Temple vs Buffalo

Temple 54, Buffalo 39

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Anthony Lee scored 10 points and Temple used stifling defense to defeat Buffalo 54-39 Wednesday night and improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

The Owls took a 13-2 lead en route to a 31-16 halftime advantage. Lee, whose tip-in stunned the Bulls in last season's 87-85 overtime win in Philadelphia, scored eight first-half points as Temple shot 50 percent (12 of 24) while limiting Buffalo to 23.1 percent (6 of 26).

The Owls cooled off to 22.2 percent in the second half (6 of 27), but made 10 of 12 free throws. After the break, Buffalo (2-6) shot 42.3 percent (11 of 26), although missing its only free throw.

Temple held an opponent under 40 points for the first time since beating Bowling Green 63-39 on Dec. 28, 2009.

The output was Buffalo's lowest since losing to Miami (Ohio) 63-35 on Feb. 22, 2002.

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Temple Owls
R. Hollis-Jefferson, F310-67-87127
A. Lee, F265-80-070210
W. Cummings, G343-73-46219
S. Randall, G-F282-60-03034
K. Wyatt, G253-90-02318
T. DiLeo, G200-25-62305
J. O'Brien, F201-50-03013
Q. DeCosey, G104-70-03108
D. Pepper, G50-10-02000
D. Dingle, G-F10-00-00000
Total 18-5115-1838101054
 35.3%83.3% 
Buffalo Bulls
J. McCrea, F337-160-121214
W. Regan, F274-100-04149
J. Oldham, G321-50-05732
A. Nuiriankh, G-F311-70-03043
C. Raley-Ross, G80-10-02000
T. Watson, G321-52-26345
X. Ford, F101-30-00012
C. Downing, C92-20-01014
J. Skeete, G80-20-01100
R. Thomas-Edwards, F80-10-03020
R. Sebuharara, G20-00-00010
Total 17-522-330132239
 32.7%66.7% 
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Houston12-622-1088
Cincinnati12-622-1148
Tulsa12-620-1258
UConn11-725-1132
Memphis8-1019-15139
UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231

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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-526-934
Ohio11-723-1281
Kent St.10-819-13124
Buffalo10-820-1591
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
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Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
Toledo8-1017-15182
W. Michigan7-1113-19203
 
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