Khalif Wyatt Almost Leads Temple to Another Upset Win Over a Top Ten Team

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Many may not know who Khalif Wyatt is, but in Sunday afternoon’s game versus the Kansas University Jayhawks, he reintroduced himself to the country. Wyatt had 26 points and four rebounds against the number six team in the country which is nothing to look down upon. If anything, it puts him contention for Atlantic 10 conference Player of the Year.

He is Temple’s number one option and their star. One thing that I appreciate about Wyatt is that he does not back down from a challenge. When the Owls upset Syracuse on December 22nd, Wyatt made the Orange play his game, and he did the same exact thing to the Jayhawks on Sunday. Against Syracuse, he had 33 points, three rebounds, and four assists.

If Wyatt continues to play this well as conference play begins then Temple will be a frontrunner to win the Atlantic 10, but their schedule isn’t an easy one. On January 10th, the Owls go on the road to take on Xavier, and that is never an easy game. Wyatt will probably have to put up 20 or more points for Temple to win. Then two days later, they get the St. Louis Billikens at home. Again, Wyatt will have to be a big time player because St. Louis is not a pushover.

If Khalif Wyatt plays well in Atlantic 10 conference play then Temple will be sitting pretty for the Atlantic 10 conference tournament. From there, you never know where Wyatt takes Temple in the NCAA Tournament in which I guarantee he will make more noise and make his presence felt.

Jovan Alford is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.

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