Dewayne Gass, Chattanooga's own Moc Maniac, fires up the crowd during the Furman game at McKenzie Arena Monday. Staff Photo by Tim Barber
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga beat Furman 75-59 on Monday night in McKenzie Arena.
Propelled by the largest crowd in two seasons due to a “Black-Out” promotion, UTC turned an 11-point lead into a 23-point lead then cruised to victory.
More than 5,100 fans witnessed Chris Early set a career high with 23 points and eight rebounds. Omar Wattad and Keegan Bell each scored 14 points each for UTC which is in the race for the SOuthern Conference North Division championship.
Furman forward Noah States tied a career high with 20 points for the Paladins
UTC led 38-26 at halftime and 49-38 with 13:23 to go. Then they went on a 13-2 run for a 63-40 lead with more than 10 minutes to go.
See Tuesday’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 ...