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2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament, Temple Vs. UMass Final Score: Owls Ousted By Minutemen, 77-71

The UMass Minutemen blitzed the Temple Owls to begin the second half of their Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals matchup and ultimately held on for a 77-71 victory.

Temple led 36-31 at halftime, but the Minutemen emerged from intermission with wings on their backs, starting the second stanza with a 17-0 run.


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Ramone Moore stemmed the tide with three straight threes, and Juan Fernandez added Temple's fourth consecutive make from the arc to pull the Owls within 55-50.

Temple eventually took a 61-57 lead, but UMass outscored the Owls 20-10 over the final seven minutes.

En route to 20 points and 10 assists, Chaz Williams dominated the second half for UMass, continually finding his way into the paint to break down Temple's defense. Jesse Morgan led the Minutemen with 21 points.

Khalif Wyatt paced a balanced Temple attack with 15 points. Ramone Moore (14 points), Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (13) and Juan Fernandez (12) joined Wyatt in double figures.

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