Casey Jones and Johnathan Burroughs-Cook each scored 23 points and Greg Pryor added 18 to help Chattanooga beat Georgia 92-90 in overtime in their season-open on Friday night.
In their first game under coach Matt McCall, the Moccasins took their biggest lead of the extra period at seven after Jones, their senior leader, fouled out, and Justin Tuoyo dunked for his first field goal of the game.
Georgia cut the lead to two twice in the last 27 seconds on 3-pointers by J.J. Frazier. The Bulldogs had a chance at the end when Dee Oldham missed two free throws with 7 seconds to go, but freshman William Jackson’s 35-foot, 3-point attempt wasn’t close at the buzzer.
Frazier finished with 22 points and Charles Mann and Yaten Maten each had 17 for Georgia.