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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.