Sun Devils Sink Temple 70-66
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX (AP) - Ike Diogu and Steve Moore led a 15-4 run over the final fourminutes and Arizona State pulled out a 70-66 victory over Temple on Tuesdaynight.
The Sun Devils (3-1) never led until Moore sank an 18-footer to make it68-66 with 32 seconds to play.
David Hawkins, who scored all 15 points in the second half but made just4-of-17 shots, missed a jumper in traffic. Dustin Salisbery got the offensiverebound and missed, too, as an enraged Temple coach John Chaney called for afoul.
The game ended with a fastbreak stuff by Diogu, who made seven of 10 shots.
Diogu, a preseason all-American who has scored in double figures in all 37of his college games, scored seven consecutive points in the late run. Moorescored 15, including a four-point play that ignited the winning surge.
Mardy Collins scored 19 for Temple, 14 in the first half as the Owls took a34-29 lead. Salisbery added 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Temple (1-4) had 20 more shots than Arizona State, but the Sun Devils made29 of 36 free throws, compared with 14-of-23 for the Owls. Three Temple playersfouled out, including 7-foot-1 Keith Butler, who had made things difficult forDiogu much of the night.
Moore, 1-for-9 shooting up to that point, sank a 3-pointer and was fouled byCollins with 3:52 to go. He made the free throw to cut it to 62-59 with 3:52remaining.
Diogu scored inside with a soft left-hander, and was fouled. The free throwtied it at 62-62 with 3:08 to go.
Diogu scored again to tie it at 66-66 with 1:25 left, was fouled, and had achance to give Arizona State its first lead but missed the free throw.
Arizona State went without a field goal for the first 5:56 of the secondhalf. Temple, meanwhile, sank four 3-pointers, the last two by David Hawkins,to go up 49-40 with 12:17 to go.
The Sun Devils scored the next seven points to cut it to 49-47 with 9:53 togo on Diogu's inside basket, his first shot of the second half.
But Hawkins was fouled by Moore on a 3-point try, made all three free throwsto boost the lead to 52-47.
Temple's Antywane Robinson scored the first four points of the game, butsprained his left ankle on the second basket, a rebound dunk, and had to behelped off the court just over a minute into the contest. He did not return.
Temple's Nehemiah Ingram fouled out without scoring in 17 minutes.
Arizona State shot just under 40 percent, Temple 34 percent.
The teams had not met since 1976 at the Hawaii Classic in Honolulu.
The game was played at America West Arena, rather than ASU's home court, asa rehearsal for the NCAA Regional, to be held there next March.
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