Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spartans Fall in Heartbreaker at Chattanooga

UNCG 110 - Chattanooga 111 2OT

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Korey VanDussen's career high 33 points weren't enough to over come Ricky Taylor's 41 points, as UTC surged back from a 109-102 deficit with less than 2 minutes remaining in double overtime. Trevis Simpson (13 pts) had hit a layup to send the game into the 2nd overtime, but missed a shot in the lane to give the Spartans the win.

It was an odd game that saw UNCG jump out to a quick 11-2 lead only to have the Mocs dominate for the rest of the half and part of the second half. UNCG found itself down 49-29 before getting on senior Brandon Evans's back. Evans scored all 28 of his points in the second half and overtimes.

It looked as though the Spartans had stolen the game after Kyle Randall's 3 pointer near the end of regulation. However, Keegan Bell (24 points) made a deep 3 pointer to extend the game.

4 Spartans fouled out of the contest, and UTC shot an amazing 53 free throws for the night. UNCG offset that by making 17 3 pointers out of 43 attempts (39.5%).