Intentional Upset: Christmas Brings Coal To Xavier
Dionte Christmas delivered the gifts for the Temple Owls as they beat the 20th-ranked Xavier Musketeers by the score of 78-59. The Owls rode Christmas’ strong second half to victory as they improved their record to 7-8. With the loss, Xavier fell to 14-4.
=In beating a ranked team for the first time in two year, Temple’s Christmas led all scorer with 23 points, 19 of those in the second half, where collectively, the Owls outscored the Musketeers by 16 points to give them easily their most impressive win of the year… as you can tell by their incredibly active message board. Nevertheless, a win like this would certainly make John Chaney proud.
I’ve always loved this…
His time at UMass is just as productive as his tenure at Eastern Kentucky, if not more so and he’s looking to get UMass back to the Big Dance for the first time since 1998 (pdf).