PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jerome Coleman scored 28 points and made two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining to clinch Rutgers' 59-53 win over Temple on Sunday afternoon. " />
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RU Men's Basketball Holds Off Temple 59-53
  • Posted on November 24, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jerome Coleman scored 28 points and made two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining to clinch Rutgers' 59-53 win over Temple on Sunday afternoon.

    For the second game in a row, Rutgers (2-1) had a double-digit lead on the road in the second half. Four days ago, against North Carolina, that lead turned into a 71-67 loss. This time, the Scarlet Knights led by as many as 18 in the second half but needed Coleman's free throws as the Owls (0-1) pulled to within four in the final minute.

    With the Owls trailing 56-44 with 4:58 left, David Hawkins made six free throws in a 9-1 run that got Temple to within four, 57-53 with 1:05 remaining.

    Hawkins, who finished with 21 points and five steals with eight turnovers, missed the second free throw with 1:05 left, but Hawley Smith got an offensive rebound and gave it back to Hawkins, who drove the lane. Hawkins's shot was blocked by Herve Lamizana and Rutgers held the ball.

    Mike Sherrod had 11 rebounds and six assists for the Scarlet Knights, who have now won two in a row over Temple in Philadelphia after losing the first 12 games on the road against the Owls.

    Temple scored just one field goal in the first 11 minutes of the second half and the Scarlet Knights opened up a 47-30 lead when Ricky Shields hit a 3-pointer with 9:15 left.

    The Owls went on a 9-0 run later to pull within nine, 51-42, but Coleman made a driving layup after the Knights broke Temple's press and then launched a 3-pointer with 4:59 left to push the lead back to 12.

    After the Owls opened up an 18-17 lead, Rutgers scored 13 of the last 19 points of the first half to take a 30-24 lead at the break.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Rutgers vs Temple Owls
    11/24/02 3:37 at Liacouras Center
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    VISITORS: Rutgers 2-1
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    01 LAMIZANA, Herve..... f  3-7    0-0    1-1    4  6 10   4   7  4  3  2  1  27
    02 SHIELDS, Ricky...... f  3-8    2-5    0-1    2  1  3   1   8  4  5  0  0  32
    03 SHERROD, Mike....... g  2-10   0-1    1-3    0 11 11   2   5  6  5  1  1  30
    11 COLEMAN, Jerome..... g 10-19   5-12   3-3    2  2  4   2  28  1  2  0  3  32
    55 WRIGHT, Kareem...... g  1-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   4   2  0  1  0  0  12
    04 HILL, Adrian........    0-3    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  0  0  1  1  13
    05 DAVIS, Cortez.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  1  0  0  0   6
    13 WIGGAN, Juel........    1-2    0-0    3-4    1  1  2   3   5  0  2  0  1  13
    32 AXANI, Sean.........    1-3    0-0    0-0    3  0  3   3   2  0  2  0  1  25
    44 WOOTEN, Calvin......    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   2  1  0  0  2  10
       TEAM................                         1  4  5
       Totals..............   22-56   7-18   8-12  13 28 41  24  59 17 20  4 10 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-31 35.5%   2nd Half: 11-25 44.0%   Game: 39.3%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-12 41.7%   2nd Half:  2-6  33.3%   Game: 38.9%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  3-3  100 %   2nd Half:  5-9  55.6%   Game: 66.7%    0
    
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    HOME TEAM: Temple Owls 0-1
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    23 WESBY,Alex.......... f  2-6    1-3    0-0    3  2  5   3   5  2  2  0  0  27
    24 ROBINSON, Antywane.. f  3-8    1-6    0-0    1  0  1   1   7  1  1  0  1  30
    44 BUTLER, Keith....... c  0-2    0-0    0-2    0  7  7   1   0  0  0  3  0  26
    25 COLLINS,Maurice..... g  3-12   0-5    5-11   0  0  0   4  11  0  1  0  2  31
    34 HAWKINS, David...... g  4-10   2-6   11-14   1  4  5   4  21  4  8  0  5  37
    04 ELLIOTT, Glen.......    0-0    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   0   2  1  1  0  0  11
    10 GAITHER, Chris......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  2  0  1   6
    15 SMITH, Hawley.......    1-2    0-1    0-0    2  0  2   1   2  0  1  0  1  14
    21 MURRY, Nile.........    2-2    1-1    0-1    1  4  5   1   5  0  2  1  3  18
       TEAM................                            7  7
       Totals..............   15-42   5-22  18-30   8 25 33  17  53  8 18  4 13 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-21 42.9%   2nd Half:  6-21 28.6%   Game: 35.7%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11 27.3%   2nd Half:  2-11 18.2%   Game: 22.7%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half: 15-21 71.4%   Game: 60.0%    3
    
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    Officials: Michael Kitts, Frank Scagliotta, Bryan Kersey
    Technical fouls: Rutgers-None. Temple Owls-None.
    Attendance: 6845
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Rutgers.......................   30   29  -   59
    Temple Owls...................   24   29  -   53
    
    Points in the paint-RUTGERS 24,TEMPLE 12. Points off turnovers-RUTGERS 17,TEMPLE 26.
    2nd chance points-RUTGERS 4,TEMPLE 7. Fast break points-RUTGERS 10,TEMPLE 2.
    Bench points-RUTGERS 9,TEMPLE 9. Score tied-4 times. Lead changes-6 times.
    

    POSTGAME NOTES

    CAREER KNIGHTS
    Senior shooting guard Jerome Coleman shot 10-of-19 from the floor vs. Temple, tying his career high in both categories. Sophomore forward Herve Lamizana and junior point guard Mike Sherrod recorded career highs with 10 and 11 rebounds, respectively.

    KNIGHTS ON THE GLASS
    Rutgers out-rebounded Temple 41-33, marking the first time this season RU has won the battle of the boards.

    DEFENDING THE POINT
    Rutgers point guard Mike Sherrod forced counterpart David Hawkins to commit eight turnovers. In the previous game vs. North Carolina, Sherrod helped force Tar Heel point guard Raymond Felton into nine turnovers.

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