Scores

Final

Temple 34

(9-7, 3-3 A 10)

Massachusetts 60

(9-6, 4-1 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, January 21, 2006

    William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    TEM 15 1934
    MASS 29 3160

    Top Performers

    Temple: M. Tyndale 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Massachusetts: J. Viggiano 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Massachusetts 60, Temple 34

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts ruined Hall of Fame coach John Chaney's 74th birthday as the Minutemen defeated Temple 60-34 on Saturday, in what was the Owls' worst offensive performance in 32 years.

    It was the fewest points a UMass team had given up since it beat Norwich 37-28 on Jan. 7, 1950. It was the fewest points scored by the Owls since they lost to Tennessee, 11-6, on Dec. 15, 1973.

    Lawrence Carrier matched his career-high with 17 points off the bench including five 3-pointers. Jeff Viggiano also had 17 for UMass (9-6, 4-1 Atlantic 10) while point guard Chris Lowe Jr. had nine assists.

    No Owl scored in double figures as four players shared the team scoring lead with eight. Temple (9-7, 3-3) was just 13 of 49 from the field.

    The Minutemen led 12-10 when leading scorer Rashaun Freeman was called for his second foul, confining him to the bench for the rest of the half. But UMass thrived in his absence outscoring the Owls 17-5 to take a 29-15 lead at halftime.

    The Minutemen opened the second half on a 14-3 surge that put the game out of reach.

    Freeman, who fouled out, finished with eight points and nine rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEM
    MASS
    Points 34 60
    FG Made-Attempted 13-49 (.265) 21-41 (.512)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-20 (.100) 9-19 (.474)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 26

    2005-06 Season

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