PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Sean Kilpatrick capped a 29-point performance with a pair of late free throws Sunday, sealing No. 16 Cincinnati's 80-76 victory over Temple.
The Bearcats (19-2, 8-0 AAC) squandered an 18-point lead and had to hang on to claim their 12th straight win.
Temple forged a 76-76 tie on Dalton Pepper's 3-pointer with 36.9 seconds to play, but Kilpatrick netted a pair of foul shots on the next possession to put Cincinnati back in front.
Kilpatrick also grabbed eight rebounds and Shaquille Thomas added 15 for Cincinnati.
Pepper fired in eight 3-pointers en route to 33 points for the Owls (5-13, 0-7).