Chattanooga 65, Savannah St. 63
Keegan Bell scored 20 points and led a second-half rally as
Chattanooga edged Savannah State 65-63 Saturday night in
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.