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Chattanooga beats Mississippi Valley State 82-60

Dec 12, 2009 - 9:19 PM CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.(AP) -- Ricky Taylor scored 22 points and Chattanooga defeated Mississippi Valley State 82-60 on Saturday.

The Mocs (5-5) took a 14-2 advantage on Josh Odem's 3-pointer with 12:11 left in the first half, and weren't threatened the rest of the way.

Chattanooga led by as many as 26, 59-33, on Ty Patterson's 3-pointer with 16:10 remaining.

The Mocs shot 41.2 percent from 3-point range (14 of 34) in their sixth straight non-conference win at home.

Patterson scored 16 points and Odem finished with 12 for the Mocs. Keegan Bell had 10 assists, and Chattanooga outrebounded the Delta Devils 34-26.

Mississippi Valley State (1-8) was led by Shannon Behling with 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Ricky Lamb added 15 points and D'Angelo Jackson scored 10 for the Delta Devils.