Scores

Final

Temple 85

(18-12, 11-5 A 10)

La Salle 66

(14-16, 8-8 A 10)

    4:00 PM ET, March 8, 2008

    Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    TEM 50 3585
    LAS 26 4066

    Top Performers

    Temple: C. Clark 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    La Salle: D. Harris 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Temple 85, La Salle 66

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Guard Chris Clark came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points and Dionte Christmas added 19, leading Temple to an 85-66 victory over La Salle on Saturday.

    Mark Tyndale and Sergio Olmos each scored 14 points for the Owls (18-12, 11-5 Atlantic 10), who won for the seventh time in nine games and reversed last year's 12-18 mark. The victory also clinched a No. 2 seed in the upcoming A-10 tournament for the Owls.

    Darnell Harris had 26 points for La Salle (14-16, 8-8), including four 3-point shots to become the conference's career 3-point leader. He passed Monty Mack, who had 331 for Massachusetts. Harris has 335 career 3-pointers.

    Clark, a 5-foot-8 senior, made his first eight shots, including six 3-pointers, and sparked runs of 25-6 and 17-4 in the first half as Temple raced to a 50-26 lead at the break.

    The Explorers, led by Harris, pulled within 56-44 with 13:16 remaining, but Clark made another 3-pointer followed by a layup by Tyndale. La Salle never got closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEM
    LAS
    Points 85 66
    FG Made-Attempted 32-66 (.485) 27-61 (.443)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-24 (.458) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 6-11 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 24 2

    2007-08 Season

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