Temple handles Lafayette 71-55
EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Dionte Christmas had 29 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple to a 71-55 victory over cold-shooting Lafayette on Friday night.
Semaj Inge scored 11 points and Ryan Brooks added 10 for the Owls (3-1), who built an eight-point lead by halftime and opened up a 26-point lead with eight minutes left in the second half.
The Owls eventually outscored Lafayette 31-23 in the second half.
Jeff Kari scored 16 points and Jared Mintz 12 for Lafayette (2-1), which shot 36 percent (19-for-53) from the field and 7-for-22 from 3-point range.