TEMPLE
4-1
51
TF 8
FINAL
End
2nd
ESP3
Mon Nov. 19
9:42pm
BONUS
57
TF 12
ML: +128
VCU 3.5, O/U 147
ML: -131
TEMPLE
VCU

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Evans, VCU beat Temple 57-51 in Legends Classic

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Evans scored nine of his 21 points in the final four minutes to help VCU beat Temple 57-51 on Monday night in the opening round of the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.

VCU, which squandered a 17-point first-half lead before rallying down the stretch, will play St. John's in the championship game Tuesday.

Ernest Aflakpui made 1 of 2 free throws to give Temple (4-1) its biggest lead of the game at 48-44 with five minutes to go. VCU, however, scored 13 of the final 17 points - including nine by Evans - as the Owls went 1 for 10 from the field and 2 for 6 from the free-throw line over the final 6 1/2 minutes.

Nate Pierre-Louis had 11 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six steals for Temple. Quinton Rose had eight points on 4-of-15 shooting and Shizz Alston Jr. made 2 of 14 from the field and finished with six points. That duo came in averaging a combined 40.5 points per game.

VCU scored the first 11 points and led 21-4 midway through the first half. Temple missed 12 of its first 14 field-goal attempts, including all five 3-point shots, and committed four turnovers in the first 9 1/2 minutes.

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Key Players
S. Alston Jr.
I. Vann
28.0 Min. Per Game 28.0
10.7 Pts. Per Game 10.7
2.7 Ast. Per Game 2.7
5.7 Reb. Per Game 5.7
33.9 Field Goal % 35.6
34.5 Three Point % 8.3
100.0 Free Throw % 66.7
  Defensive rebound by Marcus Evans 4.0
  Shizz Alston Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 1 Issac Vann made 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
+ 1 Issac Vann made 1st of 2 free throws 13.0
  Personal foul on Quinton Rose 13.0
  Defensive rebound by Mike'L Simms 15.0
  Quinton Rose missed 3-pt. jump shot 18.0
  Offensive rebound by Shizz Alston Jr. 21.0
  Shizz Alston Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
+ 3 Marcus Evans made 3-pt. jump shot 33.0
  Defensive rebound by Sean Mobley 1:01
Team Stats
Points 51 57
Field Goals 20-62 (32.3%) 22-48 (45.8%)
3-Pointers 4-28 (14.3%) 6-20 (30.0%)
Free Throws 7-15 (46.7%) 7-13 (53.8%)
Total Rebounds 41 37
Offensive 11 7
Defensive 22 25
Team 8 5
Assists 8 11
Steals 13 6
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 13 19
Fouls 17 20
Technicals 0 0
11 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
21 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Temple 4-1 213051
home team logo VCU 4-0 282957
Team Stats
away team logo Temple 4-1 74.7 PPG 38.1 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo VCU 4-0 71.0 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
15
N. Pierre-Louis G 13.3 PPG 5.8 RPG 2.1 APG 45.9 FG%
2
M. Evans G 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.2 APG 42.5 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Pierre-Louis G 11 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
M. Evans G 21 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
32.3 FG% 45.8
14.3 3PT FG% 30.0
46.7 FT% 53.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Pierre-Louis 11 8 1 5/11 0/2 1/4 4 32 6 0 2 3 5
D. Perry 9 5 0 2/8 1/5 4/5 1 19 0 0 2 2 3
Q. Rose 8 2 2 4/15 0/5 0/2 4 28 1 0 1 1 1
S. Alston Jr. 6 4 2 2/14 2/10 0/0 1 38 1 0 2 2 2
E. Aflakpui 5 10 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 3 24 2 0 3 3 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Pierre-Louis 11 8 1 5/11 0/2 1/4 4 32 6 0 2 3 5
D. Perry 9 5 0 2/8 1/5 4/5 1 19 0 0 2 2 3
Q. Rose 8 2 2 4/15 0/5 0/2 4 28 1 0 1 1 1
S. Alston Jr. 6 4 2 2/14 2/10 0/0 1 38 1 0 2 2 2
E. Aflakpui 5 10 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 3 24 2 0 3 3 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Moorman II 9 2 2 4/8 0/3 1/2 2 27 0 1 2 0 2
A. Moore II 3 2 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 27 3 0 1 0 2
D. Moore 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Jackson Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Scott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Parks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 51 33 8 20/62 4/28 7/15 17 200 13 1 13 11 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Evans 21 3 1 7/12 2/5 5/8 2 24 0 0 6 0 3
I. Vann 11 2 1 4/9 1/2 2/2 3 30 0 0 2 0 2
D. Jenkins 6 3 2 3/10 0/5 0/0 3 24 0 1 5 1 2
M. Santos-Silva 6 6 0 3/5 0/0 0/2 3 29 1 0 1 1 5
C. Douglas 2 4 1 1/2 0/0 0/1 2 19 2 2 1 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Evans 21 3 1 7/12 2/5 5/8 2 24 0 0 6 0 3
I. Vann 11 2 1 4/9 1/2 2/2 3 30 0 0 2 0 2
D. Jenkins 6 3 2 3/10 0/5 0/0 3 24 0 1 5 1 2
M. Santos-Silva 6 6 0 3/5 0/0 0/2 3 29 1 0 1 1 5
C. Douglas 2 4 1 1/2 0/0 0/1 2 19 2 2 1 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Crowfield 6 2 0 2/5 2/5 0/0 0 13 0 0 1 1 1
S. Mobley 3 7 2 1/2 1/2 0/0 3 19 1 0 1 1 6
M. Simms 2 4 3 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 23 2 0 0 1 3
M. Gilmore 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 1 0 1
V. Williams 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
P. Byrd 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0
X. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sheehy-Guiseppi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 32 11 22/48 6/20 7/13 20 200 6 3 19 7 25