February 19, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Greg Pryor had 13 of his 16 points in the second half and Chattanooga pulled away in the final 10 minutes to beat Mercer 74-61 on Thursday night.

Pryor had seven rebounds and seven assists for the Mocs (19-9, 12-3), who stayed one game behind Wofford (13-2) in the Southern Conference standings.

Mercer (15-13, 10-5) pushed ahead early in the second half after a 35-all halftime tie. The Bears led by four, but Chattanooga answered with a 15-4 run to take the lead for good at 51-44.

Darious Moten's 3-pointer pulled the Bears back within five with 1:44 left. The Mocs made 9 of 10 free throws from there to seal it.

Ronrico White led Chattanooga with 17 points, shooting 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Justin Tuoyo added 14 points and Eric Robertson 11.

T.J. Hallice had 13 points and Jibri Bryan scored 12 for Mercer.

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