7:00 PM ET, January 20, 2010
Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- Each of the last two seasons, Temple needed to win the Atlantic 10 tournament championship game to know it had earned a spot in the NCAA tournament.The Owls aren't waiting until mid-March this year to show what they can do.Ryan Brooks scored 22 points, Lavoy Allen had 16 and Temple (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) beat Xavier 77-72 on Wednesday night in a matchup of Atlantic 10 unbeatens.
• Ryan Brooks scored 22 points, his 10th straight game in double figures, as the Owls improved to 8-1 at home this season.
• The Musketeers lost their third straight road game against ranked opponents and eight of their last nine such games.
• The win was Temple's third straight home win over the Musketeers and fifth in their last six home meetings.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-59 (.458)||29-49 (.592)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-24 (.375)||5-10 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-12 (.750)||14-18 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|
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