Scores

Final

Samford 70

(16-16, 9-11 Southern)

Chattanooga 81

(17-16, 11-9 Southern)

    8:30 PM ET, March 8, 2009

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    SAM 36 3470
    CHAT 42 3981

    Top Performers

    Samford: B. Friday 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Chattanooga: S. McDowell 32 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast

    Chattanooga 81, Samford 70

    Associated Press

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Stephen McDowell scored 32 points to lead Chattanooga to a 81-70 win over Samford in the Southern Conference tournament semifinals on Sunday night.

    McDowell capped a 17-7 run with a 3-pointer to give Chattanooga a 63-50 lead with 9:36 to go in the second. The Mocs (17-16) maintained at least an 11-point lead until the final minute, making that the final margin as well.

    Chattanooga will face College of Charleston in the championship game on Monday.

    McDowell was 9 of 16 from the field, including 7 of 10 from the 3-point line, and scored 19 points in the first half. Kevin Goffney added 13 points for the Mocs.

    Bryan Friday led the Bulldogs (16-16) with 17 points and Trey Montgomery and Josh Davis added 16 apiece.

    The Mocs trailed 27-25 before going on a 13-2 run capped by a McDowell 3-pointer with 3:31 to go in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    CHAT
    Points 70 81
    FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-28 (.393) 12-25 (.480)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 16

    2008-09 Season

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