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No. 24 Rutgers women beat Temple 67-58

Temple forward Natasha Thames (32) tries to control the ball as she is covered by Rutgers defenders during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 67-58. (Mel Evans/AP)
Temple forward Natasha Thames (32) tries to control the ball as she is covered by Rutgers defenders during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 67-58. (Mel Evans/AP)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Tyler Scaife had 21 points and Kahleah Copper had 17 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night to lead No. 24 Rutgers past Temple 67-58.

Copper scored back-to-back baskets and Betnijah Laney added two free throws to cap a 6-0 run that gave Rutgers (21-6, 12-4 American Athletic Conference) a 63-55 lead with 3:37 to go. Laney had 11 points and six rebounds for Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights scored only four more points the rest of the game, but the Owls (12-15, 6-10) presented no challenge as they missed their last six field goals.

The Owls fell behind 8-0 to start the game and trailed the entire way. They closed to within 31-28 at halftime, and Natasha Thames cut the gap to 57-55 on a three-point play with 5:30 left in the game.

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