Scores

Final

Temple 74

(16-13, 8-8 A 10)

Rhode Island 45

(14-14, 8-8 A 10)

    12:00 PM ET, March 8, 2006

    1 2 T
    TEM 33 4174
    URI 26 1945

    Top Performers

    Temple: A. Robinson 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Rhode Island: J. Baron 12 Pts, 1 Ast

    Temple 74, Rhode Island 45

    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 Atlantic-10 Tournament.

    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 second half.

    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 assists.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEM
    URI
    Points 74 45
    FG Made-Attempted 27-56 (.482) 17-46 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-31 (.419) 4-17 (.235)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 7-9 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 34 0

    2005-06 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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