by RACHEL COHEN, AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Chaz Williams had his second straight big game back home in Brooklyn, scoring 28 points as UMass upset Temple 79-74 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
The Minutemen sent their rivals out of the A-10 with a loss and advanced to face VCU in Saturday’s semifinals.
Terrell Vinson scored 15 points, including a 3-pointer in the final minute with the shot clock winding down and UMass clinging to a two-point lead.
Conference player of the year Khalif Wyatt shot just 4 for 19 for third-seeded Temple. He was 9 for 10 on free throws to finish with 19 points.
It was the teams’ 66th meeting, but their last in the A-10 with the Owls leaving to join the Big East’s football schools.
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