Temple may be tough on UMass
By Joe Burris, Boston Globe Staff, 2/1/1996
PHILADELPHIA – Charlton Clarke has never played in a Massachusetts-Temple game, but he already knows what to expect. His teammates made sure of that.
“They told me it was going to be a real physical game, and every time you go through the lane, you were going to get elbowed, knocked around,” said the UMass freshman, who tonight should get a taste of the hottest rivalry in the Northeast in recent years.
“That's the kind of game I like to play, a physical game, you know. We've been lifting weights all the time we've been here and we're used to banging each other in practice. I heard with Temple, there is no inside plays, just outside plays, so I guess I'll have to put a few hours in the gym shooting 3-point shots.”
Clarke's teammates informed him well. Tonight's matchup will be intense and physical. It also will be a battle between the Atlantic 10's only two undefeated teams in conference play. Game time is 9:30 p.m. at Temple's matchbox McGonigle Hall.
Temple (11-7, 7-0) is one of the few teams that stand a legitimate shot of derailing the Minutemen's trek toward an undefeated regular season.
The top-ranked Minutemen (19-0, 7-0) hope to avoid becoming the second No. 1 team to be upset by the Owls this season. Temple defeated top-ranked Kansas Dec. 22.
“The league gave Temple a week off before they play us, but we've had every obstacle thrown at us that we could have,” said UMass coach John Calipari. “The Temple game, the Kentucky game, the Wake Forest game – you live for those games. Those are the games you enjoy coaching, that players enjoy playing.
“That's what you live for, going on national television in that building, in a hostile environment. I'm going to have a flak jacket on, and it will be beautiful. That's what it's about.”
The series has gone from predictable to sublime: Temple won the first 21 meetings, then UMass captured its first victory in a 67-52 rout at Curry Hicks Cage in 1992. The dominance shifted to UMass' favor as the Minutemen won six straight from 1993-95.
But the contests have been close (four of UMass' victories were by 2 points or fewer). The matchup gained national attention in 1994 when Temple coach John Chaney attacked Calipari in an obscenity-laden outburst following a 56-55 UMass win. Last season the teams split the series in the regular season, each winning on its home floor, and the Minutemen won the rubber match in the A-10 tournament final at the Mullins Center.
Both coaches tend to downplay the significance of the rivalry, stating that the game simply will be one of many tough ones on their schedule. “We know they're going to be ready to play us, but most teams are when they come in to play Temple,” said Chaney. “We use games like this to prepare us for the NCAA tournament.”
Since starting the year 3-6, the Owls have won eight of their last nine games, including three straight. They have been led by forward Mark Jackson, who was suspended from the last game, a 54-52 win over St. Joseph's, for throwing an elbow to the head of Duke's Greg Newton that knocked the latter to the floor.
Jackson wrote a letter apologizing to Newton. Chaney, who voluntarily sat out the St. Joe's game, apologized to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Old rivals meet tonight for grudge match in Philly
By Justin C. Smith, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, February 1, 1996
Rivalry. Grudge match. War.
When the Massachusetts and Temple men’s basketball teams renew acquaintances tonight at Philadelphia’s McGonigle Hall, there seems to be one thing that both teams will agree on – there will be no holds barred.
'“They let everyone in off the street for this game,” Massachusetts coach John Calipari said. “The place sits 3,900 and they’ll be 7,200 in the arena. It’s a game you live for and if you don’t like a game like this you’re in the wrong profession and at the wrong school.”
In UMass’ 15 visits to Temple the team has come away with only one win, that being two years ago 51-50 on a Mike Williams three-pointer with just seconds remaining. The top ranked Minutemen remain undefeated (19-0, 7-0 in the Atlantic 10) entering the contest; while the Owls, who started slowly, are now 11-7, and also 7-0 in the A-10.
With a schedule that rivals UMass’, the Owls have not been as successful but have some very impressive victories, the two biggest coming in back-to-back weeks knocking off then-No. 2 Villanova 62-56 and then-No. 1 Kansas 74-66 in OT.
Temple will once again be gunning to knock off a highly ranked team, especially its long-time nemesis. Calipari feels his team will be ready for the challenge.
“We’ve had it every year with all the big games,” Calipari said. “It’s another one in a line of 10 or 12 big games to this point and this is what you live for. This is what it mean to play this[game]. A team dying to beat you and going into their building.”
Just a couple of years ago when UMass still played in the Curry Hicks Cage and finally beat Temple, the above quote might just as well have been said by Chaney. Now the tide has turned in the favor of the Minutemen, and the heated rivalry grows with the changing of the guard.
The latest stir around this storied matchup is the addition of Virginia Commonwealth transfer Marc Jackson to the mix. The 6-foot-10-inch, 270 lb. power forward has wreaked havoc upon his opponents to the tune of 16 points a game, while grabbing 9 boards.
Last Thursday, Jackson was involved in an incident against Duke where after a loose ball, he threw a forearm to the back of Duke center Greg Newton’s head. No foul was called on the play but, after a review of the play, Jackson was suspended one game for his actions.
Temple coach John Chaney stayed on campus with his emotionally distraught player during that game, a 54-52 win over St. Joe’s, but both will be in action for the showdown of A-10 powers. The 520-win coach stood behind his player.
“We can expect jeers and problems wherever we go,” Chaney said. “He’s a clean young man and a manly young man, and when he turns to the basket with that much bulk, he’s never swinging an elbow.
“I don’t condone it, but down I took him out once when he lost the ball,” he continued. “He told me he got hit in the mouth and I replied that it doesn’t matter. Don’t ever turn the other cheek.”
The victory over the Hawks gave Temple its eighth win in its last nine games. That game took place last Saturday giving the Owls nearly a week to prepare, while UMass is coming off a 80-50 decision over Fordham on Tuesday.
Last year when UMass took its annual trip to Philly, Johnny Miller lit up the Minutemen for 25, hitting seven three pointers to help knock off the Minutemen 72-63. Miller has just recently returned from a shoulder injury and is not quite 100 percent.
UMass’ leading scorer in the matchup at McGonigle, Marcus Camby, matched the output by Miller but his supporting cast wasn’t quite up to the task. Of the players returning from last year, the next highest point scorer in that contest tallied six points.
To remain undefeated aft this test the UMass coach feels his team must play much better offensively than it did of late.
“We looked sloppy offensively in the first half [against Fordham],” Calipari said. “We forgot we had the best player in the country, and we talked about it at halftime. I think everyone saw that when we came out of the break.
“We also have Donta Bright, [who I’ve said is] the best finisher in the country. I told Dana [Dingle] he needs to shoot the elbow jumper, shoot the elbow jumper,” he added, hitting his fist on the table. “To win against [Temple’s] defense, he has to shoot that shot.”
Freshman Charlton Clarke, who will participate in his first ever game between these two teams, described what his teammates have told him to expect in a contest such as this.
“They said that it is a really physical game, and that there is no offense on the inside,” the St. Raymond’s alum said. “All the offense comes from the outside game.”
When asked about whether he was surprised at his team’s undefeated record, Calipari answered with a yes and a no.
“Am I surprised my team has played the way that they have? No,” he said. “Am I surprised that some team hasn’t come up and shot 70 percent [to beat us]? Yes. We are the big game on everyone’s schedule and they’re all shooting for us.”
Tonight’s game will be telecast live on UVC-19 starting at 9 p.m. with pre- and post-game shows hosted by Patrick Sheeran and Josh Jacobs. It can also be heard live on WMUA 91.1 with Mike Reiss on play-by-play and John Patterson on color analysis.
UVC to carry UM vs. Temple
By Justin C. Smith, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, February 1, 1996
All UMass on-campus residents will be able to see their basketball team play on a cable TV network and won't even have to leave their rooms tonight. Normally the evening's much anticipated clash between UMass and Temple would not be available for viewing inside one's dorm room, but UVC- 19 has taken steps to change that for at least one night.
Beginning at 9 p.m., Josh Jacobs and Patrick Sheeran will host a half hour pre-game show that will lead directly to the tip-off of the Atlantic 10 tussle between the Minutemen and the Owls. They will also host a post-game show following the match up, starting approximately at 11:30 p.m.
The entire process of this game being broadcast on UVC-19 was started in September by William Sanchez, Production Manager of the student-run television station. By making phone calls to different cable outlets, he found a way to rent the ESPN feed of this particular basketball game.
At a housing meeting on Jan. 10 of this year, Sanchez found sponsors. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Campus Center Food Services, University Food Services, the Campus Center University Store and Campus Activities will all support the venture.
Tonight it becomes a reality with UVC-19 broadcasting the UMass game to each and every dorm television set.
“There had been talk of trying this for years,” Sanchez said, “This time we really pushed for it and made the calls to make this a reality.”
Sanchez said the reason for putting the games on the student television station was to spark student interest in seeing more games on UVC-19, as well as promoting student media coverage.
“We would like the student body to take advantage of the student media coverage here at UMass,” Sanchez added. “We are encouraging the students who choose to watch the game in their residence halls to tune down the volume on the television and tune into WMUA 91.1, the student radio station which will be doing play by play live from Philadelphia.
“If the interest and support on campus is positive from this event, steps will be taken to have at least one more this year and we will pursue the proper procedures to bring more games through UVC.”
Minutemen put clamps on Owls
Minutemen block out the Owls, 59-35
By Joe Burris, Boston Globe Staff, 2/2/1996
PHILADELPHIA – It's not enough to have a game plan. Quality personnel and rabid supporters won't always suffice, either. You have to be willing to make the plan work at all costs, do whatever it takes, claw, scrap, overplay, outhustle, suffocate, frustrate, deny. Make no mistake, that's how they'll come at you.
Last night the University of Massachusetts applied one of the most awesome displays of defensive pressure this season, one that would have spelled trouble for practically any team in the nation.
Temple had the misfortune of being the fodder, and before a McGonigle Hall capacity crowd of 3,900, the Owls saw their best-laid plans stymied for nearly 40 minutes. What was expected to be a close game wound up as a 59-35 Minutemen rout.
Showing why it is ranked No. 1, UMass held its Atlantic 10 archrival to 12 first-half points, just 2 in the last 12:53. The Owls, who trailed by 18 at halftime, shot 22 percent in the first half and dropped to 19 percent in the second after beginning it with a run that cut the lead to 36-28 with 11:30 left.
From that point, UMass upped the defensive pressure again, particularly on the perimeter, where – as in the first half – it denied Temple good looks at the basket. In both halves, the Owls had difficulty setting up their offense and often rushed bad shots to beat the 35-second clock.
Inside, center Marcus Camby (15 points) swatted away a career-high-tying nine shots and altered several more.
It added up to a lopsided affair, improving the Minutemen to 20-0 overall, 8-0 in the conference. Temple, which was 0 for 16 from 3-point range and missed 14 straight shots in the second half, fell to 11-8, 7-1.
“This was a good effort for us,” said UMass coach John Calipari. “I was pleased with the way we defended, but I was more pleased with our confidence in the game. The last time we beat Temple here two years ago, it was on a last-second bank shot. Today we wanted to come in and go all out against them, and we said if they're better, we go home with a loss.”
Nothing doing. The Minutemen frustrated Temple on the perimeter with chest-to-chest pressure and allowed few second shots. The Owls contributed to their own demise, often standing flatfooted while the Minutemen crashed the boards.
With 5:51 to go in the first half, Marc Jackson (17 points, 11 rebounds) scored inside to pull the Owls within 7 (19-12), ending a seven-minute scoring drought. UMass answered with the last 11 points of the half.
“When we watched films on them, Coach Cal told us that they take two kinds of shots, a 3-pointer or a bad shot,” said point guard Edgar Padilla. “We denied the 3-point basket, and after that, they couldn't even shoot. We knew we could deny them because they shoot the ball so slowly.”
But the Owls rallied at the start of the second half, and with 11:27 left, the spread was 8.
But in less than four minutes, UMass had it up to 17 (47-30). From there, the Minutemen cruised, and with 2:06 left, Calipari did something he's rarely done against Temple – emptied his bench.
“We just had to keep playing and do what gave us our big lead in the first place,” said Dana Dingle.
It's a perfectly plausible ending
On College Basketball
By Mark Blaudschun, Boston Globe Staff, 2/2/1996
PHILADELPHIA – Maybe it is time to seriously consider the prospect of the University of Massachusetts basketball team running the table, going through the regular season without a blemish on a record that looks more impressive each game.
Last night was supposed to be one of the speed bumps on the Minutemen's schedule. Tough team, tough crowd, tough coach. If you had to pick a spot for UMass to lose, Temple's McGonigle Hall seemed as likely a place as any.
Well, forget that possibility. UMass was tougher than Temple, tougher than surprisingly low-key Owl coach John Chaney, tougher than the sellout crowd of 3,900 that came to bury the Minutemen, not praise them.
No one should be surprised anymore. After all, this is a team that has beaten all comers in all leagues, including mighty Kentucky, which was and still may be perceived as this season's super team.
“Anyplace, anytime,” may be an impressive boast, but it means more when you can go out and do it as well.
What makes the Minutemen stand out – and makes them a deserving No. 1 (they should be unanimous as well) – is that they go out and beat you with their defense. They take your game and shred it into little pieces until there is nothing left.
Look at what happened to Temple. After 20 minutes last night, Chaney's team had 12 points. After 30 minutes, it had 30. And when the game was over, the Owls were left with the memory of a 59-35 beating.
Allowing 35 points? Against a major Division 1 school? Against a team that beat No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Villanova in a week? Believe it.
And make no mistake. This was a grudge game for the Minutemen and coach John Calipari. The sweetest sound Calipari heard last night was the relative silence of the crowd through much of the game. The sweetest sight was of them filing out with four minutes to go and the Minutemen's victory well in hand.
The question now is, where does UMass go from here? Look at the remaining road games – at Xavier, Fordham, Virginia Tech, Rhode Island, Louisville. All those teams are beatable. And it would be a major upset for the Minutemen to lose a game at home.
So project that to March 2 and you have 29-0 and counting.
Calipari, justifiably, says it is too early to look that far into the future. Not that he is averse to optimism.
“I've heard people say that it would be better if we lose a game or two,” he said. “But I don't know what lesson you learn from losing. All I know is that if it happens, you know you've lost a game.”
Calipari knows his team can lose. But he also knows his history. He talked about a Nevada-Las Vegas team that ran through the regular season unbeaten a few years ago. “They were winning their games by an average of 25 points a game,” he said. “We've had to go to overtime twice. We've been down in the second half a couple of times.”
Last night the Minutemen saw Temple whittle an 18-point lead to 8 in the second half. But before you could say, “There goes an unbeaten season,” the lead was back to 17 and growing.
It all boils down to defense. Vegas' unbeaten team posted offensive numbers that were scary. UMass is doing the reverse.
Consider this: Temple scored 12 points in the first half, 35 for the game, the Owls' lowest half and game totals ever at McGonigle. They shot 22 percent in the first half, prompting Calipari to tell his team, “They're not going to shoot that in the second half.”
They didn't. They shot 21 percent, winding up 13 for 63.
“That,” said UMass assistant coach John Robic, “was one scary defensive effort.”
Calipari still wants his team to maintain a tunnel vision of sorts, looking only to the next day, not even the next game. “The most important thing for us,” he said last night, “is just to get out of here and get to Cincinnati tomorrow for practice.”
So be it. It's only February, and the games that people will remember from this season will not be played until March and perhaps April. UMass can still lose any game any time.
But don't count on that happening soon. And perhaps not at all.
So far, UMass never at a loss
Minutemen coping with all challenges
By Joe Burris, Boston Globe Staff, 2/3/1996
PHILADELPHIA – University of Massachusetts coach John Calipari said last week he was not surprised the Minutemen were unbeaten through 18 games. “Was I surprised no one had put together an all-out effort and beaten us?” he added. “Yes.”
The No. 1-ranked Minutemen are now 20-0, coming off one of their most impressive victories of the year, a 59-35 drubbing of Temple. And the reason no team has handled UMass this season can be summed up in one word: adjustments.
Several teams have staged runs against the Minutemen, and several have built leads (Maryland was up by 16 in the first half). The Minutemen have trailed at halftime five times. They've lost big leads (Kentucky trailed by 19 before rallying for a halftime tie).
The Minutemen have suffered lapses on offense and defense. They've seen key players struggle from the field. They even lost their star – leading national player of the year candidate Marcus Camby – for four games after an unexplained collapse.
What the Minutemen haven't experienced is a state of inertia. They have not stood pat while other teams attempted to capitalize on their setbacks. Players have stepped up their games.
Calipari has spotted problems and implemented damage control. And no opponent has put together 40 minutes of sustained intensity to force the Minutemen to make repeat visits to the drawing board.
“Right now the physiology on our team is incredible,” said Calipari. “They enjoy each other. They like being around each other. There's no one guy dragging the team back.
“It's like a yeast mentality. When Marcus steps away, Donta Bright steps in. When he gets tired and steps away, the point man becomes Carmelo Travieso or Edgar Padilla. That's how it's been all year, and that that's why you can keep moving forward.”
Against Temple, Calipari made good use of timeouts in the first 10 minutes, when the game was close and the crowd was a factor. When Temple cut an 18-point halftime lead to 8, Calipari made a few adjustments to blow the game open.
“We got a little bit tentative and they came back, but during a timeout, we adjusted,” said Padilla. “Coach Cal told me to be more aggressive and instead of passing the ball penetrate a little bit more and make them double- team me and get people open shots, and that's what we did.”
“I don't know how many times I coached against Temple, but it's a lot,” said Calipari, who also neutralized bulky forward Marc Jackson by using widebody Tyrone Weeks instead of Camby to guard him. “We have an idea of what they're doing. Just like Temple coach John Chaney knows how we play. That's why the games are so close.
“My first few years when we played them, we tried to press and trap and they beat us by 20. So we figured it out and we said, 'Let's play the way they want to play, score in the 50s and 60s, and beat them that way.'
“I was more pleased with the way we played against the matchups Thursday. The thing that screwed us up was when they extended their matchups and started trapping and we got tentative. But to be honest, I can't blame the kids; we never worked on that.”
Calipari said his squad often empowers itself during adversity.
“Usually, it starts with Marcus making a statement like, 'We're not losing this game,' ” said Calipari. “When we played Kentucky and they cut our lead to 6, he said, 'We're winning this game,' and I said, 'You're probably right if you're saying that.' And he went out and took over the game.”
No team's been able to prevent Camby and Co. from doing so. Whether one will remains to be seen.
“Some people say, 'Don't you think it would be better to have a loss?' ” said Calipari. “But we've been either down or tied eight times at the half. We've had two overtime games, five or six close games. We've been tested.”
Streak climbs to 20, Minutemen cruise over Owls
By Candice Flemming, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, February 2, 1996
PHILADELPHIA – The odds were against them.
Coming into last night's match-up with Temple University at McGonigle Hall, where the Massachusetts basketball team was 1-15 lifetime, the Owls held a slight advantage, adding to that, the Minutemen were headed into the game with the pressure of having an unblemished 19-0 record and most thought the Minutemen would not be able to escape Philadelphia without a loss.
In order for the Minutemen to pull out the victory they would need strong play from their back court, as Temple's tough two-three zone would surely be hard to handle. What UMass didn't count on was an atrocious shooting night for the Owls who shot 22 percent in the first half and 19.4 percent in the second as the Minutemen came away with a surprising 59-35 victory.
Behind 5-for-9 shooting by Marcus Camby before intermission, the Minutemen raced out to a 30-12 halftime lead holding Temple to its lowest output in a half since 1991 against Pennsylvania.
Temple tried to establish Marc Jackson right away going to him on almost every possession from the start. He responded by shooting 5-for-8 and scoring 10 points. But when it wasn't working for Jackson, his teammates were unable to score, as the lone Owl basket came from a Lynard Stewart 13 footer that put the Owls within one early on with 15:56 left in the half. But from there, UMass went on a 23-6 run to end the half including an 11-0 run which was highlighted by two back to back Carmelo Travieso three-pointers. Besides Jackson, Temple shot a miserable 1-19 in the first half.
Even with UMass’ 30-12 half time lead, knowing the history of the rivalry, it would be tough for the Minutemen to hold to that lead for long as Temple would inevitably make a run. At the start of the second half, Temple made that run, climbing to within eight with 9:49 left (38-30). With a mere eight-point advantage and Camby playing with three fouls, UMass looked to be in big trouble. The Minutemen stormed right back, however, going on an 19-1 run.
“You have to give Temple credit,” UMass coach John Calipari said. “They were down 18 at the half and they made a run. We just have good players. That was a good effort by us.”
During the run, Camby was phenomenal, not shying away with three fouls. He blocked shot after shot, finishing with nine in the contest, tying his career high tally for blocks in a game.
“That was the best because they played as a team,” Temple coach John Chaney said. “That's what you hope to have one day. They play off of each other. They feed off of each other. That's the best team in the country as far as we've seen.”
Travieso finished with a team high 16 points, including four three pointers while Camby finished with 15. Donta Bright added 11 points. Edgar Padilla dished out a game high nine assists, blocked two and notched two steals. The UMass guards outscored the Temple guards 21-4. Temple was led by Jackson who finished with a game high 17 points, while also pulling down 11 boards. Derrick Battie grabbed a game high 12 rebounds as well.
The 35 points was the lowest total for Temple in a game since it scored 47 in a 49-47 loss to West Virginia in 1994. At one point in the second half, the UMass defense pressured Temple into missing 14 straight shots.
“Good teams put good fuel in their feet and hearts on defense not just when you score baskets,” Chaney said. “We've won games before shooting 18 percent so that's not an excuse.”
Old McGonigle part of Owl lore
By Justin C. Smith, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, February 2, 1996
PHILADELPHIA — After years of planning, searching for funds and omnipresent setbacks to build it, Temple's McGonigle Hall will be replaced as the site for future games hosted by the men’s basketball team.
“The Apollo of Temple” will open to start the 1997-98 season just two blocks from the Owls' current home court.
UMass basketball fans experienced similar emotions as their arch-rivals are feeling now, looking ahead to a larger more modern facility in the near future. The rickety bleachers and close confines of the Curry Hicks Cage were replaced by the 9,493 seat arena of the William D. Mullins Center.
McGonigle Hall boasts similar seating comforts as the Cage, wooden bench seats and a stiff breeze any time the door to the building is opened. One might compare the actual playing court to that of a high school gymnasium floor. The teams' locker rooms have doors that pour directly out onto the court. There is little more than two feet of out-of-bounds floor space on either side or end line, including walls behind both baskets which help to amplify the noise.
The cramped courtside forces the media to the concourse above the wall on either endzone. and the radio broadcasters, who would normally grace press row. sit in the “Owls Nest,” which seems to fall out of the ceiling.
Most importantly for cheering purposes, it creates a great atmosphere to play in and a frightening place to visit once a year.
“The size of the arena affects the way the opposition plays,” John Steele, a senior economics major said “Now, a bigger arena brings bigger attendance to games, such as this. Only 2,700 tickets get on sale. and seats in the upper balcony are being scalped for a hundred dollars a seat. The people love to watch a game here, and the players will love to play there.”
Fan support goes a long way. in helping the basketball team win games it may not ordinarily win. The Owls have a record of 166-25 all time at McGonigle Hall, a remarkable .869 winning percentage. The Minutemen can attest to that, as their 59-35 win last night was only their second victory at McGonigle in 15 tries. Owl players can also draw inspiration from the trophy cases, which hold many of the University's awards in athletics over the years, as well as the portrait of each Temple Hall of Fame member.
Much like the Mullins Center, the Apollo will host much more than basketball games. Concerts, plays, and conventions will all be held to help create revenue for the University, which helps both basketball and arts supporters alike.
“The new facility will hold a combination of events, more than basketball,” Heather Muthler, a sophomore music education major said. “Musical, theatrical and sporting events will be held there and that helps attract more students to Temple.”
Temple coach John Chaney expressed those sentiments earlier this week. “Players want an arena they can be proud of, and the facility will bring more players to Temple,” Chaney said.
UMass will only have to come back to McGonigle Hall one last time, and then the games here will be a memory as the Cage is now. The fans will move to a new building. Chaney’s match-up zone will make them cheer as loud as ever, but nothing could ever replace the history that is McGonigle Hall.
Massachusetts (59) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Dingle 33 2-6 2-4 2-7 2 1 6 Bright 31 5-8 1-4 1-4 2 2 11 Camby 35 7-14 1-1 3-5 0 3 15 E Padilla 38 1-4 2-3 0-6 9 3 5 Travieso 38 6-14 0-0 0-5 3 0 16 Weeks 15 2-2 0-0 3-7 0 3 4 Norville 2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Clarke 2 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Cottrell 2 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 0 2 Nunez 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 G Padilla 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ Totals 200 24-55 6-12 13-38 16 12 59 _______________________________________________ Percentages: Fg-.436, Ft-.500. 3-Point Goals: 5-17, .294 (Bright 0-1, E Padilla 1-3, Travieso 4-11, Clarke 0-1, Nunez 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 12 (Camby 9, E Padilla 2, Weeks). Turnovers: 11 (Bright 3, Dingle 3, Travieso 3, E Padilla, Norville). Steals: 6 (Dingle 2, E Padilla 2, G Padilla, Travieso). Temple (35) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Stewart 27 1-7 0-0 1-3 1 2 2 Battie 21 2-11 4-6 10-12 0 4 8 Jackson 38 6-18 5-6 2-11 0 1 17 Futch 14 0-5 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Alston 38 1-8 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 Miller 35 1-7 0-0 0-2 0 3 2 Ivey 17 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 2 2 Cunningham 6 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Adams 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Laws 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 _______________________________________________ Totals 200 13-63 9-12 16-33 2 16 35 _______________________________________________ Percentages: Fg-.206, Ft-.750. 3-Point Goals: 0-16, .000 (Stewart 0-3, Futch 0-3, Alston 0-4, Miller 0-5, Adams 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 1 (Alston). Turnovers: 9 (Jackson 3, Alston 2, Futch 2, Miller 2). Steals: 7 (Miller 3, Alston 2, Futch, Stewart). __________________________________ Massachusetts 30 29 - 59 Temple 12 23 - 35 __________________________________ Technical fouls: None. A: 3,900. Officials: Gene Monje, James Burr, Bob Donato.