Chicago St. 79, Concordia, Ill. 75

Victor Scott scored 22 points to help Chicago State hold off

Concordia, Ill., 79-75 Friday night.

The Cougars won their first game under new coach Tracy Dildy,

who served three years as associated head coach at


Christian Wall added 18 points and Carl Montgomery 13 for

Chicago State, which led 42-34 at halftime. Montgomery also had a

game-best 16 rebounds.

Larrell Gary scored 17 points for Concordia, which outscored

Chicago State 41-37 in the second half and trimmed the gap to 76-75

with 31 seconds left before Chicago State finished it off.

Chicago State shot 7 of 25 from 3-point range to 3 of 13 for

Concordia, which held a 50-42 rebounding edge.

Chicago State won the only previous meeting between these

schools 81-61 on Nov. 13, 2009.

Division III Concordia is favored to win the Northern Athletics

Conference South Division title.