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Temple's defense, Quinton Rose lift Owls over Texas A&M at Orlando Invitational

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Temple's defense, Quinton Rose lift Owls over Texas A&M at Orlando Invitational

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Quinton Rose scored 19 points and Temple used an 11-0 second-half run to pull away from cold-shooting Texas A&M for a 65-42 victory in the Orlando Invitational on Friday.

Alani Moore II had 14 points and Monty Scott finished with 11 for the Owls (5-1), who rebounded from a seven-point loss to fifth-ranked Maryland to advance to the fifth-place game of the eight-team tournament at Disney World.

Typically, this time of year your defense is a little better than your offense, but at some point you have to start making more open shots and we certainly got some looks," Temple coach Aaron McKie said.

Texas A&M (3-3) trailed 32-18 at halftime and trimmed the double-digit deficit to 38-32 before Temple pulled away for good with help from the 11-0 surge that Moore finished with a 3-pointer to put the Owls up 51-35 with 5:46 remaining.

"Last night we hurt ourselves a lot because we didn't share the ball as much as we should have," McKie said. "We made a conscious effort to try and come out today and make one more pass and make our teammates better. I thought we did a pretty good job."

Texas A&M missed 16 of their last 17 shots down the stretch and didn't score at all in the final 2:51. The Aggies finished 13 of 58 from the field, including 6 of 33 on 3-point attempts.

Josh Nebo was the only Texas A&M player in double figures with 12 points.

"Other than the last three minutes of the second half, I thought our fight was much better," Aggies coach Buzz Williams said. "Lowest number of turnovers thus far this season, highest number of offensive rebounds this season. And I think in an unspoken way, those are byproducts of how hard we were fighting."

The takeaway

Temple: Rose bounced back after he and Owls leading scorer Nate Pierre-Louis shot a combined 4 of 23 in Thursday's loss to Maryland. Pierre-Louis, however, had another subpar game after missing all seven shots he took against Maryland and finishing with three points. The junior guard was 3 of 7 for eight points against Texas A&M, including 0 for 3 on 3-pointers.

Texas A&M: The Aggies shot 31 percent in losing to Harvard in the opening round and were even worse Friday, going 13 of 58 (22.4%).

Up next: 

Temple: Sunday's fifth-place game.

Texas A&M: Sunday's seventh-place game.

Quinton Rose and Shizz Alston Jr. lift Temple over Tulsa

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Quinton Rose and Shizz Alston Jr. lift Temple over Tulsa

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Quinton Rose had 25 points as Temple beat Tulsa 84-73 on Saturday. Shizz Alston Jr. added 24 points for the Owls. Alston Jr. also had seven assists for the Owls.

Nate Pierre-Louis had 11 points for Temple (20-7, 10-4 American Athletic Conference). Justyn Hamilton added 10 points.

Temple scored 53 second-half points, a season best for the team.

Martins Igbanu had 15 points for the Golden Hurricane (16-12, 6-9). Curran Scott added 15 points. Sterling Taplin had 11 points.

The Owls evened the season series against the Golden Hurricane with the win. Tulsa defeated Temple 76-58 on Feb. 9. Temple faces Memphis on the road on Tuesday. Tulsa plays Tulane at home on Thursday.

Quinton Rose's late heroics give Temple dramatic overtime win over Davidson

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Quinton Rose's late heroics give Temple dramatic overtime win over Davidson

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Quinton Rose's dunk off his steal with 2.9 seconds left in overtime gave Temple a 77-75 win over Davidson in the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic on Saturday.

Davidson's Carter Collins made a pair of foul shots and the Wildcats led 75-69 with 1:32 left in overtime. Rose nailed a 3 to bring the Owls within 75-72 with 68 seconds left and Shizz Alston Jr.'s 3-pointer knotted the score at 75 with 32 seconds remaining.

At the end of regulation, Nate Pierre-Louis and J.P. Moorman II sandwiched 3-pointers around one from Collins and regulation ended knotted at 66.

Alston scored 24 points and distributed 11 assists, while Rose scored 18. Moorman and De'Vondre Perry scored 14 and 11, respectively.

Luke Frampton led Davidson (8-2) with 24 points. Collins scored 16, KiShawn Pritchett 12 and Jon Axel Gudmundsson 10.