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Chattanooga defeats Appalachian State 85-80

Jan 31, 2010 - 3:08 AM CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.(AP) -- Ridge McKeither finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Chattanooga to an 85-80 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday night.

Ty Patterson scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Mocs (13-10, 5-5 Southern Conference), while Ricky Taylor added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Appalachian State's Jeremi Booth made two free throws to cut Chattanooga's lead to 83-80 with 18 seconds remaining in the game. Taylor then made 1 of 2 free throws to put the Mocs up by four, but Booth missed a layup on the other end with 10 seconds left.

Taylor would again make 1 of 2 free throws for the final score, as Booth's last-second jumper was off the mark.

Donald Sims led Appalachian State (12-9, 6-4) with 24 points. Booth finished with 21 points and six rebounds.