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'Friendly rivalry' with Owls
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/17/2009

AMHERST - On Feb. 13, 1994, Derek Kellogg was one of several University of Massachusetts basketball players who helped block John Chaney's path as the angry Temple coach tried to attack UMass coach John Calipari in the memorable postgame press conference that made national news.

That animosity is far in the past with both Calipari and Chaney gone. It's so far in the past that Kellogg, now the coach of the Minutemen, Friday called UMass and Temple "a friendly rivalry" as the schools get set to meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mullins Center. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

"We know they have a great program and I think they respect what we're doing here," said Kellogg, who was a key player in the schools' memorable games during the 1990s. "They're a good team. They've played an unbelievable schedule and have beaten some quality opponents. I think it's going to be a good test and a good fight."

The Owls arrive in Amherst at 9-6 (1-0 Atlantic 10).

The game will feature the top two scorers Atlantic 10's as Dionte Christmas of Temple and Ricky Harris of the Minutemen square off. Christmas, who is trying to become the first player to lead the conference in scoring three straight seasons, leads the A-10 at 21.3 points per game, while Harris is second at 19.4.

"The whole team has to keep an eye on him," Kellogg said of Christmas. "He's an NBA player. He reminds me a lot of (former Temple star) Aaron McKie. Maybe not quite as big, but he's a little more athletic and shoots it with a little more range. He can take over a game, but he does it within the context of the team."

While UMass (6-9, 1-1 A-10) is likely to present Christmas with several different defensive looks, sophomore Anthony Gurley will likely get the first crack at guarding him.

"Obviously he's a good player," Gurley said. "I really never guarded opposing teams' best players until this year. But it's something I'm getting used to. I take pride in stopping the opposing team's best player."

Christmas has had more help of late. Sophomore Lavoy Allen has been an emerging presence inside, averaging 9.7 points and 7.1 blocks per game.

The Owls have won four straight games, a streak that coincides with moving sophomore Craig Williams into their starting lineup.

Williams, who had eight career points before becoming a starter, had 17 points in Temple's 78-53 win over Penn on Wednesday.

SEVENTIES NIGHT - Saturday marks the third of six games that will honor different eras of the program as part of the 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball celebration.

Among the former players, coaches and managers expected to attend is Mike Pyatt, who was the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,503 points when he graduated. He is currently No. 9 on the list.

Jim Burke, Bob Dempsey, David Dibble, Mark Donoghue, Fan Gaudette, Michael Littman, Tom McLaughlin, John Moynihan, Charles Olsen, Bob Powers, Sam Provo, Mike Pyatt, Peter Trow and Rick Vogeley also are expected, and the family of the late John Murphy will be recognized.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com. For more UMass coverage, including a UMass sports blog, go to http://www.gazettenet.com/category/sports/umass-sports


Strong Second Half Lifts UMass Over Temple, 79-75
Ricky Harris scores 24 points to lead the Minutemen
From UMass Athletics, 1/17/2009

AMHERST, Mass. - On the night that UMass basketball celebrated its great teams and players of the 1970s, the Minutemen turned in an inspired performance, defeating Atlantic 10 rival Temple, 79-75, on Saturday night at the Mullins Center. UMass eliminated a four-point halftime deficit with a strong second half to end the Owls four-game winning streak. With the win, UMass improves to 7-9 on the season and 2-1 in A-10 play, while Temple, 36th in the RPI entering the game, drops to 9-7 and 1-1 in-conference.

Ricky Harris led UMass with 24 points, while Anthony Gurley and Tony Gaffney added 16 and 14 points, respectively. Chris Lowe registered his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 assists. Gurley was 4-for-6 on 3-point shots.

Temple's Dionte Christmas led all scorers with 26 points and nine rebounds. Ryan Brooks added 17 for the Owls.

The Minutemen shot 47.8 percent (11-23) from behind the arc, while shooting 48 percent overall. The Owls shot 36.4 percent (12-33) from long range and 42 percent overall.

After a Luke Bonner 3-pointer gave the Minutemen an early 5-4 lead, Temple's shooters, led by Christmas, heated up and went on an 11-0 run to take a 15-5 four and half minutes into the game. The Owls started the game by making four of their first five from 3-point range.

The Owls led by 11 when UMass' offense came alive for 17-5 run over a 7:56 span to give the Minutemen the lead, 30-29, with 4:01 left in the half. Five different Minutemen scored during the run that was started with a Gaffney dunk and capped off with a Lowe floater in the lane.

Temple would retake the lead by outscoring UMass, 8-3, in the closing four minutes of the half to go to the locker room leading, 37-33.

Harris led the Minutemen with nine first half points, while the team shot 37.5 percent, including 5-for-14 from behind the arc. Lowe dished out six assists in the first 20 minutes. Temple shot 40 percent for the half and was led by Brooks' 12 points.

The teams slugged it out early in the second half, trading the lead five times in the first six minutes. The Minutemen put together a 10-2 run, led by 3-pointers from Gary Correia and Harris, to take their biggest lead of the game to that point, 56-50, with 11:57 to go.

Gurley converted a 4-point play at the 9:31 and just over a minute later hit another three that he was fouled on, but an 8-0 spurt from the Owls followed. Christmas scored six of those points to give Temple the lead back, 66-63, with 7:34 on the clock.

The clubs traded the lead three more times with a Gaffney layup giving the Minutemen the lead for good, 71-70, with just over two and half left to play.

A Harris 3-pointer at the 1:49 mark upped the lead to four and the junior guard went 4-for-4 from the free throw line down the stretch to seal the win.

The Minutemen return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Charlotte to take on the 49ers in a 7:30 p.m. game.



QUOTES

Head Coach Derek Kellogg's general comments
That was a great basketball game. Win, lose, or draw, I was coming into the locker room saying that was a fantastic basketball game. Temple is a classy team with an unbelievable coach. They have size, length athleticism. They have a guy who is going to be an NBA player at some point. Our team did a fantastic job of competing for 40 minutes, playing hard, executing the game plan and offensively pushing the ball. The game had a great flow and tempo to it, both ways. We made some unbelievable plays down the stretch and really picked up our defensive intensity. They made some shots and then we made some. Someone had to come out victorious, and I'm glad it was us.

Coach Kellogg on UMass-Temple rivalry
It was great. This is what a UMass-Temple, an Atlantic 10 rivalry is all about. An unbelievable crowd that was here supporting the guys, national television, two teams playing their hearts out, coaches on both ends really into the game. That is what I expected. I am glad we were at home because I think the crowd gave us a real boost. We played well. I think that was one of our best performances of the year.

Coach Kellogg on down 22-11 at the start of the game
I didn't think we were playing that bad. We got some open looks that we didn't make and Christmas made some unbelievable shots. I thought he switched jerseys with Jodie Meeks from Kentucky. Our guys are getting to where we take one punch, and we don't go down. It maybe takes three or four, or maybe even five now, to where we get defeated. We need to get to the point where it takes ten or eleven. We're working on that. The kids are all playing well.

Coach Kellogg on shutting down Dionte Christmas at the end of the game
We keyed on him. We didn't want him to be the one to beat us. We switched on him. Tony picked him up some. I thought Ricky Harris did a great job on him. You don't want a kid that can score ten points at a time to beat you.

Tony Gaffney on the defense
In the first we actually had a couple lapses on the defensive end. Coach's emphasis at halftime was that we need to focus and communicate on the defensive end on every single possession. I think we did that. We grabbed and fought and we helped one another.

Ricky Harris on Chris Lowe's play
We were down one, we had a three rim out, and Luke came up with a huge rebound. We felt confident and had that second chance and made it happen. I knew it was good the way it left my hand. Chris Lowe is one of the point guards. He makes it so easy for me. He gets to the rim and kicks it to me and I give him all the credit. I have to reward him by making the shots.

Chris Lowe on his best game of the season
Yeah, based on my stats, 13 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, two turnovers. This is my best game of the season. In A-10 play, I just get tougher. I'm just trying to help my team win. I'm just going to keep going from here.

Tony Gaffney on the atmosphere
We owe this to the fans. We owe this to them after the Vanderbilt loss. Luckily they came out and supported us. They helped us win this game.

Head Coach Fran Dunphy's general thoughts
I thought that UMass played a very, very good game. They shot extremely well, especially in the second half. We gave up two potential four point plays and I can't remember that ever happening to us. We haven't given up one all year and we gave up two in that stretch in the second half, I think that propelled them a little. I was pleased with some things we did, hanging in. We got down eight and got ourselves back within one again. We went up one, which I was pleased with, but we just couldn't check-out. Bonner got a huge rebound, he had a couple of really big rebounds on us and they made us pay when they got that offensive rebound off the missed shot.

Coach Dunphy on Chris Lowe
We gave him a lot of push, which we really can't do. He had 11 assists, he really played well. Two of those were in the first half, they were lobs to Gaffney. We tried to make an adjustment at halftime to prevent that, though I'm not sure how much they looked to go to that in the second half. There were a couple other really good plays that he made; he made a really tough run in the lane as well. He's a good player, we knew that going in, we knew we had to try and control him as best we could. Obviously we didn't do a good job of that.

Coach Dunphy on turnovers
We aren't a big force turnovers type of defense, that's not necessarily how we play. We like to try and keep it in front of us as best we can, but we didn't do a great job of that. This just wasn't the type of game, we had six turnovers, they had eight, it wasn't a turnover filled game. Everyone was getting shots at the basket and they were just making more than we were, especially in the second half. From three they were 6-9 and we were 6-15, and event he ones that they missed they got second chances on. That really was the biggest difference.



NOTES

UMass rallied from its largest deficit of the season (down 11, 24-13) to come away with a win. The previous largest deficit was down eight (29-21) in the win over Holy Cross on Dec. 10. This was UMass' largest rally since the epic 22-point second-half comeback at Syracuse in the NIT Quarterfinals last March.

Ricky Harris had 20 points for the 26th time in his career with 24. It was his eighth game this season with 20 or more.

Harris scored in double-figures for the 15th time in 16 games this season. Overall in his career, Harris has 55 games with 10 or more points.

Chris Lowe had his 12th career game with 10 or more assists, all coming in the last 29 games as he had 11 helpers. Lowe had just two turnovers and has just three total in his last two games along with 15 assists.

Lowe also had his eighth game this season with double-figure points with 13. It was Lowe, had his 38th career game with 10 or more points.

Tony Gaffney had 14 points, his eighth game this season in double-figures. It was his 12th career game with 10 or more points.

Gaffney, who is second in the NCAA in blocked shots had three in the game. He had just five rebounds.

Anthony Gurley had 16, giving him double-figures for the 10th time this season.

Gurley also hit the second 4-point play of the season for UMass. Matt Glass had the other at Kansas (12/13/08).

UMass shot 63 percent from the floor in the second half including 67 from the 3-point range (6-of-9).

The game had 15 lead changes following the Saint Louis game that had 17 lead changes, meaning UMass has had 32 lead changes in the last two games.


It's a throwback effort
Tough Minutemen repel rival Temple
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 1/18/2009

AMHERST - Last night's Mullins Center showdown against Temple in essence celebrated the two golden eras of University of Massachusetts basketball.

It will billed as "1970s Night," honoring a decade that saw Julius Erving, Al Skinner, and Rick Pitino play for the then-Redmen. Though none of those luminaries was in attendance (Pitino's Louisville Cardinals were in the process of knocking off top-ranked Pittsburgh), many stars from That '70s Show were on hand.

The game also recalled the fierce UMass-Temple rivalry of the 1990s when coaches John Calipari and John Chaney fought tooth and nail on the court with their ranked teams and nearly came to blows off the court. Last night, there was an atmosphere seldom seen at Mullins Center in recent years: 7,182 fans and a national TV audience.

After UMass's hard-fought 79-75 victory, perhaps all that glitters is not old.

"This is what an Atlantic 10 rivalry game is all about," said UMass coach Derek Kellogg, who has battle scars from playing against the Owls in the '90s. "That's what I expect out of a UMass-Temple game."

The game had an appealing flow from start to finish. Possessions mattered. Every shot was contested. Rebounds were pulled from scrums.

UMass (7-9, 2-1) prevailed on the strength of a crunch-time cool that was missing at the beginning of the season, as well as several fine individual performances. Chris Lowe controlled the game from the point with 13 points, 11 assists, and 6 key defensive rebounds. He turned the ball over only twice.

Ricky Harris led the Minutemen with 24 points. Anthony Gurley poured in 16, shooting 4 of 6 from 3-point land (3 for 3 in the second half, including a 4-point play). Tony Gaffney scored 14, including the hoop that put UMass ahead to stay with 2:34 remaining.

"We scrapped and we fought, and we helped one another," said Gaffney.

UMass's effort provided grinch-like opposition to Dionte Christmas, who poured in a game-high 26 points. Christmas is trying to become the first player to lead the A-10 in scoring three straight seasons. He came into the game on top with a 21.3-point clip for the Owls, who fell to 9-7, 1-1.

UMass appeared to be in major trouble early on as Temple hit a series of long-range shots and built a 22-11 lead. The Minutemen got off the mat, though, briefly taking the lead before intermission, and going to the locker room down, 37-33.

Kellogg was pleased to see his team show some fighting spirit.

"We're starting to get to where we take one punch and we don't go down," he said. "Now it's three or four. We have to get to the stage where it's 10 or 11."The lead swung back and forth throughout much of the second half. Temple took its final lead (70-69) on a Lavoy Allen hoop with 3:17 remaining.

On the ensuing possession, the Minutemen worked the clock down and Lowe's 3-pointer rimmed out. Luke Bonner clawed for the offensive board. Moments later, Gaffney got the ball from Harris and scored on a reverse layup.

Christmas then front-rimmed a 3-pointer from straight away. Lowe grabbed the board, thundered down court, drawing the defense into the lane, then fired a pass out to Harris on the right wing. Harris buried the 3-pointer, and UMass had some breathing room.

Harris nailed four consecutive free throws to extend the lead to 78-70, and UMass was home free."Lowe is one of the best point guards," said Harris, who entered the game second in the league in scoring (19.4). "He makes the game so much easier for me. I just have to reward him by making the shot."


UMass upends Temple
Minutemen tip Owls at home
By Kerri Fleming, The Worcester Telegram Correspondent, 1/18/2009

AMHERST — Ricky Harris entered last night’s game averaging 19.4 points, the second-most in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

UMass fans knew who to focus their jeers on: Temple star Dionte Christmas
UMass fans knew who to focus their jeers on: Temple star Dionte Christmas.
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Fittingly, his University of Massachusetts team was taking on the only player he’s trailing, Temple’s Dionte Christmas (21.3 ppg). And while Christmas won the battle of the prolific point-scorers, putting up 26 points to Harris’ 24, the Minutemen won the game, defeating the Owls, 79-75, at the Mullins Center.

“It was a team effort,” Harris said, keeping the spotlight on his teammates. “They helped me out on the defensive end against (Christmas) because he’s like a professional. I didn’t want to make it a one-on-one battle.”

Harris’ timely shooting in the final minutes put the game out of reach for UMass (7-9, 2-1). The teams traded small leads throughout the half, and the Minutemen were on top, 71-70, with less than two minutes left.

Then Harris took a feed from Chris Lowe and nailed a 3-pointer to make it a two-possession game. Seconds later, a foul by Christmas put Harris at the line, and his two free throws gave UMass a 76-70 advantage with 1:08 left, all but putting the game away.

It looked like Temple (9-7, 1-1) would make quick work of the Minutemen early in the first half when the Owls almost immediately gave themselves a double-digit lead, going up, 15-5, after less than five minutes. They led later, 22-11.

Temple held the big advantage until five minutes remained until halftime, when Harris nailed a 3-pointer to cut the Owls’ lead to one, 29-28. A layup by Lowe (13 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds) gave the Minutemen the lead.

It didn’t last long, however. A mini-run by the Owls, led by two jumpers by Ryan Brooks (17 points, 6 rebounds), put Temple on top, 37-33, at the half.

“In the first half, we had a few mental lapses in the defensive end,” said UMass forward Tony Gaffney, who contributed 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.

The Minutemen returned from the locker room with some extra pop, tying the game, 39-39. The teams traded the lead 11 times in the half.

UMass began to pull away midway through the half. A 3-pointer by Brooks made the lead 56-55. Then forward Anthony Gurley (16 points) manufactured two four-point play opportunities on two straight possessions.

On the first, after nailing the 3-pointer in front of the Minutemen bench, Gurley hit the free throw to put them up by five. After Temple’s Semaj Inge hit a 3-pointer of his own, Gurley repeated the exact shot he made a minute earlier. A missed free throw kept UMass on top, 63-58.

“Anthony’s a scorer for us. When he’s making plays, it makes us a better team,” UMass coach Derek Kellogg said.


Temple overtaken by UMass
By Shawn Pastor, for the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/18/2009

AMHERST, Mass. - The road show is finally over for the Temple men's basketball team. And it isn't coming home very happy.

Last night, for the first time this season, the Owls played a game that wasn't truly decided until the last two minutes. After grabbing a 70-69 lead with 3 minutes, 17 seconds to go, Temple watched Massachusetts score nine consecutive points, and the Owls ended up with a 79-75 loss at the Mullins Center.

Pushing the ball at every opportunity, UMass point guard Chris Lowe made the biggest of his 11 assists with the last one, dishing the ball to Ricky Harris, his backcourt mate.

Harris hit a three-pointer that made it 74-70. Seconds earlier, Temple's top gun, Dionte Christmas, had missed a long but open three-point attempt.

"Sometimes it just comes down to making shots and missing shots," said Christmas, who finished with a game-high 28 points. "But we've still got to do a better job on the defensive end. They shot 15 for 24 in the second half. That's uncalled for. You can't allow a team to shoot that well."

Lowe was the reason the Minutemen (7-9, 2-1 Atlantic 10) shot so well. He exposed the holes in Temple's transition defense and was equally effective in a half-court set. Four players scored in double figures for the home team, led by Harris, who had 24.

"It was one of our best performances of the year," said UMass coach Derek Kellogg, whose Jekyll-and-Hyde team has beaten Kansas and Dayton, and lost to Jacksonville State and Toledo. And there was a 30-point home-court loss to Vanderbilt.

"I've been a part of teams like that, up-and-down teams," Christmas said. "My sophomore year, we were up and down. This year we're up-and-down sometimes. But they came out with a lot of focus tonight. This is conference play, and they were ready for us."

The Owls (9-7, 1-1) have played 16 games - only three at the Liacouras Center. They will play back-to-back home games for the first time on Thursday and Saturday against St. Louis and Charlotte, respectively.


Mike Pyatt’s aim remains true
Legend’s successes not confined to court
By Steve Buckley, The Boston Herald, 1/18/2009

AMHERST - This is the way it’s supposed to work in the sportswriting game: You interact and interview athletes with a certain detachment, the idea being that you’re a professional, not a fan, so please know your place.

But you don’t get into this business if you weren’t a fan in the first place, which means that, back in the day, there were athletes you admired and rooted for.

Mike Pyatt
Mike Pyatt
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In my own past, that would include Mike Pyatt, a superbly talented basketball player and a member of the class of 1978 at UMass. Pyatt was smooth and consistent, and he had a calm, cool look about him. He was a 6-foot-6 forward who led the Minutemen in scoring both his sophomore and senior seasons, and when he walked out the door in the spring of ’78 his 1,503 career points were the most in school history.

I’ll stop short of saying Mike Pyatt was a hero of mine. But he was somebody I greatly admired. And so at halftime of the Minutemen’s 79-75 victory over Temple last night at the Mullins Center, during a ceremony in which the 1970s UMass basketball era was honored, there he was, Mike Pyatt, walking out to the court with the likes of Peter Trow, Tom McLaughlin, Jim Burke and the pride of Hadley, Tommy Witkos.

And how cool is this: Turns out Mike Pyatt is as much a UMass basketball success story as Dr. J., Rick Pitino, Al Skinner, Lou Roe and Marcus Camby. He played seven seasons in Europe, returned to his native Harlem and earned a master’s degree in social work from Columbia and happened to be working at the psych ward at Bellevue Hospital when he met his future wife, a young psychiatrist named Wendy Oliver.

“If years ago you’d have told me I’d go from playing basketball at UMass to working with women with eating disorders, I’d have laughed at you,” he said.

But that’s precisely what he does.

He and his wife, who live in Reno, Nev., have opened Oliver-Pyatt Centers, which exists, according to its Web site, “to genuinely connect with each individual, to address the core issues driving the eating disorder, and to provide the tools needed to live a meaningful life, free from food and weight preoccupation.”

They opened their first center in Miami. They plan to open another in New York.

Talk about making your mark in life.

“This kind of thing was the furthest thing from my mind growing up in Harlem,” he said. “My father was a butcher. We had big, huge Sunday dinners. Food was not something to be afraid of. It’s amazing where life will take you.”

This was Mike Pyatt’s first trip back to UMass in 12 years. Much has changed since his day, of course. The Minutemen no longer play at lovable, cramped Curry Hicks Cage. Pyatt loves the state-of-the-art Mullins Center, but says, with a tinge of nostalgia, “I was recruited at Holy Cross, Syracuse and Boston College. But there was an instant connection when I walked into The Cage for the first time. I felt like I was at home.”

Pyatt played on UMass teams that included two other New York high school phenoms, Alex Eldridge and Derick Claiborne. Eldridge was only 24 when he died. Several years later, Pyatt and Claiborne were playing in a 30-and-over league in New York when his pal complained of chest pains. Pyatt followed the ambulance to the hospital. Claiborne didn’t make it.

They were fun to watch, all of them.

Last night, some of those guys from the ’70s stepped out from behind a curtain from another time and took another bow, received another round of applause.

Sitting at the press table, decorum being the rule, I did not applaud when Mike Pyatt was introduced.

I do so now.

Welcome home, Mike. Thanks for the time last night. Thanks for introducing me to your wife, and to your kids, Mikaela and Jada. Thanks, too, for getting involved in a business that helps make a difference.

But mostly, thanks for the great basketball.

Athletic Director John McCutcheon (far right) introduced members of the 1970s Era
Athletic Director John McCutcheon (far right) introduced members of the 1970s Era. (UMassHoops.com photo)


UMass saves best for rivals
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/19/2009

AMHERST - Tony Gaffney grew up watching the rivalry between the University of Massachusetts and Temple men's basketball teams when it was at its height n the 1990s.

Anthony Gurley (left) helps Tony Gaffney celebrate one of Gaffney's late-game blocks
Anthony Gurley (left) helps Tony Gaffney celebrate one of Gaffney's late-game blocks.
Photo credit: Kevin Gutting, Daily Hampshire Gazette
The Berkley native watched Mike Williams make big shots, and coaches John Calipari and John Chaney tangle.

On Saturday night he and the current Minutemen put their own stamp on the rivalry as the 7,182 fans in the biggest Mullins Center crowd of the season witnessed the best home game of the year as UMass prevailed 79-75 in a game televised on ESPN2.

"I remember when Calipari and Chaney went at it. Temple-UMass has always meant something to me," said Gaffney, who had 14 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. "This was a special night."

UMass coach Derek Kellogg, who was a player in those games of the 1990s, said he thought this one lived up to the rivalry.

"This is what UMass-Temple is about," Kellogg said. "It was an unbelievable, crowd supporting our guys, national television, two teams playing their hearts out. That's what I expect from a UMass-Temple game ... We played well. That was one of our best games of the year."

With three minutes, 19 seconds remaining, Lavoy Allen scored inside to give the Owls a 70-69. Chris Lowe tried to answer with a 3-pointer, but the ball hit the back rim.

However, Luke Bonner corralled the rebound and gave the ball off to Ricky Harris, who drove to the basket. When the Temple defense converged, Harris fed Gaffney on the baseline and the senior big man laid it in to make the score 71-70 with 2:34 left.

"Bonner got a huge rebound," said Owls coach Fran Dunphy. "They made us pay when they got that huge rebound off the missed shot."

Kellogg agreed.

"Those are the plays that win ball games," Kellogg said. "At this level it's all the little things that are going to win or lose ball games."

Ricky Harris jumps for joy after hitting a key 3-pointer late in the game
Ricky Harris jumps for joy after hitting a key 3-pointer late in the game.
Photo credit: Kevin Gutting, Daily Hampshire Gazette
Dionte Christmas missed at the other end and Anthony Gurley came away with the rebound. UMass worked the clock until Lowe found Harris in the corner for an open 3-pointer that increased the lead to 74-70.

Lowe, the smallest player in the court who is listed generously at 6 feet, leaped in traffic to snare the rebound of a missed shot by Juan Fernandez with 1:24 left.

Christmas fouled Harris and the junior guard made both free throws with 1:08 remaining to all but clinch the win.

Allen hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left, but Gaffney, Bonner and Harris each had key blocks in the final minute to seal the victory.

"That was a great basketball game. Win, lose or draw I'd have gone into the locker room saying that was a great basketball game," Kellogg said. "The game had great flow and tempo to it. We made some unbelievable plays down the stretch."

UMass (7-9, 2-1 Atlantic 10) travels to Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Christmas won the points battle between the top two scorers in the conference as he outscored Harris 26-24. That kept the Temple senior ahead in his quest to win his third straight A-10 scoring title.

"I didn't want to get into all that Christmas-Harris stuff," Harris said. "I didn't want to make it a one-on-one battle. If I did that, I would have made myself look crazy-stupid."

The Owls (9-7, 1-1 A-10) looked like they were ready to run away with the game early by opening a 22-11 lead, but UMass rallied to pull within 37-33 at halftime.

Kellogg called Lowe's performance in the Jan. 10 win over Dayton the senior point guard's best game of the season, but said his effort Saturday may have topped it. Lowe had 13 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and just two turnovers against the Owls.

"C-Lowe is the key right now," Kellogg said. "He has a much better grasp of what I expect on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. He's really competing and driving this team."


Recruit likes style of UMass
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/19/2009

As Freddie Riley he watched the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team edge Temple Saturday night, the future Minuteman guard enjoyed what he saw.

"I like the style a lot. This is the style I'm used to," said the 6-foot-5 Riley of Ocala, Fla., who is at Hargrave Military Academy this year. "I can definitely see myself playing out there next year."

He'd like to see more of the Minutemen on television, but at viewing time is scarce at the military school in Virginia which has produced many Division I basketball players, including several of Riley's teammates.

Riley was in western Massachusetts for the annual Spalding HoopHall Classic played at Blake Arena at Springfield College. Hargrave defeated Champlain St. Lambert of Montreal 91-57 on Sunday.

Riley had 12 points and watched much of the second half as Hargrave's lead hovered around 30.

Riley said he planned to continue to focus on improving his defense.

"At Hargrave we have to play defense or you're coming out," he said. "I've been making sure I get my defense a lot better. My defensive intensity is a lot better."

Also at the Hoophall Classic was Riley's future teammate, Sampson Carter, a 6-foot-8 forward at the Winchendon School.

Carter had 19 points to help lead the Green Wave to an 81-70 upset of the Patterson School from North Carolina also on Sunday.

Despite his size, Carter spent a lot of time playing on the wing, showing an ability to handle the ball and drive to the basket. He made two 3-pointers and hit three of five free-throw attempts.

He wasn't at Saturday's game but Carter, whose brother Shyrone Chatman is director of player personnel at UMass, has seen the Minutemen play several times this year. Carter said he is excited to join UMass.

"I feel like it'll be a great opportunity to have my brother coaching me," Carter said.

Winchendon coach Michael Byrnes, a former UMass player, said, "We take a lot of pride with Sampson going up to UMass. He's learning what he does well. He needs to buy into it and be comfortable with it. He doesn't like to be known as a face-up four. He wants to be a long athletic three.

"I want him to be the next Dana Dingle," Byrnes added. "I want him to compete, defend and play with passion. In the last few weeks he's really bought into it. He's a joy to work with and a phenomenal human being."

Byrnes said to play effectively inside, Carter who is averaging 13 points and five rebounds, needs to continue to gain weight and strength.

"He's already gained 18 pounds since he got on our campus. He loves the weight room," Byrnes said.

"I've never had to force him to get in there. He knows that's going to be the difference between him being an average player and the possibility of him being all-league or whatever in the Atlantic 10."

UMass hopes to have a third player who played at the Hoophall Classic. The Minutemen are recruiting Lawrence Central Catholic big man Carson Desrosiers.

The 6-foot-9 junior has drawn interest from several Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference schools.

4-POINT PLAY - Sophomore Anthony Gurley delivered a rare 4-point play with 9 minutes, 31 seconds left in the 79-75 win over Temple by making a 3-pointer from the corner while being fouled by Dionte Christmas.

After making the free throw, Gurley then had a chance to duplicate the feat as his 3 fell through when Ryan Brooks hit him. But Gurley missed that free throw.

NEXT UP - The Minutemen head south to play at Charlotte at 7:30 p,m. Wednesday. The 49ers are 5-11 (0-3 Atlantic 10) after losing 78-69 at Saint Joseph's Sunday.

CROWD NOISE - Chris Lowe said he wouldn't have been surprised if just 50 fans had shown up Saturday at the Mullins Center considering last time UMass was in the building it lost 78-48 to Vanderbilt. Instead a season-high 7,182 fans were in attendance and the players fed off their energy.

"I wish they could come out like this every time we play in here," Lowe said.

"Not just when we're on ESPN," Ricky Harris interjected.

"We owed this to fans after Vanderbilt," Tony Gaffney said. "They helped us win this game."

MISCELLANEOUS - Lowe's 11 assists marked the 12th time in his career that he's been in double figures.

Harris reached 20 or more points for the 26th time in his career. He's had double figures in 15 of 16 games this season.


Temple Owls 75
Massachusetts Minutemen 79
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Temple vs Massachusetts
01/17/09 7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

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VISITORS: Temple 9-7, 1-1 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
24 ALLEN, Lavoy........ f  5-8    1-2    0-1    3  3  6   2  11  5  0  1  1  37
30 WILLIAMS, Craig..... c  2-8    1-6    2-2    3  5  8   2   7  3  0  0  0  28
02 BROOKS, Ryan........ g  6-11   3-6    2-2    3  3  6   3  17  1  1  2  0  39
15 INGE, Semaj......... g  2-11   2-6    0-0    1  1  2   4   6  2  0  2  0  25
22 CHRISTMAS, Dionte... g 10-20   4-12   2-3    3  6  9   3  26  3  1  0  1  39
04 FERNANDEZ, Juan.....    1-3    1-1    0-2    0  2  2   4   3  1  1  0  0  16
10 GUZMAN, Luis........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
41 OLMOS, Sergio.......    0-3    0-0    1-2    0  4  4   0   1  0  2  0  0   8
50 ERIC, Michael.......    2-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   4  0  1  1  0   7
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   28-66  12-33   7-12  14 25 39  18  75 15  6  6  2 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-35 40.0%   2nd Half: 14-31 45.2%   Game: 42.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-18 33.3%   2nd Half:  6-15 40.0%   Game: 36.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-5  60.0%   2nd Half:  4-7  57.1%   Game: 58.3%    1


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts 7-9, 2-1 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
12 Gurley, Anthony..... f  5-9    4-6    2-4    1  3  4   2  16  0  3  0  0  27
24 Gaffney, Tony....... f  7-8    0-0    0-1    1  4  5   0  14  1  1  3  1  38
31 Bonner, Luke........ c  2-7    1-4    0-0    2  4  6   1   5  1  0  2  0  23
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  6-14   4-8    8-9    1  3  4   1  24  3  1  1  0  36
14 Lowe, Chris......... g  4-11   1-3    4-7    0  6  6   2  13 11  2  0  1  34
02 Gibbs, David........    0-2    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  3  0  0  1  14
11 Correia, Gary.......    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  2  2   1   3  2  0  0  0   6
25 Lynch, Tyrell.......    2-4    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   3   4  1  1  1  0  19
33 Glass, Matt.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   27-56  11-23  14-21   9 27 36  11  79 22  8  7  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-32 37.5%   2nd Half: 15-24 62.5%   Game: 48.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-14 35.7%   2nd Half:  6-9  66.7%   Game: 47.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-6  66.7%   2nd Half: 10-15 66.7%   Game: 66.7%   2,1


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Officials: Kevin Ferguson, Joe Demayo, Dave Draucker
Technical fouls: Temple-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 7182
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Temple........................   37   38  -   75
Massachusetts.................   33   46  -   79
ID-714316

Points in the paint-TEMPLE 14,UMASS 30. Points off turnovers-TEMPLE 5,UMASS 13.
2nd chance points-TEMPLE 22,UMASS 13. Fast break points-TEMPLE 0,UMASS 10.
Bench points-TEMPLE 8,UMASS 7. Score tied-4 times. Lead changed-15 times.
Last FG-TEMPLE 2nd-00:00, UMASS 2nd-01:50.
Largest lead-TEMPLE by 11 1st-13:25, UMASS by 8 2nd-00:33.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Temple vs Massachusetts
01/17/09 7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM:        Massachusetts                 TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS:               Temple
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                                                19:44   0-2   V 2  GOOD! JUMPER by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   19:27              BLOCK by BROOKS, Ryan
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         19:26
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     19:15              BLOCK by INGE, Semaj
                                                19:15              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                19:07              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                19:07              REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                19:04   0-4   V 4  GOOD! LAYUP by WILLIAMS, Craig [PNT]
GOOD! DUNK by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]               18:53   2-4   V 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           18:53
                                                18:27              TURNOVR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
GOOD! 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                     17:57   5-4   H 1
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           17:57
                                                17:40   5-7   V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                17:40              ASSIST by INGE, Semaj
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      17:20
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  17:09              MISSED JUMPER by ALLEN, Lavoy
MISSED JUMPER by Bonner, Luke                   16:56              REBOUND (DEF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                16:40   5-9   V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                16:40              ASSIST by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony                   16:23              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                16:15   5-12  V 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris                     15:49              REBOUND (DEF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                15:33   5-15  V 10 GOOD! 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                15:33              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Craig
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   15:31
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          15:31
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           15:31
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        15:31
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           15:31
GOOD! 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris                      15:10   8-15  V 7
ASSIST by Lynch, Tyrell                         15:10
                                                14:53              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                14:53              REBOUND (OFF) by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                14:48   8-18  V 10 GOOD! 3 PTR by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                14:48              ASSIST by ALLEN, Lavoy
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   14:33              BLOCK by BROOKS, Ryan
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         14:33
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   14:33
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  14:19   9-18  V 9  FOUL by CHRISTMAS, Dionte (P1T1)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  14:19  10-18  V 8
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  14:19  11-18  V 7
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            14:19
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            14:19
                                                14:04  11-20  V 9  GOOD! DUNK by ALLEN, Lavoy [PNT]
                                                14:04              ASSIST by INGE, Semaj
MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell                   13:41
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  13:41
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   13:37
REBOUND (OFF) by Gibbs, David                   13:37
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   13:31              REBOUND (DEF) by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                13:25              MISSED LAYUP by INGE, Semaj
                                                13:25              REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P1T1)                    13:25  11-21  V 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                13:25  11-22  V 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Craig
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            13:25
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           13:25
GOOD! LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]              13:10  13-22  V 9
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           13:10
                                                12:38  13-24  V 11 GOOD! JUMPER by BROOKS, Ryan
GOOD! DUNK by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]               12:27  15-24  V 9
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           12:27
BLOCK by Lynch, Tyrell                          12:09              MISSED LAYUP by INGE, Semaj
REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  12:06
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                11:57  17-24  V 7
                                                11:57              FOUL by INGE, Semaj (P1T2)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   11:57
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    11:57  18-24  V 6
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        11:57              SUB IN : FERNANDEZ, Juan
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          11:57              SUB IN : OLMOS, Sergio
                                                11:57              SUB OUT: INGE, Semaj
                                                11:57              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  11:44              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 11:21              REBOUND (DEF) by OLMOS, Sergio
                                                10:53  18-26  V 8  GOOD! LAYUP by ALLEN, Lavoy [PNT]
                                                10:53              ASSIST by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P1T2)                  10:53              MISSED FT SHOT by ALLEN, Lavoy
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   10:53
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           10:53
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          10:53
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          10:53
SUB OUT: Glass, Matt                            10:53
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     10:45              BLOCK by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                10:42              REBOUND (DEF) by FERNANDEZ, Juan
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         10:21              MISSED JUMPER by OLMOS, Sergio
                                                10:18              SUB IN : INGE, Semaj
                                                10:18              SUB OUT: CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 09:52              REBOUND (DEF) by OLMOS, Sergio
                                                09:43              TURNOVR by OLMOS, Sergio
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   09:20
REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke                   09:20
GOOD! TIP-IN by Bonner, Luke [PNT]              09:13  20-26  V 6
FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P1T3)                     08:58  20-27  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by OLMOS, Sergio
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   08:58              MISSED FT SHOT by OLMOS, Sergio
                                                08:53              FOUL by FERNANDEZ, Juan (P1T3)
                                                08:53              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                08:53              SUB IN : CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                08:53              SUB OUT: BROOKS, Ryan
                                                08:53              SUB OUT: ALLEN, Lavoy
GOOD! JUMPER by Gaffney, Tony                   08:46  22-27  V 5
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    08:33              MISSED JUMPER by WILLIAMS, Craig
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   08:26              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   08:17              MISSED JUMPER by INGE, Semaj
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony [FB]             08:08  25-27  V 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           08:08
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          08:05
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          08:05
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           08:05
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            08:05
SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony                          08:05
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          08:05
STEAL by Gibbs, David                           07:54              TURNOVR by FERNANDEZ, Juan
TIMEOUT media                                   07:54
                                                07:33              FOUL by FERNANDEZ, Juan (P2T4)
                                                07:33              SUB IN : BROOKS, Ryan
                                                07:33              SUB OUT: FERNANDEZ, Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    07:00              BLOCK by INGE, Semaj
                                                06:57              REBOUND (DEF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  06:54              MISSED 3 PTR by BROOKS, Ryan
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 06:47              REBOUND (DEF) by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                06:30  25-29  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      06:04
SUB IN : Gaffney, Tony                          06:04              SUB IN : ALLEN, Lavoy
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            06:04              SUB OUT: OLMOS, Sergio
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          06:04
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          06:04
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           06:04
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           06:04
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    05:52              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Craig
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           05:52
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        05:52
MISSED JUMPER by Gibbs, David                   05:27              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  05:13              MISSED 3 PTR by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                05:08              FOUL by WILLIAMS, Craig (P1T5)
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    04:49  28-29  V 1
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           04:49
REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)                     04:35              MISSED 3 PTR by INGE, Semaj
                                                04:34              FOUL by ALLEN, Lavoy (P1T6)
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                04:00  30-29  H 1
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          04:00
                                                03:42              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                03:42              REBOUND (OFF) by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                03:34              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                03:34              REBOUND (OFF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          03:26              MISSED JUMPER by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                03:26              REBOUND (OFF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                03:21  30-32  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by INGE, Semaj
                                                03:21              ASSIST by BROOKS, Ryan
MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell                   02:51              REBOUND (DEF) by INGE, Semaj
                                                02:41              MISSED 3 PTR by INGE, Semaj
                                                02:41              REBOUND (OFF) by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                02:34              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                02:34              REBOUND (OFF) by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                02:29  30-34  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by BROOKS, Ryan
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          02:01
                                                02:01              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        02:01              SUB IN : OLMOS, Sergio
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           02:01              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Craig
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           02:01
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          02:01
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   01:43              MISSED JUMPER by OLMOS, Sergio
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        01:37
BLOCK by Bonner, Luke                           01:24              MISSED LAYUP by OLMOS, Sergio
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    01:21
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   01:19              FOUL by INGE, Semaj (P2T7)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     01:19
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   01:19              REBOUND (DEF) by OLMOS, Sergio
                                                01:19              SUB IN : GUZMAN, Luis
                                                01:19              SUB OUT: INGE, Semaj
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  01:04              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED TIP-IN by Bonner, Luke                   00:51              REBOUND (DEF) by OLMOS, Sergio
                                                00:45              TURNOVR by OLMOS, Sergio
STEAL by Gaffney, Tony                          00:44
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    00:40  33-34  V 1
ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony                         00:40
                                                00:39              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P1T4)                      00:23
                                                00:11  33-37  V 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                00:11              ASSIST by ALLEN, Lavoy
MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris                     00:00              REBOUND (DEF) by BROOKS, Ryan


                                  Temple 37, Massachusetts 33

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Temple                  6       0      12       0       1      0     2
          Massachusetts          12       8       5       3       2      0     2


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM:        Massachusetts                 TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS:               Temple
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GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              19:48  35-37  V 2
                                                19:33  35-39  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            19:20  37-39  V 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           19:20
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                19:03              MISSED JUMPER by ALLEN, Lavoy
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    18:40
REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony                  18:40
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                18:19  39-39  T 1
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                17:58              MISSED JUMPER by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    17:51  40-39  H 1  FOUL by INGE, Semaj (P3T1)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    17:51  41-39  H 2
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           17:51              SUB IN : FERNANDEZ, Juan
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            17:51              SUB OUT: INGE, Semaj
                                                17:29  41-42  V 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by FERNANDEZ, Juan
                                                17:29              ASSIST by ALLEN, Lavoy
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              17:01  43-42  H 1
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          17:01
                                                16:47              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                16:47              REBOUND (OFF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                16:43  43-44  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by CHRISTMAS, Dionte [PNT]
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  16:25  44-44  T 2  FOUL by BROOKS, Ryan (P1T2)
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 16:25              REBOUND (DEF) by FERNANDEZ, Juan
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          16:25
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            16:25
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        16:25
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           16:25
                                                15:58              TURNOVR by BROOKS, Ryan
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   15:58
GOOD! LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]              15:30  46-44  H 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           15:30
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T1)                     15:19
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  15:14              MISSED JUMPER by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David                    14:44              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  14:34              MISSED JUMPER by FERNANDEZ, Juan
MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris                    14:22              REBOUND (DEF) by ALLEN, Lavoy
FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P2T2)                    14:10  46-45  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                14:10              MISSED FT SHOT by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                14:10              REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          14:10
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           14:10
                                                14:01  46-48  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                14:01              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Craig
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              13:32  48-48  T 3
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         13:32
FOUL by Correia, Gary (P1T3)                    13:19
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    13:01              MISSED 3 PTR by BROOKS, Ryan
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           12:45
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          12:45
GOOD! 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                    12:42  51-48  H 3
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           12:42
FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P2T4)                      12:24              MISSED FT SHOT by FERNANDEZ, Juan
                                                12:24              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  12:24              MISSED FT SHOT by FERNANDEZ, Juan
                                                12:24              SUB IN : ERIC, Michael
                                                12:24              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Craig
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [FB/PNT]           12:18  53-48  H 5
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         12:18
                                                12:06  53-50  H 3  GOOD! JUMPER by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                12:05              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    11:58  56-50  H 6
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         11:58
                                                11:40  56-52  H 4  GOOD! JUMPER by ERIC, Michael
                                                11:40              ASSIST by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  11:05              REBOUND (DEF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                10:55  56-55  H 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                10:55              ASSIST by FERNANDEZ, Juan
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     10:32              BLOCK by ERIC, Michael
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         10:29
TIMEOUT media                                   10:29
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        10:29
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          10:29
                                                10:15              FOUL by FERNANDEZ, Juan (P3T3)
                                                10:15              SUB IN : INGE, Semaj
                                                10:15              SUB OUT: FERNANDEZ, Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    10:00
REBOUND (OFF) by Gurley, Anthony                10:00
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                  09:34  59-55  H 4
ASSIST by Bonner, Luke                          09:34
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                09:34  60-55  H 5  FOUL by CHRISTMAS, Dionte (P2T4)
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           09:34
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          09:34
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            09:34
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           09:34
                                                09:16  60-58  H 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by INGE, Semaj
                                                09:16              ASSIST by ALLEN, Lavoy
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   09:01              REBOUND (DEF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P3T5)                    08:57
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            08:57
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          08:57
                                                08:24              TURNOVR by ERIC, Michael
STEAL by Lowe, Chris                            08:21
                                                08:18              FOUL by BROOKS, Ryan (P2T5)
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                  08:18  63-58  H 5
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          08:18
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               08:18              REBOUND (DEF) by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          08:18              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Craig
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            08:18              SUB OUT: ERIC, Michael
                                                08:12  63-61  H 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
TURNOVR by Gaffney, Tony                        07:48
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          07:48
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            07:48
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           07:48
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          07:48
                                                07:36  63-63  T 4  GOOD! JUMPER by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T6)                    07:36  63-64  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                07:18              SUB IN : ERIC, Michael
                                                07:18              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Craig
MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony                07:17              REBOUND (DEF) by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                07:01  63-66  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by ERIC, Michael [PNT]
                                                07:01              ASSIST by ALLEN, Lavoy
TURNOVR by Lynch, Tyrell                        06:39
                                                06:35              STEAL by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  06:22              MISSED 3 PTR by INGE, Semaj
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [FB/PNT]           06:16  65-66  V 1
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         06:16
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    05:58              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony [FB]             05:51  68-66  H 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           05:51
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  05:23              MISSED 3 PTR by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                05:15              FOUL by INGE, Semaj (P4T6)
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           05:15              SUB IN : FERNANDEZ, Juan
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          05:15              SUB OUT: INGE, Semaj
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    04:44  69-66  H 3  FOUL by FERNANDEZ, Juan (P4T7)
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   04:44              REBOUND (DEF) by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                04:44              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                04:44              SUB OUT: ERIC, Michael
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P2T7)                  04:16  69-67  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                04:16  69-68  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by BROOKS, Ryan
                                                04:16              SUB IN : ERIC, Michael
                                                04:16              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Craig
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      03:47
                                                03:47              TIMEOUT media
                                                03:47              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Craig
                                                03:47              SUB OUT: ERIC, Michael
                                                03:17  69-70  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by ALLEN, Lavoy [PNT]
                                                03:17              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Craig
MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris                    02:40
REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke                   02:40
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              02:34  71-70  H 1
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         02:34
MISSED FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony                 02:34              FOUL by ALLEN, Lavoy (P2T8)
                                                02:34              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                02:22              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    01:50  74-70  H 4
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           01:50
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    01:25              MISSED JUMPER by FERNANDEZ, Juan
                                                01:08              FOUL by CHRISTMAS, Dionte (P3T9)
                                                01:08              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  01:08  75-70  H 5
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  01:08  76-70  H 6
                                                01:08              SUB IN : INGE, Semaj
                                                01:08              SUB OUT: FERNANDEZ, Juan
                                                00:47              TIMEOUT 30sec
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:47
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          00:40              MISSED LAYUP by BROOKS, Ryan
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         00:38
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  00:33  77-70  H 7  FOUL by WILLIAMS, Craig (P2T10)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  00:33  78-70  H 8
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:33
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          00:28              MISSED JUMPER by INGE, Semaj
                                                00:28              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
BLOCK by Harris, Ricky                          00:25              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                00:22              REBOUND (OFF) by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                00:22  78-73  H 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                00:22              TIMEOUT TEAM
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          00:15
                                                00:14              STEAL by ALLEN, Lavoy
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  00:12              MISSED 3 PTR by INGE, Semaj
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               00:10              FOUL by BROOKS, Ryan (P3T11)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:10
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                00:10  79-73  H 6
                                                00:04              MISSED 3 PTR by CHRISTMAS, Dionte
                                                00:04              REBOUND (OFF) by INGE, Semaj
BLOCK by Bonner, Luke                           00:00              MISSED LAYUP by INGE, Semaj
                                                00:00              REBOUND (OFF) by ALLEN, Lavoy
                                                00:00  79-75  H 4  GOOD! DUNK by ALLEN, Lavoy [PNT]


                                  Massachusetts 79, Temple 75

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Temple                  8       5      10       0       7      1     5
          Massachusetts          18       5       8       7       5      3     6


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Temple..................    0   5 -   5
Massachusetts...........    8   5 -  13

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Temple..................    6   8 -  14
Massachusetts...........   12  18 -  30

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Temple..................   12  10 -  22
Massachusetts...........    5   8 -  13

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Temple..................    0   0 -   0
Massachusetts...........    3   7 -  10

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Temple..................    1   7 -   8
Massachusetts...........    2   5 -   7

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Temple..................    0   1 -   1
Massachusetts...........    0   3 -   3

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Temple..................    2   5 -   7
Massachusetts...........    2   6 -   8

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