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 advanced to Friday’s semifinals to meet Philadelphia city rival Saint
Joseph’s, which moved on with a 56-37 victory over Saint Louis on Thursday.
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 remaining, 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.