CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- — A.J. Caldwell had 11 points off the bench to carry Chattanooga to a 53-51 win over East Tennessee State on Monday night after the Buccaneers made a 3-pointer with seconds left that was waved off because a timeout was called.
Silas Adheke slipped inside and grabbed the rebound and found Damari Montsanto in the corner. Montsanto drilled a 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left but the referee in front of the East Tennessee State was giving the Mocs a timeout after Adheke's rebound.
Monsanto missed a 3-pointer as time ran out.
Malachi Smith had 10 points and eight rebounds for Chattanooga (17-5, 8-5 Southern Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive win. KC Hankton added 10 points and seven rebounds. David Jean-Baptiste had three blocks.
The Mocs improve to 2-0 against the Buccaneers on the season. Chattanooga defeated East Tennessee State 67-65 on Feb. 6.
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