Rhode Island defeats Temple 67-59
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP)—Kahiem Seawright scored 17 points to lead Rhode Island to a 67-59 victory over Temple on Wednesday night.
It was the first time this season Rhode Island (14-7, 3-3 Atlantic 10) won while scoring fewer than 70 points.
Temple’s Dionte Christmas led all scorers with 27 points, but scored just five in the final nine minutes.
Temple (11-8, 3-2 A-10) managed to slow the fast-paced Rhode Island offense, holding the Rams to four fast-break points, but the Rams executed well in the half-court, connecting on 51 percent of their shots, 26-for-51.
Point guard Marquis Jones directed an efficient offense, doling out six assists and turning the ball over once. He scored nine points and Jimmy Baron added 13. URI held Temple to one field goal and six points in the final nine minutes of play.
Ryan Brooks scored 12 points for the Owls.