Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Defeats Temple

Shannon Crooks scored 17 points in the victory over Temple.

Shannon Crooks scored 17 points in the victory over Temple.

Jan. 19, 2002

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Kyle Wilson scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Massachusetts to a 63-53 win over Temple on Saturday.

The Minutemen hit 44 percent (11-for-25) from 3-point range as they snapped a five-game losing streak.

Shannon Crooks scored 17 points and seven rebounds for Massachusetts (7-8, 1-3 Atlantic 10). Anthony Anderson added 10 points for the Minutemen.

Temple (6-10, 3-2) was led by Lynn Greer, who scored a game-high 23 points but hit just 8-for-24 from the field.

Massachusetts never trailed in game, and had a 29-21 at halftime as Temple shot just 7-for-23 from the field. The Minutemen extended the lead to as high as 13 points twice in the second half.

Temple pulled to within six at 50-44 on a David Hawkins basket with about nine minutes to play. Massachusetts answered with a 7-0 run that sealed the game.

Wilson started the run with two free throws. Crooks added one point, and Eric Williams ended the run with a layup and two free throws.

Nile Murry added 11 points for Temple, while Kevin Lyde had 15 rebounds.

Massachusetts had a season-low nine turnovers.



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