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Temple 56, Houston 55

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HOUSTON - Damian Dunn scored 16 points and made the go-ahead free throw as Kur Jongkuch blocked Houston's go-ahead attempt in the final seconds as Temple held on and defeated the top-ranked Cougars 56-55.

Temple improved to 3-18 against No. 1 ranked teams. The Owls (12-9, 6-2 American Athletic Conference) earned their first win over a No. 1 ranked team since a 77-69 win at No. 1 Cincinnati on Feb. 20, 2000.

Tied at 55, Dunn made a free throw with 1:06 left to give Temple a one-point lead. Jamal Shead missed a 3-pointer and Nick Jourdain grabbed the rebound. Dunn missed a layup with 8 seconds left, and Jongkuch grabbed the rebound, but the Owls were whistled for a shot clock violation upon review.

Trailing by one, Shead drove to the basket but Jongkuch blocked it out of the bounds with 1.3 seconds left. Tramon Mark's tip-in attempt fell short at the buzzer to give the Owls the win.

Zach Hicks added 12 points for Temple, which snapped a six-game losing streak to Houston. The Owls shot 31% but were 20 of 22 from the free throw line.

Shead scored 13 points, and Marcus Sasser added 12 points for Houston (18-2, 6-1), which saw its nine-game winning streak snapped.

Houston shot 34% but were 11 of 21 from the free throw line.

Tied at 47, Temple used an 8-1 spurt to open up a 55-48 lead on two free throws by Jourdain with 6 1/2 minutes remaining. Houston responded with a 7-0 run to tie it at 55.

BIG PICTURE

Temple: The Owls improved to 2-0 this season against ranked opponents. . Temple did not make a field goal of the final 7:18 and were 5 of 21 from the field in the second half. . The Owls had 11 assists on 14 field goals.

Houston: With the game tied at the half at 30 apiece, it marked the first time this season the Cougars have not led at the half. . Coach Kelvin Sampson was issued a technical foul in the second half for arguing a foul call. . Houston outrebounded Temple 39-33.

January 22, 2023


Temple
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Jourdain F 34 2-5 3-3 0-2 0-6 2 2 0 1 3 7
Z. Hicks F 32 4-10 0-0 4-8 0-3 1 0 0 2 4 12
K. Jongkuch F 14 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 2 0 1 2 2
J. White G 32 1-2 1-2 0-0 2-10 2 0 0 3 2 3
H. Miller G 22 1-4 4-4 0-0 0-2 1 0 2 0 2 6
K. Battle   31 1-9 4-4 1-6 0-3 1 0 0 3 1 7
D. Dunn   30 3-12 7-8 3-8 0-4 3 0 0 1 1 16
E. Okpomo   5 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 0 1 3
Totals   200 14-45
(.311)
20-22
(.909)
8-24
(.333)
5-33 11 4 2 13 16 56


Houston
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Walker F 32 3-12 3-6 0-1 4-12 0 1 2 0 1 9
J. Roberts F 27 3-3 2-4 0-0 2-5 1 2 1 2 5 8
M. Sasser G 38 4-11 2-3 2-6 1-3 5 0 4 3 4 12
T. Mark G 33 2-9 2-4 0-0 0-6 1 1 0 0 2 6
J. Shead G 33 4-16 2-2 3-8 1-5 1 0 1 1 2 13
R. Chaney   15 1-1 0-2 0-0 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 2
E. Sharp   12 1-2 0-0 1-2 1-1 0 0 0 1 2 3
J. Francis   6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Arceneaux   3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 19-56
(.339)
11-21
(.524)
6-17
(.353)
12-39 9 4 8 7 19 55
Officials: Joe Lindsay, Steve Anderson, Ron Groover




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