Scores

Final

Elon 68

(19-9, 12-4 Southern)

Chattanooga 72

(12-17, 7-9 Southern)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:48 PM ET, February 23, 2013

McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1 2 T
ELON 37 3168
CHAT 38 3472

Top Performers

Elon: R. Beaumont 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

Chattanooga: G. McGhee 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Chattanooga 72, Elon 68

Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Gee McGhee scored 24 points and sparked a key second-half run to lift Chattanooga over Elon 72-68 Saturday.

Z. Mason and Drazen Zlovaric added 10 apiece for Chattanooga, which shot 54 percent (13 of 24) in the opening frame en route to a 38-37 halftime lead.

Elon (19-9, 12-4 Southern Conference) opened the second half on a 16-9 run go up 51-46 but Chattanooga clawed back to a 59-56 advantage midway through the frame.

Ryley Beaumont cut it to 59-58 with a layup but the Phoenix would get no closer, as Chattanooga (12-17, 7-9) used a 10-4 run to pull away. McGhee scored seven points during the spurt.

Elon shot 42 percent (23 of 54) but went 1-of-5 shooting over the final 3:33. Chattanooga shot 51 percent (24 of 47) and made 20 free throws. The Phoenix shot just 14 free throws.

Beaumont paced Elon with 20 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
CHAT
Points 68 72
FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 24-47 (.511)
3P Made-Attempted 12-27 (.444) 4-10 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 20-29 (.690)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 7

2012-13 Season

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