Scores

Final

Towson 61

(4-6, 1-6 away)

Temple 72

(7-1, 4-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 12, 2012

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
TOWS 26 3561
TEM 32 4072

Top Performers

Towson: J. Benimon 30 Pts, 18 Reb, 1 Blk

Temple: R. Hollis-Jefferson 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Temple 72, Towson 61

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOWS
TEM
Points 61 72
FG Made-Attempted 26-61 (.426) 27-71 (.380)
3P Made-Attempted 1-14 (.071) 4-17 (.235)
FT Made-Attempted 8-9 (.889) 14-18 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

2012-13 Season

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Research Notes

Jerrelle Benimon had 30 points and 18 rebounds in Towson's loss to Temple. It is the first time a player has had at least 30 points and at least 18 rebounds in a game this season, and it happened only three times last season.
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