Temple 54, UB 39
How Temple Won: The Owls neutralized Javon McCrea by doubling down in the first half and dared the Bulls to beat them from the outside. It didn't happen. UB shot 23 percent overall in the half and just 20 percent (2 of 10) from behind the arc.
Turning Point: The game was tied 2-2 when UB proceeded to miss its next 13 shots. Temple had a 13-2 lead before Tony Watson finally ended the drought with 9:06 left in the half.
Player of the Game: Temple sophomore guard Will Cummings played a career-high 34 minutes and had nine points to go with six rebounds, three steals and two assists.
What It Means: Temple is 4-0 and starting to build some depth off the bench. UB fell to 2-6.
In the House: There were 3,201 on hand at Alumni Arena and probably a few of them caught a nap.
Bounce Back: Will Regan took at elbow to the forehead late in the first half, left for the locker room but returned after intermission and finished with nine points.
Stat Watch: UB had just six offensive rebounds and attempted a scant three free throws.
Stat Watch II: UB guards combined to go 3 of 21 from the field.
Next Up: UB travels to St. Bonaventure on Saturday night.
-- Bob DiCesare
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