CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Jerry Johnson Jr. scored 15 points and Kenny Easley had a double-double and made two free throws for the final margin in Chattanooga's 73-70 win over Mercer on Thursday night.
Easley had 11 points and 10 rebounds, David Jean-Baptiste also scored 11 points and Donovann Toatley scored 13 for the Mocs (9-10, 4-2 Southern Conference). Johnson and Jean Baptiste had three 3-pointers each with the Mocs shooting 13 of 30 from the arc for 43 percent.
Neither team had a double-digit lead. The game went back-and-forth in the second half with Ramon Vila making a tiebreaking free throw with 33 seconds left then blocking a Mercer shot with Easley getting the rebound. Easley made two free throws with 10 seconds remaining before Djordje Dimitrijevic missed a 3-point try as time ran out.
Josh Green inspires IMG to first national title
Rising Australian basketball prospect Josh Green has helped inspire the IMG Academy Ascenders to their the first national championship.
NBA draft stock watch: Intel from Portsmouth Invitational
Here are the biggest standouts from the all-NCAA senior camp.
Mississippi Valley St. hires ex-NBA player Hunter
Lindsey Hunter, a Mississippi native who played 17 seasons in the NBA, has been hired as head coach of Mississippi Valley State.