Mark Karcher made five three-pointers and scored 24 points last night--before leaving with a sprained shoulder--to lead No. 17 Temple to a 79-66 victory over host Cleveland State in a reunion of coaching adversaries John Chaney and Rollie Massimino.
Karcher made two threes in a 15-0 run in the second half for the Owls (6-2). The victory gave Temple's Chaney a 7-5 lead in head-to-head matchups against Massimino. The two hadn't faced each other since Feb. 1, 1992, when Massimino was at Villanova.
As the final seconds ticked down, Chaney walked to half court to share a hug and laugh with Massimino, whom he sometimes butted heads with when the two fought for Philadelphia's college basketball bragging rights.
James Madison had 16 points to lead Cleveland State (5-6), which led 48-47 with 11 minutes 36 seconds left before going cold.
Karcher was injured late in the game in a collision with Vikings guard Doc Taylor. Karcher was taken to the hospital for X-rays, accompanied by Chaney. A team spokesman said late last night that Karcher has a sprained left shoulder and will be out indefinitely.
* CINCINNATI 93, WIS.-MILWAUKEE 60: Kenyon Martin scored a career-high 26 points as the third-ranked Bearcats passed and shot over the visiting Panthers. The Bearcats (10-1) got their 6-foot-9 center the ball inside, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee (6-4) was helpless to do much about it. The Panthers have one starter taller than 6-3--center Chad Angeli, who is 6-9 and led them with 16 points. Cincinnati has one starter under 6-6.
* OHIO ST. 76, OAKLAND 50: Brian Brown scored 16 of his career-high 21 points in the first half--including 10 straight during a 25-2 blitz--as the No. 15 Buckeyes won at home. Brown was 8 of 9, making both of his three-point attempts, and 3 for 3 on free throws. The sophomore guard had four assists.
Ohio State (7-2) shot 29 of 51 (57 percent). Mychal Covington led Oakland (Mich.) with 15 points. The top scorer for the Golden Grizzlies (2-10), Dan Champagne, is out with a hand injury.
* INDIANA 95, CANISIUS 53: Kirk Haston scored 20 points as the No. 12 Hoosiers beat the Golden Griffins in the first round of the 18th Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis. Indiana (9-1) improved to 35-0 in the Classic.