Scores

Final

W Carolina 62

(7-8, 2-1 Southern)

Chattanooga 78

(7-9, 1-2 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2012

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    WCU 38 2462
    CHAT 36 4278

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: T. Sumler 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 12 Ast

    Chattanooga: D. Zlovaric 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast

    Chattanooga 78, W. Carolina 62

    Associated Press

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Drazen Zlovaric scored a season-high 19 points and Keegan Bell handed out 12 assists as Chattanooga defeated Western Carolina 78-62 in a Southern Conference game Thursday night.

    Bell also hit two consecutive 3-pointers that started a 12-2 run that put the Mocs (7-9, 1-2) in front 52-43 with 14:16 remaining.

    The Catamounts (7-8, 2-1) battled back to take a 60-58 lead with 6:59 left, but they were unable to score again until just 31 seconds remained. By then, Chattanooga had run off 18 consecutive points, including six by Zlovaric, for a 76-60 advantage.

    Keaton Cole scored a season-high 18 points for Western Carolina, and Trey Sumler had a season-high 12 assists.

    Chattanooga enjoyed huge advantages on the boards and at the free-throw line. The Mocs outrebounded the Catamounts 50-26 and made 16 of 27 free throws to just 2 of 8 for Western Carolina.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    CHAT
    Points 62 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 28-59 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-35 (.343) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-8 (.250) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 16

    2011-12 Season

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