Walker has double-double in Samford’s win over Mocs
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Wyatt Walker scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Samford defeated Chattanooga 72-68 in overtime Wednesday night.
Walker scored and then fed a pretty pass to Justin Hopkins inside for another bucket to lead 67-64 with 1:28 left in overtime, and Samford wouldn’t be overtaken. Two free throws by Triston Chatman got the Mocs within 69-68 with 11 seconds left but Josh Sharkey made two free throws before Chattanooga’s Tre’ McLean let loose with a shot from just inside halfcourt though there were seven seconds left. Walker got the rebound, was fouled and provided a clinching free throw.
The Mocs had a chance to win in regulation when Rodney Chatman worked the clock down but had the ball stolen as he started his drive.
Justin Tuoyo scored 20 points and McLean 19 for the Mocs (19-9, 10-6 Southern).
The Bulldogs (17-12, 8-8) ended a six-game losing streak to the Mocs.