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ACC: Owls' late run buries Terps

Associated Press
Published January 29, 2006


PHILADELPHIA - Mardy Collins scored 25 points, Dustin Salisbery had 23 and Temple used a 17-2 run late in the game to beat No. 18 Maryland 91-85 on Saturday.

Salisbery and Antywane Robinson each hit 3s during the spurt, and Wayne Marshall added a soft touch to some clutch baskets inside as the Owls (11-7) held Maryland without a field goal for more than five minutes.

With the usually half-full Liacouras Center nearly sold out, the fans started chanting "Over-rated!" as security lined the student section to prevent them for storming the court.

It didn't matter. Student spilled on the court and mobbed the Owls and several fans went to shake the hand of smiling Temple coach John Chaney.

The win wasn't too much of an upset considering the Owls are 7-1 at home and have won five of six overall. Still, it's hard to believe this is the same team that scored only 34 points last week at Massachusetts.

Nik Caner-Medley led Maryland (14-5) with 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Jones had 23 points. Coach Gary Williams remained tied with Lefty Driesell on the team's career win list with 348.

After committing two turnovers and shooting an airball on three consecutive possessions, Jones and Caner-Medley hit consecutive 3s for a 63-61 lead.

Travis Garrison's 3 and a driving layup by Caner-Medley made it 67-64 with 6:22 remaining, the last basket the Terps would score until James made a 3 with 1:18 left.

The Owls' offense started clicking late. Marshall, a 6-foot-11, 285-pound center who missed the first eight games with dizzy spells, was left open on the block and scored two straight baskets for a 68-67 lead.

Salisbery hit a 3 - one of 12 for the Owls - and the season-high crowd of 10,025 erupted. Robinson added a 3 and Collins stopped on a drive and hit a bank shot to give the Owls a 78-67 lead. When Mark Tyndale made one of two free throws, the Owls capped their run and went up 81-69.

Maryland shot only 44 percent and had 20 turnovers in its second game since losing leading scorer Chris McCray, who was suspended from the team for academic reasons earlier in the week, ending his college career.

NO. 2 DUKE 82, VIRGINIA 63: J.J. Redick scored 40 points on 11-for-13 shooting to lead the host Blue Devils.

Shelden Williams added 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks for Duke (19-1, 7-0). J.R. Reynolds scored 19 points to lead the Cavaliers (10-7, 4-3), who fell behind by 18 in the opening minutes and never recovered.

NORTH CAROLINA 86, ARIZONA 63: Tyler Hansbrough had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Wes Miller added 14 points on his 23rd birthday and North Carolina ruined Arizona's first trip to Chapel Hill, snapping the Wildcats' three-game win streak.

Reyshawn Terry and Danny Green each scored 13 points while point guard Bobby Frasor added nine assists with no turnovers for the Tar Heels (12-5), who won for only the second time in the past five games.

Mustafa Shakur led the Wildcats (13-7) with 18 points. Marcus Williams had 17.

VIRGINIA TECH 76, WAKE FOREST 70: A.D. Vassallo scored a career-high 29 points as the visiting Hokies claimed their first league win of the season.

Jamon Gordon added 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Hokies (11-9, 1-6), who overcame a 12-point deficit in the second half to snap a five-game losing streak.

Trent Strickland scored 23 for the Demon Deacons (12-8, 1-6), who fell into a tie with the Hokies for last place in the league.