- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Quinton Rose scored six of his 18 points in the final three minutes to help Temple pull away from Tulane for a 79-71 victory on Tuesday night.

The Owls had an 11-point lead before Cameron Reynolds scored eight of Tulane’s next 10 points to pull the Green Wave to 69-66 with 3:27 remaining. Rose’s layup and jump shot made it 73-69 with 53 seconds left, and the Owls shot 6 of 6 from the line, including two from Rose, to seal it.

Shizz Alston Jr. had 15 points for Temple (12-11, 3-7 American), which shot 51 percent (28 of 55) from the floor. Obi Enechionyia and Mark Williams added 13 points apiece.

Reynolds finished with 29 points on 11-of-29 shooting to lead Tulane (4-18, 1-9), which has lost six straight. Ryan Smith had 11 points and Malik Morgan added 10.

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