Maryland 80, Temple 69

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Nik Caner-Medley scored a career-high
35 points and backup guard Mike Jones had a season-best 21 to carry
Maryland past Temple 80-69 Saturday.

It was the 19th consecutive non-league home victory for the
Terrapins, who were coming off successive lopsided losses on the
road against Atlantic Coast Conference foes North Carolina and Wake

Caner-Medley went 14-for-21 from the field, 6-for-7 from the
free throw line and had a game-high nine rebounds. His 35-point
performance was most by a Maryland player since Exree Hipp had that
many in 1993.

Maryland (10-4) played without guard Chris McCray, who bruised
his tailbone against Wake Forest. He was replaced in the starting
lineup by D.J. Strawberry, who eventually gave way to the
torrid-shooting Jones.

Dustin Salisbery scored 16 points and Mardy Collins had a
career-best 11 assists for Temple (6-7), which fell to 0-3 against
ACC foes this season.

It was 62-all before Will Bowers put Maryland ahead for good
with a follow-dunk. John Gilchrist then added two foul shots and
Jones made two at the line to make it 68-62 with 4:22 left.

After Temple cut the margin to three points, Caner-Medley made a
reverse layup and sank two free throws to give the Terrapins a
seven-point cushion with 54 seconds remaining.

His previous career high was 23 points, set as a sophomore last

Caner-Medley scored Maryland's first 12 points of the second
half. After his reverse layup put the Terrapins up 44-43, Temple
ran off seven straight points before Caner-Medley ended the run
with a layup.

Jones then took over, making three 3-pointers to help Maryland
take a 57-54 lead with 9:14 left. A jumper by Caner-Medley upped
the margin to five, but a dunk and a 3-pointer by Salisbery tied

Despite going 2-for-12 from beyond the arc, Temple led 36-34 at

The Owls hit seven of their first eight shots from the field to
take a 17-8 lead, then made only six more baskets over the final 14
minutes of the first half. It was 23-17 before Jones spearheaded a
9-0 Maryland run with a free throw, a 3-pointer and a 17-footer.