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Allen leads No. 20 Temple over Saint Louis 57-51

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lavoy Allen had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 20 Temple beat Saint Louis 57-51 on Wednesday night to remain tied for first place in the Atlantic 10.

The Owls (25-5, 13-2) have won six in a row and 14 of 16.

Juan Fernandez added 17 points and Ryan Brooks had 13 for Temple, which kept pace with Xavier for the top spot in the conference after the Musketeers beat Fordham earlier Wednesday night. Each team has one regular-season game remaining.

Willie Reed led Saint Louis (19-10, 10-5) with 16 points and Christian Salecich added 10.

Allen recorded his 12th double-double of the season.

Temple used a 10-2 run down the stretch to break open a close game. Ramone Moore broke a 45-all tie with a short jumper, and Allen and Fernandez added baskets to push the lead to 51-45.

The Owls held Saint Louis scoreless for 7:28 late in the second half and closed the game on a 14-6 run.