Chattanooga claims an NCAA bid on a buzzer-beating three

The Chattanooga Mocs won the Southern Conference title and claimed an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament Monday night when David Jean-Baptiste hit a 30-foot, 3-point shot at the buzzer in overtime for a 64-63 victory over the Furman Paladins

In the game played at Asheville, N.C., Mike Bothwell put Furman in front by sinking a layup with 4.3 seconds left. Chattanooga elected not to call time out, and Jean-Baptiste took the inbounds pass, dribbled through traffic and, ranging to his left, let fly on a jumper that swished.

NCAA automatic bids

Chattanooga — Southern Conference
Georgia State — Sun Belt
Longwood — Big South
Loyola-Chicago — Missouri Valley
Murray State — Ohio Valley

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