ATHENS, Ga. -- Yante Maten's season-high 30 points and suffocating defense in the first half led Georgia to an 84-66 win over Temple on Friday.
Maten also had 12 rebounds for Georgia (9-2), which is off to its best start in Mark Fox's ninth season.
Freshman Nicolas Claxton came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points and William Jackson II scored 10.
Obi Enechionyia led Temple (7-4) with 27 points. Quinton Rose scored 13.
After Temple took an early 7-2 lead, the Owls went stone cold, missing 10 of their next 11 shots as Georgia went on a 17-2 run, grabbing a 19-9 lead with seven minutes to go in the half after a pair of Maten free throws.
A tip-in at the halftime horn by Claxton put Georgia up 42-23.
Temple shot 31 percent from the field and 43 percent from the free-throw line in the first half, while the Bulldogs shot 52 percent and 83, respectively. Georgia 25-11 rebounding advantage, while Maten had 15 points and seven rebounds, at the break.
Back-to-back jump hooks by Derek Ogbeide and Maten gave the Bulldogs a 46-23 in the opening minute of the second half. But the Bulldogs went nearly seven minutes without a field goal while Temple closed the gap to 54-40 as Enechionyia heated up from beyond the arc. He hit 7-of-9 3-pointers for the game.
Jackson ended the drought for Georgia with a 3-pointer, followed by a short jumper, stretching Georgia's lead to 62-43 with 9:11 remaining.
Three Owls fouled out -- Josh Brown, De'Vondre Perry and Ernest Aflakpui-- as they pressured the Bulldogs. Georgia shot 39 free throws, hitting 28.
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.
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.