Scores

Final

St. John's 55

(5-0, 1-0 away)

Temple 48

(4-2, 2-0 home)

    8:30 PM ET, November 28, 2009

    Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    SJU 21 3455
    TEM 22 2648

    Top Performers

    St. John's: D. Kennedy 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Temple: R. Hollis-Jefferson 9 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    St. John's 55, Temple 48

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- D.J. Kennedy scored 15 points as St. John's beat Temple 55-48 in the finale of the Philly Hoop Group Classic on Saturday night.

    Dwight Hardy added 11 points for the Red Storm (5-0). St. John's is off to its first 5-0 start since the 2002-03 season.

    After trailing 22-21 at halftime, the Red Storm started the second half with a 13-2 run to take a 34-24 lead with 14:56 left in the game. Hardy had eight points during the run.

    The Owls cut the lead to four after a dunk from Ramone Moore made the score 45-41 with 6:39 remaining, but Temple was outscored 14-3 the rest of the way, and was held scoreless for 5 minutes.

    Temple (4-2) was led by Moore, who scored 10 points. Lavoy Allen and Rahlir Jefferson chipped in with nine points apiece.

    St. John's got to the free-throw line 30 times, while Temple shot only 15 free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SJU
    TEM
    Points 55 48
    FG Made-Attempted 16-49 (.327) 18-64 (.281)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-30 (.667) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 4

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