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Game No. 16 | Chattanooga at The Citadel | McAlister Arena | Jan. 6, 2014
- Chattanooga capture 82-78 come-from-behind win at The Citadel Monday evening in Charleston, S.C…the Mocs are 8-8, 2-0 in the SoCon, while the Bulldogs are 4-12, 0-1 in the league.
- 4th win a row for the Mocs.
- This is the 73rd meeting between the two schools with the first game coming during the 1925-26 season…Chattanooga leads it 57-16 overall, 27-9 in Charleston…it’s 53-13 in regular season conference matchups.
- First SoCon road sweep since 2007-08 winning 85-78 at Wofford on Jan. 3 followed by a 77-60 triumph at Furman on the 5th...the squad has opened league play 2-0 17 times, the last coming in 2010-11…it’s began 2-0 on the road in conference game on 13 occasions, the most recent being last season with the second victory coming at The Citadel.
- Chattanooga is 2-6 now on the road in 2013-14…The Citadel is 4-3 at home.
- The Mocs trailed by 12 early in the second half and was behind by six, 75-69, at the under four media timeout with 3:47 to play.
- Chattanooga had a slim 41-38 margin on the boards…22 offensive rebounds…45 over last two games.
- The Citadel shot 53.3 percent (16-30) in the first half, 6-9 (66.7%) from 3pt range…that dropped to 37.5 percent (12-32) in the second 20 minutes, 33.3 percent (3-9) from beyond the arc.
- The Mocs lead the league in steals…made 11 tonight led by Lance Stokes’ three.
- Chattanooga also paces the SoCon in turnover margin…was plus-five tonight (17-12).
Z. Mason, Sr.-F
- Collected 500th career rebound tonight…ended up with 14 for 511 over his two-plus seasons…passed Willie White (499, 1981-84) and Casey Long (499, 2004-07) into 10th on the DI era rebounding records.
- 30 points...sixth 20-point game of the season, 15th career…most points in a SoCon game for him…26 points came in the second half.
- 5th consecutive double-double, sixth of the season (13th career)…1st back-to-back 20/10 games at Chattanooga since Ashley Champion in 2003 (at The Citadel/vs. Wofford).
- 3 blocks for the SoCon leader in the stat…now has 71 for his career which ties for 6th-best in school history.
Ronrico White, Jr.-G
- 13 points, five rebounds and four assists…season highs in rebounds and assists.
- 4th double-digit game in a row averaging 14.3 per game during that span…24th career double figure scoring night.
- 24th game with 10 or more points for his career.
Casey Jones, So.-G
- 14 points…6-7 FG and 2-2 FT.
- 10th time in double digits this season, 12th career…3rd in a row.
- Also had eight rebounds and two blocks…8th contest with eight or more boards.