Recap: Temple vs. Kent State
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Devareaux Manley and Derek Jackson tallied 17 points apiece as the Kent State Golden Flashes rallied back to defeat the Temple Owls, 81-77, in a non-conference tilt at the Liacouras Center.
Jackson and Darren Goodson grabbed six rebounds each for KSU (2-0), which also received 11 points off the bench from Kellon Thomas. Goodson scored 12 points and handed out four assists while Mark Henniger made an impact at the defensive end of the floor with four blocked shots.
Will Cummings led Temple (1-1) with 17 points and seven assists. Anthony Lee posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Quenton DeCosey also scored 16 points while Dalton Pepper finished with 15 points. Mark Williams added 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the floor for the Owls.
Temple got off to a great start and built a 21-11 lead by the 11:31 mark of the first half. The Golden Flashes hit 7-of-13 attempts from behind the 3- point line in the opening 20 minutes to battle back. The Owls took a 42-38 lead into halftime after converting 53.8 percent of their field goal tries in the opening period.
Manley scored nine of his points after halftime to help the visitors overcome the deficit. KSU made 48.1 percent of its shots from the floor and limited the Owls to makes on just 40.5 percent of their attempts from the field after the break. The Golden Flashes drained 13-of-19 shots at the charity stripe in the second half while Temple went 1-of-3 at the free-throw line over the final 20 minutes of the contest.
Despite the loss, the Owls held a narrow, 40-39, edge in the rebounding battle and outscored KSU, 34-26, in the paint.Game Notes