Fordam 80, Temple 73

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NEW YORK (AP)—Marcus Stout scored 16 of his 27 points in the first half to lead Fordham to an 80-73 win over Temple on Saturday.

Stout shot 10-for-13 from the field for the Rams (17-11, 10-6 Atlantic 10), who won their fourth straight. Bryant Dunston had 20 points and Michael Binns add 16.

The Rams clinched the fifth seed for the conference tournament, which starts Wednesday in Atlantic City, N.J.

Dionte Christmas led the Owls (12-17, 6-10) with 26 points. Mark Tyndale had 19 points and Dustin Salisbery added 13 for Temple, which has lost five of six.

After a 3-point shot by Christmas at 15:56 of the second half, Fordham went on a 21-10 run for a 61-50 lead at 8:53. Stout finished the run with a 3-pointer.

A layup by Stout accounted for the largest lead of the game, 74-58, with 2:52 left.

Fordham’s 10 regular-season wins are the most for a single season since joining the league in 1995-96. It’s the Rams’ first winning season since 1993.

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