TEMPLE
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Temple has won 7 of 8 games, tops East Carolina 85-74

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Shizz Alston Jr. scored 23 points with career-high tying seven 3-pointers, Quinton Rose added 19 points and Temple beat East Carolina 85-74 on Wednesday night.

Temple (14-3, 4-1 American) has won seven of its last eight games, including handing then-No. 17 Houston its first loss of the season.

Temple jumped out to a 21-2 lead - with nine points from Alston - but East Carolina pulled to 29-21 before trailing 37-23 at the break. Alston finished the half with 12 points on four 3-pointers. ECU made just 7 of 28 shots (25 percent) in the half.

ECU scored the first nine points of the second half to start a 16-4 run, pulling to 41-39, but Temple went on an 8-0 run to restore its multi-possession lead. Alston's sixth 3-pointer made it 62-52 midway through the half and ECU didn't get closer than six points the rest of the way.

Ernest Aflakpui had 12 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double this season for Temple. With his second 3-pointer of the night, Alston reached the 200-mark for his career.

Freshman Jayden Gardner, averaging a league-best 19.4 points per game, scored 27 points for East Carolina (8-9, 1-4), which has lost three straight. He has eclipsed the 20-point mark eight times this season.

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Key Players
S. Alston Jr.
J. Gardner
31.6 Min. Per Game 31.6
19.1 Pts. Per Game 19.1
0.8 Ast. Per Game 0.8
8.5 Reb. Per Game 8.5
39.6 Field Goal % 58.6
37.5 Three Point % 33.3
90.5 Free Throw % 75.6
  Offensive rebound by Seth LeDay 2.0
  Jayden Gardner missed 3-pt. jump shot 4.0
  Defensive rebound by Jayden Gardner 10.0
  Alani Moore II missed 2nd of 2 free throws 10.0
+ 1 Alani Moore II made 1st of 2 free throws 10.0
  Personal foul on Seth LeDay 10.0
+ 2 K.J. Davis made jump shot 20.0
+ 1 Alani Moore II made 2nd of 2 free throws 25.0
+ 1 Alani Moore II made 1st of 2 free throws 25.0
  Personal foul on Jayden Gardner 25.0
  Lost ball turnover on Seth LeDay, stolen by Alani Moore II 28.0
Team Stats
Points 85 74
Field Goals 28-57 (49.1%) 27-60 (45.0%)
3-Pointers 11-22 (50.0%) 6-20 (30.0%)
Free Throws 18-25 (72.0%) 14-22 (63.6%)
Total Rebounds 34 37
Offensive 6 7
Defensive 24 25
Team 4 5
Assists 15 10
Steals 9 8
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 12 14
Fouls 11 18
Technicals 1 0
23 PTS, 4 AST
27 PTS, 8 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Temple 14-3 374885
home team logo East Carolina 8-9 235174
Team Stats
away team logo Temple 14-3 74.7 PPG 38.1 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo East Carolina 8-9 67.4 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
10
S. Alston Jr. G 19.7 PPG 2.8 RPG 5.0 APG 40.5 FG%
1
J. Gardner F 16.3 PPG 8.5 RPG 1.3 APG 49.3 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Alston Jr. G 23 PTS 0 REB 4 AST
J. Gardner F 27 PTS 8 REB 4 AST
49.1 FG% 45.0
50.0 3PT FG% 30.0
72.0 FT% 63.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Alston Jr. 23 0 4 8/13 7/10 0/1 1 37 3 0 4 0 0
Q. Rose 19 5 3 6/16 1/4 6/7 0 36 2 0 0 0 5
N. Pierre-Louis 16 5 4 6/12 1/1 3/5 1 34 2 0 3 1 4
E. Aflakpui 12 12 0 4/5 0/0 4/4 3 30 0 0 0 3 9
D. Perry 3 3 2 1/6 1/5 0/0 0 16 0 1 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Alston Jr. 23 0 4 8/13 7/10 0/1 1 37 3 0 4 0 0
Q. Rose 19 5 3 6/16 1/4 6/7 0 36 2 0 0 0 5
N. Pierre-Louis 16 5 4 6/12 1/1 3/5 1 34 2 0 3 1 4
E. Aflakpui 12 12 0 4/5 0/0 4/4 3 30 0 0 0 3 9
D. Perry 3 3 2 1/6 1/5 0/0 0 16 0 1 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Moorman II 6 4 0 2/4 1/2 1/2 2 26 1 0 2 2 2
A. Moore II 4 1 1 0/0 0/0 4/6 0 10 1 0 0 0 1
J. Hamilton 2 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 4 9 0 1 1 0 0
Q. Jackson Jr. 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Scott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Parks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Keshgegian - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Waddington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. West - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 85 30 15 28/57 11/22 18/25 11 200 9 2 12 6 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gardner 27 8 4 8/17 1/3 10/12 3 35 0 2 0 2 6
K. Davis 15 2 1 6/9 3/6 0/2 4 38 1 2 2 0 2
S. LeDay 12 10 2 5/10 0/0 2/6 3 34 4 2 3 4 6
I. Fleming 11 4 3 5/8 1/2 0/0 4 33 1 0 6 0 4
S. Williams 9 5 0 3/14 1/9 2/2 3 39 2 0 0 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gardner 27 8 4 8/17 1/3 10/12 3 35 0 2 0 2 6
K. Davis 15 2 1 6/9 3/6 0/2 4 38 1 2 2 0 2
S. LeDay 12 10 2 5/10 0/0 2/6 3 34 4 2 3 4 6
I. Fleming 11 4 3 5/8 1/2 0/0 4 33 1 0 6 0 4
S. Williams 9 5 0 3/14 1/9 2/2 3 39 2 0 0 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Obasohan 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hill 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 0 1 0 1
D. Spasojevic 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 10 0 1 2 0 2
D. Wade 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Whitley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Whatley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hardy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Strickland - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Quinton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Foster - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 32 10 27/60 6/20 14/22 18 200 8 7 14 7 25