The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team picked up a 71-69 double-overtime victory Monday at Samford, winning on a Brooke Hampel layup with 0.4 seconds to play.
The Mocs improved to 3-14 on the season and 1-1 in the Southern Conference and complete a five-game road trip Saturday with a trip to East Tennessee State.
It was an even battle statistically between the two teams, each taking and making the same number of shots. The difference was the Mocs made one more 3-pointer and one more free throw.
Amaria Pugh led UTC with 18 points, adding seven rebounds and four assists. Hampel finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Abbey Cornelius and Sigrun Olafsdottir each had 10 points. Cornelius had 13 rebounds, while Olafsdottir had eight rebounds and six assists. Dena Jarrells scored nine points while Addie Porter had eight.
The Mocs trailed by as many as 12 in the first half. They entered the fourth quarter down 47-40 and trailed by four with just 37 seconds to play, but Jarrells hit a 3-pointer and Cornelius split a pair at the free-throw line to force overtime.
"We got some big stops when we needed to, and we took care of the ball after the first half," UTC head coach Katie Burrows said on the postgame radio broadcast. "That was critical.
"I've been telling the team to stay patient and they're going to be rewarded."
Former Rhea County standout Mallory Hampton had nine points in 30 minutes off the bench for Samford (5-10, 0-1).
— Compiled by Gene Henley