Scores

Final

Saint Joseph's 65

(17-15, 9-7 A 10)

Temple 79

(20-11, 11-5 A 10)

    2:30 PM ET, March 12, 2009

    1 2 T
    JOES 28 3765
    TEM 43 3679

    Top Performers

    Saint Joseph's: A. Nivins 21 Pts, 14 Reb, 5 Stl

    Temple: S. Olmos 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Temple 79, Saint Joseph's 65

    Associated Press

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Ryan Brooks had 19 points to lead four players in double figures and lift Temple over Saint Joseph's 79-65 in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Thursday.

    Sergio Olmos had 14 points and Semaj Inge and Craig Williams added 12 apiece for the defending champion Owls (20-11), who will now face No. 19 Xavier in a semifinal game Friday. Tasheed Carr matched his career high with 23 points and Ahmad Nivins had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Saint Joseph's (17-15).

    The Owl, who were in command for most of the game, led 43-28 at halftime and stretched their advantage to 22 points, 58-36, with 10:15 left. The Hawks then got as close as nine when Darrin Govens converted a layup to make it 65-56 with 4:31 remaining, but Lavoy Allen scored two straight baskets and the Owls maintained double-digit leads for the rest of the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JOES
    TEM
    Points 65 79
    FG Made-Attempted 23-67 (.343) 28-60 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 22

    2008-09 Season

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    Feb 12, 2009 TEM 61, @JOES 59Recap
    Mar 5, 2009 @TEM 68, JOES 59Recap
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