The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defeated Samford 74-70 to earn its first Southern Conference victory of the season.
Gee McGhee and Zaccheus Mason each scored 17 points for UTC (6-9, 1-1 SoCon), and Farad Cobb added 16 points.
Samford guard Raijon Kelly led all players with 27 points.
UTC led 39-38 at halftime after owning a16-point lead early in the first half.
Samford owned the ball with 7.3 seconds to play, but Kelly missed a 3-pointer and the Mocs grabbed the rebound and the win.
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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 ...