COL BKB: Temple 73, Richmond 53

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Juan Fernandez scored five points in a 16-point second-half run Thursday that sent No. 25 Temple rolling over Richmond 73-53.

Temple won its seventh straight game and has captured 20 in a row at home. The Owls (20-5, 10-2 Atlantic-10) went into the game tied with Richmond in the league race and moved within a half game of front-running Xavier.


Ramone Moore led the Owls with 24 points and Fernandez hit 9-of-10 from the field while scoring 20 points.

Temple had a five-point lead in the early moments of the second half when it ran off 16 straight points over the course of 5 minutes. Fernandez finished the surge with a 3-pointer that gave Temple a 54-33 lead with 13:52 to play.

Scootie Randall added 10 points for the Owls before leaving with a foot injury. Kevin Anderson led Richmond (20-7, 9-3) with 15 points. The Spiders had won four straight.

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