Rose scores 23 points, Temple tops Cal at Legends Classic

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              Temple's Quinton Rose (1) dunks the ball in front of California's Justice Sueing (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the consolation round of the Legends Classic tournament Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in New York. Temple won 76-59. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Quinton Rose scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half, Shizz Alston Jr. turned in a double-double and Temple defeated California 76-59 on Tuesday night for third place in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.

Rose made 11 of 20 shots and the Owls (5-1) shot 54 percent, including 9 of 21 from the arc for 43 percent. Alston, who had three 3-pointers, grabbed 10 rebounds. He scored nine points and Nate Pierre-Louis scored all nine of his in the second half when the Owls pulled away after leading 32-28 at halftime.

Pierre-Louis scored five points and Alston four in a 9-0 run that left the Owls up 72-54 with two minutes left.

Darius McNeill made three from the arc and finished with 12 points for Cal (1-3). Paris Austin, Andre Kelly and Matt Bradley added 10 points each.