The late Dean Smith always maintained a team could play one good game without a key player.
Temple did that Saturday in its first game without leading scorer Khalif Battle. Can it keep doing it Tuesday night when it visits Vanderbilt?
The Owls (5-3) have to fill a 21.4 ppg hole without Battle, who was the American Athletic Conference's leading scorer at the time of his injury. Battle went down Wednesday in their win over La Salle with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot and is done for the season's remainder.