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Dukes Outshot By Temple In 83-65 Loss
Bryant McAllister
 
Bryant McAllister
 

Feb. 18, 2004

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Philadelphia, Pa. - David Hawkins and Mardy Collins scored 27 and 26 points respectively as Temple hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in defeating Duquesne 83-65 at the Liacouras Center. The win, Temple's fifth in a row, extended Duquesne's losing streak to four.

Bryant McAllister led three Dukes in double figures with 13 points. Elijah Palmer and Kieron Achara added 12 each for Duquesne.

Temple led 32-29 before going on a 10-0 run over the last 3:33 to take a 42-29 lead at the half. Dustin Salisbery, who had hit just two 3-pointers in Temple's nine previous games, buried two three's in the final 1:42 to key the run.

Duquesne cut the lead to 11 on an Palmer layup under a minute into the second half, but Hawkins, who tied his season high with five 3-pointers, answered with a trey to up the lead to 14. Duquesne would get no closer than 13 the rest of the way as the Temple lead reached 24 with 2:56 left.

While Hawkins was doing his damage from the outside, Collins scored on a variety of drives and mid-range jump shots as Temple set a new season high for points scored.

Duquesne broke out of a three-game 9-of-54 (16.7%) 3-point shooting slump by hitting 8-of-22 (36.4%) from the arc. Jimmy and Ryan Tricco hit a team-high three 3-pointers each for the Dukes in posting 9 points apiece.

Temple, which finished 12-of-30 from the arc, shot a season-best 49.2 percent from the field. The Owls, who turned the ball over just four times, made Duquesne pay for its 13 turnovers by converting them into 17 points.

The Dukes concluded their three-game road trip tonight and will return home for three of the next four games starting with a rematch with the George Washington Colonials, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at 4:00 p.m. at the Palumbo Center.

 

 

NOTES:

  • Achara came off the bench to score in double figures for the second consecutive game
  • Jimmy Tricco hit more than two 3-pointers in a game for the first time since he made 4-of-11 at Akron on Dec. 17
  • Ryan Tricco's three 3-pointers were a career high
  • DU was just 11-of-19 from the foul line in the second half (15-of-23 for the game).

QUOTES:

Duquesne head coach Danny Nee:

"Collins, Hawkins and Salisbery all shot the ball well for Temple. I watched a lot of tape and that's the best I've seen them shoot. Collins shot over our guards. There was no one in our program who could guard him tonight. Hawkins made some big three's. He made some very difficult shots.

"I thought our offense showed some signs of coming around against a very good defensive team. We just walked into a red hot shooting team.

"This [three road games in a row] was the toughest part of our schedule from a travel standpoint. We had two weekday road games and some early flights. Now, at least we're home all next week and we can get back into a more normal routine."

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