Scores

Final

Temple 54

(4-0, 2-0 away)

Buffalo 39

(2-6, 1-2 home)

7:15 PM ET, November 28, 2012

Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

1 2 T
TEM 29 2554
BUFF 16 2339

Top Performers

Temple: A. Lee 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Buffalo: J. McCrea 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Temple 54, Buffalo 39

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Anthony Lee scored 10 points and Temple used stifling defense to defeat Buffalo 54-39 Wednesday night and improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

The Owls took a 13-2 lead en route to a 31-16 halftime advantage. Lee, whose tip-in stunned the Bulls in last season's 87-85 overtime win in Philadelphia, scored eight first-half points as Temple shot 50 percent (12 of 24) while limiting Buffalo to 23.1 percent (6 of 26).

The Owls cooled off to 22.2 percent in the second half (6 of 27), but made 10 of 12 free throws. After the break, Buffalo (2-6) shot 42.3 percent (11 of 26), although missing its only free throw.

Temple held an opponent under 40 points for the first time since beating Bowling Green 63-39 on Dec. 28, 2009.

The output was Buffalo's lowest since losing to Miami (Ohio) 63-35 on Feb. 22, 2002.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
BUFF
Points 54 39
FG Made-Attempted 18-51 (.353) 17-52 (.327)
3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 3-16 (.188)
FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 2-3 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 19 0

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