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UT-Chattanooga 78, East Tenn. St. 64

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Casey Long scored a career-high 20
points to lead Chattanooga to a 78-64 victory Monday night over
East Tennessee State.

Chattanooga (17-9, 10-5) jumped out to a 40-25 halftime lead and
never let up on the Bucs (9-17, 4-11). The Mocs shot 46.4 percent
from the field and were 10 of 20 from 3-point range, while ETSU was
held to 33.3 percent shooting overall.

The Mocs also dominated the boards, outrebounding ETSU 50 to 37.

Mindaugas Katelynas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for
Chattanooga, and Chris Brown added 15 points. Long was 6 of 8 from
3-point range.

James Anthony led the Bucs with 16 points, while three players --
Dillion Sneed, Tim Smith and Travis Strong -- all had 13 points.
Smith was just 5 of 22 from the floor, including 2 of 7 from long
range.

ETSU never led in the game and Chattanooga took an 18-3 lead
after the first eight minutes.

With the Mocs leading 54-34 with 13:43 to play, ETSU went on a
16-2 run during the next 3½ minutes to cut it to 56-50 with 10
minutes left. Anthony scored eight of the 16 points, including two
3-pointers.

But Long answered with three 3-pointers, scoring nine of
Chattanooga's next 11 points in a 12-3 streak to make it 68-53 with
6:52 left. ETSU never got within 13 points the rest of the game.