Duquesne stuns Temple
Derrick Colter sank two free throws with 2 seconds left as Duquesne edged Temple 84-83 Thursday night, snapping an 11-game losing streak and securing its first Atlantic 10 Conference win of the season.
Dalton Pepper missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Owls, who got a career-high 35 points from Khalif Wyatt, including 15 of 15 free throws.
Freshman Quevyn Winters scored a career-best 22 for the Dukes (8-16, 1-9), who trailed 54-46 with 14:51 remaining. Andre Marhold’s dunk and layup then sparked a 9-0 run, pushing Duquesne in front 55-54.
The game was tied twice before the Dukes built a nine-point advantage, at 74-65, with 3:15 remaining.
Temple (16-8, 5-5) climbed back to lead 83-82 with 7 seconds left on Wyatt’s three-point play, but Colter hit his foul shots to finish with 17 points.
Marhold had a season-high 15 points and a career-best 15 rebounds for the Dukes.
Robert Morris 63, Quinipiac 61: Ike Azotam hit a go-ahead free throw with 1:18 left and Quinnipiac beat Robert Morris 63-61 in Northeast Conference play. The first of Azotam’s two free throws put the Bobcats ahead amid a 6-0 run that created a 62-58 lead. Quinnipiac (11-13, 7-5) trailed 51-46 with 7:49 to play, but pieced together a 10-2 run over roughly the next 3 minutes and took a 56-53 lead on Izotam’s layup. The Colonials’ Russell Johnson responded with a tying 3-pointer and Lucky Jones added a layup for Robert Morris’ 58-56 lead with 4:21 to play.
The Bobcats then launched their 6-0 run and held the Colonials scoreless until Coron Williams’ 3-pointer with a second left.
The win was Quinnipiac’s third straight. Evan Conti led the Bobcats with 18 points, while Izotam had 10, all in the second half.
Johnson paced Robert Morris (17-9, 9-4) with 16 points.