LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Malachi Smith had 25 points and Chattanooga used a 5-0 run in the last 42 second to send the Mocs past VMI 78-74 on Saturday.
Smith made a jumper with 42 seconds to go to give Chattanooga a 75-74 lead, David Jean-Baptiste made two foul shots with 16 seconds left and Darius Banks made 1 for 2 from the foul line with a second left. VMI got off just one shot and committed a turnover after Smith's go-ahead basket.
Jean-Baptiste had 15 points for Chattanooga (16-4, 6-1 Southern Conference). Silvio De Sousa added 13 points. Darius Banks had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Honor Huff scored a season-high 23 points for the Keydets (11-9, 4-4). Jake Stephens added 20 points. Kamdyn Curfman had 16 points.