MOCS MEN’S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
Game No. 26 | Chattanooga at Samford | Hanna Center | Feb. 8, 2014
- Chattanooga lose 92-85 in overtime at Samford in Hanna Center Saturday night…the Mocs are 15-11, 9-2 in the Southern Conference, while the Bulldogs improve to 11-15, 5-6 in the league.
- The loss drops the Mocs to 9-2 in the SoCon and into second-place…Davidson takes sole possession of first after a 65-50 win against Furman at home tonight.
- First loss on a Saturday this season…6-1 on that day of the week.
- Samford is the most frequent opponent in school history…today was the 86th meeting…Chattanooga leads the series 51-36, 15-24 in Birmingham.
- The loss drops the Mocs to 4-2 on the road in conference play.
- Chattanooga leads the SoCon in blocked shots averaging 5.3 per game, 7.0 in league games…blocked five tonight…12 straight games with five or more blocks.
- The Mocs entered the game averaging 76.4 points per game which was second in the SoCon…scored 85, 77 in regulation.
- Last overtime game was a 62-59 home win over Samford on February 11, 2013…last OT loss was a double overtime heart-breaker at College of Charleston on December 3, 2011 (87-85).
- The Bulldogs won the rebounding battle 47-39, 28-16 in the final 25 minutes.
- Samford shot 55.6 percent from the field compared to 37.5 percent for the Mocs…the Bulldogs hit five of their six overtime attempts (83.3%).
- 20 assists ties season high vs, a DI opponent (Maine)…had a 20/9 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Gee McGhee, So.-G
- Season-high 21 points on 8-16 shooting, 2-7 from 3pt range and 3-8 from free throw line…32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists vs. Samford this season.
- 4th career 20-point game…1st of the season.
- 13th double-figure scoring game of the season, 34th of his career.
- Recorded four rebounds and two assists.
Ronrico White, Jr.-G
- 19 points and a career-high nine assists with just one turnover in 31 minutes…47 points and 13 assists in the two meetings with the Bulldogs in 2013-14.
- Had posted six assists three previous times with two coming against Samford.
- 12th double figure scoring game, all in the last 14 contests.
Martynas Bareika, Jr.-F
- 13 points making 4-11 FG, 3-6 3pt and 2-2 FT.
- 3rd consecutive game with 10 or more, 15th of the season.
Z. Mason, Sr.-F
- 10 rebounds...13th game this season with double-digit rebounds, 23rd career.
- 2 blocks tonight moves him past Neil Ashby (2001-02) for third all-time in blocks at Chattanooga with 111…18th multi-block game this year, fifth in a row…SoCon leader in blocks averaging 3.1 per game.
Casey Jones, So.-F
- 10 points and seven rebounds before fouling out for the second time this season.
- Tied career highs of five steals and three blocks.
Eric Robertson, So.-G
- Career-best four assists.
- Also scored eight points and had two steals in 23 minutes off the bench.