Tulane 67, Temple 59
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Chris Cameron scored 14 points, all in the second half and including a dunk off a steal that ensured Tulane a 67-59 victory over Temple Saturday afternoon.
Tulane (9-5) trailed 57-52 with 6:35 left in the game when Cameron hit his third 3-pointer to make it 57-55 Temple. LeVeldro Simmons put Tulane up 58-57 at the 5:06 mark.
But after Derrick Battie tipped in a missed free throw to make it 59-58, the Owls could not score again. Gerald Honeycutt’s 3-pointer gave Tulane the lead again at 61-59. Then Cameron stole the ball drove the court and scored and the Green Wave hit four of six free throws to close it out.
Simmons led Tulane with 17 points, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Honeycutt had 16 points and Rashard Allen added 10.
Temple (8-7) took its first lead of the game with 1:58 left in the first half, going up 29-28 on Marc Jackson’s basket. Jackson hit another with just under a minute left to make it 31-28 at the break.
Jackson scored 28 points for Temple. Huey Futch and Battie each had 10.
Temple, which had only three turnovers in a 69-48 victory over Fordham, had 11 against Tulane, four in the first half.
The Owls, ranked fifth nationally in scoring defense and eighth in field goal defense, holding opponents to 37 percent going into the game, let Tulane shoot 52 percent from the field. The Green Wave sank 10 of 15 3-pointers.
Tulane, which had held each of its last eight opponents below 46 percent shooting from the field, held Temple to 39 percent.