Scores

Final

Temple 78

(9-6, 1-0 A 10)

Pennsylvania 53

(3-8, 2-4 home)

    7:00 PM ET, January 14, 2009

    Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    TEM 42 3678
    PENN 24 2953

    Top Performers

    Temple: D. Christmas 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    Pennsylvania: R. Belcore 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Temple 78, Penn 53

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Dionte Christmas scored 25 points, and Craig Williams a career-high 17 as Temple dominated city rival Penn 78-53 Wednesday night.

    Christmas, averaging 21 points, hit nine of 13 shots, including all five his shots from 3-point range. Williams, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, shot 6-for-12, including 5-for-10 from long distance.

    The Owls (9-6) shot 13-for-19 from 3-point range.

    Zack Rosen had 12 points, and Rob Belcore 11 for the Quakers (3-8).

    Temple made five of six 3-point shots in the first eight minutes and sped to a 25-7 lead. Penn reserve guard Harrison Gaines then scored eight points during a 10-0 run. But Christmas hit a 3-pointer that sparked a 15-5 spurt, and the Owls moved out to a 42-24 halftime advantage.

    Temple opened the second half with a 16-7 run for a 58-31 lead, and was up by 30 points three times.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEM
    PENN
    Points 78 53
    FG Made-Attempted 30-56 (.536) 17-52 (.327)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 25 0

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