After receiving a bye as the top seed, Temple will face UMass on Friday afternoon for the right to advance into the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals.
The Owls (24-6, 13-3) enter the tournament looking to improve their seeding for March Madness. Temple is No. 24 in the polls, so unlike many teams in the conference it can rest easy about grabbing a bid. With that said, the Owls would love the highest seed possible with some serious momentum behind them.
As for the Minutemen (21-10, 9-7), they need to make a run. With 21 wins, it wouldn't be impossible to earn an at-large bid if they do well but fall short in the A-10 Tournament. However, a loss to Temple would doom any dreams of dancing in the NCAA Tournament.
In the only previous match-up between the two teams this year, the Owls were able to outlast UMass with a 90-88 overtime win at home on Feb. 29th.
Khalif Wyatt and Chaz Williams were dueling stars that game. Wyatt scored 26 points while recording six assists and four rebounds. Williams matched him with 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists of his own.
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
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