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Tigers win 3rd straight with 75-72 OT victory over Temple


The Memphis Tigers (12-6, 3-2) needed overtime to beat Temple (8-9, 1-5) 75-72.

The road win is their first of the season. Jeremiah Martin led the team with 26 points but it was Kareem Brewton Jr's late 3 that sealed the victory. It was his only 3 of the game and finished with 10 points.

The Tigers were sloppy in the first half with 10 turnovers but they only trailed 31-30.

Memphis came out strong early in the 2nd half. They held the Owls scoreless for nearly a 7 minute stretch as Memphis built a 45-37 lead. The Owls responded with a 9-0 run to take a 46-45 lead with 9:36 to go in the game.

Memphis then responded with a 10-0 run and had a 55-46 lead with 5:59 remaining.

The Owls would storm back and it was a back and forth for the rest of the game and into overtime.

This was the Tigers first road win since Feb. 2, 2017 when they beat USF, 85-75.

The Tigers are now tied for 4th in the AAC with a 3-2 Conference record. Only 2 games out of 1st place Cincinnati.

Next up for Memphis is a home game against UConn (10-7, 3-2) on Tuesday at 8pm CST.