Chattanooga dumps The Citadel 67-48 to open league play

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Justin Tuoyo scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots as Chattanooga defeated The Citadel 67-48 on Thursday night in a Southern Conference opener.

Greg Pryor added 11 points for the Mocs (5-5, 1-0), who made 27 of 53 shots, including half of their 16 3-pointers.

P.J. Horgan had 17 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Bulldogs (4-5, 0-1) with Jake Wright adding 15 points.

Pryor's 3-pointer midway through the first half gave the Mocs a 19-9 lead but the Bulldogs charged back to tie the game at 21 less than 4 minutes later as Wright had 10 straight points, including back-to-back 3s.

Tre McLean started a 7-0 run for Chattanooga, which led 31-23 at the half.

Tuoyo started the second half with two baskets to push the lead to 12 as The Citadel never got the deficit back to single digits.

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