Owls Go Down In OT

Myles Stute, Liam Robbins lead four in double figures as Dores pick up first win

PHILADELPHIA — Myles Stute scored a team-best 21 points and Liam Robbins added 20 and a block as time expired to lift Vanderbilt men’s basketball to an 89-87 overtime victory over Temple Tuesday at The Liacouris Center.

Stute was 7 of 10 from 3-point range, also sharing the team lead with six rebounds while pacing all players with three steals. Robbins contributed three blocks and three boards to go along with a 9-of-11 performance from the field, Jordan Wright added 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists, and Ezra Manjon posted 11 points and nine assists including sinking the game-winning basket from the baseline with just 22 seconds remaining in the contest.

The Commodores, who improved to 1-2, shot 54.3 percent from the floor including making 9 of 18 attempts from beyond the arc while also outscoring the Owls 48-22 in the paint.

Damian Dunn led Temple (1-2) with a game-best 38 points after knocking down 7 of 9 shots from beyond the 3-point arc, and Zach Hicks was 6 of 13 from long distance in ending up with 20 points and eight rebounds.

After trailing by as many as 11 points in the early stages of the opening half, the Dores recovered and built a 66-53 advantage with just over eight minutes remaining in regulation before the Owls mounted a comeback. Vandy was up by as many as five points in the extra period, but a Dunn three-point play gave Temple its only lead in overtime and set the stage for Manjon’s shot.