Scootie Randall scored 21 points, leading Temple to a 71-64 win over Richmond in an Atlantic 10 game Wednesday at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
The Spiders (13-9, 3-4 Atlantic 10) started slowly, trailing 38-30 at halftime. Temple, which retired the jersey of 1956 Final Four MVP Hal Lear at halftime, seemed to leave some momentum behind in the locker room. Richmond heated up from beyond the arc to get back in the game, but the Owls closed strong in coming back from a tough loss to nationally ranked Butler over the weekend.
Khalif Wyatt had 19 points for the Owls (14-6, 3-3), while Anthony Lee added 12 points and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson scored 11.
Darien Brothers led Richmond with 22, but Kendall Anthony was the only other Spider in double figures, finishing with 10. The Spiders went 10-for-27 (37 percent) from 3-point range, 11-for-26 (42 percent) on 2-point shots.
Temple dominated the board 38-24 and shot 48 percent from the floor.
The Spiders were again without junior forward Derrick Williams. He missed his eighth game in a row with a sprained ankle, but he could return to play Saturday against Xavier. The Owls travel to play at local rival Saint Joseph's on Saturday.