UTC Mocs rally past Tigers 65-63

photo UTC's Drazen Zlovaric (20) pulls down a rebound inside Savannah State's Cedric Smith (20) and Christopher Spears. The Mocs defeated the Tigers 65-63 Friday night at the McKenzie Arena.

A swished 50-foot shot from Keegan Bell deserved admiration but not celebration.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball Mocs saved the chest-bumping and high-fiving for after they narrowly defeated Savannah State on Friday night in McKenzie Arena, 65-63.

"It was one of those awkward things, so I didn't have much time and I just let it rip," said Bell, who had missed his first 15 of 17 3-point attempts this season before that ultra-long shot at the end of the first half.

"I was happy it went in, but going into the locker room wasn't a pleasant feeling," said Bell, who led UTC with 20 points and five assists.