Scores

Final

La Salle 67

(9-18, 5-11 A 10)

Temple 73

(15-12, 11-5 A 10)

    4:00 PM ET, March 5, 2005

    Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    LAS 27 4067
    TEM 34 3973

    Top Performers

    La Salle: J. Thomas 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Temple: M. Collins 28 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Temple 73, La Salle 67

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mardy Collins scored 28 points and added 10 rebounds to lead Temple past La Salle 73-67 in the Atlantic 10 regular-season finale for both teams Saturday.

    After La Salle whittled Temples lead to 56-55 with 3:46 remaining, Collins scored five key points for the Owls (15-12, 11-5), who defeated the Explorers for the third straight time.

    Collins' three-point play and an ensuing steal and dunk pushed Temple's lead to 61-55. Antywane Robinson added nine of his 12 points in the second half for the Owls.

    The Explorers (9-18, 5-11) trailed 43-30 early in the second half, but Steven Smith nearly did enough to pull the game out for La Salle. Smith scored 18 of his 20 points after the break, including six straight to cut Temple's lead to 56-52 with 4:17 remaining.

    Jermaine Thomas added 20 points and Darnell Harris had 15 for the Explorers.

    Before the game, Temple honored senior Wilbur Allen on Senior Day. Allen started the game and scored three points in six minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    TEM
    Points 67 73
    FG Made-Attempted 26-58 (.448) 24-52 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-35 (.371) 9-28 (.321)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-2 (1.000) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 7 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 11

    2004-05 Season

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