Scores

Final

Chattanooga 72

(7-8, 1-0 Southern)

Furman 63

(6-8, 0-1 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    4:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    CHAT 30 4272
    FUR 29 3463

    Top Performers

    Chattanooga: Z. Mason 20 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 6 Blk

    Furman: S. Croone 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mason, Jones lift Chattanooga past Furman 72-63

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Z. Mason had 20 points and Casey Jones had 13 and they both had 13 rebounds as Chattanooga opened Southern Conference play on Saturday with a 72-63 win over Furman.

    The Mocs (7-8) led by one at halftime and slowly pulled way, opening a 14-point lead on Eric Robertson's 3-pointer with 3:04 to play. Ronrico White added 13 points and Gee McGhee had 11.

    Stephen Croone had 19 points for the Paladins (6-8) with Kendrec Ferrara adding 13 and Larry Wideman 10.

    Jones had a career-high eight assists to go with his career day in rebounding and Mason set a career mark with six blocks. Their inside domination helped the Mocs to a 38-20 advantage in points in the paint plus 17 second-chance points.

    Furman was up 19-18 lead when Chattanooga took the lead on a Jones jumper. Mason followed with a 3 and a layup.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHAT
    FUR
    Points 72 63
    FG Made-Attempted 26-68 (.382) 25-57 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

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