MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Reserve JD Notae scored 18 of his season-high 20 points in the second half and Jacksonville heated up after the intermission and beat Chattanooga 74-66 on Saturday in a tournament hosted by South Alabama.
Donovann Toatley hit two jumpers and Jonathan Scott and Thomas Smallwood buried 3-pointers as Chattanooga opened the second half with a 12-2 run in the first 2:47 for a 35-26 lead. The Mocs led 46-39 after Justin Brown scored off a turnover, but Jacksonville got a basket and two free throws from Jalyn Hinton and a 3-point play by McCallum to knot the score at 48 with 9:52 left.
Notae took over from there, scoring seven straight points to put the Dolphins up 55-50 at the 8:08 mark. David Jean-Baptiste sank a 3 to get the Mocs within two points before Notae scored eight in a 12-3 run to put the Dolphins on top 67-56 and they cruised from there.