Massachusetts beats Temple 79-75

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP)—Ricky Harris scored 24 points, leading Massachusetts to a 79-75 win over Temple in an Atlanic 10 Conference game on Saturday.

Anthony Gurley added 16 points, Tony Gaffney scored 14 and Chris Lowe added 13 points, six rebounds and 11 assists as Massachusetts snapped Temple’s four-game winning streak.

Massachusetts (7-9, 2-1 Atlantic 10) trailed 37-33 at halftime.

UMass led once in the first half, 30-29 on a hoop by Lowe, with more than three minutes before the break. A three-pointer by Ryan Brooks gave the Owls (9-7, 1-1 A-10) their 37-33 margin at halftime.

Dionte Christmas, the Atlantic 10 scoring leader, led Temple with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Brooks had 17, while Lavoy Allen added 11 points and five assists for the Owls.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Temple
Dionte Christmas Dionte Christmas
10-20,  26 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Massachusetts
Ricky Harris Ricky Harris
6-14,  24 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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