Savannah State vs Chattanooga

Chattanooga 65, Savannah St. 63


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Keegan Bell scored 20 points and led a second-half rally as Chattanooga edged Savannah State 65-63 Saturday night in nonconference action.

The Mocs (2-3) trailed 35-25 at halftime but tied the game midway through the second half before Bell took charge. His 20 points included 5-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers and 5 of 6 from the foul line. His last two 3-point baskets gave Chattanooga leads of 57-54 and 60-57.

Deric Rudolph, who came off the bench to lead Savannah State (1-5) with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer to tie it 60-60 with 47 seconds left. Bell's two free throws with 26 seconds remaining gave Chattanooga the lead for good. The Tigers drew within 64-63 with five seconds left but Bell hit one of two foul shots. Preston Blackmon missed a 3-pointer just before the final buzzer.

Chris Early had 15 points for Chattanooga. Joshua Montgomery scored 12 for Savannah State.

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Savannah State Tigers
A. Louis, F272-51-46135
J. Smith, F272-52-28026
R. Hassan, F215-101-241311
C. Smith, G260-11-26201
P. Blackmon, G222-60-03516
D. Rudolph255-80-032215
J. Montgomery144-61-130012
K. Richards120-10-20010
S. Wilson101-50-00233
P. Hendley71-20-00112
R. Conner61-20-02012
C. Spears30-10-00000
Totals 23-526-1339141763
Chattanooga Mocs
O. Wattad, F322-71-14246
D. Zlovaric, F326-100-080012
D. Baker, F50-10-00000
K. Bell, G345-105-625020
D. Hampton, G151-32-23015
C. Early305-81-274215
R. Taylor200-42-21222
R. White191-51-40014
J. Burroughs100-01-20041
Z. Mason30-20-00010
Totals 20-5013-1926131565
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Delaware St.0-01-4341
Florida A&M0-01-4131
Norfolk St.0-00-4168
S.C. State0-00-4302
Coppin St.0-00-6269

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