Scores

Final

Elon 78

(11-20, 7-13 Southern)

Chattanooga 79

(16-16, 11-9 Southern)

7:00 PM ET, March 7, 2009

McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1 2 T
ELON 40 3878
CHAT 40 3979

Top Performers

Elon: O. Atoyebi 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Chattanooga: K. Goffney 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Chattanooga 79, Elon 78

Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Kevin Goffney scored 18 points and Chattanooga held off Elon 79-78 in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday night.

A shot by Elon's Devan Carter bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

Stephen McDowell and Nicchaeus Doaks scored 17 points apiece for the Mocs, who made 12 of 24 3-pointers.

Chattanooga used a 12-4 run to build a 39-29 lead with 2:49 to go before halftime, but the Phoenix (11-20) went on an 11-1 run to tie the game at 40 at the break.

With the Mocs ahead 65-50 with 10:28 to play, Elon had a 23-8 run to tie the game again at 70.

After Elon took a 78-77 lead on a Long 3-pointer with 1:52 left, Goffney hit two free throws with 1:16 remaining.

Ola Atoyebi, who missed two free throws with 53 seconds left, led the Phoenix with 20 points. Chris Long had 18 and was 6 of 8 from 3-point range.

Chattanooga will play Samford, a 76-67 winner over The Citadel, in Sunday's semifinals.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
CHAT
Points 78 79
FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 29-55 (.527)
3P Made-Attempted 13-30 (.433) 12-24 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 9-17 (.529)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 15

2008-09 Season

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