PHILADELPHIA -- Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson scored 18 points and Temple broke open a tight game in the second half to beat Rice 77-63 Saturday night.
Temple (2-0) got the better of it after halftime, outscoring Rice 43-32 after leading 34-31 at the break. Besides Hollis-Jefferson, whose 18 points came on 8-for-10 shooting, Khalif Wyatt scored 17 points and Anthony Lee and Scootie Randall totaled 16 apiece. Randall grabbed 12 rebounds.
For Rice (1-2), guard Tamir Jackson posted a double-double (12 rebounds, 17 points). Nine of those points came on three treys, but Jackson was just 6 of 17 from the floor.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
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