Scores

Final

La Salle 70

(15-12, 6-7 A 10)

Temple 63

(17-10, 9-4 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2009

    Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    LAS 31 3970
    TEM 34 2963

    Top Performers

    La Salle: R. Green 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 5 Stl

    Temple: D. Christmas 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    La Salle 70, Temple 63

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Rodney Green scored 22 points and Kimmani Barrett added 20 as La Salle upset local rival Temple 70-63 on Thursday, snapping the Owls' five-game winning streak.

    Dionte Christmas had 19 points and Sergio Olmos 14 for Temple (17-10, 9-4 Atlantic 10), which had defeated the Explorers 75-68 on Jan. 11.

    La Salle (15-12, 6-7) trailed 40-35 five minutes into the second half, but moved ahead 48-45 on a layup by Terrell Williams and never trailed again.

    A 3-point shot by Christmas tied the score 50-50 with 8:13 remaining. The Owls trailed by only one point, 56-55, before Green capped a 10-4 run with a trey at the 2:13 mark. Temple never got closer than four points after that.

    Neither team had more than a five-point lead in the first half, which saw six lead changes. Temple was ahead 34-31 at the half after Christmas and Ryan Brooks scored 11 points each.

    Temple still leads the all-time series 65-40 and has won eight of the last 10 games against the Explorers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    TEM
    Points 70 63
    FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 26-59 (.441)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-20 (.450) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-24 (.542) 4-7 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 5

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 11, 2009 TEM 75, @LAS 68Recap
    » Feb 26, 2009 LAS 70, @TEM 63Recap