GREENVILLE, N.C. — Jayden Gardner tied his season high with 29 points plus 13 rebounds Sunday as East Carolina held Temple scoreless for the last 2:41 to edge the Owls, 67-63.
Tremont Robinson-White scored the go-ahead bucket with 1:48 remaining and Tristen Newton and J.J. Miles hit 3 of 4 shots at the line to close it out as East Carolina halted a three-game skid. Temple missed four shots and turned the ball over three times down the stretch.
Miles scored 11 points and had six rebounds for East Carolina (11-17, 5-10 American Athletic Conference). Newton added 10 points and Robinson-White scored three points with five rebounds and he stole the ball from Quinton Rose with under a minute to play.
Rose scored 15 points for the Owls (14-13, 6-8). Monty Scott added 12 points. J.P. Moorman II had nine points and eight rebounds.