Temple Tops Duquesne, 76-52
Feb. 11, 2006
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.