Gardner-Webb 76, Chattanooga 74

Tashan Newsome scored three of his five points in overtime for

Gardner-Webb, including a lay-in with 4 seconds left, to push the

Runnin’ Bulldogs over Chattanooga 76-74 Sunday.

Ricky Taylor’s free throws with 1:24 left put the Mocs up 74-73

in OT. But Newsome was fouled pulling down the rebound of Max

Landis’ 3-point miss and sank one foul shot to tie the game.

The next time down the court for Gardner-Webb (3-5), following a

Mocs miss, Newsome once again grabbed the rebound of a failed

Landis 3-pointer and this time laid it in for the final margin in

the Chattanooga Tournament. Keegan Bell missed a 3-point attempt at

the buzzer for Chattanooga (2-4).

Mike Byron led Gardner-Webb with 18 points. Landis, who sank two

free throws with 16 seconds in regulation to force OT and scored

five points in the extra frame, finished with 17 points.