The Chattanooga Mocs led for a majority of the game but not when it mattered most in an 81-77 overtime loss at Mercer. The loss assured the Mocs of a spot in the 4-5 seeded matchup at the Ingles Southern Conference Championships presented by General Shale in 10 days. David Jean-Baptiste (24) and Malachi Smith (22) combined for 46 points with Smith just missing a double-double grabbing nine rebounds.
SAVVY SENIORS: Mercer's Felipe Haase, Ross Cummings and Jeff Gary have combined to score 44 percent of the team's points this season, including 42 percent of all Bears scoring over the last five games. FUELING THE OFFENSE: Malachi Smith has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Chattanooga field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 31 field goals and 17 assists in those games.
The Associated Press Isaiah Miller recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead UNC Greensboro to a 60-55 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. Mohammed Abdulsalam had 15 points and seven rebounds for UNC Greensboro (16-7, 11-4 Southern Conference), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Keyshaun Langley added 11 points.