71
TF 0
FINAL
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2nd
ESP3
Thu Feb. 7
7:00pm
BONUS
70
TF 0
ML: -122
VMI 1.5, O/U 153.5
ML: +104
CHATT
VMI

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Smallwood scores 16, Chattanooga tops VMI 71-70

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Thomas Smallwood scored 16 points, including four of Chattanooga's 12 3-pointers and the Mocs defeated VMI 71-70 on Thursday night.

Smallwood, a 7-foot backup center who averages 6.1 points per game, made all four of his 3-point tries and the Mocs (11-14, 6-6 Southern Conference) made 12 of 30 for 40 percent. Ramon Vila, David Jean-Baptiste and Donovann Toatley scored 11 each for UTC.

SoCon scoring leader Bubba Parham had 21 points for the Keydets (7-16, 1-10). Myles Lewis had 15 points and Sarju Patel added 14.

The Mocs took the lead for good when Smallwood hit a 3-pointer from the right side for a 70-68 lead with 4:25 remaining. Toatley scored UTC's final point when he made the first of two free throws with 3:02 to go. With 17 seconds left, a steal by Lewis set up a fast-break layup for Garrett Gilkeson and VMI was within one at 71-70. UTC's Kevin Easley missed the front end of a one-and-one with 7 seconds left, but VMI's Jake Stephens missed a 3-pointer as time ran out.

Earlier Thursday, VMI extended the contract of coach Dan Earl through the 2021-22 season.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Chattanooga 11-14 452671
home team logo VMI 7-16 412970
Team Stats
away team logo Chattanooga 11-14 70.9 PPG 37.6 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo VMI 7-16 76.0 PPG 38.1 RPG 13.8 APG
Key Players
34
K. Easley 14.2 PPG 6.7 RPG 1.2 APG 44.4 FG%
3
B. Parham 21.4 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.5 APG 42.5 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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