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11/17/2012 11:49 PM EST
Temple pulls away in 2nd half to beat Rice 77-63
TEMPLE 77, RICE 63
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson scored 18 points and
Temple broke open a tight game in the second half to beat Rice
77-63 Saturday night.
Temple (2-0) got the better of it after halftime, outscoring
Rice 43-32 after leading 34-31 at the break. Besides
Hollis-Jefferson, whose 18 points came on 8-for-10 shooting,
Khalif Wyatt scored 17 points and Anthony Lee and Scootie
Randall totaled 16 apiece. Randall grabbed 12 rebounds.
For Rice (1-2), guard Tamir Jackson posted a double-double (12
rebounds, 17 points). Nine of those points came on three treys,
but Jackson was just 6 of 17 from the floor.
Julian DeBose scored 15 points for Rice and Keith Washington
added 12. Rice made 8 of 23 3-point attempts. Temple had a
decisive edge at the foul line, hitting 21 of 28 while Rice was
11 for 14.
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