Dukes Outshot By Temple In 83-65 Loss
Feb. 18, 2004
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.
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.
Duquesne head coach Danny Nee: