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.
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
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
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.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.