In what has been a troublesome season for the (3-4) Knights of the University of Central Florida, a midweek trip to the Liacouras Center was not exactly what the doctor ordered. Temple gets the win and the Owls put the Knights to sleep 62-55.
The (2-3) Temple Owls were the host and spoiled the Knights party with a big 35 point second half that signaled the difference in a game that was knotted at 27 at the half. Despite having an 11-0 run, the Owls had to hold on when SFU pulled their own run, 7-0.
A late turnover secured the first Conference win for the boys from North Philly. Leading the way was Damian Dunn who posted a 20 point afternoon. Despite their lowest point output of the season, the Knights were the recipient of a pair of 17 point games from Darin Green Jr. as well as Isaiah Adams.
The Temple defense stole this game and help the dynamic, Brandan Mahan to only four points of a 1 for 9 shooting stat. The Knights were far less than stellar from the field and were saddled with a 33% percentage.
For Temple, J.P. Moorman was a force and hauled in 13 rebounds allowing the Owls to put the knights to sleep. Temple travels to Tulane for a 2:00 tip-off on Saturday.
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