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Temple adds Georgia Tech to future home-and-home series

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Temple adds Georgia Tech to future home-and-home series

Temple football has added yet another ACC program to a future home-and-home series.

Temple will face Georgia Tech for the first time in program history in a home-and-home beginning in 2019.

The Owls will host the Yellow Jackets on Sept. 28, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Field. The series heads to Atlanta for the final match on Sept. 20, 2025, at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Georgia Tech is the fourth ACC team to agree to a home-and-home series with Temple. Temple added a future home-and-home with the University of Miami on Aug. 3.

"We talk about dominating our recruiting footprint, which is obviously Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.," Temple head coach Geoff Collins said in a statement.

"My experience in the SEC and the ACC makes Georgia and Florida very important areas for recruiting as well. That's why the Georgia Tech and Miami games are integral parts of establishing our national presence for Temple football."

The other two ACC programs on Temple's future schedule are Duke and Boston College.

Temple, which won the American Athletic Conference championship in 2016, has 18 non-conference games against Power 6 teams through 2028, and at least one game against a Power 6 team scheduled in each of the next nine seasons, beginning with Saturday at Notre Dame (see story).

The Owls also have future home-and-home series scheduled with Oklahoma, Maryland and Rutgers.

Josh Brown comes through in the clutch again

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Josh Brown comes through in the clutch again


Quinton Rose scored 19 points with four 3-pointers, Josh Brown hit the winning basket with 28 seconds left, and Temple beat Tulsa 59-58 on Wednesday night.

Temple closed to 58-57 on Obi Enechionyia's 3 with 1:24 to go and Brown's layup off of J.P. Moorman II's offensive rebound put the Owls up 59-58. Shizz Alston Jr. stole the ball on Tulsa's final possession.

Enechionyia scored 15 points with four 3-pointers and three blocks and the Owls (9-9, 2-5 American Conference) made 11 3-pointers and forced 18 Tulsa turnovers. Moorman had four steals, a season high for the team.

DaQuan Jeffries' dunked it and Tulsa pulled away from a 26-all halftime tie to lead 45-38 with 12:04 left.

Junior Etou scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for his fourth career double-double for Tulsa (10-9, 3-4), which has lost four straight. Martins Igbanu added 12 points, Sterling Taplin had 11, and Lawson Korita 10.

Temple falls on last-second 3 in OT

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Temple falls on last-second 3 in OT


Jeremiah Martin scored 26 points and Kareem Brewton Jr., hit a game-winning 3-pointer off a broken play and Memphis defeated Temple 75-72 in overtime Saturday, winning its first game on the road this season.

With time running out, Brewton appeared to pass from the wing to the low post, but the ball was deflected. Brewton chased the ball down and his turnaround 3 landed with no time showing on the clock, sending the Tigers (12-6, 3-2 American) onto the court in celebration. Brewton scored half of his 10 points in the last 1:16 of overtime.

After review, one second was put back on the clock, Temple's long inbounds pass was intercepted, Jimario Rivers knocked down two free throws and Shizz Alston, Jr.'s Temple (8-9, 1-5) desperation 3 didn't fall.

Mike Parks, Jr. added 12 points for Memphis and Brewton and Kyvon Davenport scored 10 each.

Temple surged ahead in overtime with three straight from distance -- two by Nate Pierre-Louis and one from Alston.

Louis scored 23 points and Alston 19 for Temple, which was coming off its stunner in Dallas, where the Owls snapped SMU's 33-game home win streak.