The Owls success against the Nittany Lions continued Thursday afternoon.
It also ended Temple's 10-year tourney win drought. The win was the Owls first since a decade ago when they beat none other than Penn State.
Fernandez, double-teamed as time was running out, got off a shot off his right foot while fading to his left just inside the 3-point line.
This was a classic March matchup. Neither team had led by more than four points and there were 10 lead changes in an intense second half. Talor Battle's 3-pointer from far behind the arc for Penn State tied it at 64-64 with 12.2 seconds to go.
Fernandez and Ramone Moore scored 23 points each for the seventh-seeded Owls (26-7). Battle scored 23 for the 10th-seeded Nittany Lions (19-15) in their first NCAA tournament appearance in a decade.
Temple will face No. 2 San Diego State on Saturday.
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