Scores

Final

Temple 71

(9-2, 4-1 away)

Seton Hall 65

(8-1, 6-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 19, 2009

    Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    TEM 27 4471
    HALL 30 3565

    Top Performers

    Temple: R. Brooks 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Seton Hall: H. Pope 13 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Temple 71, Seton Hall 65

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Ryan Brooks scored 24 points, including a clutch driving shot with 1:32 left, and Juan Fernandez added 21, leading Temple to a 71-65 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday night.

    The victory was the fifth straight for the Owls (9-2), who upset nationally ranked Villanova last Sunday.

    The loss was the first for Seton Hall (8-1), off to its best start since 1988-89 when the Pirates went to the NCAA Tournament championship game.

    The teams traded the lead nine times over the final 9 minutes before Scootie Randall's 3-pointer from the right corner broke a tie at 63 with 2:14 left. Brooks capped a clutch 7-0 run to make it 68-63 with 1:32 left.

    Eugene Harvey, who paced Seton Hall with 16 points, cut the lead to 68-65 with 1:21 left. The Pirates had three shots to tie the game, but missed all three.

    Fernandez iced the game with two free throws with 30.9 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEM
    HALL
    Points 71 65
    FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 22-63 (.349)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 13

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