Dukes Win Exciting Contest at Temple, 84-83
Feb. 14, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Derrick Colter hit a pair of free throws with 2.9 seconds left as Duquesne snapped an 11-game losing streak with an 84-83 win over Temple at Liacouras Center.
The win was the Dukes' first over the Owls in Philadelphia since 1995.
Khalif Wyatt, who gave Temple an 83-82 lead with a three-point play with 7.9 seconds left, scored a game-high 35 for the Owls.
Duquesne, behind 16 points from Winters, led by as many as 11 in the first half which ended with the Dukes up 43-37. DU went 7-of-14 from the arc in the opening 20 minutes with four players hitting at least one 3-pointer. Winters, who did not miss a shot in the first half (6-of-6), led the way with four threes.
DU missed nine of its first 10 shots of the second half as the Owls, behind seven points from Wyatt and six from Scootie Randall took a 54-46 lead. Temple took its first lead since 2-0 on a pair of Wyatt free throws at the 17:06 mark.
Duquesne answered with a 9-0 run to take a 55-54 lead on Winters' fifth 3-pointer with 12:35 left.
There were two ties and two lead changes before Kadeem Pantophlet's 3-pointer gave DU a 60-57 lead with nine minutes left. Duquesne maintained the lead until Wyatt's layup and free throw.
Colter took the inbound pass and drove the length of the court before he was fouled by Dalton Pepper. The freshman point guard, who went 9-of-10 from the line, hit both free throws.
Pepper caught a long pass and got off a deep 3-pointer that glanced off the rim as time expired.
Duquesne continues a stretch of three games in six days at home against Rhode Island Saturday at 7:00 p.m., before heading to nationally-ranked Butler on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Butler game will be televised locally by ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.
The win, Duquesne's second on the road this season, snapped an 11-game losing streak, a nine-game Atlantic 10 losing streak and a seven-game road losing streak.
The victory was Duquesne's first at Liacouras Center ... Temple had won nine in a row at home over DU, including eight at Liacouras Center ... DU's last win at Temple was on Jan. 30, 1995 at McMonigle Hall (62-55).
Freshman Quevyn Winters, who was making his second career start, scored a career-high 22 points ... the Milwaukee native went 8-of-9 from the field with a career-high five 3-pointers ... he was 6-of-6 with four 3's (16 points) in the first half ... Winters didn't miss until the 8:31 mark of the second half ... he made eight in a row - including five 3's - before the miss.
Andre Marhold posted his second career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds ... the 15 boards were the most by a Duke since Damian Saunders had 16 at George Washington on Feb. 6, 2010.
There were seven ties and seven lead changes ... Temple's largest lead was eight (54-46 with 14:18 left in the second half) ... Duquesne's largest lead was 11 (with 6:25 left in the first half).