By Michael Donovan
Chris Lykes made two free throws to lead Miami to a 78-77 win over Temple in Brooklyn’s Barclay Center.
Lykes led Miami (7-3) with 17 points. Keith Stone scored 13 points, Kameron McGusty added 12 and 10 rebounds, and Dejan Vasiljevic and Rodney Miller Jr. each had 11 points.
Quinton Rose led the Owls (7-3) with 14 points. Alani Moore II contributed 12, and Monty Scott had 10.
Trailing 71-66, Temple cut the deficit to two on a Moore 3-pointer. On the ensuing possession, a McGusty layup allowed Miami to extend the lead to four. Only to have Temple rip the advantage away due to two made free throws by Rose, and 3-pointer by J.P. Moorman II. Miami regained the lead following back-to-back Miller layups, but a De’Vondre Perry 3 gave Temple 77-76 lead to set the stage for Lykes.
Following Lykes’ two made free throws, Temple had one last chance but Rose missed a desperation 3.