UMass Falls In Double Overtime To Temple
March 3, 2004
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - David Hawkins scored 17 of his career-high 41 points in the second overtime to lead Temple to a 98-92 win over Massachusetts on Wednesday.
Mardy Collins added 30 points for Temple (15-11, 9-6 Atlantic 10) which won its third straight and seventh in its last eight.
Massachusetts (10-17, 4-11), which has lost six of seven, came back from 16 points down with 9:49 left in regulation and tied it at 69 when Art Bowers hit a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left.
Hawkins had a chance to win it in regulation, but his jumper from the free-throw line rimmed out at the buzzer. Temple looked like it was going to win in the first overtime, but Collins missed both free throws with 1.4 seconds left and the scored tied at 79.
Hawkins took over in the second overtime. His steal and layup 2:07 into the session put the Owls up 83-79. He then hit consecutive 3s to give Temple an 89-82 lead with 1:38 left.
Hawkins' last two points, which came on free throws, gave him 2,001 for his career. He joined Mark Macon and Lynn Greer as the only Owls to eclipse 2,000 points.
Jeff Viggiano had 23 points to lead five Minutemen in double figures. Bowers finished with 18 points and eight assists and Anthony Anderson scored 17 for Massachusetts, which connected on a season-high 18 3-pointers.
Keith Butler chipped in with 11 points and 17 boards for Temple.
UMass men's basketball closes out the regular season with a 4:00 p.m. contest at Atlantic 10 foe Richmond this Saturday. The game will be televised by the Atlantic 10 network and broadcast locally on NESN.