Gophers Open Puerto Rico Tourney With Loss
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Devin Coleman scored 12 of his 15 points in the final seven minutes, and Temple rallied past Minnesota 75-70 on Thursday in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff.
Jaylen Bond finished with 19 points to lead the Owls (1-1), who regrouped after going 6½ minutes without a basket with a run that finally put them ahead for good. The Gophers used a 17-2 run to erase a nine-point deficit and go up 56-50 and seize momentum. But Coleman's 3-pointer ended the drought and started the 15-2 run that put Temple back in front.
Josh Brown went 4-for-4 at the foul line in the final 25 seconds to keep the Owls in control, giving them their first win after almost a week off following a season-opening loss to top-ranked North Carolina.
Nate Mason scored a career-high 20 points to lead Minnesota (2-1).