Duke 62, Temple 52

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 6:56 pm
By: News On 6

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Duke is headed back to the NCAA tournament's round of 16.

Lindsey Harding had 13 of her 18 points in the first half and the top-seeded Blue Devils beat pesky Temple 62-52 Tuesday in the second round of the Greensboro Regional.

Wanisha Smith scored 15 points and Carrem Gay added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Duke.

Duke outscored its opponents by 25 points per game this season, and the Blue Devils led by 14 in the first half against Temple. But the eighth-seeded Owls trimmed the lead to 51-46 with just over nine minutes remaining.

The Blue Devils countered with a 9-0 burst, sealing the outcome by holding Temple scoreless for six minutes.