Scores

Final

La Salle 52

(10-4, 2-2 A 10)

Temple 68

(8-6, 2-2 A 10)

    12:00 PM ET, January 14, 2006

    Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    LAS 35 1752
    TEM 30 3868

    Top Performers

    La Salle: D. Harris 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast

    Temple: D. Salisbery 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Temple 68, La Salle 52

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dustin Salisbery scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the second half to lead Temple to a 68-52 win over La Salle on Saturday.

    Mardy Collins added 17 points for the Owls (8-6, 2-2 Atlantic 10), who defeated the Explorers (10-4, 2-2) for the fourth straight time.

    Darnell Harris scored 17 points for La Salle, all in the first half. Steven Smith contributed 15 points and seven rebounds. Jermaine Thomas, who entered the game averaging 11.2 points per game for La Salle, was held to three points on 1-of-6 shooting.

    Salisbery provided a big spark for the Owls midway through the second half. With Temple leading 41-40, he connected on back-to-back 3-pointers for a 47-40 lead with 12:07 left. La Salle never really provided a challenge after that.

    Temple frustrated La Salle into 19 turnovers with its patented matchup zone defense. Meanwhile, the Owls showed patience on offense and committed only five turnovers.

    La Salle led by as many as 11 points, 25-14, in the first half on a 3-pointer by Smith with 11:58 remaining. Temple shot just 28 percent from the field (9 of 32) in the opening half, but the Owls committed only three turnovers and trailed 35-30 at the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    TEM
    Points 52 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-49 (.408) 24-64 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 8-25 (.320)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 12-21 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 16

    2005-06 Season

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