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Recap - Temple Defeats Southern Methodist 71-64

Dalton Pepper scored 24 points leading Temple to a 71-64 victory over Southern Methodist at Liacouras Center on Sunday.

Temple was an 8-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Quenton DeCosey had 13 points for Temple and Will Cummings chipped in with 13 points. Will Cummings had 7 assists for them, while Devontae Watson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Southern Methodist got 18 points from Markus Kennedy in a losing cause and another 15 points from Nic Moore. Nic Moore contributed 4 assists for them, while Shawn Williams had 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Temple were victorious, as the score was 34-30 at the break.

Temple won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-25.