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Men's Basketball Falls To Temple, 64-47

Head coach Steve Lappas gestures during the first half against Temple, Saturday.

Head coach Steve Lappas gestures during the first half against Temple, Saturday.

Feb 16, 2002

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lynn Greer had 19 points and David Hawkins scored 17 as Temple easily defeated Massachusetts 64-47 Saturday.

Kevin Lyde had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Alex Wesby added 10 points for the Owls (11-13, 8-4 Atlantic 10), who have won five of their last six.

Anthony Anderson had 15 points on five 3-pointers for the Minutemen (10-13, 4-8), who were 16-of-52 (31 percent) from the field and have lost five of their last six.

Massachusetts, which trailed the entire game, went on a 15-2 run midway through the second half and a layup by Kitwana Rhymer made it 47-43 with 10:59 left. Temple then scored the next eight to open up a double-digit advantage again and the Minutemen were unable to get closer than nine in the final 10 minutes.

The Owls scored the first 11 points of the game and held Massachusetts scoreless for the first 5:17. The Temple lead reached 14 in the half and was 11 at the break. Greer had 13 points in the first half.

The game was a disappointing return to Philadelphia for Massachusetts' first-year coach Steve Lappas after a nine-year career at nearby Villanova where he was 174-110.

 

 

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