Philadelphia: We are only 2 weeks away from conference tournament action and the Temple Owls keep their push for a first-round bye in the American Atheltic Conference as they took on Tulane Green Wave from Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University on Sunday afternoon. Temple comes into the game with (20-8, 10-5 in AAC) and off a loss to Memphis on February 26 while Tulane enters battle with the Owls at (4-23, 0-15 in AAC) and off a loss to Tulsa on February 28.
The owls would get the game started with a basket from Shizz Alston Jr for the 2-0 lead, Tulane would get on the board with a basket from Caleb Daniels to tie the game at 2. The Green Wave would have a 10-6 lead with 17:02. The owls would catch the Green Wave and just take over and Tulane would not have an answer for Quinton Rose & Shizz Alston Jr.
Shizz Alston would make school history in the first half as he would make a 3 pointer for the 40th Straight game
Shizz Alston would hit shot at the buzzer to end the half
The Owls would take a 43-30 lead into halftime, Tulane did not know what hit them
In the Second half, it would be a repeat of the first half as the Temple Owls would make things very difficult for the Green Wave to even have a chance to get back into the game. Shizz Alston would not be done with milestone as he would hit another one
Quinton Rose would keep doing damage to Tulane as the Owls would fly to an 80-69 win. Rose would score a career-high 29 points in the win.
With the win, the Owls are now (21-8, 11-5) and now head on the road for a battle with UConn on March 7 while the Green Wave fall to (4-24, 0-16 in AAC) and take on USF on March 6.
Temple Players Quinton Rose and Shizz Alston:
Temple Coach Fran Dunphy: