In an Atlantic 10 Conference showdown and Big 5 rivalry game, the Temple Owls easily defeated the St. Joseph's Hawks by a final score of 78-60. The win was the fourth straight for the Owls and improves their record to 15-5 overall and 4-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference this season. The loss drops St. Joe's to 13-9 and 3-4 in the conference.
Temple was led by Ramone Moore, who scored 21 points on 13 shots. He also added four assists and four rebounds. Three other Owls scored in double figures, including Juan Fernandez, Khalif Wyatt and Michael Eric.
The Owls have now won four consecutive games and trail the Massachusetts Minutemen by a half game for the top stop on the A 10 Conference standings. Their next game is scheduled for February 1, when they travel to New York to face the Fordham Rams.