CANCUN, Mexico — Idaho State handed the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team a 65-62 loss today in the Cancun Challenge at the Moon Palace Resort.
The Lady Mocs (2-2) led by as many as 14 in the first half, but the Bengals (3-2) rallied to cut the margin to 32-27 at the half. Idaho State kept the momentum on its side with a 15-5 run to start the second half.
It was a 61-60 Bengals lead when UTC had the ball with less than two minutes left and Kylie Lambert was called for a charge.
Down 3 with less than 20 seconds to play, UTC had a chance to tie, but Kayla Christopher was called for traveling.
The score was still 65-62 when UTC got the ball back one last time, with 3 seconds left, but another turnover doomed the Lady Mocs.
The Lady Mocs will face Cincinnati on Friday.
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