Rice vs Temple Wrap - Temple Wins 77-63
Temple grabbed a 77-63 win over Rice on Saturday, behind an 18-point effort from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson at Liacouras Center.
Bettors who backed Temple were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 25.
Temple got 17 points from Khalif Wyatt and another 16 points from Anthony Lee. Khalif Wyatt contributed 6 assists, while Anthony Lee cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Rice got a 17-point performance from Tamir Jackson, who was supported by 15 points from Julian DeBose. Tamir Jackson had 2 assists in a losing cause for Rice, while Tamir Jackson grabbed 12 rebounds.
Temple hit the break leading 34-31 before taking care of business in the second half.
Temple won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-30.