Najera had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the No. 22 Sooners (10-1) routed the Mountaineers in the first round of the All-College Tournament in Oklahoma City. The Mountaineers (1-6) shot 27 percent and finished with their lowest point total since 1952. The total also was the lowest in Jim Phelan's 46 years as head coach.
Oklahoma advanced to today's championship game against Arkansas State, a 64-56 winner over Valparaiso.
"Making shots is like insulin," Oklahoma Coach Kelvin Sampson said. "It just boosts you."
STANFORD 119, NEW HAMPSHIRE 60: Mark Madsen, the Cardinal's only returning starter from last season, made his comeback after missing eight games because of a strained right hamstring as the No. 1 Cardinal (10-0) won the opener of the Stanford Invitational.
Madsen had eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.
"I was definitely a little bit rusty," Madsen said. "The biggest thing is getting my timing back. I've got to relearn how to dodge those hands in the middle."
Casey Jacobsen had 26 points to lead Stanford, which tied a school record with 15 three-pointers.
SYRACUSE 90, HARTFORD 69: Damone Brown had 15 points and helped power an 18-1 run as the No. 7 Orangemen improved to 9-0. Syracuse had 15 blocks and 14 steals. Etan Thomas added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks for Syracuse. Pierre Johnson led Hartford with 15 points.