PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shizz Alston, Jr. made 4 of 7 from 3-point range and had 18 points and three blocks to help Temple beat Loyola (Md.) 81-67 on Friday night.
Quinton Rose added 16 points, six rebounds and six assists, Nate Pierre-Louis scored 16 and Ernest Aflakpui 10. The Owls (4-0) built a 16-0 lead in the first 3½ minutes and mostly kept the lead in double digits the rest of the way.
Brent Holcombe had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Andrew Kostecka added 14 points for Loyola.
The Greyhounds (1-3) had a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to 30-24 in the first half but that was as close as they would get. Temple pushed the lead back to 45-33 by halftime and kept their advantage between nine and 18 in the second half.
Temple committed just eight turnovers to Loyola’s 22.
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