Temple 42 36 78
Penn 35 38 73
Date of game: 11/9/2013

Recap: Penn vs. Temple

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dalton Pepper scored 19 points and Anthony Lee hung up a double-double as the Temple Owls bested the Penn Quakers, 78-73, in a Big Five regional rivalry game at the Palestra.

Pepper came a rebound shy of a double-double of his own as Lee had 12 points to match 12 rebounds for Temple (1-0). Will Cummings added 18 points and four assists while Quenton DeCosey chipped in 12 points for the Owls.

Tony Hicks scored a game-high 28 points for Penn (0-1). Darien Nelson-Henry posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds and Miles Cartwright dropped in 12 points to go with four assists.

Even though it shot at just a 35 percent clip in the first half, Temple managed to claim a 42-35 lead at the break by knocking down 11-of-15 shots from the free throw line while Lee had three of five blocked shots for the Owls.

Penn managed to keep the game close in the second half by shooting at a 48.5 percent pace but Temple improved to 46.4 percent shooting and connected on 7- of-9 tries from the free throw line to claim the win.

Penn lost despite beating Temple in points off turnovers (17-10) and points in the paint (44-26). The Owls had a commanding 49-35 edge on the boards.

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