Temple 81, Charlotte 69

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Mark Tyndale scored a career-high 37 points on 14-of-17 shooting to lead Temple to an 81-69 victory over Charlotte on Saturday.

Dionte Christmas added 13 points and Ryan Brooks had 10 as the Owls (12-15, 6-8 Atlantic 10) snapped their three-game losing streak. Tyndale, who made a season-high five 3-pointers without a miss, has scored 115 points in his last four games.

Leemire Goldwire scored 26 points and E.J. Drayton added 13 for the 49ers (13-14, 6-8), who had won four of five.

Temple jumped out to a 9-2 lead and led by as many as 17 in its fourth straight home win. Tyndale was 4-of-4 from the arc in the first half, when he also grabbed six of his nine rebounds.

Temple made eight of 12 3-pointers in the opening session, including three baskets during an 11-3 run near the end of the period on the way to a 43-31 halftime edge. Charlotte made just three of 12 3-pointers in the half and committed nine turnovers.

The 49ers narrowed the margin to 57-47 midway through the second half, but Tyndale converted a three-point play and knocked down a 3-pointer during an 8-2 run to restore Temple’s comfortable margin.

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L. Goldwire L. Goldwire
8-14,  26 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
M. Tyndale M. Tyndale
14-17,  37 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists

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