Temple Vs. Xavier: Owls Maintain Atlantic 10 Lead, Defeat Xavier 85-72

Temple defeated Xavier 85-72 to stay atop the A-10 conference.

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Temple Vs. Xavier: Owls Storm Musketeers 85-72

Senior guard Ramone Moore continued his torrid February with 30 points in Temple's 85-72 victory over the visiting Xavier Musketeers on Saturday night. The win keeps Temple atop the A-10 with an 8-2 conference record, and the Owls improved to 18-5 overall.

Temple shot 45% from behind the three point arc, including a combined six makes from Moore and back court mate Khalif Wyatt, who finished with 18 points overall.

Tu Holloway, Xavier's senior leader, led the Musketeers with 23 points, but Temple held a major edge on the boards, out rebounding Xavier 38-27. After starting the year 8-0, Xavier has lost nine of its last 17 games.

Temple will next take to the court on Wednesday when they travel to play St. Bonaventures.

For more Temple basketball coverage, visit our team page. For more on Xavier basketball coverage, visit our team page and our team blog, Banners On The Parkway.

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Xavier Vs. Temple Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Temple Owls will look to win their eighth consecutive game tonight as they face off against conference rival, the Xavier Musketeers, who trail the Owls by only a half game in the Atlatnic 10 standings. The game will be played at the Liacouras Center, where the Owls have only lost one game all season.

Xavier is coming off a home victory over the Rhode Island Rams. They're led in scoring by guards, Tu Holloway, who averages 16.3 per contest, and Mark Lyons, who averages 15.9. The Musketeers are 5-4 on the road this season.

Game Date/Time: Saturday, February 11, 9 p.m. ET

Location: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

TV: ESPN2 and ESPN3

Radio: 1210 AM WPHT

Spread: Temple is a five point favorite; the over/under is 140.5 points

For more Temple basketball coverage, visit our team page. For more on Xavier basketball coverage, visit our team page and our team blog, Banners On The Parkway.

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Temple Vs. Xavier: Owls Look To Maintain Atlantic 10 Lead

Temple looks to remain atop the Atlantic 10 Conference on Saturday night against Xavier.

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