KENT, Ohio – My look at some of the best and worst performances from Temple’s 80-66 victory over Kent State here Tuesday afternoon at the M.A.C. Center:
Best performance: Any person in his right mind knows Scootie Randall wins this by a landslide. Temple’s 6-foot-6 swingman flat out dominated Kent State. The fifth-year senior made a game-high five three-pointers while scoring a career-high 31 points in his first game back after redshirting last season. He also had a game-high four steals, four rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes.
Best performance in a losing effort: Kent State’ Kris Brewer gets this award after scoring 19 points. Twelve of those points came after intermission. The sophomore guard’s dunk even knotted the score 46-46 with 15 minutes, 58 seconds remaining. Brewer also finished with three steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Best performance by a reserve: This award goes to Owls reserve guard T.J. DiLeo, who was by far the grittiest player on the court. Efficient, the graduate student scored nine points on 3 of 4 shooting. He also had three assists, three rebounds and steal in 23 minutes.