Saturday , Jan , 28 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Owls deny Williams milestone win with Terps

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Mardy Collins posted 25 points, a career-
high 12 assists and five steals, as Temple beat 18th-ranked Maryland 91-85 at
the Liacouras Center.

Dustin Salisbery scored 23 points, while Mark Tyndale posted 14 points and 10
rebounds for Temple (11-7). Antywane Robinson added 11 points for the Owls,
who have won five of their last six games.

Temple committed just six turnovers, compared to 20 by the Terps, and compiled
13 steals to Maryland’s one.

Nik Caner-Medley notched 30 points and 10 rebounds to pace Maryland (14-5),
which had a three-game winning streak snapped and finished its non-conference
slate at 10-3. Mike Jones scored 23 points on a career-high seven three-
pointers and Ekene Ibekwe added 14 points in the loss.

Terps coach Gary Williams failed to achieve a career milestone. Attaining 348
career wins at Maryland, Williams is currently tied with Charles “Lefty”
Driesell (1969-86) as the school’s all-time winningest coach.

Salisbery drilled a three off a dish from Collins to put Temple up 71-67 with
4:59 left in the second half, at which point a total of 10 ties and 16 lead
changes had occurred. Part of a 14-0 Owls run, Tyndale hit two free throws 31
seconds later that gave Temple its largest lead of the game to that point.

Wayne Marshall set a high screen for Robinson, who drained a three to give
Temple a 76-67 lead with 3:42 remaining.

After Caner-Medley ended the run with a pair of free throws at the 2:39 mark,
Salisbery answered 25 seconds later on the other end by gathering an offensive
rebound and scoring to give Temple an 80-69 lead.

Jones kept Maryland’s chances alive as he drained a three from the right side
with 1:23 left, cutting the Terps’ deficit to 81-72. Temple hit 10-of-14 free
throws down the stretch, however, to seal the win.

Jones drained five of his three-pointers in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the
contest. He started in place of former Terps’ leading scorer Chris McCray, who
had his career ended earlier this week after being suspended from the team for
academic reasons.

Both teams kept the score close throughout the first half, and the Owls held a
43-41 lead at halftime. Seven ties and eight lead changes occurred by the
game’s 25-minute mark.

The Owls have posted a 7-1 home record, with the lone loss coming at the hands
of nationally-ranked George Washington.

Game Notes

Williams owns a 555-311 overall record, but is 4-5 against Temple. He is 2-2
versus the Owls while at Maryland…Temple tied the all-time series with
Maryland at 4-4, as the Terps defeated the Owls 80-69 last season in College
Park, part of a history between the schools dating back to the first meeting
in 1948. Temple is 2-0 against the Terrapins in Philadelphia…Caner-Medley
scored a career-best 35 points in last year’s win…Williams and Temple coach
John Chaney have a combined 1,290 career collegiate wins and have made a
combined 31 NCAA Tournament appearances…Temple is 2-3 this season against
ranked opponents, with the other victory coming on December 10 against then-
No. 22 Alabama.