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  • UMass trails 23-45 (.338)
  • Last meeting: 12/12/2018, Temple 65 - UMass 63
  • First meeting: 1/12/1983, Temple 73 - UMass 54


  • UMass/Temple was one of the fiercest rivalries in college basketball in the 1990s, and was televised regularly on ESPN and ABC.
  • Coaches Calipari and Chaney got into altercations during a game in 1990, then after a game in 1994.
  • In the A-10 Tournament Final from 1993-2001 (nine seasons), UMass faced Temple five times (1993-96, 2001).
  • Temple won the first 21 games of the series before UMass finally prevailed.
  • Imbalanced series. Games 1-21: Temple 21-0. Games 22-36: UMass 13-2. Games 37-62: Temple 19-7.
  • Temple went 0-16 in 3-point shots against UMass on 2/1/1996. Through the 2010-11 season, Temple has hit at least one 3 in every game since.1)
  • Though UMass held Temple to 34 and 35 points on different occasions, it was not even close to Temple's lowest-ever score. Tennessee beat Temple, 11-6, on 12/15/1973.2)3)
  • Temple was a member of the Atlantic 10 from 1982-83 through 2012-13. On July 1, 2013, they left the A-10 and joined the American Athletic Conference.4)

Game History

DateGame ResultsSiteUM CoachGame NotesConferenceHead CoachNickname
1/12/1983L 73-54Home (CHC)Tom McLaughlin Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls 5)
3/2/1983L 91-64AwayTom McLaughlin Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/12/1984L 83-66AwayRon GerlufsenAt the Palestra, Philadelphia PA.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/27/1984L 65-46Home (CHC)Ron GerlufsenTemple #17.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/8/1984L 78-54NeutralRon GerlufsenA10 Tournament Quarter-Final, at the WVU Coliseum, Morgantown WV. Temple #15.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/10/1985L 65-39AwayRon Gerlufsen Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/23/1985L 50-48Home (SCC)Ron GerlufsenWin #1200 in Temple history.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/1/1986L 69-38AwayRon Gerlufsen Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/17/1986L 58-47Home (CHC)Ron Gerlufsen Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/21/1987L 72-60AwayRon GerlufsenTemple #8.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/2/1987L 72-59Home (CHC)Ron GerlufsenTemple #7.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
12/7/1987L 89-71Home (CHC)Ron GerlufsenTemple #12.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/21/1988L 71-52AwayRon GerlufsenTemple #3.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/12/1989L 89-68Home (SCC)John Calipariat Springfield Civic Center. Win #1300 in Temple history.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/24/1989L 93-66AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/20/1990L 86-69AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/11/1990L 83-82 (3OT)Home (CHC)John CalipariCoaches scuffle on the sideline after a bad call.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/8/1990L 53-51AwayJohn CalipariAtlantic 10 Tournament Final.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/24/1991L 55-53AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/21/1991L 80-70Home (CHC)John Calipari Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/28/1992L 83-61AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/16/1992W 67-52Home (CHC)John CalipariCrowd was so loud that paint falls from the ceiling, briefly suspending play.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/9/1993L 52-44AwayJohn CalipariUMass #22. Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/21/1993W 52-50Home (CHC)John CalipariUMass #19.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/11/1993W 69-61Home (MC)John CalipariAtlantic 10 Tournament Final. UMass #20. UMass 26-10 run in second half the difference. Harper Williams 20 points. Calipari's 100th win. TV: ESPN.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/13/1994W 56-55Home (MC)John CalipariMike Williams hits clutch shots for the win, scores 17. Chaney confronts Calipari after the game. UMass #13, Temple #8. TV: ABCAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/24/1994W 51-50AwayJohn Calipariat McGonigle Hall. Mike Williams hits go-ahead 3 with 8 seconds left. UMass #11, Temple #8. TV: ESPNAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/10/1994W 70-59Home (MC)John CalipariAtlantic 10 Tournament Final. UMass #9, Temple #12. TV: ESPN. Mike Williams 21/7/5. Aaron McKie 33, Eddie Jones 18 for Temple.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/21/1995W 59-58Home (MC)John CalipariMike Williams 15, Camby & Roe 11 each. UMass #1. TV: ABCAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/23/1995L 72-63AwayJohn Calipariat McGonigle Hall. UM 54 rebounds (Camby 13), but Temple hits 10 threes. Camby 25, Roe 16. UMass #5. TV: ESPNAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/9/1995W 63-44Home (MC)John CalipariA10 Tournament Final. Kellogg & Travieso 14 each. UMass #8. TV: ESPN.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/1/1996W 59-35AwayJohn Calipariat McGonigle Hall. UMass #1. TV: ESPN. Temple held to just 20.6% FGs, helped in part by 12 UM blocks, including a record-tying 9 from Camby. Temple 0-16 from 3 overall, plus their 12 first-half points / 35 total points are their lowest ever in McGonigle Hall. Media talks undefeated regular season.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/11/1996W 84-55Home (MC)John CalipariUM’s largest-ever margin of victory over Temple. All M'Men in double-figures, led by Travieso's 26 (8-11 from 3). UMass #1. TV: ABCAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/9/1996W 75-61NeutralJohn CalipariAtlantic 10 Tournament Final, at the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia PA. UM hits 10 threes. Travieso 21, Camby 12. UMass #2.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/25/1997W 78-66AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintLast UM/Temple game at McGonigle Hall. Travieso 28 points, Padilla 20 (6-9 from 3). Clarke 12 assists, Weeks 16 rebounds. TV: ESPN.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/1/1997W 59-53Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintOnly 3 bench points for Temple, 2 for UM. Clarke 16 points, Travieso 15, Ketner 12, Weeks 9 & 13. TV: ABCAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/3/1998L 61-47Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintUM held to 30% shooting. Clarke 14 points. UMass #23. TV: ESPN2Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/1/1998L 74-66AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintOur first game at Temple's new arena, Apollo of Temple. UM shoots 50% but 20 turnovers kill chances. Mack 15 points. UMass #20, Temple #24. TV: ABC.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/23/1999L 65-57AwayJames “Bruiser” Flintat Apollo of Temple.UM wins glass, but FTs the difference: UM 5, TU 17. TV: ESPNAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/28/1999W 57-49Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintTemple #24. Temple held to 28% shooting. Mack 18, Kirkland 17, Ketner 8 & 13. TV: CBSAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/1/2000L 75-48Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintUM's worst loss to date at Mullins. Temple dominates glass: 43-18. Mack 14 points. Temple #21. TV: ESPN2Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/26/2000L 72-54AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintUM's first game in the newly-renamed Liacouras Center6). Mack 20 points. Temple #8. TV: ESPN.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/10/2000L 54-47NeutralJames “Bruiser” FlintA10 Tournament Semi-Final, at the Spectrum, Philadelphia PA. Both teams only 2 bench points each. Mack 16, Rhymer 12. Temple #6.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/27/2001W 65-64 (OT)AwayJames “Bruiser” Flintat Liacouras Center. Both coaches rip refs. Mack 20, Rhymer 14 & 11. TV: ESPNAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/17/2001L 84-52Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintTemple shoots 53% to UM's 32%. Mack 21, Rogers 13 & 11 for UM. Wadley 28, Greer 26 for Temple. TV: ABCAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/10/2001L 76-65NeutralJames “Bruiser” FlintA10 Tournament Final, at the Spectrum, Philadelphia PA. Bruiser's last game as UMass coach. Rhymer 15 & 10. TV: ESPN.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/19/2002W 63-53Home (MC)Steve LappasCrooks and Wilson 17 points each. FTs the difference: UM 20, TU 9. TV: ESPNAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/16/2002L 64-47AwaySteve Lappasat Liacouras Center. UM 31% shooting. Anderson 15 points. TV: ABCAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/8/2003L 61-50Home (MC)Steve LappasRebounding 44-26 Temple. Anderson 18, Viggiano 16. TV: ESPNAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/26/2003L 88-46AwaySteve Lappasat Liacouras Center. Temple's largest-ever margin of victory over UMass. All TU starters in double-figures. Viggiano 14 for UM.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/24/2004W 66-65Home (MC)Steve LappasBowers 3 in final minute the difference, scores 19 overall. Chaney denied career win #700. TV: ESPN2Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
3/3/2004L 98-92 (2OT)AwaySteve Lappasat Liacouras Center. Bench points: UM 12, TU 5. Temple 19 points in OT 2. Hawkins 41 for Temple.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/5/2005L 61-49Home (MC)Steve LappasTemple rebounding edge 48-36, UM shoots 15.4% from 3.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/26/2005L 61-48AwaySteve Lappasat Liacouras Center. UM only 39 shot attempts, Temple more offensive rebounds (28) than UM total rebounds (27).Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/21/2006W 60-34Home (MC)Travis FordTemple 26.5% shooting in Chaney's last game in Amherst. TV: ESPNAtlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
2/1/2006L 76-47AwayTravis Fordat Liacouras Center. Cold shooting for UM: 37.5% FG, 27.3% 3-PT, 45.5% FT. Life 19 points.Atlantic 10John ChaneyOwls
1/13/2007W 88-77Home (MC)Travis FordUM slows down Temple in 2nd half. Freeman & Lasme both get double-doubles.Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
2/11/2007L 98-89AwayTravis Fordat Liacouras Center. Forbes 31 points (career high), but Temple shoots their way to victory.Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
2/10/2008L 80-70 (OT)AwayTravis FordUMass falls to 1-10 at the Liacouras Center. Brower 21 points, Forbes 12 rebounds.Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
1/17/2009W 79-75Home (MC)Derek KelloggUM erases 11 point deficit. 4 MMen in double-figures. Harris 24 pts, Lowe 11 assists. TV: ESPN2Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
1/16/2010L 76-64AwayDerek Kelloggat Liacouras Center. 56% shooting from 3 leads Temple to victory. Gurley 20 points, Vinson 9 points & 10 boards. Temple #19.Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
3/2/2011L 73-67 (OT)Home (MC)Derek KelloggSampson Carter with game-saving block to force OT, but UM goes cold in first 4:40 of OT. Owls only go 7 deep.Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
2/29/2012L 90-88 (OT)AwayDerek Kelloggat Liacouras Center. Temple #23. UM puts a scare in Owls on their Senior Night, but refs send Temple to line 40 times to only 10 for UM. UM builds a 6-point lead in OT, but it slips away. Chaz 26-8-11Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
3/9/2012W 77-71NeutralDerek KelloggA-10 Tournament Quarter-Final at Boardwalk Hall. Temple #21 and #1 seed. Morgan 8-13 from floor, Chaz adds 20 points and 10 assists. UM steals 14 and Temple commits 22 turnovers. First QF win since 2001.Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
2/16/2013L 83-82Home (MC)Derek KelloggTemple defends the called play, and UM can't get off a shot in the final seconds. Chaz 13 assists (Mullins Center record). UM's 48 points in first half matched season high. Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
3/15/2013W 79-74NeutralDerek KelloggA10 Tournament Quarter-Final at Barclays Center. Temple 3 Seed, UM 6 Seed. Huge hometown game from Chaz leads UM to victory. UM defense holds A-10 PoY Wyatt to 4-19 shooting. UM gives Temple a sour exit out of the A-10.Atlantic 10Fran DunphyOwls
11/17/2016W 79-74Home (MC)Derek KelloggJarreau's 3 puts UM ahead 68-67, then adds a layup for the final points. Jarreau also notches a team-high 7 assists. Clark 14 & 8. Holloway 11 & 6. Enechionyia 26 for Temple. AmericanFran DunphyOwls
12/12/2018L 65-63AwayMatt McCallat Liacouras Center. UM shoots 52% in the first half, and builds a 13-point lead early in the second, but shoots 33% in the second, and just 1-14 from 3, as Temple gets back in it. UM has a chance to tie or win at the end, but loses the handle in the final seconds.AmericanFran DunphyOwls
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