COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP : Chaney Wins 500th as Temple Advances to Title Game
No. 12 Temple defeated George Washington, 54-34, Monday night in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament at Philadelphia, giving John Chaney won its 500th game as a college coach.
Chaney was 225-59 in 10 years at Cheyney, where he won a Division II national championship, and is 275-103 in 12 seasons at Temple.
George Washington led 24-18 at halftime, but scored only 10 points in the second half.
Temple (22-6) will play No. 9 Massachusetts (26-6) in the championship game Thursday night at Amherst, Mass.
Massachusetts went on a 27-2 in the second half and defeated Duquesne, 69-52, in the other semifinal. Michael Williams scored 19 points for the Minutemen.
In other games:
Kent Culuko hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give James Madison (20-9) a 77-76 victory over Old Dominion (20-9) in the Colonial Athletic Assn. title game at Richmond, Va. The basket completed the second-seeded Dukes’ rally from a 19-point deficit with 13:05 left, and it sent James Madison to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1983. It also put former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell, now in his sixth year with the Dukes, back in the tournament. . . . Darius Johnson’s three-pointer with 31 seconds to play put Loyola of Maryland (17-12) ahead for good as the Greyhounds upset Manhattan, 80-75, at Albany, N.Y., to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament and claim its first-ever berth in the NCAA tournament. . . . Chris Lowery made two free throws with 28 seconds left and stole the inbounds pass to set up another free throw as Southern Illinois (23-6) held off Northern Iowa, 77-74, at St. Louis to win Missouri Valley Conference tournament.