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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Scoreboard
Temple (4-0) «312354
Buffalo (2-6)162339

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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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SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-427-958
Ohio10-720-11118
Kent St.10-722-14142
Buffalo10-717-15146
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
Toledo8-917-17156
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
 
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