Scores

Final

Maine 75

(3-8, 0-2 Am. East)

Chattanooga 90

(7-6, 6-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 29, 2005

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MAINE 31 4475
    CHAT 53 3790

    Top Performers

    Maine: E. Turner 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Chattanooga: A. Pugh 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    UT-Chattanooga 90, Maine 75

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Keddric Mays scored 22 points and Chattanooga built a big lead in the first half en route to a 90-75 victory Thursday over Maine in the first round of the Dr Pepper Classic.

    Chattanooga (7-6) hit 60 percent in the first half to lead 53-31 at halftime.

    Maine (3-8) got as close as 11 in the second half at 79-68 until the Moccasins pulled away again.

    Casey Long and Alphonso Pugh scored 18 points each for the Mocs, who made 18 free throws to 6 for the Black Bears.

    Ernest Turner led Maine with 18 points, and his layup with 15:09 left in the first gave the Black Bears their last lead, 10-9.

    Philippe Tchekane Bofia had 14 points for Maine and Jon Sheets 12.

    Chattanooga will play Howard for the championship Friday night. Mercer plays Maine in the consolation.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAINE
    CHAT
    Points 75 90
    FG Made-Attempted 30-60 (.500) 32-61 (.525)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-29 (.310) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-7 (.857) 18-33 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 23

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