ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Rahlir Jefferson scored a career-high 18 points and Temple defeated Ohio 76-65 on Wednesday night for its sixth consecutive win.
Ramone Moore added 17 points, Khalif Wyatt had a career-high 14 points and Juan Fernandez had a career-high nine assists for the Owls (9-2), who improved to 5-0 against Mid American Conference teams this season.
Leading 40-33 at halftime, the Owls opened the second half on a 6-0 run to claim their largest lead of the game at 46-33 with 18:20 to play.
Ohio trimmed the lead to five points three minutes later, but the Owls pushed the lead back to double digits and led by at least eight in the final 7 minutes.
The Owls shot 50 percent (30 for 60) from the field and 42.1 percent (8 of 19) from 3-point range.
DeVaughn Washington scored 20 points, D.J. Cooper added 13 and Ivo Baltic had 12 for the Bobcats (6-6).
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