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Recap: Temple 71, Butler 83
Line Movements
Date: January 26, 2013 6:00 PM EDT
  

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rotnei Clarke returned in the nick of time for No. 9 Butler.

The sharp-shooting guard scored 25 points in his first game back in two weeks, and Khyle Marshall added 19, leading the Bulldogs past Temple 83-71 Saturday. Butler has won 14 of its last 15, the only blemish being Wednesday's 54-53 loss at La Salle.

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Clarke had missed the previous three games with a severely sprained neck, the result of a head-first collision with a padded basket support at Dayton on Jan. 12. And though the Bulldogs went 2-1 in his absence, they needed every point Clarke could must Saturday -- and every opening he could create for his teammates, too.

Temple (13-6, 2-3) was led by Khalif Wyatt, who scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half, and Scootie Randall who had 13 points as another Philadelphia team was looking to upset a Top 10 foe. In addition to the La Salle win, Villanova took down Louisville and Syracuse this week. But the Owls couldn't join the party, falling to 1-3 this season against the Top 10.

Clarke was the biggest reason for Temple's failures Saturday, and it wasn't just because of his scoring. He made three 3-pointers and was 13 of 14 from the free-throw line.

While Clarke continually confounded Temple's defense by taking and making contested shots and the Owls adjusted, Clarke was content to let his teammates do their part. Marshall took care of the dirty work inside, and with Temple paying so much attention to Clarke outside, freshman Kellen Dunham knocked down five 3s and finished with 17 points. And Clarke had a career-high nine assists.

The combination was too much for Temple, which played all but three minutes without starting guard T.J. DiLeo because of what appeared to be a right ankle injury.

Temple controlled the first nine minutes of the game, then it was all Butler.

The Bulldogs used a 12-0 first-half run to take a 34-26 lead. The Owls cut that deficit to 37-34 at the half.

But Butler opened the second half on a 7-0 run and led by as much as 51-38 with 13:50 left in the game.

Again, Temple charged back, using an 18-5 spurt to tie the score at 56 when Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson completed a three-point play.

The Bulldogs answered again with a dunk from Marshall and a 3 from Dunham, then went on a decisive 8-0 run to make it 72-60 with 3:32 to go.

Temple couldn't get closer than seven the rest of the way.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 TEMP  +220   +6.5   129.5 
 BUTLER  -260   -6.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 TEMP  +230   +6.5   129.5 
 BUTLER  -270   -6.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 TEMP  20%   33%   46% 
 BUTLER  80%   67%   54% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Jan 26
 
    Syracuse at Villanova
11:00 AM EDT
    Georgia State at Drexel
12:00 PM EDT
    Louisville at Georgetown
12:00 PM EDT
    Notre Dame at South Florida
12:00 PM EDT
    Ohio State at Penn State
12:00 PM EDT
    Maryland at Duke
1:00 PM EDT
    Rhode Island at Fordham
1:00 PM EDT
    Northern Iowa at Indiana State
1:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Oklahoma State
1:00 PM EDT
    Boston College at Virginia
1:00 PM EDT
    Kansas State at Iowa State
1:45 PM EDT
    Arkansas at South Carolina
1:45 PM EDT
    Dartmouth at Harvard
2:00 PM EDT
    UNC Wilmington at Hofstra
2:00 PM EDT
    Providence at Marquette
2:00 PM EDT
    Marshall at Memphis
2:00 PM EDT
    Minnesota at Wisconsin
2:00 PM EDT
    Brown at Yale
2:00 PM EDT
    Cleveland State at Youngstown St
2:00 PM EDT
    Wake Forest at Georgia Tech
3:00 PM EDT
    Northwestern at Nebraska
3:00 PM EDT
    Santa Clara at San Diego
4:00 PM EDT
    New Mexico at San Diego State
4:00 PM EDT
    Old Dominion at James Madison
4:00 PM EDT
    Louisiana State at Kentucky
4:00 PM EDT
    Detroit at Loyola-Chicago
4:00 PM EDT
    Boise State at Nevada
4:00 PM EDT
    Baylor at Texas Christian
4:00 PM EDT
    DePaul at Pittsburgh
4:00 PM EDT
    Vanderbilt at Missouri
5:00 PM EDT
    Washington State at Oregon State
5:00 PM EDT
    Xavier at St Josephs
6:00 PM EDT
    Temple at Butler
6:00 PM EDT
    Georgia at Texas AM
6:00 PM EDT
    Hawaii at Santa Barbara
7:00 PM EDT
    Cornell at Columbia
7:00 PM EDT
    UC Irvine at Long Beach State
7:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at North Carolina State
7:00 PM EDT
    Illinois Chicago at Wright State
7:00 PM EDT
    Washington at Oregon
7:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Auburn
8:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Illinois State
8:00 PM EDT
    Florida at Mississippi St
8:00 PM EDT
    LaSalle at Virginia Commonwealth
8:00 PM EDT
    Bradley at Wichita State
8:00 PM EDT
    Weber State at Montana
9:00 PM EDT
    Eastern Washington at Southern Utah
9:00 PM EDT
    Louisiana Tech at Utah State
9:00 PM EDT
    Northern Colo at Sacramento State
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at UC Davis
10:00 PM EDT
    Northridge at Cal Poly SLO
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at Pacific
10:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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