Texas 77, Temple 65

J’Covan Brown scored 23 points, and a strong second half

propelled Texas past Temple 77-65 on Saturday for the Longhorns’

seventh straight win.

The Longhorns trailed by as many as eight, but Texas (9-2)

outrebounded Temple 48-23 and made 23 free throws to fuel the


Khalif Wyatt had 24 points and Ramone Moore scored 13 for the

Owls (6-3), who led most of the first half and went ahead 18-10 on

a Moore 3-pointer.

But an 8-2 run by Texas closed the gap. Brown hit a driving

layup and then assisted Jonathan Holmes on a fast-break play for a

31-31 tie with 1:05 left in the half.

Wyatt converted a 3-pointer as time expired to give Temple a

34-31 halftime lead. The lead changed hands three more times before

a layup by Myck Kabongo, who scored 18 points, put Texas ahead for

good, 48-47, with 13:31 to play.