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Chattanooga holds off Savannah State 65-63
Friday, Nov 25, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)—Keegan Bell scored 20 points and led a second-half rally as Chattanooga edged Savannah State 65-63 Saturday night in nonconference action.

The Mocs (2-3) trailed 35-25 at halftime but tied the game midway through the second half before Bell took charge. His 20 points included 5-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers and 5 of 6 from the foul line. His last two 3-point baskets gave Chattanooga leads of 57-54 and 60-57.

Deric Rudolph, who came off the bench to lead Savannah State (1-5) with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer to tie it 60-60 with 47 seconds left. Bell’s two free throws with 26 seconds remaining gave Chattanooga the lead for good. The Tigers drew within 64-63 with five seconds left but Bell hit one of two foul shots. Preston Blackmon missed a 3-pointer just before the final buzzer.

Chris Early had 15 points for Chattanooga. Joshua Montgomery scored 12 for Savannah State.

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