Chattnooga 70
Citadel 65
Date of game: 1/10/2013

Recap: Citadel vs. Chattanooga

Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - With 15 points, Z. Mason lead the Chattanooga Mocs to a 70-65 win over The Citadel Bulldogs in a Southern Conference bout at McAlister Fieldhouse.

Drazen Zlovaric went a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor for Chattanooga (7-9, 2-2 SoCon) and finished with 14 points. Ronrico White and Dontay Hampton each scored 11 points as the Mocs won their second straight game and fifth in their last six.

Despite the loss, Matt Van Scyoc registered 20 points and six boards for the Bulldogs (3-10, 0-3), who have now lost nine consecutive contests. Raemond Robinson added 15 points while Mike Groselle had 13 and a team-high seven rebounds. Stephen Elmore hit 5-of-6 from the field for 11 points.

A tight contest early on, both teams shot 10-of-28 from the field and made four 3-pointers in the first half. Chattanooga led by as many as nine but went into halftime ahead, 29-28.

The Citadel went up 51-42 on a three-point play by Groselle midway through the second half, but the Mocs fought back and eventually regained the lead on a Mason jump shot with just over a minute remaining. Mason and White then combined to hit 6-of-6 at the foul line to seal the win.

The Mocs' reserves outscored The Citadel, 18-0, and outrebounded their opponents, 35-32. Chattanooga improved to 55-16 all-time over the Bulldogs.

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