Senior guard Quenton DeCosey's jumpshot with 3.1 seconds left gave Temple a 63-61 win against Central Florida on Saturday at the Liacouras Center.
Tulsa beat Temple 74-55 on Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center behind strong play from four of its guards.
After a lackluster road trip resulting in a tournament snub last year, the Owls are in a similar situation.
Senior guard Quenton DeCosey leads the team in scoring with 16 points per game this season.
Sophomore forward Obi Enechionyia scored a career-high 26 points as the Owls defeated Houston 69-66 on Sunday at Hofheinz Pavillion in Houston.
Villanova freshman guard Jalen Brunson scored a game-high 25 points as the Owls fell to the No. 1 Wildcats 83-67 on Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center.
After five consecutive wins in conference play, the Owls face No. 1 Villanova on Wednesday.
Junior guard Josh Brown is the leader of the Owls’ offense, which ranks No. 1 in fewest total turnovers.
The Owls defeated South Florida 77-65 at the Liacouras Center on Sunday to earn their fifth straight victory and move to first place in the American Athletic Conference standings.
The Owls used a 12-point comeback to defeat Connecticut 63-58 on Thursday at the Liacouras Center, moving into first place in the conference.