GUYTON'S TREY LIFTS INDIANA PAST TEMPLE
December 5, 1998 GUYTON'S TREY LIFTS INDIANA PAST TEMPLE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A.J. Guyton, off target from 3-point range for most of the game, connected with 5.5 seconds left Saturday as No. 16 Indiana rallied to beat 10th-ranked Temple 63-62.
Indiana (8-1) overcame a nine-point deficit in the final eight minutes. Temple (4-3) dropped its second consecutive one-point decision since losing 73-70 at Pennsylvania in overtime.
Temple took its biggest lead of the game at 52-43 on a free throw by Lamont Barnes, who earlier had missed an open dunk when he tried to showboat on a fast break and his reverse dunk bounced off the rim.
Redshirt freshman Kirk Haston, who came off the bench to score 12 points, then started the comeback with a layup and two free throws. Indiana tied the score at 58 on consecutive 3-pointers by Luke Recker and Guyton, who had missed his first eight shots from behind the arc and then made his final two.
Barnes, who led the Owls with 16 points, gave Temple a 60-58 lead with 2:14 remaining by making two free throws. Indiana tied the score for the last time on a turnaround basket by Lynn Washington with 1:38 left.
Indiana couldn't to take the lead on its next possession, failing to get a shot off before the 35-second buzzer sounded with 46.7 seconds to go.
Temple called timeout with 36.8 seconds remaining and took the lead on a tip-in by Barnes with 18.1 seconds to go.
The Owls had two fouls to give and used them in the next seven seconds to set the stage for Guyton's score, which produced the ninth lead change in a game that was tied nine times.
Temple used only six players. Guard Lynn Greer did not make the trip after being hit under his left eye in Temple's previous game. Keaton Sanders missed his second consecutive with a sprained right ankle.
Recker topped Indiana with 15 points. The Hoosiers made just 9-of-27 attempts from 3-point range with three of them coming in the final 3:37.
Both teams were cold in the first half, especially from 3-point range. The Hoosiers led 30-29 at the break, having hit 13 of 30 shots and only 3 of 12 from behind the arc. Temple was 10-for-24 from the field and hit on just 3 of 11 3-point attempts.
Indiana's biggest lead of game was four points in the first half.
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