PHILADELHPIA (AP) -- Dustin Salisbery scored 21 points and Mardy
Collins had 13 to lead Temple to a 50-46 win over Penn in the
second game of a Palestra doubleheader Saturday.
Temple coach John Chaney continued his mastery over the Quakers,
improving his career record to 23-3 against the Ivy League school.The Owls (3-2) could have put this one away easily at the
free-throw line late in the second half, but went only 5-for-12 in
the final 2 minutes and 8-for-15 from the line overall that kept
Penn in the game.Ibrahim Jaaber scored 17 points and David Whitehurst scored all
10 of his points in the first half for the Quakers (3-2).Antywane Robinson scored 10 points and the Owls went 6-for-17
from 3-point range.After Penn opened the game on an 8-0 run and controlled the
first half, Temple used a 17-4 spurt capped by a Robinson 3-pointer
to open the second and grabbed a 37-31 lead.Jaaber, though, rallied the Quakers with free throws, a pull-up
jumper and tying driving layup that evened the score at 39-all.
Salisbery put the Owls ahead for good with a 3-pointer and Dion
Dacons made one of two free throws for a 43-39 lead.Dacons missed three other free throws down the stretch. The Owls
attempted 13 of their 15 free throws in the second half.Eric Osmundson, Mark Zoller and Jaaber each hit shots late in
the second half that pulled the Quakers within one, they just
failed to get the big basket that would put them ahead, even with
the Owls missing free throws.The Quakers shot 55 percent from the floor in the first half,
but dipped to 36 percent in the second and missed 16 of 22 3-point
attempts.In the first game of the Big 5 Classic, Steven Smith scored 26
points, grabbed a career high 15 rebounds and led La Salle to a
62-50 victory over Drexel.