NEW ORLEANS — Quinton Rose scored six straight points in the final 1:23, lifting Temple into the lead for an eventual 72-68 comeback win over Tulane on Wednesday night.
Rose finished with 23 points and 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 the last 10 points for 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 one-on-none dunk that tied the score at 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 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 lost eight games in a row. Christion Thompson added 18 points and eight rebounds. Nic Thomas had 10 points.
Temple will host No. 15 Villanova on Sunday.