Temple blows out Akron 82-47

December 12, 2010 2:38:15 PM PST
Micheal Eric scored 16 points to lead Temple to its fourth consecutive victory after an 82-47 rout of Akron on Sunday.

The Owls (7-2) shot 17 for 27 in the first half (63 percent) and held Akron to 6 of 30 from the floor (20 percent) to take a commanding 40-15 halftime lead.

Aaron Brown scored 13, Scootie Randall added 12 and Ramone Moore 10. Moore scored a career-high 30 points in Temple's 68-65 upset win over No. 10 Georgetown on Dec. 9.

Temple ended the first half on a 30-5 run and scored 16 points off of nine turnovers.

The Owls led 47-27 with 13:49 remaining in the game and used a 31-11 run to stretch their lead to 40 with 2:47 left to play.

The Zips (4-3) were led by Steve McNess and Alex Abreu with 11 points apiece and were outrebounded 44-27.

Akron finished the game 18 of 61 from the field (29.5 percent), including 8 for 28 from behind the 3-point line (28.6 percent).


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