MEMPHIS - Temple stretched the game into double overtime, but the Owls ran into too much Isaiah Sykes on Wednesday night.
Sykes scored a career-high 36 points as Central Florida earned a 94-90 victory in the American Athletic Conference tournament at the FedEx Forum.
Quenton DeCosey scored 28 points and Will Cummings 25 for Temple, which finished 9-22. Anthony Lee had 17 points and seven rebounds.
Early in the second half, Sykes drove for a layup and a three-point play that gave UCF (13-17) a 47-43 lead, and the Knights began attacking the basket with more frequency.
The Owls' balance kept them afloat and with 2:31 to play, DeCosey hit a corner three-pointer to give Temple a 75-70 lead. Seconds later, Lee blocked a layup try by Sykes - but he just kept coming with a three and a jumper to make it 75-all with two minutes to play.