Scores

Final

Georgia State 81

(6-5, 1-0 CAA)

Chattanooga 76

(7-7, 3-0 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2010

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    GAST 39 4281
    CHAT 31 4576

    Top Performers

    Georgia State: E. Buckner 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

    Chattanooga: D. Jefferson 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    Georgia St. 81, Chattanooga 76

    Associated Press

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Eric Buckner scored 23 points and Dante Curry added 21 as Georgia State defeated Chattanooga 81-76 on Thursday night in the championship game of the Dr. Pepper Classic.

    The Panthers (6-5) led 39-31 at halftime and shot 69.6 percent from the floor (16 of 23) in the second half as they never trailed following the 17:59 mark of the opening half.

    Georgia State finished 30 of 55 from the field (54.5 percent), including 10 for 24 from 3-point range (41.7 percent).

    Omar Wattad and DeAntre Jefferson scored 19 each, Ricky Taylor added 16 and Keegan Bell 15 for the Mocs (7-7), who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

    Chattanooga was 25 for 58 from the field (43.1 percent), including 8 of 34 from 3-point range (23.5 percent).

    The Mocs pulled within 77-74 after a 3-pointer from Wattad with 2:04 left to play, but Chattanooga failed to make another field goal.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GAST
    CHAT
    Points 81 76
    FG Made-Attempted 30-55 (.545) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-24 (.417) 8-34 (.235)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 0

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