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UT-Chattanooga 93, East Tenn. St. 59

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Alphonso Pugh scored 23 points and two
Chattanooga teammates had double-doubles in the Mocs 93-59 victory
over East Tennessee State on Saturday.

Chris Brown scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while
Mindaugas Katelynas added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Mocs
(12-4, 5-1), who snapped a four-game losing streak to ETSU (6-11,
2-5).

The Mocs opened the game with a 9-0 run, and led 45-30 at
halftime.

Tim Smith, who finished with 16 points, hit a 3-pointer for the
Bucs with 18:37 left to make it 47-33.

But Chattanooga answered with a 14-4 run capped by a jumper by
Pugh. The Mocs extend their lead to as many as 35 in the second
half as they outrebounded the Bucs 50-22.

The two squads have met in the Southern Conference tournament
finals each of the last two years, but ETSU has had a disappointing
season after back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.

Casey Long scored 14 points for Chattanooga, while Ben Rhoda and
Travis Strong had 12 points each for ETSU.