Chattanooga punches tournament ticket, wins Southern Conference title

Chattanooga fought off an early second half rally from East Tennessee State to win in the Southern Conference Tournament final by a score of 73-67. Tré McLean and Greg Pryor each had 13 points as the Mocs rode a great season en route to a seemingly inevitable victory.

Chattanooga will thus go to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 and on the back of its 11th conference championship. The Mocs have an interesting tourney history, having sort of been the original Cinderella team in 1997 after making the tournament as a No. 14 seed and beating both Georgia and Illinois en route to the Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to Providence.

This is also a testament to first-year coach and longtime Florida assistant Matt McCall, who is headed to his first NCAA Tournament as a head coach at just 34 years old.

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