Xavier Sets Record In Win Over Temple

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tu Holloway scored 21 points and Mark Lyons added 19, helping Xavier beat Temple 88-77 on Saturday in a rematch of teams that shared the Atlantic 10 title last season.

Xavier (13-5, 5-0) won its 35th straight A-10 home game, moving one ahead of Temple (13-5, 3-2) for the league record. The Owls won 34 in a row from 1987-91.

Xavier's two guards led an offense that rolled up the most points this season against Temple, which leads the conference in defense. The Musketeers led most of the game - Temple had a pair of brief one-point leads.

Scootie Randall led Temple with a career-high 28 points. The Owls stayed in it by making a season-high 11 3s.

The Musketeers wore throwback uniforms in honor of forward Brian Grant, whose jersey was retired at halftime. Grant graduated from Xavier in 1992, played a dozen years in the NBA and is coping with Parkinson's disease.

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