Stout’s 31 points lead Fordham to 78-76 win over Temple
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Marcus Stout scored a season-high 31 points, including Fordham’s last eight, as the Rams held off Temple 78-76 Saturday.
Bryant Dunston had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Brenton Butler also scored 12 points for Fordham (11-13, 5-7 Atlantic 10), which had lost five of its last seven games.
Dionte Christmas scored 20 points and Mark Tyndale had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Owls (14-12, 7-5).
The Rams never trailed in the game and led 60-45 with 12:05 left to play. Temple then went on a 17-6 run to close to 66-62, and then finally tied the score 68-68 with 4:18 to go.
Stout’s scoring then led to a 78-74 Rams lead with 12.8 seconds remaining. Tyndale made a layup and stole the inbounds pass, but after a timeout his difficult 22-foot attempt hit the front rim at the buzzer.
Fordham jumped out to a 20-12 lead, paced by four straight 3-pointers by Stout. The Rams led 43-34 at the half, hitting on 15 of 29 field goals, including 8-for-18 from 3-point range.