Larry Brown a winner in Philly return, SMU tops Temple 60-55

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nic Moore hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:20 left and Markus Kennedy scored 21 points to lead SMU past Temple 60-55 on Wednesday night.

Moore helped the Mustangs (13-4, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) rally back from a 13-point hole in the second half to win their third straight game. Moore buried a jumper that pulled SMU within one and then hit a 3 in front of the bench that sent the fans into a frenzy. The SMU fans had fun pointing at and taunting the adjacent Temple student section.

SMU had plenty of fans on its trip to Philadelphia. SMU coach Larry Brown coached the Philadelphia 76ers for six seasons and led them to the 2001 NBA finals. Aaron McKie, the sixth man on that team, is now a Temple assistant coach.

Kennedy, 9 of 11 from the field, is a Philadelphia native and played for Villanova before transferring to SMU.

Jesse Morgan had 15 points for the Owls (12-6, 3-2).  The Owls have lost two straight after a six-game winning streak.

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