La Salle got within one point on numerous occasions during the second half but could never get over the hump in a 76-70 loss to the Temple Owls. Missed foul shots hurt the Explorers as they made only 9 out of 16 attempts. A couple late baskets by Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson and Ramone Moore helped the Owls finish off La Salle.
The Explorers were led by Tyreek Duren with 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. Also scoring in double figures for La Salle were Ramon Galloway (17) and Earl Pettis (12). Jerrell Wright also chipped in with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Temple had four players in double figures, led by Hollis-Jefferson (19) and Moore (17).
La Salle now falls to 13-6 overall and 2-2 in A10 play while Temple moves to 12-5 overall and 2-2 in the A10.