PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A 20-point effort from Lavoy Allen Wednesday led No. 25 Temple to a 73-46 whipping of Saint Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 opener for both schools.
Saint Joseph's (4-9) suffered its eighth loss in nine games and shot just 31 percent from the field.
Temple scored the game's first seven points, fell back into an 11-11 tie 6 minutes deep into the contest and then went on a 9-0 surge to break things open. The Owls were coming off a loss to Kansas that snapped their seven-game winning streak.