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HILADELPHIA - Depriving Temple Hall of Fame coach John Chaney of career win No. 708 doesn't quite have the same historic value that delaying his 700th win did on Jan. 24, but the University of Massachusetts basketball team would like to do it all the same.
The Minutemen and Owls meet at 8 tonight at the Liacouras Center. UMass won the earlier meeting 66-65.
While Temple is already locked into the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic 10 East for next week's A-10 Tournament at Dayton, the Minutemen could still make a move in the standings. UMass could finish third in the Atlantic 10 East if it can win at Temple and at Richmond Saturday if Rhode Island loses at Dayton tonight. The Minutemen can finish no worse than fourth.
(Finishing third)''is definitely something we're shooting for,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''That would be an accomplishment, especially with these last two games on the road.'' At 14-11 (8-6 A-10) Temple has in all likelihood clinched its 21st straight postseason appearance. Even if Temple loses to UMass, Xavier and its first Atlantic 10 Tournament game, the Owls would still be eligible for the National Invitation Tournament at 14-14. With Chaney's reputation and the Owls' tradition, Temple would still likely be included at .500.
Temple has been led by senior David Hawkins, who is having a season that in most years would have earned him Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. But with Saint Joseph's point guard Jameer Nelson locking that up already, Hawkins will settle for being a first-team all-conference player. He leads the A-10 in scoring at 23.7 points per game and is tied for 19th in the league with 5.2 rebounds per game. He was co-Player of the Week this week with Delonte West.
Hawkins' only reliable scoring teammate has been sophomore Mardy Collins, who is averaging 15.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. The duo has combined for well over half of Temple's points this season.
They combined for 38 of Temple's 65 points in its Jan. 24 loss at UMass. In that game Hawkins scored just three points in the first half before scoring 19 in the second half to lead the Owls from 23 down to one ahead, but Artie Bowers made a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left to clinch the game for UMass.
Lappas expected Temple to adjust slightly from that game.
''I think they'll put more pressure on Anthony Anderson, but they basically do the same things they always do,'' Lappas said. ''We need our young guys, who have been playing well, to continue to play well.''
NOTES: Anderson has averaged 12.8 points in five career games against Temple without attempting a single shot from inside the 3-point line. He's made 21-of-50 3s against the Owls.
Bowers, who had 19 points in the Minutemen's win over the Owls, has been critical to the success of UMass. He's averaged 13.3 points per game in wins and 6.1 in losses. The Minutemen are 7-3 when Bowers scores in double figures
Lappas is trying to end a six-game losing streak against Big Five schools in Philadelphia since leaving Villanova, a Big Five member.
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N JAN. 24, Temple headed to Massachusetts, which was riding a seven-game losing streak. The Owls were trying to get coach John Chaney his 700th career victory. And, after coming back from 23 down with 14 minutes left, it looked like they had secured history.
They had possession and a three-point lead with less than a minute showing. But Mardy Collins had a tough finish. First, he threw up a 10-foot jump shot when maybe he should have been running some more time off the clock. Then, he was called for a foul on the rebound, which was the last thing he needed to do at that point. UMass made one of two free throws. After Micheal Blackshear missed from the line at the other end, the Minutemen came down and went ahead on a three.
Collins lost the ball on the ensuing possession, not once but twice. And the Owls lost by a deuce. UMass (10-16, 4-10 in the Atlantic 10) would win its next three, before losing five straight. The Minutemen come into tonight's game at the Liacouras Center coming off a home win (82-71) Saturday over St. Bonaventure.
The Owls (14-11, 8-6), meanwhile, have won eight of their last 10. Since the trip to UMass, in fact, they haven't lost to anybody not named Saint Joseph's. Which isn't bad, even if the rest of the A-10 East that Temple has been mostly beating up on isn't exactly a juggernaut. The Owls, who'll close out the regular season Saturday at home against Xavier, are once again playing their best when it counts most.
On Wednesday, they beat visiting Fordham by 14, after trailing by 10 midway through the first half. And, for the first time since early December, David Hawkins did not lead the team in scoring. He had 16 points, one less than Collins, who has finally re-emerged as the second scoring threat. The Owls are now 5-0 when they have four guys score in double figures. And Keith Butler (nine) almost made it an even handful.
Chaney concedes the team is better than it was a month ago. But it still has a way to go, if it wants to make a run in the conference tournament. The Owls nearly beat host Dayton in last year's title game. If the standings don't change, they'd face the Flyers in the semifinals. If they get that far. But if they make it to the finals, even another loss to the Hawks could leave them at 18-12. And maybe, just maybe, get them a second look on Selection Sunday.
Sure, it's a longshot. But right now, it's the only shot they have. It's still a lot more than they had not too long ago.
ith just two regular season games remaining in what has been a disappointing season for the Massachusetts men's basketball team (10-16 4-10 Atlantic 10), third-year UMass coach Steve Lappas is surely finding it difficult to keep his young squad motivated despite playing for nothing more than pride.
However tonight, the motivation takes care of itself, as the Minutemen renew acquaintances with eternal conference enemy Temple Owls (14-11 8-6 A-10). With tip-off set for 7 p.m. at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pa., the contest serves as the latest chapter of what was once one of college basketball's fiercest rivalries.
"There's no question, it's tougher to play games like this down the stretch when you're out of it then it is when you're right in the thick of things," Lappas said. "But it's Temple, and the rivalry speaks for itself. These kids know the history between these two teams, and you only need to look back at the last time we played to see how competitive the series is."
In that earlier meeting, played Jan. 24 at the Mullins Center before a national television audience on ESPN, the Maroon and White squandered a 23-point second half lead and needed a clutch 3-pointer from freshman guard Art Bowers with just 31 seconds remaining to grab a hard-fought 66-65 victory.
The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for UMass, and was its first conference victory of the season while it also deprived legendary Owl coach John Chaney of his 700th career victory.
Bowers led UMass with 19 points, while Temple star David Hawkins rebounded from a poor first half that saw him score just three points to notch a game-high 22 points.
"It was a quality win for us, to go out and beat a quality team like that," Lappas said. "We showed we knew how to win by coming back after blowing the big lead, and we think that success can carry over for us into [tonight's] game."
For the Minutemen, the onus will be on stopping Hawkins and his 23.7 points per game. One of the nation's top scorers, the oversized guard also averages 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.6 steals per contest, and has helped the Owls to eight wins in ten games since the loss to UMass, with both losses over that period coming to undefeated No. 2 St. Joe's.
"Hawkins is a great player," sophomore forward Jeff Viggiano said. "He's bigger than most defenders, and does a lot of things well. He's a big-time scorer and we're going to need to be able to contain him."
Other weapons in Chaney's arsenal is sophomore guard Mardy Collins, who ranks second on the team in scoring at 15.1 points per game, as well as sophomore forward Michael Blackshear, who averages a team-best 6.5 rebounds per contest.
"They're guards are big and they have guys who can really go get the ball off the glass," Lappas said. "We need to be able to box out and not give them second-chance opportunities."
The Minutemen are hoping for another solid performance from sophomore forward Rashaun Freeman, who is coming off of a 31-point, 18-rebound effort in a win over St. Bonaventure that earned him his sixth Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week award on the season.
UMass also hopes to receive a solid effort from junior captain Anthony Anderson, who is averaging 13.1 points and 3.5 assists per game, but scored just six points on 1-of-3 shooting in the win over the Bonnies.
avid Hawkins smiled at the foul line, knowing exactly what he had just done. After the ball fell through, and the clock finally ran out, in double overtime, Hawkins tossed the game ball into the student section, which was chanting his name.
Did that just really happen? By scoring Temple's last 17 points in the second overtime last night against Massachusetts, and hitting for a career-high 41, Hawkins became the third Temple player to score 2,000 points in a career. Two free throws with 5 seconds left put the Owls senior at 2,001.
You want a crazy game? Hawkins does what he did. Owls point guard Mardy Collins adds a career-high 30 points of his own. Owls center Keith Butler had a career-high 17 rebounds. And this game went to two overtimes before Temple survived, 98-92, at the Liacouras Center.
During warm-ups, Hawkins said he joked with walk-on Wilbur Allen about getting 40 last night to get to 2,000.
"You want it all tonight," Allen joked back to Hawkins. "You get 40, that means we're blowing them out and I'm going to get in."
Hawkins actually missed a free throw with 18 seconds left when he was at 1,999 points.
"What, are you scared to get 2,000?" Collins said to him.
Then Hawkins said he heard his mother in the crowd yelling and his wife yelling. That's why he started smiling.
"That's when I became overcome," he said.
The Owls (15-11 overall, 9-6 Atlantic Ten) blew a 16-point second-half lead. There were chances for Temple to win at the end of regulation and then at the foul line at the end of the first overtime. Then Hawkins took over, breaking the game open with a backcourt steal - probably the play of the game, reminding him of his days playing safety at the Boys and Girls Club growing up around Washington, D.C. - and a couple of well-defended three-pointers and then a three-point play and some more free throws.
"I just figured it was time to stop going back and forth," Hawkins said.
"That showed how great a player he was," Owls coach John Chaney said. "They played him in a box from beginning to end."
This was a crazy series between these two schools this season. Up at UMass, it was the Minutemen (10-17, 4-11) losing a big second-half lead only to win it in the last minute.
In overtime, the Minutemen were working for the last shot, the score tied, when UMass forward Maurice Maxwell lost control of the ball above the foul line. Collins picked it up and went the other way. Going up for a layup, Collins was fouled by Maxwell with 1.4 seconds left in the OT. After two UMass time-outs, Collins went to the line and hit the front of the rim with both free throws.
In regulation, Temple made just 7 of 30 three-pointers (23.3 percent) and 10 of 17 free throws, while UMass made 13 of 31 threes (41.9 percent) and eight of nine free throws. The Minutemen also outrebounded Temple, but the Owls had the advantage in the usual category, committing just four turnovers to 15 for UMass.
But none of that meant much at the end. The night belonged to Hawkins.
"Really, I wanted to do it on Senior Night [this weekend]," Hawkins said. "I think that would have been special. But it happens like this."
On Saturday, Hawkins will play his last home game when Temple hosts Xavier. He'll be honored and his coach will cry. But he'll have the basketball from last night's milestone.
"Yeah, I got it back," he said.
avid Hawkins isn't the best player in the Atlantic 10. He isn't even the second best. Thanks to the backcourt at Saint Joseph's, it was a bad season for him to be a senior.
But he is one of the best Temple's ever had. And many times this season, he's been all Temple's had. Like last night at the Liacouras Center, in the second overtime against Massachusetts, which was trying to break the Owls' heart for the second time in 6 weeks.
The Owls had led by 16 with 12:38 left in regulation, but it didn't last. They led by four with 2:39 to go in the first OT. Then, Hawkins simply made it his game. Which was bad news for the visitors, good news for the history books.
He scored Temple's final 17 points, to finish with a career-high 41, which gave him 2,001 for his career. And the Owls survived, 98-92.
"I figured it was time for us to stop going back and forth," he said. "In those situations, I think my teammates expect me to take over."
First, he stole an inbound pass and put in a short jumper to put the Owls up by four. Following a UMass three-pointer, Hawkins answered with back-to-back treys of his own, from almost the same spot on the left wing. After two Minutemen free throws, he scored on a drive, was fouled, and completed the three-point play. He converted six of eight at the line in the final 40 seconds, missing a second try twice (at 28.4 and 18.8). If he'd made those, the Owls could have reached 100 for the first time since 1988. When he stepped up to take two freebies with 5.2 showing, everybody in the building knew what was on the line. There was never really a doubt. And, finally, after the second one fell, he smiled. When the game ended, he threw the ball into the student section. But he did get it back.
"I wish he could have been recognized [by stopping the game], but everyone in the crowd recognized it," coach John Chaney said. "They were well served."
Hawkins joins Mark Macon and Lynn Greer in becoming the third player in program history to reach 2,000.
In attendance was Bill Mlkvy, who, on the same date in 1951, scored a school-record 73 points. He sat about six rows behind the Temple bench. Hey, throw in Mardy Collins' career-high 30, and they almost matched him.
Collins had a chance to win it in the first OT, but missed twice from the free throw line with 1.4 seconds remaining. The first was short, the second wide left.
"Don't talk to me about Mardy," Chaney said, half seriously. "He simply choked. Now, I can't depend on him no more. I can depend on one guy. It's five guys against David. He's shown that kind of determination, that kind of toughness. And they had a box-and-one on him most of the time."
When Hawkins was a freshman, he missed a free throw at the end of regulation, at home against UMass, and the Owls lost in OT. Sometimes it comes full circle.
The Owls (15-11, 9-6 A-10) also had the final shot in regulation, but Hawkins' foul-line jumper, with Anthony Anderson's hand right in his mug, was long.
"This was an important game for us," said Hawkins, who came into the interview room with ice packs strapped to both knees, holding the game ball. "We want to go into the Atlantic 10 Tournament and try to win it, like we did last year [when they reached the finals before losing to Dayton].
"I wanted to do [this] on Senior Night [Saturday against Xavier], but I'll take it. That would have been even more special. I heard my mother yelling, and my wife [at the end]. And I had to start laughing. When I made it, I was overcome with joy. I couldn't hold back the smile. I was happy."
Hawkins, who shot 11-for-25, 5-for-10 from the arc and 14-for-17 from the line, had seven points in the opening 20 minutes, 19 after 40.
"In warmups, I was joking about it with Wilbur [Allen], one of our walkons," Hawkins said. "Then one fan yelled out, 'You need to get 40.' I said, 'You want it all tonight?' And Wilbur was, like, 'Man, if you do that, that means I'll get in' [thinking it'd be a blowout]. I didn't think it would happen this way."
The Owls lost by a point at UMass (10-17, 4-11) on Jan. 24, when Chaney was going for his 700th victory. They trailed in that one by 23 with 14 minutes left, but were leading by three with under a minute to go, with the ball. Don't ask. Hawkins had 22 that afternoon.
The Owls have won nine of 11 since then. Both the losses were to St. Joe's.
In the Owls' previous game, a 74-60 win here over Fordham on Sunday, Hawkins had 16, one fewer than Collins. It was the first time since early December that he had not been the team's high scorer.
This time, the Owls got 17 rebounds from Keith Butler, 10 off the offensive glass, in 41 minutes, which was almost more impressive, especially since he played a long way with four fouls. They had had four turnovers, and nine assists.
It was the most points the Minutemen have scored against a Division I opponent in 8 years. They set a school record for threes, by making 18 of 40. It was almost enough. They tied it with 19 seconds remaining in the second half, on a trey by Art Bowers from straightaway. In the first overtime, they went up two with 49 seconds to go on a triple from the right corner by Maurice Maxwell. But Collins made a pair of foul shots at 23.7, when he followed his own miss. He had a chance to be the hero, after he picked up a loose ball and drove the length of the court and got hacked going up to the basket. But he went 0-for-2, and the hero role soon belonged to another.
"A game like this builds character," Hawkins said. "I know Saturday's going to be emotional. I've watched other guys go through it. And that almost brought me to tears. Once I walk down that carpet, I'm hoping I can get that out of the way and be ready."
Spoken like someone who had a whole bunch of character when he took the floor.
HILADELPHIA -- Temple guard David Hawkins ended the thriller before the final buzzer. The senior extracted the suspense from last night's Temple-Massachusetts contest midway through the second overtime, outscoring UMass, 11-2, to extend the Owls' 1-point lead to 10 in a 98-92 Atlantic 10 victory.
That overshadowed the heroics from both teams: UMass rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to tie it on Art Bowers's trey with 19.4 left. Then in overtime, Temple guard Mardy Collins hit two free throws with 23 seconds left to force the second session.
Hawkins made all of that an afterthought, and his 41 points made him the third Temple player to score 2,000 career points. That was as much a topic of conversation afterward as the Owls' dramatic win that lifted them to 15-11, 9-6 in the conference.
It was one of the best performances of the season for UMass (10-17, 4-11), which made 18 3-point baskets (on 40 attempts) and played in their first double-overtime contest since defeating Xavier Feb. 20, 1999. But UMass had no answer for Hawkins.
"Hawkins stepped up and took control of the game," said UMass guard Anthony Anderson (17 points, 5 assists). "He played great and he did it when it really mattered."
Still, Anderson praised his teammates, including four who scored in double figures. Jeff Viggiano had 23 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Minutemen, Bowers had 18 points and 8 assists, and Maurice Maxwell had 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.
"One of our goals right now is to get better for the [A-10] tournament and better for next year," Anderson said.
UMass scored the first two baskets of the second OT before UMass cut the lead to 83-82 on a trey by Brennan Martin with 2:39 left. Then Hawkins tallied consecutive treys, a 3-point play, and three free throws. He scored 17 of the Owls' 19 points in the second overtime.
"One of the fans yelled out that he wanted 40," said Hawkins. "and Wilbur [Allen, a seldom-used guard] said, `If you get 40, that will mean a blowout and that's good because then I'll get in. But it just turned out that way." Collins scored the most points against UMass since Ken Charles of Fordham March 4, 1972.
Temple went ahead, 77-74, in the first overtime, but UMass cut the lead to 77-76 on a trey by Viggiano with 2:26 left. Viggiano failed to put UMass in front when he missed a trey attempt with 1:40 left, but Maxwell hit a right baseline trey with 49.2 seconds left to put the Minutemen ahead, 79-77. Collins then hit his clutch free throws to tie the game.
Then Collins pressured Maxwell into losing his dribble at the other end, stole the ball, went the length of the floor and was fouled by Maxwell on a missed layup attempt with 1.4 seconds left. Collins then missed both free throws.
UMass trailed by as many as 51-35 with 11:55 left in the second half, but staged two second-half rallies, the last of which pulled the Minutemen to 65-64 with 3:02 left on a trey by Anderson. UMass then tied it, 69-69, on Bowers's trey. Temple failed to win it in regulation when Hawkins missed an attempt in the paint with Bowers closely guarding with two secons left.
"Our guys showed tremendous resilence," said UMass coach Steve Lappas. "It didn't help us that they shot 35 foul shots to our 12. Obviously, that is a pretty big disparity, for whatever reason. But it was a great game."
HILADELPHIA - By the second overtime Wednesday, David Hawkins of Temple had had enough. The senior put the Owls on his back, scoring 17 of his team's 19 points in the final five minutes to give Temple a 98-92 win over the University of Massachusetts in a sloppy game that turned into a classic at the Liacouras Center.
It was a great game, UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''I thought our guys showed tremendous resiliency. I thought our young kids were terrific playing more minutes than they've ever played. We had our chances. We just couldn't finish it off.''
Hawkins finished with 41 points, the most against the Minutemen since 1972. ''He just demanded the ball and wanted it in his hands with game on the line,'' sophomore Jeff Viggiano said. ''That's what great players do.''
''It was a tremendous performance,'' Lappas said. ''The kid was great tonight.''
His double-overtime heroics saved teammate Mardy Collins from being the goat. The Minutemen tried to play for the last shot of the first overtime with the game tied 79-79, but Maurice Maxwell dribbled the ball off his leg and Collins scooped it off the floor and raced the other way. Maxwell fouled him to prevent a layup with 1.4 seconds left but Collins missed both free throws, forcing a second overtime.
Collins scored a career-high 30 points, including the first two points in the second extra session, to put Temple ahead. Hawkins picked off a pass by Artie Bowers (18 points, eight assists) to push the lead to 83-79.
Brennan Martin, who was only in the game because Maxwell (12 points, seven boards) fouled out, hit a three from the corner to make it 83-82. But Hawkins knocked down 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to put the Owls ahead by seven with 1 minute, 38 seconds left to finish off the Minutemen.
''It's disappointing. We gave it everything we've got and left everything out there,'' Viggiano said. ''It's unfortunate that we can't play that way every night.''
''It was a tough one,'' said senior Anthony Anderson, who had 17 points and five assists. ''David Hawkins just took over the game.''
Hawkins had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation. With the scored tied 69-69 with just 10 seconds left, Hawkins waited for the clock to wind down before driving, but tight defense by Anderson forced him into an awkward shot. It bounced off the rim to extend the game.
Viggiano led five Minutemen in double figures with 23 points and nine rebounds.
''He was tremendous, the best game of his career without a doubt,'' Lappas said.
Rashaun Freeman had 10 points and grabbed 12 boards.
Keith Butler scored 11 points and had 17 rebounds for the Owls before fouling out.
The Minutemen (10-17, 4-11) will close their regular season at 4 p.m. Saturday at Richmond (17-11, 9-6 Atlantic 10). Rhode Island's upset of Dayton Wednesday night gave UMass of the No. 4 seed in the Atlantic 10 East. The Minutemen will play Duquesne, which clinched the No. 5 seed in the West, in the first round of the A-10 Tournament Wednesday.
Temple (15-11, 9-6), which had already clinched the No. 2 seed in the A-10 East, will host Xavier Saturday.
The Owls appeared to be headed for a blowout victory midway through the second half, when a Butler dunk gave Temple a 52-37 lead. But a 3-pointer by Anderson followed two Bowers' free throws and Viggiano scored six straight points to make it 53-48 with 9:24 left. The Owls clung to the lead down the stretch, but the Minutemen clawed back. Bowers, who hit a game-winning 3 against Temple on Jan. 24, nailed a game-tying long ball with 19.3 seconds left in regulation.
''We're disappointed, but not discouraged,'' Lappas said. ''We know we're headed in the right direction. We just have to keep fighting.''
NOTES: After scoring 17 points, Anderson now needs nine to become the 36th 1,000 point scorer for UMass. ... Hawkins entered the game needing 40 points to reach the 2,000-point plateau. ... The 92 points by UMass was its most against a Division I team since the first round of the 1996 NCAA Tournament. ... The Minutemen's 18 3-pointers were the most in school history, passing the 15 they hit on Jan. 25, 1997, against the Owls at McGonigle Hall. ... In 50 minutes, Temple turned the ball over only four times.
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Official Basketball Box Score Massachusetts Minutemen vs Temple Owls 03/03/04 8:05 pm at Liacouras Center .. Phila.PA *ATL 10* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISITORS: Massachusetts Minutemen 10-17 (4-11) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 11 MAXWELL,Maurice..... f 5-12 2-6 0-0 1 6 7 5 12 4 5 0 0 31 22 VIGGIANO,Jeff....... f 6-12 4-8 7-7 4 5 9 4 23 2 3 1 1 48 01 FREEMAN,Rashaun..... c 5-11 0-0 0-2 6 6 12 4 10 1 4 0 0 34 12 ANDERSON,Anthony.... g 6-10 5-9 0-0 1 2 3 1 17 5 3 0 0 49 34 BOWERS,Art.......... g 6-18 4-9 2-2 1 4 5 2 18 8 3 0 0 43 00 MARTIN,Brennan...... 3-5 3-5 0-0 1 0 1 4 9 1 0 0 0 10 05 LASME,Stephane...... 1-1 0-0 1-1 1 4 5 5 3 2 0 0 0 19 13 CHADWICK,Chris...... 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 16 TEAM................ 4 3 7 Totals.............. 32-72 18-40 10-12 19 31 50 26 92 24 19 1 1 250 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-29 34.5% 2nd Half: 14-28 50.0% OT: 8-15 53.3% Game: 44.4% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 6-15 40.0% 2nd Half: 7-16 43.8% OT: 5-9 55.6% Game: 45.0% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 0-0 0.0% 2nd Half: 8-9 88.9% OT: 2-3 66.7% Game: 83.3% 0,1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: Temple Owls 15-11 (9-6) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 24 ROBINSON, Antywane.. f 4-11 0-5 1-2 1 3 4 2 9 0 0 0 0 47 44 BUTLER, Keith....... c 4-6 0-0 3-4 10 7 17 5 11 0 1 1 0 41 03 SALISBERY, Dustin... g 1-6 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 13 25 COLLINS, Mardy...... g 10-19 4-9 6-12 1 2 3 1 30 3 0 1 3 50 34 HAWKINS, David...... g 11-25 5-10 14-17 3 4 7 1 41 1 0 1 5 50 01 BYARD, Tyreek....... 2-9 1-7 0-0 0 1 1 3 5 4 1 0 2 39 21 BLACKSHEAR, Micheal. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 33 INGRAM, Nehemiah.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 TEAM................ 4 2 6 Totals.............. 32-76 10-35 24-35 19 20 39 16 98 9 4 4 11 250 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-31 45.2% 2nd Half: 12-34 35.3% OT: 6-11 54.5% Game: 42.1% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-11 18.2% 2nd Half: 5-19 26.3% OT: 3-5 60.0% Game: 28.6% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 7-11 63.6% OT: 14-18 77.8% Game: 68.6% 4,3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Officials: Bryan Kersey, Earl Walton, David Elliot Technical fouls: Massachusetts Minutemen-None. Temple Owls-None. Attendance: 4008 Score by Periods 1st 2nd OT OT2 Total Massachusetts Minutemen....... 26 43 10 13 - 92 Temple Owls................... 33 36 10 19 - 98 COLLINS--Career High Points BUTLER---Career High Rebounds HAWKINS NOW HAS 2001 CAREER POINTS TEMPLE- Floor High Points HAWKINS SCORED TEMPLE'S LAST 17 POINTS FLOOR HIGH PTS IN GAME by 2 teams HAWKINS-CAREER HIGH POINTS