TAMPA, Fla. — Quinton Rose scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half when Temple pulled away from USF for its fifth-straight win 73-55 on Saturday.
Shizz Alston Jr. 19 points, 10 in the second half, and Josh Brown had 12 points for the Owls (15-10, 7-6 American Athletic Conference).
Brown's layup with a second left in the first half tied the game at 30 and he opened the second half with a 3-pointer before Rose capped a nine-point run with a dunk and a 37-30 lead. Isaiah Manderson had back-to-back baskets to pull the Bulls with two. Rose then scored five straight points and, after a 3-pointer for the Bulls, had 3-point plays to begin and end a 12-0 run that made it 63-47 with 5:43 to play.
The Owls went 7 of 13 from distance and shot 55 percent in the second half.
Manderson led USF (8-18, 1-12), which has lost five straight, with 18 points.
Quinton Rose scored 23 points, Josh Brown had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Temple never trailed in defeating East Carolina 90-73 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight.
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 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).
NEW ORLEANS — Nate Pierre-Louis scored 18 points and Shizz Alston Jr. had 15 points and a career-high 10 assists in Temple's 83-76 victory over Tulane on Sunday.
Quinton Rose added 12 points and Obi Enechionyia 11 while Ernest Aflakpui had 10 rebounds with eight points for the Owls (13-10, 5-6 American), who were coming off an overtime win over No. 16 Wichita State on Thursday and have now won three straight.
Temple made 12 of 25 from the arc with Enechionyia and Alston getting three each. Alston posted the Owls' first points-assists double-double since 2014.
Jordan Cornish scored 20 points, Samir Sehic had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Cameron Reynolds added 16 points and 10 boards with five assists for the Green Wave (13-9, 4-6). Ray Ona Embo scored 12 points.
Temple outscored Tulane 14-4 over the final 5:42 with a Pierre-Louis jumper and two Alston free throws in the final minute.