PHILADELPHIA -- Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson scored a career-high 20 points to lead Temple to a 72-61 victory over Towson Wednesday night.
The Owls (7-1), who were 6-0 before a 90-67 loss to Duke Saturday, recovered at Towson's expense. Temple led by 11 points before taking a 32-26 halftime lead. Hollis-Jefferson scored 10 of his points in that first half.
Towson (4-6) got a superb performance from Jerrelle Benimon, who posted a 30-point, 18-rebound double-double on 14-for-22 shooting. He scored 15 points in the first half, but was 0 for 7 on 3-point attempts. Benimon added 15 more points in the second half.
Hollis-Jefferson had six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Temple's Scootie Randall had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Marcus Damas (11 points) was the only other Towson player in double figures. While Temple was 4 for 17 on 3-pointers, Towson shot just 1 for 14.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.