Temple 69

(6-7, 2-0 A 10)

Maryland 80

(10-4, 1-2 ACC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 15, 2005

    XFINITY Center, College Park, Maryland

    1 2 T
    TEM 36 3369
    MD 34 4680

    Top Performers

    Temple: M. Collins 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 11 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Maryland: N. Caner-Medley 35 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    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 Forest.

    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 year.

    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 it.

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

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 69 80
    FG Made-Attempted 27-63 (.429) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-28 (.214) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 24-34 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 11

    2004-05 Season

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