Scores

Final

N Illinois 74

(3-5, 1-3 away)

Temple 84

(8-2, 5-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 18, 2010

    Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    NIU 32 4274
    TEM 41 4384

    Top Performers

    Northern Illinois: X. Silas 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast

    Temple: R. Moore 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Xavier Silas' 27 not enough as NIU loses to Temple

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Lavoy Allen scored 22 points and Ramone Moore had 21 points and six assists to lead Temple to an 84-74 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

    The Owls (8-2) never trailed in the contest, taking a 64-48 lead -- their largest of the game -- on Moore's tip-in with 8:26 left in the second half. Scootie Randallfinished with 12 points, while Micheal Eric had eight points and 12 rebounds.

    Xavier Silas' layup cut Temple's lead to 73-65 with 2:01 left to play. But the Huskies (3-5) never got closer the rest away as Moore answered with two free throws to help the Owls pull away.

    Silas led Northern Illinois with 27 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jeremy Landers had 12 points and Tony Nixon added 10.

    Temple, which won its fifth straight, shot 53.4 percent (31 for 58) from the floor. The Owls held Northern Illinois to 40.6 percent (26 of 64).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIU
    TEM
    Points 74 84
    FG Made-Attempted 26-64 (.406) 31-58 (.534)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 20-35 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

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