ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Tre' McLean scored 16 points, Duke Ethridge added 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds and top-seeded Chattanooga rallied to beat Samford 59-54 in Saturday's Southern Conference tournament quarterfinal matchup.
The Mocs (27-5) advance to Sunday's semifinal against No. 5 seed Western Carolina (16-1), who beat No. 4 Wofford (15-17) 88-83 in the second overtime on Saturday.
Dee Oldham added 12 for the Mocs, who trailed 36-31 at halftime.
Chattanooga rallied to a 50-48 lead on McLean's layup with 4:15 to play in the second half and pulled further ahead, 57-52, after Oldham made two free throws.