Mocs lose bad to Wofford

Mocs lose bad to Wofford

February 23rd, 2011 by David Uchiyama in Local Regional News

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.