UTC's Jahmal Burroughs and Wofford's Noah Dahlman battle for the ball Wednesday at McKenzie Arena. Staff photo by Angela Lewis.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fell 97-58 to Wofford on senior night in McKenzie Arena.
The Mocs (15-14, 11-5) started four seniors with DeAntre Jefferson playing out of position. That worked fined for UTC as they led 9-8 less than three minutes into the game.
But then UTC scored only one point over the next eight minutes and were down 27-10 before Keegan Bell scored on a difficult drive.
Wofford, the defending Southern Conference tournament champions, expanded its lead to 35-14 with 5:40 to go in the half. The Terriers largest lead was 45-19 before Dontay Hampton scored on a putback at the buzzer to get UTC within 45-21 at halftime.
Reigning SoCon player of the year Noah Dahlman led Wofford with 23 points and Cameron Rundles had 21.
Chris Early led UTC with 13 points and Dontay Hampton set a career high with 12 points
UTC next plays Saturday at Samford.
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 ...