ETSU runs win streak to 15 with 81-61 win over Chattanooga
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) —
Desonta Bradford scored 22 points, Peter Jurkin had a double-double and East Tennessee State rolled to its 15th straight win on Saturday 81-61 over Chattanooga.
Jurkin had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Buccaneers (21-4, 12-0 Southern Conference), who tied the 1952-53 team for the second longest winning streak. ETSU won 16 straight in 2003-04. Jalan McCloud added 15 points and David Burrell 14.
Unlike the first meeting, when the Bucs led by 21 at halftime and won 85-66, ETSU was only up by 11 at the break because of a late 14-2 run. Bradford had seven and Burrell five.
The Mocs (8-17, 2-10) never got closer than 11 in the second half.
Rodney Chatman scored 26 points for Chattanooga.
ETUS had a 39-25 rebounding advantage, 44-32 on points in the paint and 11-0 on fast break points.
(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)