Massachusetts vs. Temple: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Massachusetts vs. Temple: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Massachusetts 79
(21-10, 9-4 away)
Temple 74
(23-9, 15-4 home)
Venue: Barclays Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Massachusetts 37 42 79
Temple 38 36 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Massachusetts C Williams 28 C Lalanne 8 C Williams 5
Temple K Wyatt 19 R Hollis-Jefferson 9 R Hollis-Jefferson 7

On Friday, Mar. 15, Temple fell to Massachusetts 79-74 in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament. The Owls tied the season series against Massachusetts at 1-1 with the loss. The Owls got 17 points and nine rebounds (7 Ast 3 Stl) from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson. Khalif Wyatt had 19 points and added four rebounds. For the Minutemen, Chaz Williams got a season-high 28 points and five assists. Temple (23-9) finished the regular season fourth in the A-10 with an 11-5 record in conference play.

Temple Game Notes

  • The Owls have been unlucky five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Temple is 41-21 in close games.
  • Temple set a season low for rebounds (23).
  • Temple has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past five games.
  • This is the third loss of the season where the Owls opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Khalif Wyatt and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson) accounted for 48.6 percent of the points.
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson accounted for 39.1 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Khalif Wyatt has led the team in scoring in 21 out of 32 games this season.
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson has led the team in rebounding in eight out of 32 games this season.
  • Khalif Wyatt has 18 straight double-digit point games.
  • Scootie Randall has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • T.J. DiLeo had career highs with a 100 percent field goal percentage and a 100 percent three-point percentage.

Massachusetts Game Notes

  • The Minutemen won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Massachusetts is 37-27 in close games.
  • Chaz Williams accounted for 35.4 percent of the team's points.
  • Chaz Williams has led the team in scoring 12 times in 31 games this season.
  • Cady Lalanne has led the team in rebounding 13 times in 31 games this season.
  • This marks the 25th 20-point game of Chaz Williams's career.
  • Chaz Williams has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Terrell Vinson has seven straight double-digit point games.
UMASS PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Chaz Williams382845204
AFreddie Riley371522000
AMaxie Esho20570020
BSampson Carter31772001
BTerrell Vinson291541115
BCady Lalanne26780203
CTrey Davis8221103
DRaphiael Putney11020013
TEMPLE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+R. Hollis-Jefferson381797300
B+Khalif Wyatt371942204
BT.J. DiLeo21803100
C+Scootie Randall281220201
CWill Cummings28731112
C-Jake O`Brien24720002
C-Anthony Lee16220000
-Dalton Pepper8200011

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