By Annie Ross
Quinton Rose (above) scored 23 points, Josh Brown had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Temple defeated East Carolina 90-73.
Shizz Alston Jr. added 14 points with seven assists, J.P. Moorman II had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Ernest Aflakpui and Nate Pierre-Louis scored 10 points apiece for the Owls (14-10, 6-6 American Athletic Conference).
ECU closed to 51-50 on Kentrell Barkley’s back-to-back 3s, but Temple pulled away on a 12-0 run while the Pirates went scoreless for 4 1/2 minutes. The Owls led 73-63 on Damion Moore’s dunk with 7:31 left.
Brown hit consecutive baskets for a 15-4 lead and Temple led by as many as 12 in the first half and was up 41-35 at halftime behind his 11 points.
Barkley scored 20 points with four 3s, Isaac Fleming had 17 points, Shawn Williams 13 and B.J. Tyson 12 for the Pirates (9-14, 3-9).