PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mardy Collins scored 25 points to lead Temple past Princeton 48-46 on Monday night, giving John Chaney a victory in his 1,000th game as a college head coach.
Dustin Salisbery blocked a shot by Will Venable in the final seconds to preserve the victory.Mark Tyndale added 11 for the Owls (4-5), who went 21-of-33 from the free-throw line to beat the Tigers in the first meeting between the teams in almost 30 years.The win gave Chaney a career mark of 712-288, including a 225-59 record and a national championship at Division II Cheyney State. He improved to 487-229 since taking over the Owls in 1982. Chaney became the 19th Division I coach to reach 1,000 games and the fifth active one, joining Lou Henson, Bob Knight, Eddie Sutton and Lute Olson.Venable and Noah Savage each scored 12 points to lead Princeton (5-3), which had its four-game winning streak snapped.Scott Greenman made a pair of 3-pointers, the second with 14.5 seconds left, to pull Princeton within one, 47-46.After Collins made 1-of-2 from the line, Salisbery knocked a pass out of bounds with 6.7 seconds remaining. Venable took the inbounds pass and appeared to have a clear lane, but Salisbery came over and knocked the ball away off the glass as time expired.