Furman 87, Chattanooga 78

Jordan Miller scored 31 points and Furman defeated Chattanooga

87-78 on Saturday night.

Miller was 10 of 18 from the field and Amu Saaka, who finished

with 19 points, was 7-for-11 for the Paladins (12-13, 6-8 Southern

Conference). Furman, which snapped a two-game losing streak, shot

53.7 percent from the field (29 of 54).

The Paladins trailed 25-21 with 2:41 left in the first half, and

Saaka’s three-point played pulled them within one with 2:28 to go

until halftime.

Furman tied it at 27-27 on Noah States’ free throw with 42

seconds left in the first half. The Paladins then took the lead for

good, 29-27, on Saaka’s jumper, 39 seconds before halftime.

Furman shot 63 percent in the second half (17 of 27), and led by

as many as 16 with 10:02 remaining.

DeAntre Jefferson scored 15 points, and Ricky Taylor and Keegan

Bell added 14 each for the Mocs (13-14, 5-9).