By Julie Glass
Nate Pierre-Louis (above) scored 22 points, Shizz Alston Jr. had 20 points and nine assists and Temple beat visiting South Florida 82-80 in overtime despite LaQuincy Rideau’s triple-double for the Bulls.
Rideau had 18 points, 10 assists and 10 steals to become the sixth Division I player in the last 20 seasons with a points-assists-steals triple-double. It was the second triple-double of the season in the American Athletic Conference, joining SMU’s Jimmy Whitt Jr, and the first-ever at Liacouras Center.
Quinton Rose added 16 points for Temple (13-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference), which won its eighth straight home game. J.P. Moorman II had 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Alexis Yetna had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls (12-4, 2-2). David Collins added 16 points. The Bulls have had two other players record triple-doubles, with Adrian Hillman getting one against FAU in 1996 and McHugh Mattis versus Winston-Salem State in 2006.
South Florida was just 10 of 25 from the free-throw line, but had 17 steals and made 10 3-pointers.