Chattanooga 80 – College of Charleston 69
McKenzie Arena – Chattanooga, Tenn.
March 9, 2009
- Chattanooga advances to its 10th NCAA Tournament with a 80-69 win over the College of Charleston in the finals of the Southern Conference Tournament at The McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn.
- The last time the Mocs advanced to the Big Dance was the 2005 tournament...UTC’s other trips include 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 (Sweet 16)...Chattanooga is 3-9 in the NCAA Tournament all-time.
Southern Conference All-Tournament Team
Stephen McDowell, Chattanooga
Tony White Jr., College of Charleston
Stephen Curry, Davidson
Kevin Goffney, Chattanooga
Bryan Friday, Samford
Nicchaeus Doaks, Chattanooga
Dustin Scott, College of Charleston
Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
Jeremy Simmons, College of Charleston
- Chattanooga broke open a 34-34 tie at the half with a 20-0 run...the Cougars were scoreless until the 13:23 mark on a 3-pt. FG by Andrew Goudelock...the Mocs forced Charleston into six turnover and 0-6 shooting in that stretch
- Charleston came right back with a 17-2 run over the next six minutes...Goudelock’s 3-pointer with 8:30 left in the game cut the lead to 56-51...it was as close as Charleston would get.
- Chattanooga is now 18-16 on the season after...College of Charleston moves to 26-8 overall.
- Chattanooga is now 10-12 against the Cougars, 7-4 in Chattanooga...CofC won the lone matchup this season 86-77 on Chattanooga’s Senior Night on Feb. 23 in The McKenzie Arena.
- UTC is now 3-0 in the SoCon Tournament against Charleston.
- UTC is now 51-22 in Southern Conference tournament games, 11-7 in the finals.
- The win gives Chattanooga its 10th NCAA appearance in 32 years in the SoCon... That is the most tournament titles by a SoCon school since the Mocs joined the league in 1977-78... Davidson and East Tennessee State are tied for second with six.
- UTC got strong production from the bench tonight...led by junior Tyson Patterson ‘s 12, plus six each from freshmen Chris Early and Dante Harvey...it is the most off the bench for the Mocs since scoring 31 at Wofford on Feb. 5, 2009 (84-77 win)
- Freshman Dante Harvey and Chris Early combined for 12 points and six rebounds in 11 minutes – all in the first half...Early played four minutes against Elon in the quarterfinals for the duo’s only previous action in the SoCon tourney.
- Seniors Nicchaeus Doaks (130) and Khalil Hartwell (126) are No. 1 and No. 2 on the Mocs’ all-time games played list.
- Seniors Nicchaeus Doaks (296) and Khalil Hartwell (242) are now the top rebounding duo in school history with 538 rebounds on the season...the senior passed the Sweet 16 twosome of Chris Mims (259) and Johnny Taylor (255) with 514 in 1996-97.
Senior Stephen McDowell
- Named Southern Conference Tournament MVP
- Scored 15 points on 4-12 shooting, 3-9 from 3-pt. range and 4-4 from the FT line
- Tied for team-high with seven rebounds...added four assists
- In the three games of the SoCon Tournament
- Scored 64 points...21.3 ppg
- Shot 19-40 (47.5%) from the field
- Went 15-27 (55.6%) from 3-pt. range
- 11-14 (78.6%) from the FT line
- 15 rebounds
- 10 assists
- 29 double-digit scoring games this season, 54 career.
- 27 games this season with three or more three-pointers.
- 1,073 career points moves him past Johnny Taylor Johnny Taylor (1996-97) for 13th place on the scoring chart...second among two-year players behind Derrick Kirce (1,113 - 1990-91)...eight points shy of James Jones (1978-81) for 12th
- Mocs career leader in 3-pt. FGM with 243 and 3-pt. FGA with 604...UTC leader with 135 3-pt FGM this season and attempts with 311.
- Currently second in season points with 631, 41 behind Mocs great Gerald Wilkins who holds holds the record with 672 in 1984-85.
- 201 FGs this season is eighth all–time at UTC
Senior Nicchaeus Doaks
- Second-Team All-SoCon Tourney
- Scored six points, 3-6 shooting, and grabbed five boards
- Leads UTC in rebounds and blocked shots this season.
- His 812 career rebounds is the UTC DI career record as is his
- School record 561 FT attempts
- School record 130 games played.
- Now has 1,397 points, 52 behind Gerald Wilkins (1983-85) and Brandon Born (1992-95) in second place with 1,449.
- Second all-time in free throws made (362) to Stanford Strickland (401).
Senior Kevin Goffney
- First-Team All-SoCon Tourney
- Scored 10 points on 2-7 shooting and 5-6 from the FT line
- 19 double-figure scoring games this season, 25 for his two-year career.
- Also grabbed five boards
Senior Khalil Hartwell
- Seven points on 3-10 shooting...tied for team-high with seven boards
- 751 points and 645 rebounds in his career...One of three players (Doaks, Lance Fulse - 1985-88) with more than 600 rebounds...third all time in rebounding
- No. 2 all-time with 126 games played
Senior Keyron Sheard
- Tied a career-high with 18 points on 4-7 shooting, 1-1 from 3-pt. range and 9-10 from the FT line
- Career-high for FTs and FT attempts
- Went 16-18 from the FT line in the SoCon Tourney
- Grabbed five boards
Junior Ty Patterson
- Off the bench to score 12 points on 4-5 shooting, 3-4 from 3-pt. range and 1-1 from the FT line
- Hit a 30-foot 3-pt. FG as the shot clock expired...highlighted on ESPN
Freshman Chris Early
- Off the bench for six points and five boards in just four minutes of the first half
- Most points since scoring 11 against Tennessee Wesleyan on Dec. 29
- Most boards since grabbing five at Elon on Jan. 24
- Only had six points in the previous 11 games
- Only five boards in the previous five games
Freshman Dante Harvey
- Scored six points in seven minutes in the first half
- Most points since scoring eight against Tennessee Wesleyan on Dec. 29
- Most minutes since playing seven at Furman on Feb. 7
- Had only played seven minutes in the previous nine games
- Scored six points in the previous 21 games