KENT, Ohio -- Scootie Randall scored a career-high 31 points to lead Temple to an 80-66 win over Kent State on Tuesday in the Tip-Off Marathon.
Randall, who sat out last season with a left knee injury, finished 10-for-19 from the field, including five 3-pointers. His free throws gave Temple a 73-56 lead after a technical on the Kent State bench with 5:41 left.
Anthony Lee added 16 points for Temple (1-0), which shot 52 percent from the field.
Temple led 40-32 at halftime.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.
Two late June events provided a great start on the 2020 class and a look at some new 2019 talent.