MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis and Temple matched the longest game in NCAA Division I women's basketball history Thursday night, with the Tigers outlasting the Owls 100-97 in five overtimes.
Brianna Wright scored a career-high 35 points for Memphis, including the tie-breaking basket with 6.2 seconds left in the fifth overtime. Drexel beat Northeastern 98-80 on Feb. 22, 2007, in the only other five-overtime game.
Both teams entered game having won six of their last seven and the game was close throughout. The game featured 22 ties and 17 lead changes and the largest lead wash nine by Temple late in the third quarter.
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Mooriah Rowser added 21 points for the Tigers (15-10, 10-5 American). Asianna Fuqua-Bey had 13 rebounds, and Wright had 10.
Feyonda Fitzgerald had 26 points for Temple (17-8, 11-4). Alliya Butts added 19 points, Donnaizha Fountain had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Tanaya Atkinson had 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds.
Temple had four players foul out and Memphis two, with four players finishing with four fouls. The Owls went 28 of 42 from the line and the Tigers 22 of 37.