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Temple beats Penn 76-67 for Big 5 win

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mark Williams scored a career-high 24 points and Temple defeated Penn 76-67 for a Big 5 victory on Tuesday night.

Will Cummings scored 16 points, and had seven rebounds and five assists for the Owls (3-2). Quenton DeCosey added 14 points and Josh Brown 11.

Tony Hicks scored 17 points for the Quakers (0-4) before fouling out with 6:30 left. Matt Howard scored 15 and Darien Nelson-Henry 12, along with grabbing eight rebounds.

Penn held a 37-29 advantage on the boards but had 19 turnovers.

Temple led 44-37 at halftime and went up 11 early in the second half on a 3-pointer by Williams. Penn closed to within a point at 61-60 and was down only 70-67 with 1:15 remaining before the Owls hit their free throws down the stretch.

Temple bounced back after losses to Duke and UNLV.