Robinson, Temple shock sixth-ranked Colonials in A-10 tourney
=== Robinson, Temple shock sixth-ranked Colonials in A-10 tourney ===
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Antywane Robinson scored 19 points to lead
Temple to a 68-53 upset of No.6 George Washington in an Atlantic 10
quarterfinal at U.S. Bank Arena.
Mark Tyndale added 15 points and a career-high 13 boards, while Wayne Marshall
also chipped in 15 points for the Owls (17-13), who stifled the Colonials with
their match-up zone, forcing the A-10’s highest scoring team to commit 19
Temple advances to Friday’s semifinals where it will meet the winner between
Saint Joseph’s and Saint Louis.
Carl Elliot paced his team with 18 points and Danilo Pinnock scored 16 points
for the Colonials (26-2), who saw their nation-leading 18-game win streak
snapped, opening the door for the conference to get a second team into the
The Owls extended their lead in the opening minute of the second half as
Robinson hit a jumper and Dion Dacons completed a conventional three-point
play to give Temple a 13-point edge, 36-23.
Three minutes later, Elliot hit a pair of free throws to pull the Colonials to
within six, 38-32.
The Owls re-established control as Marshall hit a jumper from the top of
the key with 5:26 to go, giving his team a 14-point lead, 57-43.
George Washington got to within nine, 62-53, as Pinnock hit from long distance
with 1:09 to go, giving the Colonials a chance.
With 7:59 to play in the first half, Elliot hit a three-pointer to give the
Colonials a five-point lead, 23-18, however they would go scoreless for the
remainder of the half. The Owls closed the half on a 13-0 run, capped by a
Mardy Collins dunk just before the buzzer giving Temple a 31-23 advantage at
The Colonials struggled in the first half, committing 10 turnovers and
connecting on only 9-of-23 attempts from the floor. Robinson led the Owls
with 13 points in the first half.
George Washington went scoreless for 10:32 spanning the end of the first half
and beginning of the second stanza…The Owls won despite shooting
only 18-of-33 from the foul line…The Colonials connected on just 6-of-25
shots from beyond the arc…The Colonials shot 28.9 percent in the second
half, while Temple connected on 42.9 percent of its second half shots.