Quenton DeCosey scored 24 points and Devin Coleman hit five three-pointers, none biggger than a buzzer-beater in transition at the end of the first half, as Temple won its second straight, 78-60, over East Carolina.
DeCosey also hit five three-pointers as the Owls were 13-of-33 overall from beyond the arc.
Temple trailed by eight late in the first half when it made a defensive stop in the closing seconds and Jaylen Bond (12 rebounds) found Coleman wide open for a three-pointer that made it a 38-33 game at the half. The Owls carried the momentum into the second half as they out-scored the Pirates, 45-22.
The Owls, who beat their second Top 25 team of the season by winning at Connecticut Tuesday, are now 8-6 on the season and 3-1 in the American Athletic Confernece.
Hear what DeCosey and Coleman had to say after Saturday night's home win.