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Temple beats St. Bonaventure 76-70 for 20th win
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP)—Ramone Moore scored 19 points as Temple survived a late rally to defeat St. Bonaventure 76-70 on Wednesday night for its 20th win of the season and ninth straight.

Khalif Wyatt added 17 points and Juan Fernandez 16 for the Owls (20-5, 9-2 Atlantic 10 Conference), who maintained sole possession of first place in the league. Micheal Eric chipped in 11 boards.

Temple led 64-50 with 4:50 to go, but the Bonnies (13-10, 6-5) trimmed the deficit to three, at 72-69, with 22 seconds left.

Moore made two free throws 2 seconds later and the Owls’ Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson blocked a Charlon Kloof layup with 12 seconds to go.

Moore had two more free throws, followed by a steal with 6 seconds to go to preserve the win.

Andrew Nicholson scored 19 points and Eric Mosley 18 for the St. Bonaventure (13-10, 6-5), which has lost three of its last four.

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 Top Performers
 Temple
Ramone Moore Ramone Moore
6-11,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists
 St. Bonaventure
Andrew Nicholson Andrew Nicholson
8-15,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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