Men's Basketball

Postgame Notes: UMass 79, Temple 75

Jan. 17, 2009

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UMass rallied from its largest deficit of the season (down 11, 24-13) to come away with a win. The previous largest deficit was down eight (29-21) in the win over Holy Cross on Dec. 10. This was UMass' largest rally since the epic 22-point second-half comeback at Syracuse in the NIT Quarterfinals last March.

Ricky Harris had 20 points for the 26th time in his career with 24. It was his eighth game this season with 20 or more.

Harris scored in double-figures for the 15th time in 16 games this season. Overall in his career, Harris has 55 games with 10 or more points.

Chris Lowe had his 12th career game with 10 or more assists, all coming in the last 29 games as he had 11 helpers. Lowe had just two turnovers and has just three total in his last two games along with 15 assists.

Lowe also had his eighth game this season with double-figure points with 13. It was Lowe, had his 38th career game with 10 or more points.

Tony Gaffney had 14 points, his eighth game this season in double-figures. It was his 12th career game with 10 or more points.

Gaffney, who is second in the NCAA in blocked shots had three in the game. He had just five rebounds.

Anthony Gurley had 16, giving him double-figures for the 10th time this season.

Gurley also hit the second 4-point play of the season for UMass. Matt Glass had the other at Kansas (12/13/08).

UMass shot 63 percent from the floor in the second half including 67 from the 3-point range (6-of-9).

The game had 15 lead changes following the Saint Louis game that had 17 lead changes, meaning UMass has had 32 lead changes in the last two games.




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