ATLANTA — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga put a scare into Georgia Tech Wednesday night.
The Mocs trailed by just two points with nine minutes to play.
But they never took the lead and lost 62-53 in Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Glen Rice Jr. led all players with 27 points and Iman Shumpert added 19 for the Yellow jackets.
Omar Watad led UTC with 18 points. DeAntre jefferson had 14 and Ricky Taylor added 13 points.
UTC pulled within 39-37 on a post-move by Jefferson. They had one possession to tie or take the lead, but turned it over. They were within 48-44, but the Yellow Jackets scored on four straight possessions to make the final minutes a little more comfortable for them.
See Thursday’s Times Free Press for more coverage.
David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...