Temple 59, Indiana 50
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP)—David Hawkins scored 23 points, including 17 in the first half, as Temple beat Indiana 59-50 Saturday for its first road victory of the season.
The Owls (4-5) built a 13-point lead in the opening period, held the Hoosiers scoreless more than five minutes at the start of the second half and withstood a late rally that four times brought Indiana (6-5) within five.
Hawkins fouled out with under a minute to go, and a 3-point basket by Marshall Strickland cut Temple’s lead to 55-50 with 26 seconds left. The Owls, whose last 13 points came on foul shots, finished the scoring with four free throws by Dustin Salisbury.
Collins added 14 points and Salisbury and Tyreek Byard added seven apiece. Bracey Wright led the Hoosiers with 15 and Strickland finished with 10.
Hawkins, averaging 22.6 points coming into the game, dominated the first half, when the Owls, who never trailed, controlled the boards and held the Hoosiers to 21 percent shooting.
Wright—coming off a career-high 39 points at North Texas on Monday—had only one field goal in the first half, a 3-pointer that pulled Indiana within 19-14. The Hoosiers went scoreless for more than four minutes after that, however, and Temple pulled away with two baskets by Collins and a basket and two free throws by Hawkins for its biggest lead at 27-14.
Sean Kline hit two free throws to end Indiana’s drought, and a 3-pointer by Donald Perry with 20 seconds left brought the Hoosiers within 27-19 at the half. Indiana’s next basket was a 3-pointer by Ryan Tapak almost seven minutes into the second period.