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Minutemen fall down vs. Temple
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 2/17/2002

PHILADELPHIA - As one of the nation's better-known conference rivalries, UMass-Temple has enjoyed far better days.

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Eric Williams can't get in position for the rebound against Alex Wesby and big Ron Rollerson.
Indeed, even with yesterday's 64-47 win over the Minutemen, Temple (11-13, 8-4 Atlantic 10) is a team that is in danger of missing the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1989.

So just imagine what this says about the UMass team that sulked out of the Liacouras Center yesterday. Like the rivalry, it's been a long time since the Minutemen (10-13, 4-8) have been this low. And even more so than Temple, the prospect of a postseason appearance by the Minutemen is a matter that almost doesn't warrant discussion.

``The biggest thing right now is for us to aim for the Atlantic 10 tournament, and to get some momentum by going in with a couple of wins,'' UMass senior guard Shannon Crooks said. ``But everyone has to believe in it. We need a couple of wins for the guys to get comfortable. But you know that there will always be fight in me until the end.''

Sometimes too much, as it turned out. Crooks admittedly tried to force the issue yesterday, and as a result finished with eight points on 2-of-10 shooting and five turnovers.

Temple coach John Chaney, after watching UMass freshman Kyle Wilson scorch the Owls with 17 points during a UMass win Jan. 19, actually directed box-and-one coverage at Wilson, who went scoreless in 10 ineffective minutes yesterday.

But until UMass sophomore Anthony Anderson broke through by scoring nine of his team-high 15 points on three 3-pointers in the last 13:27, the Minutemen were stuck in a uniformly dreadful slump.

They spotted the Owls an 11-0 lead over the first 4:41, and wrestled with that impossible margin for the rest of the game.

Even during Temple's merely good years, such a margin would be impossible to attack. But against this team, bemoaned by Chaney as a bad defensive crew, Anderson's outburst at least scared the Owls.

The point guard's shooting, in addition to a pair of hoops from Kitwana Rhymer and a Willie Jenkins 3-pointer, kicked off a 15-2 run that cut the Temple lead to 47-43 with 9:27 left.

But the Minutemen, who didn't place another player in double figures beyond Anderson's 15 points, lost their way just as quickly. UMass missed six of its next seven shots, and Temple filled that 4:10 stretch with a 10-3 run that was enough to knock out the Minutemen.

``Too little too late,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ``This is not a good team to dig a hole against.''

The underwhelming play of big men Rhymer and Micah Brand continued. They combined for six points and eight rebounds.

``It's the story of the year,'' Lappas said. ``That's been the norm for us, unfortunately. And I thought we got good looks for those guys.''


Lappas, Minutemen get their fill of Owls
TEMPLE 64, UMASS 47
By Bob Cooney, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 2/17/2002

PHILADELPHIA - Five minutes before his team's Atlantic 10 game yesterday against Temple, University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas walked onto the court at the Liacouras Center and was greeted with a chorus of boos from the Owls' student section.

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Kevin Lyde gets the inside track on Kitwana Rhymer and Micah Brand.
Lappas playfully bowed to the Temple faithful before going over and shaking some hands, then headed back to the bench with a huge smile.

But his toothy grin was as invisible as his team's offense during the game, as the Minutemen fell, 64-47, to the Owls. The loss dropped UMass to 10-13, 4-8 in the conference. Temple improved to 11-13, 8-4.

The jeering from the students was sort of a welcome back present for Lappas, Philly style. It was the first time he had coached a game in the Philadelphia area since taking over at UMass. He received much of his basketball education in this city during 13 years as an assistant and head coach at Villanova.

The Minutemen turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions and watched the Owls race to an 11-0 lead. UMass didn't score until a 3-pointer by Anthony Anderson 5 minutes 15 seconds into the game.

''They're not a good team to dig a hole against,'' said Lappas. ''It's tough when you get yourself in a hole like that, even if you're a good offensive team. They're not going to turn the ball over so you're not going to get a lot of run-outs, and that really hurts.''

UMass was turning the ball over, however. Its nine giveaways in the first half came in a variety of ways - passes into the crowd, passes to the other team, traveling violations, offensive fouls, lost dribbles - you name it. And Temple took advantage, shooting 13 for 27 on its way to a 34-23 lead. Not helping matters was the Minutemen hitting just 9 of 25 from the floor, and none of the nine came easy.

''We really paid attention to details today, especially on the defensive end,'' said Temple coach John Chaney. ''We didn't want to let them spot and shoot, because they killed us with that last time. We wanted to concentrate on [Kyle] Wilson, and we did that. But we also had to watch out for Anderson and [Shannon] Crooks, because they can throw them in, too.''

Wilson, who lit up the Owls for 17 points in a Minuteman win at the Mullins Center last month, was ineffective in nine first-half minutes yesterday.

''I've got to play the guys that are playing effectively, and I didn't think he was,'' said Lappas of Wilson. ''I thought Anthony was playing well and Shannon has to be there, because he's our guy. I thought Willie Jenkins gave us a nice contribution, too. It just wasn't there for [Wilson] to play a lot of minutes.''

After Temple built the lead to 42-25, UMass used an 18-5 run to cut the deficit to 47-43 with 9:23 remaining. Micah Brand missed a tough turnaround in the lane, which could have whittled it to 2, and the Minutemen failed to score on their next few possessions, allowing Temple to build the lead back to 12 at 55-43.

''No matter how many times you play against their matchup zone, no matter how much you go over the scouting reports, no matter how much you know what they're gonna do, that zone is tough,'' said Anderson, who scored 15 points, the only Minuteman to reach double figures.

That famed zone held the Minutemen to their second-lowest point total this season, next to the 38 they scored against St. Joseph's, UMass's opponent Tuesday in this city.

It could make for a disastrous homecoming for Lappas.

''Some of my best friends in the world are here,'' he said. ''It's a great place and to come back is always a thrill, especially the first time coming back like this.''

Lynn Greer led four Temple players in double figures with 19 points. He was followed by David Hawkins (17) and Alex Wesby and Kevin Lyde, each with 10.

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Coaches Lappas and Chaney met in Philadelphia for the first time since Lappas left Villanova.


Owls bounce back, cooling Chaney's anger
By Mike Jensen, The Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, 2/17/2002

Yesterday, John Chaney didn't call his team gutless. He didn't say he was cashing in his chips for the season. The force field of anger Temple's coach had around him after the Owls lost at La Salle on Wednesday night was no longer there.

Yesterday, Chaney stayed neutral about his Owls after they beat Massachusetts, 64-47, at the Liacouras Center.

Chaney said he wanted to see the next stretch of Atlantic Ten games, all against teams over .500 in the conference, to assess where Temple would be when it entered the A-10 tournament, which the Owls will need to win to get an NCAA tournament bid.

"I'm looking at progress, day to day, game for game, so I can feel better," Chaney said after Temple improved to 11-13 overall and 8-4 in the conference.

If Chaney feels better, will he let his players feel better?

"They can feel better also," he said. "But I want to feel better about coaching a team, about the instrument that I brought to this team, that I brought to this school - that's being a defensive team."

"At this time of year, we're always noted for defense," he said. "That's where we're not right now, not to my satisfaction."

Lynn Greer led the Owls with 19 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Kevin Lyde had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Chaney said he was satisfied with how David Hawkins, who had 17 points while making 7 of 11 shots, fit into the offense. He also talked of the calm Alex Wesby had again brought to the Owls.

"I saw him holding his hand a little bit," Chaney said of Wesby, who had 10 points and eight rebounds, and who missed time several weeks ago with a hand injury. "He certainly has quieted us down. We're not as panic-stricken as we were, with too many young guys on the floor. I think we're back moving in the right direction. I'd just like to see more of it."

UMass (10-13, 4-8) had beaten Temple in Amherst, but this time the Minutemen dropped their fifth of six games, shooting just 30.8 percent and getting just 11 points from their starting front line.

"That's kind of been our story this year," said UMass coach Steve Lappas, who was coaching his first game in Philadelphia since he left Villanova after last season. "That's been the norm for us."

"They had some good looks but couldn't do much," he said of his players.

Five minutes into the second half, UMass had just one field goal for the half. That was not why Lappas called for a time-out, though. Temple had just scored on four straight possessions, opening a 45-28 lead.

"I got on our guys about hanging their heads," Lappas said. "I thought our guys - it wasn't even so much what Temple was doing. They made some good shots, and we started to hang our heads. That's what I didn't want to see. So I was all over our guys."

Over the next 51/2 minutes, the Minutemen came back to within 47-43, getting two three-pointers from Anthony Anderson and one from Willie Jenkins.

Speaking of his perimeter defense, Chaney said players were "running after a shooter, rather than staying with the shooter so when the ball comes back," the Owl in question is "there to pick it off or he's there to play defense."

"That's something we're not doing," he said. "One reason is the big guys are letting the ball come inside and we get sucked into helping them out."

After UMass closed within four, the Owls scored eight straight points, and Temple kept stretching the lead. The Minutemen did not have another run in them. Anderson, who finished with 15 points, ended up as the only UMass player who scored in double figures.

Afterward, Hawkins said stretches of good defense would not be enough if the Owls wanted to make a run in the conference tournament.

"It seems that every time we let up and we let somebody back, then we have to work extra hard on offense," he said.


Temple runs away from UMass
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/18/2002

PHILADELPHIA - In the midst of four losses in their last five games, the University of Massachusetts needed a good performance against Temple Saturday to begin gathering momentum for the final stretch of the regular season.

Instead the Owls scored the first 11 points of the game and went on to win 64-47, at the Liacouras Center, adding to the misery of UMass and avenging their earlier loss to the Minutemen.

Before the last meeting between the two schools Jan. 19, UMass coach Steve Lappas said his team needed to get seven 3-pointers to be competitive against Temple.

The Minutemen got eight on Saturday, but most of them came with UMass trying to cut large deficits.

"It was too little, too late," Lappas said. "They are not a good team to dig a hole against. Once you dig that deep a hole against Temple they're a tough team to come back against. That really hurt us."

Lynn Greer led Temple with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists, while David Hawkins added 17 points.

"We're back moving back in the right direction," Temple coach John Chaney said. "I just want to see more of it."

Anthony Anderson, who the Temple fans heckled with chants of "Gary Coleman" because of his resemblance to the former "Diff'rent Strokes" star, led the Minutemen with 15 points, while Shannon Crooks and Willie Jenkins each had eight.

"It was a tough day for Shannon," Lappas said. "He probably tried to do too much which happens when you really want to win bad. It can sometime be counterproductive."

Crooks said, "Every time I caught the ball somebody was on me. It was hard to get open shots. I had to try to create for other players."

Freshman Kyle Wilson, whose 17 points helped the Minutemen defeat Temple (11-13, 8-4 Atlantic 10) last month, was ineffective and held scoreless in 10 minutes.

"You have to play the guys that our playing effectively," Lappas said. "It wasn't there for him to play a lot of minutes today."

"He killed us last time, so we put a little bit of a box around him," Chaney said.

The Minutemen (10-13, 4-8 Atlantic 10) stay in Philadelphia and face Saint Joseph's at 9:30 Tuesday night.

After leading 34-23 at halftime, Temple quickly extended its advantage to 45-28, but UMass ran off a 15-2 run to draw within four at 47-43 with 9:26 left in the game. The Owls, who blew a 14-point second half lead in a loss to La Salle earlier in the week, avoided a repeat performance with an 8-0 run to end the threat.

UMass opened the game with four turnovers, four missed field goals and two missed free throws, while Temple breezed to an 11-0 lead. Anderson, who scored all 15 of his points on threes, hit his first deep in the shot clock with 14:43 left in the first half to put the Minutemen on the board.

The Owls stretched their edge to 21-7, but a 7-0 UMass run that included four points by Raheim Lamb and a 3-pointer from Brennan Martin made it 21-14 with 5:59 left.

But Greer buried a long three and Hawkins converted a 3-point play to bring the Temple advantage back to double digits. The Owls went to intermission with a 34-23 lead.

An early second-half surge pushed the Temple lead to 45-28. Two 3-pointers from Anderson and one by Jenkins sparked UMass' 15-2 run that excited the Minuteman fans behind the UMass bench. But Temple's 8-0 run quieted them and finished off the Minutemen, who scored just four points in the final six minutes.


UMass seeks to avoid cellar
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/18/2002

PHILADELPHIA - With second place in the East and a first-round bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament all but mathematically impossible, the University of Massachusetts has another significant goal to play for - not finishing last.

Currently the Minutemen are fourth in their division with a 4-8 record, just a half-game ahead of Fordham (4-9) and one game ahead of last-place Rhode Island (3-9). UMass closes its regular season against East leader Saint Joseph's and West leader Xavier on the road, and with home games against both Fordham and Rhody. Both Rams' teams previously beat the Minutemen.

UMass could finish last for the first time since the A-10 split into divisions in 1995-96. The Minutemen haven't finished last since the 1981-82 season when they went 3-11, their fourth straight season in the cellar following three winless campaigns.

Saturday's loss snaps a 12-year streak by UMass of finishing better than .500 in the Atlantic 10. The Minutemen need to win their last four games just to finish at .500.

NEXT UP - UMass will face Saint Joseph's Tuesday (9:30 p.m., ESPN2). The East Division leading Hawks lost a heartbreaker to Xavier, 84-77 in Cincinnati, Saturday night despite 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists from sophomore point guard Jameer Nelson.

ANDERSON FACTOR - UMass continues to struggle when sophomore Anthony Anderson is forced to score. The Minutemen are 5-9 when he scores in double figures and 0-4 when he leads the Minutemen in scoring. UMass is 3-9 when Anderson takes eight or more shots.

CROOKS STRUGGLES -Senior guard Shannon Crooks finished with just eight points, only the fourth game all year that he scored fewer than 10 points. He now needs 17 to become the 35th player to score 1,000 points as a Minuteman.

Crooks' one steal moved him into eighth place on the UMass career list in that category. He has 136 in his career and needs two to pass No. 7 Will Herndon.

He has 283 career assists and needs 18 assists to crack top 10 in that category.

UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY - Saturday's loss came exactly 10 years after the Minutemen beat Temple for the first time ever, 67-52, at Curry Hicks Cage.


Brand must salvage his potential
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/18/2002

PHILADELPHIA - With 19 seconds remaining in the first half Saturday, Micah Brand leapt up and dunked the ball with authority. It was a demonstrative move that drew cheers from the University of Massachusetts bench and gasps from the nearby Temple cheerleaders.

It was a loud moment in a quiet day for Brand who had just those two points in the 64-47 loss to Temple. It was an all-too-typical game in what has been another maddeningly inconsistent season for the 6-foot-11 junior.

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Micah Brand.
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When Brand is on, he's very good. He has decent post moves, a reliable hook and can shoot jumpers from out to 3-point range. He's a pretty good passer and a decent shot-blocker. At times he looks like an NBA prospect.

But that talent is inconsistent. When Brand is uncomfortable, he disappears. He doesn't score. He gets beaten for rebounds by shorter players and has very little impact on the game.

As a freshman and sophomore his potential was exciting. People saw the glimpses of excellence and fantasized what he'd be like as a junior and a senior. But now with his junior year almost expired, the Micah Brand superstar dream has all but died.

This was supposed to be the year that Brand found himself. Not only was he a veteran, but it seemed like new coach Steve Lappas' system would allow him to utilize his finesse game, his shooting, passing and even driving to the basket.

The first two months of the season, those assumptions proved true. He averaged 12.2 points per game -almost double his career average of 6.4. But against A-10 teams in January and February, Brand is back to 6.7 points per game.

Opponents who are familiar with him know that if Brand gets pushed around and roughed up inside early, he drifts away from the basket on offense and settles for jump shots.

Maybe the worst thing that happened for Brand this year was that Jackie Rogers was redshirted. Brand is UMass' starting power forward because there is nobody who legitimately can challenge him. For better or worse he's the guy.

Brand, like anyone else, plays better when he's motivated. Coming off a sprained ankle he turned in one of his best efforts and helped lead UMass over La Salle Feb. 9.

Lappas benched him and three other starters Jan. 9 against Ohio State. When Brand came in, he was focused and had 15 points and nine rebounds. How to keep him motivated is the Minuteman coaching staff's biggest challenge.

Lappas would probably love to bring Brand off the bench, but he doesn't have someone else he's comfortable turning to. He's shown no inclination toward using Ronell Blizzard for more than spot minutes. A year from now Rogers will be back, and big men Gabriel Lee, Alassane Kouyate and Stephen Briggs will be in the fold competing for minutes.

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It hasn't helped Brand either that his body resembles Marcus Camby. UMass fans let themselves believe that Brand could be a poor man's version of the school's former national player of the year, another recruiting steal that would bring the Minutemen back toward prominence.

They ignored the lingering question: Why would a player who was academically sound, nearly 7-feet tall with good hands, ball-handling ability and a jump shot with range, not get recruited by more Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference schools. What did they see in him that foretold his inconsistency?

Temple is a tough matchup for Brand. The Owls clog up the paint with their two hefty big men. But still, with Brand's talent, he should get six points almost by accident. Good big men still do something against the Owls.

Lappas said earlier this season that he thinks Brand would make a good father some day. In addition to being a nice guy, Brand is a thoughtful and intelligent person, who when his basketball career is over, will likely be successful and well-regarded in whatever career he pursues. His personality makes him easy to root for.

But that post-hoops career should be at least a decade away. Brand's height and talent should at least get him a decent career in Europe and could earn him an NBA shot. But whether he ever gets either of those is very much in question unless he dedicates himself to finding the consistency and focus his career seems to have lacked so far.

Is Brand a talented big man who has underachieved or a mediocre big man that at times can break out? It's still up to him. He has just over a year to salvage his potential.


Minutemen Don't Find Philadelphia a Hoot
By Eric Soderstorm, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 2/19/2002

PHILADELPHIA - The Massachusetts men's basketball team hasn't lost two consecutive games this season without then dropping a third. So now - after Saturday's 64-47 loss to Temple inside the Owls' Liacouras Center - UMass is on the verge of its fourth three-game losing streak of this tragically fading 2001-02 campaign.

Somehow, Willie Jenkins remains positive.

"We still believe we can go into the Atlantic 10 Tournament and win it," assured the sophomore, whose team will remain in Philly until the completion of Tuesday night's game at St. Joseph's. "We didn't lose the last two games because we didn't play hard. We lost because we had bad starts."

But three days removed from Wednesday's 60-56 loss at home to St. Bonaventure, the Minutemen Saturday seemed to continue a rough beginning that may have begun in early November. And now three games under .500, UMass (10-13, 4-8 A-10) is again leaning toward the all-too-familiar style of come-from-behind basketball.

"It's the same old story," freshman point guard Anthony Anderson said. "We're always playing catch-up. But this time we just didn't catch up."

The Minutemen never led. And barring Temple's three-point lead just over a minute in, the closest they got was four points, 47-43, after a baby-hook from senior Kitwana Rhymer with 9:29 remaining in the final stanza.

But that threat soon stuttered, and sparked by a quick jumper from sophomore David Hawkins 30 seconds later, Temple (11-13, 8-4) finished the game on a 17-4 run.

"They're not a good team to dig a hole against," said Minuteman coach Steve Lappas, whose team didn't score until the 14:45 mark of the opening half. "Once you do, Temple is a tough team to come back from because they're not going to turn the ball over much, they're not going to get a lot of run-outs. And that really hurt us."

UMass started off slow as usual as Temple raced out to an 11-0 lead. Anderson's long-ranger just over five minutes in put the Minutemen on the board, but after a Shannon Crooks lay-up six minutes later the Owls regained a double-digit, 19-7, advantage. Freshman Brennan Martin's trey with 7:09 to go brought UMass to within 21-12 and a Jenkins put back with 2:31 left adjusted the count to 29-21, but the Minutemen faltered late in the opening half and Temple jogged into the locker room up 34-23.

"We played better in the second half than we did in the first half," Jenkins said. "We came out with more intensity. But the first half is what hurt us the most.

"And any time you're battling from a big lead, your adrenaline rushes so much that you lose a lot of energy," he continued. "So I think that's what happened to us in the end."

Temple senior Lynn Greer led all scorers with 19 points in a full 40 minutes of action and is now just 82 points away from 2,000. Hawkins followed with 17 points while seniors Alex Wesby and Kevin Lyde chipped in with 10 each.

Anderson led UMass with 15 points, all coming from behind the arc. Jenkins and Crooks both added eight. Freshman Kyle Wilson, who scored 17 in the Minutemen's 63-53 win over the Owls back on Jan. 19, was held scoreless.

"Wilson killed us last time from 20-25 feet out," said Hall-of-Fame Temple coach John Chaney. "We were concentrating on him, making sure he couldn't spot up and shoot. We were also trying to rush Anderson and Crooks."

Anderson found his stroke from long range, going 5-for-12 from way back, but Crooks never found the same touch and finished 2-of-13 from the field.

"They kind of pushed out on everybody," Anderson said. "So it was kind of hard to get those open shots that you usually get."

Credit that to Chaney's age-old defensive setup, the match-up zone. Frustrating the UMass perimeter all afternoon, the Temple defense also shut down the Minutemen in the paint. Totaling only four points in the St. Bonaventure loss, Rhymer and junior Micah Brand combined for just six points on 3-of-13 shooting.

UMass shot just over 30 percent for the game.

"No matter how many times you play against it, no matter how much you go over the scouting reports, no matter how much you know what they're going to do," Anderson said. "That zone is tough."


Massachusetts Minutemen 47
Temple Owls 64
at Temple

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS
Massachusetts vs Temple Owls
02-16-02 1:00 p.m. at Philadelphia, PA  Liacouras Center
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VISITORS: Massachusetts 10-13, 4-8 A-10
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
33 RHYMER,Kitwana...... f  2-4    0-0    0-2    2  1  3   4   4  1  1  0  1  27
34 LAMB,Raheim......... f  1-5    0-1    3-4    1  2  3   2   5  0  2  0  1  20
40 BRAND,Micah......... c  1-8    0-1    0-0    1  4  5   2   2  2  1  0  0  22
12 ANDERSON,Anthony.... g  5-12   5-12   0-1    0  2  2   0  15  2  1  0  0  39
30 CROOKS,Shannon...... g  2-10   0-3    4-4    1  3  4   4   8  3  5  0  1  35
00 MARTIN,Brennan......    1-3    1-3    0-0    0  0  0   0   3  2  0  0  0   9
01 JENKINS,Willie......    3-7    2-3    0-0    2  2  4   1   8  0  1  0  0  22
11 WILSON,Kyle.........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0  10
21 WILLIAMS,Eric.......    1-2    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   2   2  2  0  0  0  16
   TEAM................                         2  5  7
   Totals..............   16-52   8-25   7-11  10 21 31  16  47 12 11  0  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-25 36.0%   2nd Half:  7-27 25.9%   Game: 30.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-13 23.1%   2nd Half:  5-12 41.7%   Game: 32.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  5-7  71.4%   Game: 63.6%   2,1

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HOME TEAM: Temple Owls 11-13, 8-4 A-10
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
23 WESBY, Alex......... f  4-10   2-7    0-1    1  7  8   1  10  2  0  1  2  40
42 LYDE, Kevin......... f  4-9    0-0    2-4    3  7 10   4  10  0  2  1  0  39
30 ROLLERSON, Ron...... c  2-5    0-0    0-0    3  0  3   1   4  0  0  0  0  18
14 GREER, Lynn......... g  5-14   2-6    7-9    1  5  6   1  19  6  3  0  2  40
34 HAWKINS, David...... g  7-11   2-4    1-1    3  2  5   2  17  2  1  1  1  37
03 POLK, Brian.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   7
15 SMITH, Hawley.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
21 MURRY, Nile.........    2-4    0-2    0-0    0  4  4   1   4  1  1  0  1  17
   TEAM................                            3  3
   Totals..............   24-53   6-19  10-15  11 28 39  10  64 11  7  3  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-27 48.1%   2nd Half: 11-26 42.3%   Game: 45.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  3-11 27.3%   Game: 31.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half:  5-7  71.4%   Game: 66.7%    1

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Officials: Joe DeMayo, Joe Lindsay, Fran Connolly
Technical fouls: Massachusetts-None. Temple Owls-None.
Attendance: 7487
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Massachusetts.................   23   24  -   47
Temple Owls...................   34   30  -   64


1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Temple Owls               TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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                                     19:37              TURNOVR by BRAND,Micah
MISSED JUMPER by ROLLERSON, Ron      19:13
                                     19:13              REBOUND (DEF) by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     19:02              TURNOVR by CROOKS,Shannon
STEAL by GREER, Lynn                 19:02
GOOD! 3 PTR by GREER, Lynn           18:55   3-0   H 3
                                     18:35              MISSED 3 PTR by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     18:35              REBOUND (OFF) by BRAND,Micah
                                     18:22              MISSED JUMPER by BRAND,Micah
REBOUND (DEF) by WESBY, Alex         18:22
MISSED LAYUP by LYDE, Kevin          18:03
                                     18:03              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                     17:42              TURNOVR by RHYMER,Kitwana
                                     17:31              FOUL by RHYMER,Kitwana
MISSED JUMPER by GREER, Lynn         17:28
REBOUND (OFF) by ROLLERSON, Ron      17:28
GOOD! LAYUP by ROLLERSON, Ron        17:26   5-0   H 5
                                     17:02              MISSED JUMPER by BRAND,Micah
REBOUND (DEF) by LYDE, Kevin         17:02
MISSED 3 PTR by WESBY, Alex          16:46
REBOUND (OFF) by LYDE, Kevin         16:46
                                     16:42              FOUL by BRAND,Micah
GOOD! FT SHOT by LYDE, Kevin         16:42   6-0   H 6
MISSED FT SHOT by LYDE, Kevin        16:42
                                     16:42              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                     16:14              MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by WESBY, Alex         16:14
GOOD! 3 PTR by WESBY, Alex           16:00   9-0   H 9
ASSIST by GREER, Lynn                16:00
                                     15:54              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by WESBY, Alex                  15:30
                                     15:30              MISSED FT SHOT by RHYMER,Kitwana
                                     15:30              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                     15:30              MISSED FT SHOT by RHYMER,Kitwana
REBOUND (DEF) by HAWKINS, David      15:30
GOOD! JUMPER by HAWKINS, David       15:21  11-0   H 11
                                     14:57              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                     14:45  11-3   H 8  GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony
MISSED JUMPER by LYDE, Kevin         14:22
                                     14:22              REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON,Anthony
                                     14:10              TURNOVR by CROOKS,Shannon
STEAL by GREER, Lynn                 14:09
MISSED 3 PTR by GREER, Lynn          14:05
REBOUND (OFF) by WESBY, Alex         14:05
GOOD! JUMPER by WESBY, Alex          14:01  13-3   H 10
                                     13:40  13-5   H 8  GOOD! JUMPER by WILLIAMS,Eric
MISSED JUMPER by ROLLERSON, Ron      13:16
                                     13:16              REBOUND (DEF) by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     13:07              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS,Eric
REBOUND (DEF) by GREER, Lynn         13:07
                                     13:01              FOUL by CROOKS,Shannon
GOOD! LAYUP by LYDE, Kevin           12:33  15-5   H 10
ASSIST by WESBY, Alex                12:33
                                     12:14              TURNOVR by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     12:14              FOUL by CROOKS,Shannon
MISSED 3 PTR by GREER, Lynn          11:54
                                     11:54              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND,Micah
                                     11:30              MISSED 3 PTR by JENKINS,Willie
REBOUND (DEF) by MURRY, Nile         11:30
MISSED JUMPER by ROLLERSON, Ron      11:12
                                     11:12              REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON,Anthony
                                     11:07              TURNOVR by ANDERSON,Anthony
STEAL by MURRY, Nile                 11:06
GOOD! LAYUP by ROLLERSON, Ron        11:00  17-5   H 12
ASSIST by MURRY, Nile                11:00
                                     10:40              MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony
                                     10:40              REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMS,Eric
                                     10:34              MISSED LAYUP by BRAND,Micah
REBOUND (DEF) by MURRY, Nile         10:34
                                     10:21              FOUL by JENKINS,Willie
GOOD! FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn         10:21  18-5   H 13
GOOD! FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn         10:21  19-5   H 14
TIMEOUT media                        10:21
                                     09:46              MISSED JUMPER by LAMB,Raheim
REBOUND (DEF) by LYDE, Kevin         09:46
TURNOVR by GREER, Lynn               09:13
                                     08:50  19-7   H 12 GOOD! LAYUP by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     08:50              ASSIST by MARTIN,Brennan
GOOD! LAYUP by GREER, Lynn           08:18  21-7   H 14
                                     07:52              MISSED JUMPER by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     07:52              REBOUND (OFF) by LAMB,Raheim
                                     07:50  21-9   H 12 GOOD! LAYUP by LAMB,Raheim
MISSED JUMPER by LYDE, Kevin         07:20
                                     07:20              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS,Eric
                                     07:12  21-12  H 9  GOOD! 3 PTR by MARTIN,Brennan
                                     07:12              ASSIST by ANDERSON,Anthony
MISSED JUMPER by HAWKINS, David      06:35
                                     06:35              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS,Eric
                                     06:15              MISSED 3 PTR by MARTIN,Brennan
REBOUND (DEF) by GREER, Lynn         06:15
MISSED LAYUP by GREER, Lynn          06:08
                                     06:08              REBOUND (DEF) by CROOKS,Shannon
FOUL by LYDE, Kevin                  05:59
                                     05:59  21-13  H 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by LAMB,Raheim
                                     05:59  21-14  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by LAMB,Raheim
                                     05:59              TIMEOUT MEDIA
MISSED 3 PTR by WESBY, Alex          05:34
                                     05:34              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
                                     05:12              MISSED 3 PTR by WILSON,Kyle
REBOUND (DEF) by LYDE, Kevin         05:12
GOOD! 3 PTR by GREER, Lynn           05:03  24-14  H 10
                                     04:45              MISSED 3 PTR by CROOKS,Shannon
REBOUND (DEF) by LYDE, Kevin         04:45
GOOD! LAYUP by HAWKINS, David        04:40  26-14  H 12
                                     04:39              FOUL by WILSON,Kyle
GOOD! FT SHOT by HAWKINS, David      04:39  27-14  H 13
                                     04:21  27-16  H 11 GOOD! JUMPER by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     04:21              ASSIST by MARTIN,Brennan
TURNOVR by LYDE, Kevin               03:56
                                     03:56              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                     03:36  27-19  H 8  GOOD! 3 PTR by JENKINS,Willie
                                     03:36              ASSIST by RHYMER,Kitwana
GOOD! LAYUP by LYDE, Kevin           03:10  29-19  H 10
                                     02:37              MISSED 3 PTR by MARTIN,Brennan
                                     02:37              REBOUND (OFF) by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     02:33              MISSED JUMPER by CROOKS,Shannon
                                     02:33              REBOUND (OFF) by JENKINS,Willie
                                     02:31  29-21  H 8  GOOD! JUMPER by JENKINS,Willie
GOOD! JUMPER by WESBY, Alex          02:07  31-21  H 10
ASSIST by GREER, Lynn                02:07
                                     01:43              MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony
                                     01:43              REBOUND (OFF) by RHYMER,Kitwana
                                     01:32              TURNOVR by CROOKS,Shannon
STEAL by WESBY, Alex                 01:32
TIMEOUT 30sec                        01:24
GOOD! LAYUP by GREER, Lynn           01:11  33-21  H 12
                                     00:56              TURNOVR by JENKINS,Willie
                                     00:46              FOUL by LAMB,Raheim
MISSED FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn        00:46
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          00:46
GOOD! FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn         00:46  34-21  H 13
                                     00:38              FOUL by LAMB,Raheim
                                     00:38              TURNOVR by LAMB,Raheim
MISSED FT SHOT by WESBY, Alex        00:38
                                     00:38              REBOUND (DEF) by JENKINS,Willie
                                     00:19  34-23  H 11 GOOD! DUNK by BRAND,Micah
                                     00:19              ASSIST by WILLIAMS,Eric
MISSED 3 PTR by GREER, Lynn          00:02
REBOUND (OFF) by ROLLERSON, Ron      00:02

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2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1) HOME TEAM: Temple Owls TIME SCORE MAR VISITORS: Massachusetts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 19:48 MISSED JUMPER by LAMB,Raheim REBOUND (DEF) by LYDE, Kevin 19:48 MISSED JUMPER by HAWKINS, David 19:29 REBOUND (OFF) by ROLLERSON, Ron 19:29 MISSED 3 PTR by WESBY, Alex 19:27 REBOUND (OFF) by HAWKINS, David 19:27 GOOD! DUNK by HAWKINS, David 19:19 36-23 H 13 19:02 MISSED 3 PTR by CROOKS,Shannon 19:02 REBOUND (OFF) by RHYMER,Kitwana 18:57 MISSED TIP-IN by RHYMER,Kitwana REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 18:57 MISSED JUMPER by GREER, Lynn 18:34 REBOUND (OFF) by LYDE, Kevin 18:34 MISSED LAYUP by LYDE, Kevin 18:32 REBOUND (OFF) by GREER, Lynn 18:32 18:21 FOUL by RHYMER,Kitwana MISSED 3 PTR by HAWKINS, David 18:09 18:09 REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) FOUL by LYDE, Kevin 18:07 17:43 TURNOVR by LAMB,Raheim STEAL by WESBY, Alex 17:42 MISSED 3 PTR by GREER, Lynn 17:38 17:38 REBOUND (DEF) by RHYMER,Kitwana 17:28 MISSED 3 PTR by BRAND,Micah REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 17:28 GOOD! JUMPER by LYDE, Kevin 17:01 38-23 H 15 FOUL by HAWKINS, David 16:37 FOUL by GREER, Lynn 16:25 16:25 38-24 H 14 GOOD! FT SHOT by CROOKS,Shannon 16:25 38-25 H 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by CROOKS,Shannon GOOD! LAYUP by HAWKINS, David 16:09 40-25 H 15 ASSIST by GREER, Lynn 16:09 15:58 MISSED JUMPER by BRAND,Micah REBOUND (DEF) by LYDE, Kevin 15:58 15:39 FOUL by CROOKS,Shannon GOOD! FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn 15:39 41-25 H 16 GOOD! FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn 15:39 42-25 H 17 TIMEOUT MEDIA 15:39 15:28 42-28 H 14 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony 15:28 ASSIST by BRAND,Micah GOOD! 3 PTR by HAWKINS, David 15:07 45-28 H 17 ASSIST by GREER, Lynn 15:07 14:56 TIMEOUT 30sec 14:46 MISSED JUMPER by BRAND,Micah REBOUND (DEF) by GREER, Lynn 14:46 TURNOVR by GREER, Lynn 14:39 14:38 STEAL by RHYMER,Kitwana FOUL by ROLLERSON, Ron 14:09 14:09 45-29 H 16 GOOD! FT SHOT by CROOKS,Shannon 14:09 45-30 H 15 GOOD! FT SHOT by CROOKS,Shannon MISSED LAYUP by LYDE, Kevin 13:39 13:39 REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND,Micah 13:28 45-33 H 12 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony 13:28 ASSIST by BRAND,Micah 12:58 FOUL by RHYMER,Kitwana MISSED JUMPER by GREER, Lynn 12:24 12:24 REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND,Micah 12:12 45-36 H 9 GOOD! 3 PTR by JENKINS,Willie 12:12 ASSIST by ANDERSON,Anthony MISSED 3 PTR by MURRY, Nile 11:55 REBOUND (OFF) by HAWKINS, David 11:55 FOUL by LYDE, Kevin 11:46 TURNOVR by LYDE, Kevin 11:46 TIMEOUT 30sec 11:46 11:13 45-38 H 7 GOOD! DUNK by RHYMER,Kitwana 11:13 ASSIST by CROOKS,Shannon GOOD! LAYUP by MURRY, Nile 10:59 47-38 H 9 ASSIST by GREER, Lynn 10:59 10:41 47-41 H 6 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony 10:41 ASSIST by CROOKS,Shannon MISSED 3 PTR by HAWKINS, David 10:21 10:21 REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND,Micah 10:14 TURNOVR by CROOKS,Shannon STEAL by HAWKINS, David 10:13 MISSED 3 PTR by WESBY, Alex 09:58 REBOUND (OFF) by LYDE, Kevin 09:58 09:57 FOUL by BRAND,Micah TIMEOUT MEDIA 09:57 MISSED 3 PTR by MURRY, Nile 09:47 09:47 REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 09:29 47-43 H 4 GOOD! JUMPER by RHYMER,Kitwana 09:29 ASSIST by CROOKS,Shannon MISSED JUMPER by WESBY, Alex 09:05 REBOUND (OFF) by HAWKINS, David 09:05 GOOD! JUMPER by HAWKINS, David 08:55 49-43 H 6 ASSIST by WESBY, Alex 08:55 08:32 MISSED LAYUP by JENKINS,Willie 08:32 REBOUND (OFF) by JENKINS,Willie 08:30 MISSED LAYUP by JENKINS,Willie BLOCK by WESBY, Alex 08:30 08:30 REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM) 08:23 MISSED JUMPER by BRAND,Micah REBOUND (DEF) by HAWKINS, David 08:23 GOOD! 3 PTR by WESBY, Alex 08:09 52-43 H 9 ASSIST by GREER, Lynn 08:09 07:58 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by WESBY, Alex 07:58 MISSED 3 PTR by WESBY, Alex 07:40 07:40 REBOUND (DEF) by JENKINS,Willie FOUL by MURRY, Nile 07:37 07:37 TIMEOUT media 07:12 MISSED LAYUP by CROOKS,Shannon REBOUND (DEF) by GREER, Lynn 07:12 GOOD! LAYUP by MURRY, Nile 06:54 54-43 H 11 ASSIST by HAWKINS, David 06:54 06:34 MISSED JUMPER by RHYMER,Kitwana BLOCK by LYDE, Kevin 06:34 REBOUND (DEF) by WESBY, Alex 06:33 TIMEOUT 30sec 06:23 06:04 FOUL by RHYMER,Kitwana GOOD! FT SHOT by LYDE, Kevin 06:04 55-43 H 12 MISSED FT SHOT by LYDE, Kevin 06:04 06:04 REBOUND (DEF) by LAMB,Raheim 05:45 55-46 H 9 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony 05:45 ASSIST by WILLIAMS,Eric 05:14 FOUL by WILLIAMS,Eric 04:54 FOUL by CROOKS,Shannon MISSED FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn 04:54 04:54 REBOUND (DEF) by LAMB,Raheim 04:48 MISSED LAYUP by CROOKS,Shannon REBOUND (DEF) by GREER, Lynn 04:48 04:43 FOUL by WILLIAMS,Eric GOOD! FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn 04:43 56-46 H 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by GREER, Lynn 04:43 57-46 H 11 04:27 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by MURRY, Nile 04:27 TURNOVR by HAWKINS, David 04:21 04:21 STEAL by LAMB,Raheim FOUL by LYDE, Kevin 04:19 04:19 MISSED FT SHOT by LAMB,Raheim 04:19 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 04:19 57-47 H 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by LAMB,Raheim MISSED JUMPER by GREER, Lynn 03:58 03:58 REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 03:58 TIMEOUT media 03:30 MISSED JUMPER by CROOKS,Shannon REBOUND (DEF) by WESBY, Alex 03:30 GOOD! 3 PTR by HAWKINS, David 03:04 60-47 H 13 FOUL by HAWKINS, David 02:45 02:45 MISSED FT SHOT by ANDERSON,Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by MURRY, Nile 02:45 GOOD! DUNK by LYDE, Kevin 02:25 62-47 H 15 ASSIST by HAWKINS, David 02:25 02:08 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by WESBY, Alex 02:08 TURNOVR by MURRY, Nile 01:45 01:32 MISSED JUMPER by LAMB,Raheim REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 01:32 TIMEOUT 30sec 01:17 GOOD! LAYUP by GREER, Lynn 01:02 64-47 H 17 00:49 MISSED 3 PTR by LAMB,Raheim REBOUND (DEF) by WESBY, Alex 00:49 TURNOVR by GREER, Lynn 00:17 00:16 STEAL by CROOKS,Shannon 00:14 MISSED LAYUP by JENKINS,Willie BLOCK by HAWKINS, David 00:14 00:14 REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM) 00:09 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON,Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by LYDE, Kevin 00:09 Temple Owls 64, Massachusetts 47


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