PHILADELPHIA (AP) Monty Scott scored 25 points and Nate Pierre-Louis added 23 points, both of which were career-highs, to help Temple to a 93-89 double-overtime win over UConn on Thursday night.
Quinton Rose added 15 points and Alani Moore II scored 14 for the Owls (14-12, 6-7 American Athletic Conference).
Christian Vital tallied 21 points and Isaiah Whaley had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (14-12, 5-8). UConn was playing its first game without freshman big man Akok Akok, who tore his left Achilles' early in Sunday's 64-61 home victory over Memphis.
The Owls, coming off Sunday's 76-56 home defeat to Philadelphia Big 5 rival Villanova, went ahead for good in the second overtime on Pierre-Louis' two free throws that made it 85-84. Temple's lead was three, 89-86, after J.P. Moorman II's layup with 57.6 left. After Alterique Gilbert missed a 3-pointer on UConn's ensuing possession, Moore made a pair of free throws to put the Owls in front 91-86.
UConn went up 80-77 on Jalen Gaffney's two free throws with 28.9 seconds left in the first OT, but Scott tied it with a 3 from the top of the key seven seconds later. Vital's jumper from the left elbow just before the buzzer rimmed out. >> Read more
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