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(21) Temple 67

(14-4, 5-1 A 10)

Xavier 62

(12-6, 3-4 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, January 22, 2006

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    #21TEM 29 3867
    XAV 34 2862

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    Temple: C. Dupree 22 Pts, 5 Reb

    Xavier: T. Boothe 30 Pts, 6 Reb

    Temple overcomes halftime deficit to edge Xavier

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Candice Dupree scored 22 points and Temple (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) overcame a record-setting performance by Tara Boothe to beat Xavier 67-62 Sunday.

    Dupree, the Owls' leading scorer and reigning Atlantic 10 player of the week, added eight rebounds to lead Temple to its fourth straight win.

    Temple (14-4, 5-1) also got 19 points from Kamesha Hairston and 15 from Lady Comfort.

    Boothe scored 30 points and set Xavier's scoring record with the first of two free throws about a minute into the second half, eclipsing Jo Ann Osterkamp's 22-year-old mark of 2,036 points. Her second free throw gave Xavier (12-6, 3-4) a 36-29 lead.

    After Comfort hit a jumper in the lane to make it 36-33, Xavier scored the next five points to open a 54-45 lead with 9:58 left. But layups by Dupree and Fatima Hairston started a 16-2 run that gave the Owls a 61-56 lead with 5:54 left.

    Dupree gave the Owls the lead for good with only the second 3-pointer of her career. The reigning conference defensive player of the year also blocked five shots.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEM
    XAV
    Points 67 62
    FG Made-Attempted 28-54 (.519) 20-50 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-2 (.500) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 17-21 (.810)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

    Game Leaders

     
    TEM
    XAV
    PointsC. Dupree 22T. Boothe 30
    ReboundsK. Hairston 7T. Boothe 6

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