PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Dionte Christmas scored a season-high 35 points and hit three straight 3-pointers during a game-changing stretch that helped Temple upset No. 8 Tennessee 88-72 on Saturday.
The Owls students dressed in Santa Claus hats and held signs that read ``Merry Christmas!'' to cheer on Temple's best player. Then they stormed the court in a wild celebration for coach Fran Dunphy's biggest win in three seasons.
Christmas delivered with a sensational second half when he hit six of his seven 3-pointers for the Owls (5-3).
Tennessee (6-2) never led in the game, but cut the deficit to four midway through the second half. Christmas then hit three 3s that stretched the lead to 15 points.
Sergio Olmos scored a career-high 19 points, including two baskets during Temple's 8-0 run to start the game.

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