By Sally Fahey
Quinton Rose scored points in the final 1:23, lifting Temple past Tulane 72-68.
Rose finished with 23 points, Monty Scott added 16 for Temple (13-11, 5-7 American Athletic Conference), which snapped its five-game road losing streak.
Rose and Scott combined to score Temple’s last 10 points as the Owls, who trailed by as many as 13 in the second half. Rose stripped the ball from Tulane’s Teshaun Hightower at the top of the circle and raced downcourt for a dunk that tied the game 66-66, then followed with four straight free throws. Scott added two more from the line with one second left.
Jake Forrester added 10 points. Alani Moore II had eight points with six assists. Nate Pierre-Louis tied a career high with 14 rebounds plus 7 points.
Hightower had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Green Wave (10-14, 2-10), who have now lost eight games in a row. Christion Thompson added 18 points and eight rebounds. Nic Thomas had 10 points.
The Owls leveled the season series against the Green Wave with the win. Tulane defeated Temple 65-51 on Jan. 11.
Temple takes on No. 15 Villanova at home on Sunday.