BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Z. Mason had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks, and Chattanooga won its seventh in a row with an 80-70 victory on Thursday night at Appalachian State.
Chattanooga (11-8, 5-0 Southern Conference) built a 40-29 halftime advantage and Appalachian State got no closer than within eight in the second.
The Mocs were 8 of 15 from beyond the arc, including Mason's 3-of-4 3-point shooting. Mason's six blocks tied a career high and his double-double was the seventh in his last eight games.
Though Appalachian State (4-13, 0-4) failed to challenge the outcome in the second half, it managed to outscore Chattanooga 41-40 after the break.
Jay Canty scored 18 points for the Mountaineers. Mike Neal added 16 points, Tab Hamilton had 12 points and Michael Obacha had 10.
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