Chattanooga Mocs Basketball Postgame Notes
Chattanooga at Samford
Hanna Center - Birmingham, Ala. - Jan. 5, 2013
- Chattanooga captured a 74-70 win at Samford in Southern Conference North Division action...UTC is now 6-9, 1-1 in the league, while the Bulldogs move to 3-12, 1-1.
- Mocs are now 49-35 against Samford...12-3 since the move to DI in 1977-78...7-3 since the Bulldogs joined the SoCon in 2008-09, 6-3 in regular-season contests...the 84 meetings marks the longest running series in school history.
- Last road conference win? February 26, 2011 at Samford.
- Head Coach John Shulman is 138-136 in his ninth season...7-3 vs. Samford, 3-2 in Birmingham.
- 2nd of four in a row on the road for Chattanooga...2-3 away from Chattanooga...played just three road games all season leading into this stretch.
- UTC shot a season-high 57.8%, (26-45)...hit its first seven shots and 11 of 12 to open the game...ended up shooting 60.9% (14-23) in first 20 minutes, 54.5% (6-11) from 3pt range.
- Turnovers were a big story with the Mocs having 20 miscues on the evening...12 in the first half kept Samford in it with 23 points off turnovers of the 38 it scored...Bulldogs posted 28 points off turnovers for the game.
- Chattanooga led 39-38 at intermission...it is now 5-1 when leading at the break.
- UTC hit nine three-pointers (17 att.)...most since nine against Mercer (12/16)...season-high 52.9% shooting.
- The Mocs' 20 assists is most against DI opponent this year (22 vs. Reinhardt).
- Season-best 72.2 percent (13-18) shooting from the free throw line.
- Chattanooga is 6-0 when leading with five minutes to play, 124-10 under Shulman.
- UTC led for 35:57 of the game (89.9%)...either led or was tied for 38:46 (96.9%).
- The Mocs were +13 tonight on the glass, 30-17...7th time the squad has beaten its opponent by 10 or more in 2012-13.
Sophomore Forward Martynas Bareika
- Fine all-around game off the bench with nine points, eight rebounds and four assists...8 rebounds and four assists are career highs.
- Shot 3-4 from the field, 3-3 from 3pt range.
Freshman Guard Farad Cobb
- 16 points, four rebounds and two assists...made 6-14 from the floor, 3-6 3pt and 1-2 FT.
- 4th double figure night of season, 2nd straight.
Junior Forward Z. Mason
- Tied for team-high honors with 17 points...shot 7-9 FG, 3-4 FT.
- 11th time in double digits this season, 15th in career...4th in a row.
- 8 steals in last three games (2.7 spg).
Freshman Guard Gee McGhee
- 17 points on 4-7 FG, 3-4 3pt and 6-8 FT.
- 9th game with 10 or more points including three of last four.
- Tied career high with five assists.