By Sam Bush
Shizz Alston Jr. scored 14 points, Ernest Aflakpui (above) added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Temple held off Penn 70-62 yesterday.
Down eight with 2:55 to play, the Quakers scored six points, pulling within 64-62 on an A. J. Brodeur layup with 1:16 to play. Quinton Rose answered with a layup and Penn, which had made 15 of 16 free throws, missed the front end of a one-and-on. Alston followed with two free throws with 26 seconds left. Penn missed a 3 and Obi Enechioyia closed with out with a dunk.
Enechioyia and Alani Moore II, who had four 3-pointers, each had 12 points for the Owls (6-2) with Moore adding seven assists.
Matt Howard hit four 3s and scored 19 points for Penn (2-4) and Brodeur added 17 with seven rebounds.
Temple led by 31-22 at the half after racing to a 21-4 lead and was up by 15 in the second half.