By Sam Bush

Temple kicked off its conference schedule by going to New Orleans and eating Tulane’s lunch.

Quenton DeCosey scored 15 points to help Temple hold off Tulane 64-56 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.

Temple trailed by two at halftime but outscored Tulane 20-8 over the first nine minutes of the second half for a 45-35 lead. Tulane came back and Tre Drye converted a three-point play to tie the game at 51-all with 4:48 left. Then Temple scored the next seven points, capped by a Jesse Morgan 3-pointer with 2:07 left.

Morgan and Will Cummings had 14 points apiece for Temple (12-4, 3-0 American). Jaylen Bond added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Jay Hook scored 14 and Dylan Osetkowski had 13 for Tulane (11-4, 2-1). Louis Dabney played through a sore ankle and scored 12 points.

Jonathan Stark, the reigning conference player of the week after scoring 20-plus in back-to-back games, finished with two points and 12 assists.

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