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Georgia Southern 70, Tenn.-Chattanooga 67

February 18, 1997

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) _ Doug Beaty scored a career-high 18 points and Georgia Southern shot a season-high 60 percent as the Eagles snapped a 14-game losing streak in the series with a 70-67 upset of Tennessee-Chattanooga Monday night.

It was Southern’s first victory over the Mocs since Jan. 5, 1980.

Southern (9-16, 5-8 Southern Conference) led 34-31 at halftime and went ahead to stay 38-37 on two Frank Jackson free throws with 17:28 remaining.

The Mocs (18-9, 10-3) have already clinched the South Division title in the conference.

Johnny Taylor led Chattanooga with 26 points, hitting 9 of 14 shots. Taylor’s 3-point attempt with a second remaining was off the mark.

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