LIU Brooklyn kept pace with Temple for the first eight minutes of the contest before the Owls began to completely take over. Up 14-12 at the under 12 media timeout, the Owls went on a 24-10 run to close out the half, heading to the locker room up 38-22.
Behind 61.3 percent shooting from the field, including 15-27 from beyond the arc, the Owls lit up the scoreboard. Guard Dalton Pepper led all scorers, as he put up 26 points on an extremely efficient night, making 10 of 12 shots and 6 of 8 from 3-point range. Pepper added 10 rebounds in the contest as well to round out a double-double performance.
Will Cummings scored 23 for the Owls, and Quenton DeCosey, Daniel Dingle and Anthony Lee added 19, 12 and 10 points respectively to put all five Temple starters in double digits for the game.
While the Owls soared and were extremely efficient shooting, the Blackbirds struggled, making just 28.8 percent of their shots. The Blackbirds were led in the losing effort by E.J. Reed and Gerrell Martin, who each notched 13 points, with Reed grabbing 12 rebounds as well.
The win puts the Owls back at the .500 mark for the season, as they improved to 5-5. Temple will be back in action on Wednesday when they face off with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
By: Kyle Babcock
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