Allen scores 23 as Temple beats Rhode Island 68-62

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Lavoy Allen scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading Temple to a 68-62 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday.

Dionte Christmas added 19 points and Craig Williams 12 for Temple (13-9, 5-3 Atlantic 10), which hit on 26 of 55 shots.

Keith Cothran had 16 points for Rhode Island (16-8, 5-4), while Jimmy Baron added 13.

The Owls led 48-30 five minutes into the second half, but Cothran helped rally the Rams to within 64-57 with 3:17 left to play. Rhode Island closed to 66-60 on a 3-point shot by Lamonte Ulmer with 1:36 to go, but Christmas hit two free throws at 0:19 to end the threat.

Baron, hampered by a sore back, played only 26 minutes, but connected on 5 of 6 shots in the game.

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Jimmy Baron Jimmy Baron
5-6,  13 Pts
0 Rebs, 1 Assists
Lavoy Allen Lavoy Allen
10-14,  23 Pts
13 Rebs, 2 Assists

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