Fordham 45

(5-9, 1-2 A 10)

Temple 77

(6-6, 2-0 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, January 12, 2005

    Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    FOR 15 3045
    TEM 36 4177

    Top Performers

    Fordham: J. Anderson 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Temple: D. Salisbery 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Temple 77, Fordham 45

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six of Temple's first ten games were decided by three points or less. Wednesday night's game was never in doubt.

    Dustin Salisbery scored 17 points and Antywane Robinson added 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple past Fordham 77-45.

    The Owls (6-6, 2-0 Atlantic 10) led by as many as 40 points in the second half. They defeated Fordham (5-9, 1-2) for the 19th consecutive time since it joined the Atlantic 10 in 1995-96.

    "I'm more relaxed now and I know the system better," said Salisbery, who shot 7-of-10 from the field and added six rebounds, four assists and three steals. "Coach (John) Chaney is still yelling and hollering, but I know what he's saying to me. This year, I'm playing with a lot more confidence."

    Wayne Marshall had 10 points and eight rebounds for Temple, which led 64-24 with 10:14 remaining.

    "It was a good win for us," said Temple's Mardy Collins, who had eight points and six assists. "We came out with intensity and played well throughout the game."

    Marcus Stout led Fordham with 14 points while Bryant Dunston added 12 for Fordham, which converted just 4-of-22 field goals in the first half (18 percent) and 16-of-56 (29 percent) for the game. Fordham also committed 21 turnovers, 12 in the first half.

    "We played against a seasoned, tough-minded team that was a well-oiled machine tonight. They didn't miss a shot," Fordham coach Dereck Whittenburg said. "I didn't get on my team hard at all. ... Their record has no indication of the kind of team they are."

    Temple, which shot 27-of-58 (47 percent), led 36-15 at the break and opened the second half on a 16-4 run to extend its lead to 52-19.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 45 77
    FG Made-Attempted 16-56 (.286) 27-58 (.466)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 8-27 (.296)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 15-23 (.652)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 40

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