TU beats Temple and Memphis

Sterling Taplin’s driving layup with 0:04 on the clock capped an 11-3 run to give Tulsa a 70-68 victory Saturday over the Temple Owls in front of 6,175 fans at the Liacouras Center.

The Hurricane shot 52.2-percent from the field for the game, including 55-percent in the second half, while also converting 76-percent of its’ free throws.

Tulsa got an 81-71 win over the Memphis Tigers on January 11 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center behind Junior Etou’s career-high performance of 23 points and 13 rebounds. It was Etou’s third double-double of the season.

Sterling Taplin added career-highs of 17 points and six assists to pace the Hurricane, while the Tigers’ Lawson led all scorers with 26 points and Jeremiah Martin added 20 points.

Tulsa (9-7, 3-1 in the American Athletic Conference) hosted the Tulane Green Wave Wednesday.