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February 22, 2014

Noble effort, same result for struggling Owls

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Austin Nichols had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks on Saturday night as No. 22 Memphis beat Temple 82-79 in overtime.

Quenton DeCosey scored 23 for Temple, but missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with a second left as Memphis won its second straight and fifth in the last six.

Shaq Goodwin led Memphis with 20 points, while Joe Jackson and Michael Dixon had 12 apiece, Jackson adding eight assists. Geron Johnson scored 10 points.

Dixon's two free throws with 17.4 seconds remaining in overtime provided the final margin.

Will Cummings led Temple with 24 points and six assists, while Dalton Pepper had 20 points.

There were three ties and nine lead changes in the game. The teams were deadlocked at 74 at the end of regulation.


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