CINCINNATI (AP) -- Antywane Robinson scored 23 points, one shy of
his career high, and Temple made a season-high 13 3-pointers in
beating Rhode Island 74-45 Wednesday in the first round of the
Mark Tyndale added 19 points and Dustin Salisbery scored 15 to
lead Temple (16-13) into a second-round matchup Thursday against
top-seeded and No. 6 George Washington. The Owls ended the regular
season with a three-game losing streak.
Robinson, who scored 14 points in Temple's loss at Rhode Island
on March 1, made 11 points in the first half as the Owls opened a
10-point lead with 7:31 left. He then hit two straight 3-pointers
during a 21-0 run that gave Temple a 63-33 lead midway through the
Tyndale capped the run with back-to-back dunks.
Will Daniel and Jimmy Baron each scored 12 points to lead the
Rams (14-14), who won their last two regular-season games after a
four-game losing streak.
The loss matched Rhode Island's 74-45 loss to Pittsburgh in
1981, the Rams' first season in the tournament, as the worst A-10
Tournament loss in school history.
Mardy Collins, Temple's leading scorer with an average of 17.1
points per game, was limited to a season-low six points. He had 10