Shaq Goodwin capped Memphis' opening 15-6 run with a jumper and the Tigers dominated the boards 29-14 in the first half, with Goodwin grabbing 17 rebounds. Austin Nichols scored 15 and Memphis led 38-28 at halftime.
Temple rallied with a 10-2 second-half run and twice pulled within one point, then Morgan tied it at 54 with a layup and Temple led 58-56 after Jaylen Bond's jumper at 1:24. Kedren Johnson put Memphis up 60-59 with a layup with nine seconds left, then Brown hit his jumper -- his only bucket of the game.
Goodwin grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds and Nichols finished with 17 for Memphis (14-9, 6-4), but was helped off the court with about seven minutes left.
Memphis coach Josh Pastner said after the game that Nichols will be out at least two weeks with a sprained ankle, pending an MRI.
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