Harrison, Tulsa push past Temple 63-56
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shaquille Harrison scored 24 points and Tulsa shook off a sloppy first half to push past Temple 63-56 for its fifth-straight win on Saturday.
James Woodard had 13 points with three steals for the Golden Hurricane (10-5, 3-0 American). Tulsa was held to 17 points on 4-of-25 shooting with 11 turnovers in the first half, but recovered with a 14-for-25 performance in the second.
Jaylen Bond finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds and three steals to pace Temple (12-5, 3-1), which shot just 31.1 percent and saw its six-game winning streak snapped.
Trailing by 11, Tulsa stormed back with a 12-0 run sparked by a four-point play and a 3-pointer from Woodard. Harrison scored the next 11 points for Tulsa, pushing their lead to 58-52 with 1:39 left. Josh Brown pulled Temple within three with 26 seconds left, but Tulsa sank 4 of 6 free throws to seal it.