Chattanooga Basketball Postgame Notes
Georgia Southern vs. Chattanooga
Southern Conference Tournament Quarterfinals
Kimmel Arena – Asheville, N.C.
Saturday – March 8, 2014
- The Chattanooga Mocs won their 23rd-straight game with a 66-57 victory over Georgia Southern this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Tournament. UTC improves to 27-3 overall while the Eagles end their season with a 10-21 mark.
- Head coach Jim Foster won his 810th game today…11th women’s coach in the NCAA to reach that mark. His 36-year mark stands at 810-310. The 2013 Hall of Fame inductee is the only coach in NCAA Division I history - men or women - to lead three different teams to at least 200 wins (St. Joseph’s: 248, Vanderbilt: 256, Ohio State: 279). This marked his 27th season with 20 or more wins, tied for seventh most in Division I.
- UTC’s 23-straight wins is the fourth-longest active run in the nation…last loss was at Hawai’i (60-55) on Nov. 30.
- Chattanooga led 9-6 before going on a 13-0 run to take control of the first half. Georgia Southern went scoreless for over 11 minutes in the first period. Danielle Spencer scored a layup at the 15:58 mark and the Eagles did not score again until a pair of Sierra Kirkland FTs with 4:43 left in the first. That did spark a 12-7 run by Georgia Southern to cut the halftime deficit to 29-18.
- Fourth time this season the Mocs held opponent to under 20 points in the first half.
- Georgia Southern cut UTC’s lead to six, 50-44 with 9:14 left in the game when Angle McGowan hit a layup. On the ensuing Chattanooga possession, Tatianna Jackson banked in a three-pointer as the shot clock expired to push the lead back to nine.
- UTC blocked nine shots in the game, tying for second most this season.
- All 11 Mocs that played hit at least one field goal and grabbed at least one rebound…nine of the 11 had at least one assists.
Aryanna Gilbert – Fr.-F
- 10 points on 5-7 shooting.
- Fourth game in double-figures this season.
- Added five boards.
Taylor Hall – Sr.-F
- Team-high 16 points on 7-16 shooting, 2-6 from the FT line.
- Game-high nine boards.
- Tied for game-high with four assists.
- Added three blocks.
- 1,134 career points…passes Nancy Smith (1987-91) for No. 20 all-time at UTC.
Jasmine Joyner – Fr.-F
- Four big points late in the second half.
- Added four rebounds and four blocks in just 11 minutes.
- 47 blocked shots this SEASON is tied with Denise Powers (1976-80) for No. 6 on the CAREER list at UTC.