NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Malachi Smith had a career-high 29 points plus 13 rebounds as Chattanooga won its ninth straight game, edging past Tennessee State 66-63 on Tuesday.

Smith made two free throws with 8.8 seconds left and Mark Freeman missed a 3-pointer at the other end.

Stefan Kenic had 16 points for Chattanooga (9-0). Trey Doomes added six rebounds. Smith hit 10 of 11 foul shots.

Freeman had 20 points and six assists for the Tigers (1-4). Josh Linder added 13 points and Shakem Johnson had 11 points.

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