Scores

Final

Saint Joseph's 59

(15-14, 8-7 A 10)

Temple 68

(18-11, 10-5 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2009

    Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    JOES 23 3659
    TEM 30 3868

    Top Performers

    Saint Joseph's: T. Carr 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast

    Temple: D. Christmas 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Temple 68, Saint Joseph's 59

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Dionte Christmas scored 23 points and Sergio Olmos had 14 as Temple defeated longtime city rival Saint Joseph's 68-59 Thursday night.

    Craig Williams added 11 points for the Owls (18-11, 10-5 Atlantic 10), who defeated Saint Joe's for the fourth straight time.

    Tasheed Carr had 22 points and Ahmad Nivins 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Hawks (15-14, 8-7), who lost their sixth game in seven starts.

    Temple led 34-23 two minutes into the second half, but the Hawks scored 9 straight points capped by a Nivins slam to trail by 34-32.

    Christmas and Williams hit 3-pointers, igniting a 13-0 spurt and a 47-32 Temple edge with 11 minutes to go. Saint Joseph's closed to 52-45 with 4:29 remaining, but Christmas made a nifty pass to Olmos for a layup, then hit a trey to put the game out of reach.

    Christmas and Nivins went into the game tied for the league's scoring lead at 19 points per game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JOES
    TEM
    Points 59 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-62 (.323) 21-50 (.420)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 15

    2008-09 Season

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