Boxscore
Massachusetts 77, Temple 71
Friday, March 9, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Officials - Eric Anderson, Ken Clark, Brent Hampson
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Massachusetts 31 46 77
Temple 36 35 71

Recap


Massachusetts 77, Temple 71: Jesse Morgan scored 21 points and Chaz Williams added 20 points and 10 assists as the Minutemen upset the Owls in the Atlantic-10 tournament quarterfinals in Atlantic City, N.J.
 
Williams and Morgan combined for eight points during an 11-3 run that put No. 8 seed UMass (22-10) up for good 68-64 with 4:13 remaining. The Minutemen forced top-seeded Temple into 22 turnovers, 14 in the second half.
 
UMass ran off the first 15 points of the second half – seven by Morgan – to take a 48-38 lead. The Owls (24-7), ranked 24th nationally, battled back to take a 61-57 advantage after a Juan Fernandez 3-pointer with 8:06 remaining.
 
The Minutemen, who made 9 for 16 from 3-point range, will play the winner of Friday’s St. Bonaventure-St. Joseph’s game at 1 p.m., Saturday in the semifinals.

Khalif Wyatt, who did not start for disciplinary reasons, had 15 points and Ramone Moore 14 to lead Temple.
 
Temple led by as many as nine in the opening 20 minutes, but settled for a 36-31 lead at halftime. Massachusetts made just 12 for 32 from the field in the first half.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Temple had four or more players scoring in double figures for the 17th time this season. …The Owls beat UMass 90-88 in overtime Feb. 29. … Micheal Eric had 11 rebounds for Temple.

Massachusetts Minutemen

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sean Carter 39:00 3-8 0-0 0-0 4 4 8 2 1 0 2 2 6
Raphial Putney 22:00 2-4 1-1 1-2 1 5 6 0 2 3 3 2 6
Jesse Morgan 27:00 8-13 3-4 2-2 1 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 21
Terrell Vinson 33:00 2-10 1-4 3-4 3 1 4 0 4 4 2 0 8
Chaz Williams 40:00 5-12 2-2 8-10 0 2 2 10 2 4 1 0 20
Javorn Farrell 23:00 3-5 1-1 0-2 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 0 7
Freddie Riley 8:00 1-4 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Maxie Esho 8:00 3-6 1-1 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 7
TOTAL 200 27-62 9-16 14-20 12 15 27 14 15 14 13 4 77
  43.5% 56.2% 70.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13

Temple Owls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Juan Fernandez 38:00 4-10 4-8 0-0 1 3 4 6 2 2 4 0 12
Michael Eric 23:00 3-10 0-0 1-2 4 7 11 0 3 0 2 1 7
T.J. DiLeo 19:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson 37:00 6-10 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 3 2 2 4 1 13
Ramone Moore 36:00 5-11 3-5 1-2 1 4 5 4 4 0 6 0 14
Khalif Wyatt 27:00 5-8 0-2 5-5 0 2 2 4 3 5 3 0 15
Anthony Lee 15:00 2-4 0-0 4-4 3 1 4 0 3 0 2 3 8
Aaron Brown 5:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 26-57 7-17 12-15 13 23 36 18 19 10 22 5 71
  45.6% 41.2% 80.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 22
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