2:00 PM ET, February 28, 2010
Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fernandez scores 23; Allen has 17 points, 21 rebounds as Temple sends message
PHILADELPHIA -- Temple is tops in the city. The A-10 title might be next.Juan Fernandez sank seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Lavoy Allen had 17 points and 21 rebounds and Temple (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) beat La Salle 65-53 on Sunday in a win that helped the Owls finish with a perfect record in the city series."It's a big deal for me," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. "It's a big deal for Temple basketball. From a personal standpoint, to be declared champion of the Big 5 is very important."
• Temple won its fifth straight and kept pace with Xavier atop the Atlantic 10 standings.
• Lavoy Allen grabbed 21 rebounds and added 17 points for his 11th double-double of the season.
• La Salle dropped its eighth straight game overall, its 17th straight against ranked opponents.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-60 (.383)||24-59 (.407)|
|3P Made-Attempted||11-23 (.478)||4-19 (.211)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-15 (.533)||1-4 (.250)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||9 (0/0)||10 (0/0)|