La Salle (15-12, 6-7) trailed 40-35 five minutes into the second half, but moved ahead 48-45 on a layup by Terrell Williams and never trailed again.
A 3-point shot by Christmas tied the score 50-50 with 8:13 remaining. The Owls trailed by only one point, 56-55, before Green capped a 10-4 run with a trey at the 2:13 mark. Temple never got closer than four points after that.
Neither team had more than a five-point lead in the first half, which saw six lead changes. Temple was ahead 34-31 at the half after Christmas and Ryan Brooks scored 11 points each.
Temple still leads the all-time series 65-40 and has won eight of the last 10 games against the Explorers.