Temple Tops Duquesne, 76-52

Feb. 11, 2006

Box Score

Mardy Collins went 10-of-14 from the field in scoring a game-high 23 points to lead Temple to a 76-52 win over Duquesne at the Liacouras Center.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Owls (13-9, 6-5) who upped their home record to 9-1.

The loss was the fourth in a row for the Dukes (3-19, 1-10).

Bryant McAllister, who was coming off a school record-tying eight 3-pointers at Rhode Island on Wednesday, went 5-of-11 from the arc in scoring a team-high 18 for Duquesne. Chauncey Duke went 3-of-6 from the arc in adding 13 for DU.

Temple, which shot 56.1 percent, led 38-26 at the half.

The Owls held Duquesne scoreless for the first 5:23 of the second half in building their lead to 20 points.

DU hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions to cut the lead to 50-37 with 12:50 to go before the Owls answered with an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach. Collins scored eight of his 15 second-half points during the run.

Temple, which outrebounded Duquesne 33-25, committed just five turnovers. The Owls made Duquesne pay for their 14 miscues by outscoring the Dukes 21-4 in points off turnovers.

Duquesne went 10-of-26 from the 3-point arc (38.5%), but shot just 39.1 percent for the game.

NOTES: Duquesne hit a season high-tying 10 3-pointers for the third time in its past four games ... the Dukes assisted on 15 of its 18 field goals ... Bryant McAllister went 13-of-24 (54.2%) from the 3-point arc during the two-game road trip (school record-tying 8-of-13 at Rhode Island and 5-of-11 at Temple) ... Ronnie Thomas hit 2-of-3 3-point attempts in adding eight points off the bench ... Temple outscored Duquesne 36-14 in the paint ... the Owls went just 3-of-12 from the foul line ... TU outscored DU 38-26 in each half.

DUQUESNE HEAD COACH Danny Nee: "Temple is a very sound defensive team. They're very long, they're active, they have great anticipation and they are also physical. Going into the game, our goal was to hit at least 10 3-pointers and we did that, we just didn't get any points inside. We also didn't get many fast break points or get to the free throw line as much as we hoped. Temple played very relaxed and they are very confident in this building."




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