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FOLIGNO, ITALY – The Temple men's basketball team used an 18-0 run to end the first quarter and never looked back in posting a 78-43 win over host Liomatic Perugia at the Pala Sport Tuesday. It marked the first win on the four contest tour, but the Owls also took three of four quarters from Mantova Monday.
Junior Anthony Lee had his best game on the trip, leading all scorers with 19 points. He scored nine of his points in the decisive run that pushed a Temple deficit (6-4) to a 22-6 advantage after the first quarter. The 6-9 forward also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds and made two blocks.
The Owls increased their lead to 20 points, 43-23, by halftime, and won each of the final quarters in a sold display of offense.
Temple's other returning starter, junior guard Will Cummings, also scored in double figures, tallying 13 points (4 steals), as did sophomore Daniel Dingle (11, points, 6 rebounds).
Freshman Mark Williams and sophomore Quenton DeCosey each added nine points. Williams also pulled down 10 rebounds with DeCosey dishing a team-high seven assists.
Josh Brown dished six assists (2 points) while Dalton Pepper (5 points, 6 rebounds), Jimmy McDonnell (4 points, 5 rebounds), Devontae Watson (4 points, 5 rebounds) and Nick Pendergast (2 points, 4 rebounds) all contributed.
This was the final game for the Owls, who will travel to Rome Wednesday, staying two nights in one of the world's most historic cities.