Atlantic 10 Tournament - Recap - Massachusetts Defeats Temple 79-74
Temple was burned for 28 points by Chaz Williams on Friday as Massachusetts picked up a 79-74 win at Barclays Center.
Bettors who backed Massachusetts were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4.5 at sportsbooks.
Massachusetts got 15 points from Terrell Vinson and another 15 points from Freddie Riley. Chaz Williams contributed 5 assists, while Cady Lalanne cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Temple got a 19-point performance from Khalif Wyatt, who was supported by 17 points from Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson. Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had 7 assists in a losing cause for Temple, while Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson grabbed 9 rebounds.
Massachusetts trailed at halftime, 38-37.
The rebound battle favored Massachusetts as they grabbed 40 boards, while Temple only had 23.