Mocs End Two-Game Slide With Home Win vs. MTSU

Mocs End Two-Game Slide With Home Win vs. MTSU
Photo of Malachi Smith, No. 13, courtesy of UTC athletics

By Oscar C. Woodall, Jr./HWM

Wednesday, December 22 after trailing the MTSU Blue Raiders, 34-31 at halftime, the UTC Mocs handed MTSU a 77-65 road loss. UTC’s 6’1” SG David Jean-Baptiste, and 6’4” SG Malachi Smith scored 24 and 21 points respectively, combining to log 45 points, as the UTC men’s basketball team snap its two-game losing streak, improving to 10-3 on the year, as MTSU lost for the second time in three games and fell to 9-4 on the year.

“I thought we had a great response in the second half said UTC head coach Lamont Paris after the game. “We talked about taking the lead and once we took the lead, not looking back.”

Next up for UTC is a home game versus the ETSU Buccaneers 7:00 PM ET Thursday, December 30.

Source: The Ebony-American Sports Digest Sports Desk