PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nate Pierre-Louis posted his third straight double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds as Temple narrowly beat La Salle 70-65 on Saturday.
Quinton Rose had 18 points for Temple (3-0). J.P. Moorman II added seven rebounds and six assists.
The Owls were up 36-22 at the break but La Salle charged back to close to 69-65 after trailing 67-57 with 27 seconds left. Ed Croswell had a layup and Sherif Kenney and Scott Spencer drained treys to cut the deficit to four with :02 remaining.
David Beatty and Kenney had 13 points apiece for the Explorers (1-2). Saul Phiri had 11 points.
Temple matches up against USC on the road on Friday. La Salle matches up against Murray State next Monday.
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