In the midst of a season that has been somewhat of a rollercoaster at times, the Owls appeared to be staring down defeat late in Thursday’s contest with Tulsa.
After trailing by as much as 12 in the second half, Temple would battle back down the stretch, but still find itself trailing by five with just 25 seconds remaining in regulation. The Owls would clearly have a bit of luck on their side, as Tulsa missed two 1-and-1 opportunities in the span of a few seconds, opening the door for Devin Coleman to knock down a game-tying three with just three seconds remaining to force overtime.
Despite not leading for a single second in the second half, the Owls would go on to pick up an 83-79 overtime victory, improving to 13-8 on the season and 7-3 in conference play.
“This was big to kind of pick us up and get back into it,” Obi Enechionyia said. “Especially with how we were down and how we were struggling. Any time you can come back and win a game like that in the last few seconds, that’s a big win.”