JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Chelsey Shumpert scored 22 points and Ka'Vonne Towns added 13 as Chattanooga defeated ETSU 64-56 on Monday in a Southern Conference showdown to extend its winning streak to 16 games.
ETSU kept the game close but Chattanooga put it away at the free throw line. Chattanooga, ranked 23rd, was 16 of 21 from the line; ESTU was 8 of 9.
Chattanooga (20-3, 8-0 Southern), with wins this season against Tennessee, Stanford and Villanova, took the lead at 14:22 in the second half on a Shumpert 3-pointer. ETSU (14-8, 6-1) came within two at 50-48 on a pair of Destiny Mitchell free throws with 3:20 remaining, but Chattanooga made 10 of 13 free throws in the last two minutes to close out the game.
Destiny Mitchell had a double-double for ETSU with 18 points and 15 rebounds, but the Bucs still suffered their first conference loss.