PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Antywane Robinson hit the winning baseline
jumper with 1.1 seconds left to help Temple survive a monumental
collapse and beat Xavier 81-79 on Wednesday night.
Xavier (12-4, 3-2) hit one 3-pointer after another as it rallied
back from a 16-point deficit with 7:25 left.
Stanley Burrell started the comeback when he hit three
3-pointers and a jumper in only 5 minutes that sliced the deficit
to eight points.
Josh Duncan then hit a 3-pointer that made it 79-73 with 56
seconds left. Then Burrell hit another 3 after Collins lost the
ball on an inbounds play that cut it to 79-76.
Burrell tied it 79-79 with 20.4 seconds left, silencing the home
crowd. Three of Temple's five turnovers came in the closing minutes
as the Owls could not handle the fullcourt press.
Robinson, though, saved the game for the Owls when he hit a
jumper from the right side to clinch Temple's most dramatic win of
Burrell led Xavier with 25 points, Justin Doellman had 16 and
Duncan 15. After winning seven straight games, the Musketeers are
on a two-game losing streak. Burrell finished with six of Xavier's
Collins finished two points shy of matching his career high and
helped Temple rebound from its worst offensive showing in more than
Temple's 35 points at halftime were one more than they scored in
Saturday's loss at Massachusetts. In that one, the Owls had their
lowest point total since 1973 and no one scored in double figures.
Collins had 12 at the break and the Owls committed no turnovers
to lead 35-28.