Scores

Final

Howard 63

(2-7, 1-0 MEAC)

Chattanooga 68

(8-6, 7-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    HOW 26 3763
    CHAT 30 3868

    Top Performers

    Howard: J. Trotter 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Chattanooga: K. Mays 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    UT-Chattanooga 68, Howard 63

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Keddric Mays led a balanced scoring attack as Chattanooga beat Howard 68-63 Friday night for the championship of the Dr Pepper Classic.

    Ricky Hood made 3-of-4 free throws in the last 31 seconds to preserve the victory after Howard closed to 65-61.

    Chattanooga (8-6) shot 54.5 percent for the game, including 61.9 percent in the second half when the Mocs led after the early minutes.

    Will Gant led Howard (2-7) with 17 points, Jason Trotter had 13, Jeron Smith 11 and Darryl Hudson 10.

    Charles Anderson scored 14 for Chattanooga and Alphonso Pugh added 10.

    Chattanooga led 30-26 at the half, but the Bison scored 12 of the first 19 points after the break to take a short-lived lead. Howard's last lead was 38-37 on a Smith layup with 16:09 left.

    The Bison shot 36.7 percent from the field, but just 27.8 percent in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOW
    CHAT
    Points 63 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-60 (.367) 24-44 (.545)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-28 (.286) 4-6 (.667)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 10

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