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