A solid night from senior guard Will Cummings and help from the Temple bench proved enough for the Owls to get by the Towson Tigers 76-64 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on Wednesday night.
The two teams starting the game a combined 3-for-26 for the floor, but the Owls took a 25-20 lead into the half, and things started to heat up out of the break. The Temple advantage was at its largest at 48-33 with 11 minutes remaining, and though Towson would get it down to as few as six with seven minutes to play, the hometown squad would let it get no closer.
Cummings set a new season high with 22 points, while junior wing Quenton DeCosey added 16. Sophomore guard Josh Brown and freshman forward Obi Enechionyia both played well in reserve minutes, scoring eight and seven points, respectively.
The Tigers dominated the Owls on the glass, 50-38, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a poor 31.7 percent shooting performance from the floor.
Towson sophomore forward John Davis, a Philadelphia native and the CAA’s leading rebounder (9.2/game), led his team’s rebounding effort with 14 rebounds, but was just 4-of-18 from the floor. Towson was actually much better on 3-point attempts, going 9-for-19, while they were just 11-of-44 from inside the arc.
Junior guard Four McGlynn led the Tigers with 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting.
Temple will look for its third straight win when it travels to No. 8 Villanova on Saturday, while Towson will host La Salle next Friday as it hopes to snap a two-game losing streak.
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