Temple snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with an 86-76 double-overtime win over Tulane on Senior Day at the Liacouras Center.
Shizz Alston Jr. scored a putback layup with eight seconds left in regulation to even the Owls with the Green Wave at 65 and send the game to OT. In the first OT, Alston made two free throws with five seconds left to put Temple up, 71-68. But Tulane rolled the ball up the court and Malik Morgan made a deep three as time expired to send it to double OT.
The Owls (15-15, 6-11 AAC) scored seven quick points in just under two minutes in the second overtime that put them up 78-71, a lead Tulane (5-23, 2-14) could not recover from.
The Owls jumped out to a 17-4 lead early in the first 4:25 of the game and had a 35-28 lead over Tulane at halftime. They looked to be in control for most of the game until the Green Wave outscored them, 19-11, to take a 47-46 lead with 11:31 left in the second half.
In the second OT, however, Temple outscored Tulane, 15-5, to seal the win.
Big men on campus
The Owls were led by by Alston's 25 points (10 for 10 at the free-throw line), eight rebounds and six assists. Senior Daniel Dingle had 13 points and eight rebounds. Mark Williams, another senior, had 20 points and six rebounds after fouling out in the second OT. Junior forward Obi Enechionyia added 14 points.
Tulane was led by junior Cameron Reynolds, who scored a team-high 21 points.
Inside the box score
• The Owls shared the ball well with 17 assists, compared to just eight by Tulane.
• Temple led for 42:23 of game time, with 13 being its largest lead in the first half.
The Owls move on to 7-2 all-time against Tulane, winning six straight in the series.
Temple will end its season on the road at USF next Sunday afternoon.
Tulane will stay on the road and play at Memphis on Friday.