Scores

Final

UNC Greensboro 87

(9-21, 6-12 Southern)

Chattanooga 81

(13-19, 8-10 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, March 8, 2013

    U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    UNCG 32 5587
    CHAT 43 3881

    Top Performers

    UNC Greensboro: D. Armstrong 25 Pts, 8 Reb

    Chattanooga: R. White 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    UNC-Greensboro 87, Chattanooga 81

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Derrell Armstrong had 25 points and eight rebounds, and UNC Greensboro scored 55 second-half points to beat Chattanooga 87-81 in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament Friday.

    Trevis Simpson scored 17 points, Nicholas Paulos had 11 and Kayel Locke 10 for the 10th-seeded Spartans (9-21), who will face second-seeded Elon on Saturday.

    The seventh-seeded Mocs led 67-56 10:08 left, but the Spartans made a 10-point run capped by Jordan Potts' 3-pointer for a 70-68 advantage.

    Armstrong scored seven points and Korey Van Dussen hit a 3-pointer for an 82-74 advantage with 3:58 to go, and the Spartans made five free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

    The Spartans were 17 of 29 and 8 of 11 on 3-pointers in the second half.

    Z. Mason had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Mocs (13-19), Ronrico White scored 19 and Casey Jones 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCG
    CHAT
    Points 87 81
    FG Made-Attempted 29-55 (.527) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-24 (.458) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-31 (.581) 21-29 (.724)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 11

    2012-13 Season

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