Score: Temple 83, Detroit 78
Stars: Temple: Rhalir Hollis Jefferson 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Stl. Khalif Wyatt 20 Pts, 7 Ast. Detroit: Ray McCallum Jr 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast.
Story: It was a wild game at the Liacouras Center, but Temple was able to hang in there and knock off a tough Detroit team.
Detroit (19-11, 11-4 Horizon) came out strong, taking an early lead with some newly-found offensive efficiency as the Titans tried to put Temple (20-8, 8-5 A-10) away early — Doug Anderson and Ray McCallum Jr. were able to keep the Owls at bay by displaying a very diverse offensive game; McCallum Jr., per usual, was the leader for Detroit, setting his teammates up with easy buckets and showcasing a solid mid-range jumper as Detroit built up a 10-point lead by halftime.
However, Temple refused to simply roll over and die — the Owls emerged from the locker room focused and re-energized. The offense began to heat up — notably, the trio of Jake O’Brian, Scootie Randall, and Khalif Wyatt got rolling. ...