The Temple Owls men's basketball team opened the 2012-13 regular season with a victory on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Kent State by a final score of 80-66.
Participating in ESPN's 24-hour tip-off marathon, the game started at noon, ET, from Memorial A&C Center in Kent, Ohio. After taking a 40-32 lead into the half, Temple came out in the second half and duplicated their performance registering another 40 points.
Scootie Randall registered a game-high 31 points for Temple and managed to tack on four rebounds, four steals and two assists in 38 minutes played (also a game-high). Forward Anthony Lee added an additional 16 points by shooting 6-of-8 from the field and registered eight rebounds.
Temple will return to action on Saturday night when they host Rice at the Liacouras Center.