Temple advances to NIT quarterfinals

ByDAVE ZEITLIN Associated Press via AP logo
Sunday, March 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- Will Cummings scored 21 points, Jesse Morgan had a season-high 20 and Temple beat George Washington 90-77 on Sunday in the second round of the NIT.

Devin Coleman added 13 points and Jaylen Bond finished with eight points and 15 rebounds for the top-seeded Owls (25-10), who host either Texas A&M or Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Kethan Savage led fifth-seeded George Washington (22-13) with 25 points while Kevin Larsen added 19 and Yuta Watanabe had 15.

The Colonials rallied to pull within three points early in the second half, but Coleman helped the Owls rebuild a comfortable lead, scoring all of his points in the game's final 10 minutes.

Temple never trailed, scoring the first nine points of the game and taking a 20-5 lead after Morgan hit a 3-pointer with 14:23 left in the first half.

The Owls shot 50 percent from the field in their highest scoring game of the season.