Chattanooga defeats Niagara 99-84

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)—Stephen McDowell scored a career-high 38 points and tied a school record with nine 3-pointers to lead Chattanooga past Niagara 99-84 in the final game of the 2008 Dr. Pepper Classic on Tuesday night.

The Mocs (4-8), who scored 25 second-chance points, outrebounded Niagara 47-31. Nicchaeus Doaks grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for Chattanooga.

The Mocs led 43-40 at halftime before shooting 66.7 percent from the field (18 of 27) and 85 percent (17 of 20) from the free-throw line in the second half.

Niagara (10-3) was 15 of 16 from the free-throw line in the first half before hitting 66.7 percent (8-for-12) in the second.

Khhalil Hartwell added 20 and Doaks scored 18 for Chattanooga.

Demetrius Williamson paced Niagara with 19 and Anthony Nelson and Tyrone Lewis added 16 each.

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