February 24, 2007

Temple led Tigers upset Gators

The day belonged to a former Baton Rouge University High basketball player.

No, it was not an injured Glen Davis, who was watching LSU's game against Southeastern Conference champion Florida in a pin-stripe suit on the bench.

Saturday's contest was controlled by Davis' high school teammate - Garrett Temple.

The often criticized point guard turned in key plays on both ends of the court to spark the Tigers to their 66-56 upset victory of the Gators.

Temple finished with 17 points, his most ever against a SEC opponent. He also matched his career high in rebounds with eight. In addition, Temple handed out five assists.

On the defensive end, Temple stole the ball twice and blocked a shot. More importantly, Temple limited Florida point guard Taurean Green to six points and one assist.

"What about Garrett Temple," LSU coach John Brady said. "Everybody wants to hold him accountable for a lot of things like they do with me. What Garrett did on Green was as good as it gets."

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