Inge scores 19 as Temple beats Penn St., 65-59

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP)—Semaj Inge scored 19 points, Ryan Brooks added 15 and Temple’s tight defense frustrated Penn State in a 65-59 victory on Saturday night.

The Owls (4-3) won in spite of a season-low two points from Dionte Christmas, the Atlantic 10’s leading scorer (21.8 ppg) coming into the game. He scored his only field goal with 5:15 left.

But Temple’s defense forced the Nittany Lions into numerous bad or rushed shots. Talor Battle had 19 points to lead Penn State (7-2), which shot just 35 percent from the field.

Inge provided the punch with Christmas struggling, hitting 6 of 9 from the field. Forward Lavoy Allen added 11 points for Temple, which enjoyed a 34-18 scoring advantage in the paint.

Temple snapped Penn State’s nine-game home winning streak, the longest stretch for the Nittany Lions in 12 years.

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Semaj Inge Semaj Inge
6-9,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Penn St.
Talor Battle Talor Battle
6-15,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 7 Assists

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