Appalachian put themselves in a good spot on the road to jump to a decent start in league play. The win at Samford was hard fought against a team that can be tough to defened. The Mountaineers were spotted 7.5 points on the road and I felt this was a good play again to pick the Apps. Chattanooga had an excellent record at home and had just come off a come from behind overtime game against Western Carolina a couple night before. I was thinking the Apps could easily win this game depending on their shooting.
Appalachian lef throughtout the game and had a double digit lead late in the second half. The Mountaineers went cold, and allowed the Mocs to tie the game late. Omar Carter had a chance to win the game with the clock winding down, but took an ill-advised shot that created a runout game winning layup for the Mocs. It was a devastating loss, but the Mountaineers did cover the spread. My record on the season improved to 5-4.