PHILADELPHIA -- Micheal Eric scored 16 points to lead Temple to its fourth consecutive victory after an 82-47 rout of Akron on Sunday.
The Owls (7-2) shot 17 for 27 in the first half (63 percent) and held Akron to 6 of 30 from the floor (20 percent) to take a commanding 40-15 halftime lead.
Temple ended the first half on a 30-5 run and scored 16 points off of nine turnovers.
The Owls led 47-27 with 13:49 remaining in the game and used a 31-11 run to stretch their lead to 40 with 2:47 left to play.
The Zips (4-3) were led by Steve McNess and Alex Abreu with 11 points apiece and were outrebounded 44-27.
Akron finished the game 18 of 61 from the field (29.5 percent), including 8 for 28 from behind the 3-point line (28.6 percent).