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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
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LADY MOCS FACE ROAD TEST AT BELMONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will face a tough road test Wednesday night at Belmont University. The game is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be Chattanooga's first game since upsetting 20th-ranked Tennessee 80-71 in the season-opener at the Roundhouse.

The game will be carried live by ESPN "The Zone" 105.1. Larry Ward begins his 15th season with the Lady Mocs, his 12th with Wes Moore, as the "Voice of the Lady Mocs". Audio can also be heard online at GoMocs.com and streaming video will be available through Belmont. All links can be found on the women's basketball schedule page at GoMocs.com.

The last time they met...
LADY MOCS DOWN BELMONT 75-42 FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team recorded its fourth straight win with a 75-42 victory over Belmont (2-9) Thursday night at the McKenzie Arena. For the fourth straight game this season, the Lady Mocs held their opponent to less than 46 points, also marking the first time that has happened in UTC women's basketball history. The Lady Mocs improve to 6-3 on the year. Chattanooga started the first half outscoring the Bruins 10-4 over the first five minutes of play. Belmont responded with four points to cut the lead to 10-8 and would get to within two again at 12-10 with 11:47 to play in the first half, but that would be the closest it would be the remainder of the game. Chattanooga allowed Belmont just eight points the rest of the half and led 29-18 at the break. In the second half, the Lady Mocs continued to push their offense, maintaining the double-digit lead. With 15:51 to play, Taylor Hall scored her sixth and seventh points of the half on free throws, sparking a 25-4 run that would see the lead grow to 64-30, the largest of the game, with 6:59 to play. The Lady Mocs shot a scorching 62.5 percent in the second half making 15-of-24 attempts from the field and was 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. After shooting just one free throw in the first half, UTC was 12-of-15 from the charity stripe in the second. Chattanooga got scoring from 13 of its 14 players who saw action with a team-high 13 from Hall who also had five rebounds and three assists. Kylie Lambert started the game with a 3-pointer and closed out with 11 points and eight rebounds and Kayla Christopher chipped in 10 points with three rebounds and three assists. Whitney Hood was shy of a double-double with nine points and eight boards through 23 minutes of play and Meghan Downes had seven points, four rebounds and two assists. Belmont was led in scoring by Haley Nelson who had a game-high 20 points and team-best six rebounds. Katie Brooks put in nine points with five rebounds and four assists while Alyssa Visbeen contributed seven points and five rebounds. Chattanooga outrebounded the Bruins 42-32 with 11 offensive boards and scored 18 points off 14 Belmont turnovers. Chattanooga's bench was productive with 29 points to the Bruins five.

CHATTANOOGA vs. BELMONT
The Lady Mocs and Belmont have met 10 times since 1977 and twice under Wes Moore's tenure. The Bruins won the first two meetings but would only win once more over the next eight games. Chattanooga came away with a five-point victory last season in Nashville to move its win streak to five games.

Overall 7-3
Home 4-1
Away 3-2
Neutral 0-0
Overtime 0-1
Moore vs. Belmont 2-0

Most combined points
•168: AL, 80-88, 1/25/1977
Fewest combined points
•110: AL, 52-58, 11/30/1978
Largest magin of victory
•UTC: 40 • 101-61 • 1/16/1979
•BEL: 19 • 61-80 • 2/14/1977
Smallest margin of victory
•UTC: 3 • 68-65 • 2/21/1978
•BEL: 6 • 52-58 • 11/30/1978
Most points scored
•UTC: 101 pts, 1/16/1979
•BEL: 88 pts, 1/25/1977
Fewest points scored
•UTC: 52 pts, 11/30/1978
•BEL: 42 pts, 12/15/2011

Belmont 7-3
01/25/77 A L-ot 80-88
02/14/77 H L 61-80
02/07/78 H W 83-69
02/21/78 A W 68-65
11/30/78 A L 52-58
01/16/79 H W 101-61
11/20/80 A W 83-75
02/16/81 H W 70-55
12/30/10 A W 66-61
12/15/11 H W 75-42

LAST TIME OUT
HALL LEADS LADY MOCS IN STUNNER OVER No. 20 TENNESSEE IN OPENER
After losing to Tennessee by a combined 193-90 over the last two years, Chattanooga Head Coach Wes Moore just wanted his team to compete. Compete they did, out hustling the 20th-ranked Lady Vols and grabbing an upset 80-71 win at the Roundhouse. As the clock hit zero, the Lady Mocs' bench cleared in jubilation while students stormed the court to celebrate. The game was the head coaching debut for Tennessee's (0-1) Holly Warlick who took over after the retirement last season of legendary head coach Pat Summitt (1974-2012) who was in attendance for the matchup. With the scored knotted 28-28 at the break, Chattanooga started the second half making 6-of-7 from the field, led by Taylor Hall's back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Lady Mocs up 34-29. Faith Dupree, Alex Black and Ashlen Dewart joined in to put Chattanooga up 43-35 less than four minutes into the half. Tennessee's Meighan Simmons, who had just two points in the first half, pushed to get her team back into the game with back-to-back layups, cutting UTC's lead to 43-39 at the 15:04 mark on her way to 21 second-half points. Hall responded with a put back followed by a crushing 3-pointer from senior Kayla Christopher that brought the crowd to its feet and put UTC up 48-39 with 12:55 to play. Simmons again stepped up, hitting a trey of her own. However, the Lady Mocs got the next five points with a layup from Dupree and a jumper from Black to give UTC its first double-digit lead of the game at 52-42 with 11:37 to play. Tennessee would get no closer than six the remainder of the game as Chattanooga's defense never let up. Chattanooga led 72-65, with 1:11 to play, and the Lady Mocs were able to convert all eight free throws to finish the game to go to 1-0 on the year. The high-scoring game started slow with Chattanooga getting the first two points from Black a minute-and-a-half into the game. It would be nearly 2:30 before Tennessee tied it 2-2 on a jumper from Cierra Burdick. Chattanooga led at the start of the half, but a push from Tennessee got the Lady Vols out front by as much as nine points with 7:47 to go in the opening stanza. The Lady Mocs went on a 14-0 run, however, over the next 5:37 to take a 24-20 lead, their largest of the half. With Chattanooga leading 28-25 as the half neared, Ariel Massengale dropped in a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to knot it up at intermission. Hall led all scorers with career-high tying 24 points, including 15 in the second half and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. She had career-best in both assists (5) and steals with four. She was 9-of-12 from the field and 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. Black had 14 points for UTC with a pair of 3-pointers and two assists. Christopher was the third Chattanooga player in double figures with 11 points, sinking all four of her free throw attempts and dishing out three assists. The Lady Mocs shot 56.3 percent (18-of-32) in the second half and was 7-of-19 from the 3-point line. Chattanooga forced 26 UTK miscues, resulting in 27 points. The two teams were evenly matched in the paint with each getting 34 points while the Knoxville school outrebounded UTC 53-31 with 22 offensive boards. Tennessee was led in scoring by Simmons with 23 points. She was 9-of-25 from the floor and 1-of-8 from the 3-point line while making four of her five free throw attempts. She had three assists, four turnovers and three steals. Isabelle Harrison recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, eight off the offensive glass. Bashaara Graves was the third Tennessee player in double figures with 14 points and missed out on a double-double with eight rebounds. UTK was 24-of-63 from the field and got 25 points from its bench. From the 3-point line, the Lady Vols were 3-of-16 and went 20-of-29 from the charity stripe.

UP NEXT...
SCOUTING THE BELMONT BRUINS
The Bruins started the season with a trip to Texas and return with a 1-1 record. Belmont opened the season falling 82-76 at Texas State but rebounded with a 75-54 victory at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. The Bruins' allowed a second half lead to slip away behind a 27-42 effort from the free throw line by Texas State. Four Bruins scored in double figures led by 22 points from Alyssa Visbeen. It was a battle inside with the two teams combining for 42 points in the paint. Belmont rebounded to dominate Texas A&M - Corpus Christi two days later. The Bruins started with an 8-0 run and never trailed over the entire 40 minutes. Julianne Downes scored a game-high 18 points off the bench while starters Katie Brooks (14 pts) and Jordan Coleman (13 pts) combined for 27 for Belmont. Coleman added a game-high seven rebounds and Brooks dished out four assists. Visbeen leads the Bruins with 15.0 points per game. Coleman is second with 11.5 ppg and a team-high 8 rebounds per game. Frankie Joubran is averaging 9.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg while Downs has 9.0 points per game. Belmont has averaged 75.5 points per game through its first two contests and holds a slim 1.5 rebounding margin over its opponents with 40.5 per game. The Bruins are shooting 48 percent from the field and 41 percent from the 3-point line.

HALL NAMED SOCON PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Taylor Hall was selected the Southern Conference Player of the Week after leading the Lady Mocs to an 80-71 win over No. 20 Tennessee in the season opener. She tied her career-high with 24 points and hit career-bests in assists, steals and blocked shots. She pulled down nine rebounds and ranks among the league's Top Five in 10 categories with top rankings in scoring (24). assist-turnover ratio (999.0) and blocked shots (3.0).

HALL NAMED COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS SOCON & MID-MAJOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior Taylor Hall tied her career-high in scoring with 24 points to lead the Lady Mocs to an 80-71 win over No. 20 Tennessee in the season opener at the Roundhouse. She had nine rebounds and posted career-highs in assists (5) and steals (4) while tying her career-best in blocked shots with three while committing no turnovers. Hall was 9-of-12 from the field and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc while making 3-of-5 from the free throw line.

ALL-VOLUNTEER STATE LINEUP
With the addition of Alex Black (Memphis) and Faith Dupree (Knoxville) to the Lady Mocs starting lineup, that makes an all-Tennessee starting five. The duo join Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs), Kylie Lambert (Etowah) and Taylor Hall (New Tazewell). Alicia Payne (Memphis) is the only other Tennessee resident on the roster.

DUPREE MAKES FIRST START AGAINST UTK
Junior Faith Dupree grew up in the shadow of the Lady Vols and signed to play for Summitt out of high school. After a year-and-a-half, she transferred down the road and has faced her former team twice. Last season in Knoxville, she led the Lady Mocs with 17 points off the bench and this season made her first collegiate start, matching up against the Lady Vols. She played 24 minutes scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds.

HOME COURT WIN STREAK CLIMBS
The Lady Mocs posted a perfect 13-0 record at the Roundhoues last season and picked up with a win over Tennessee to run the current home-court win streak to 14 games.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL IN McKENZIE
The Lady Mocs played their first game in the UTC Arena on Dec. 3, 1983 and posted a 74-66 win over Tennessee Tech. Over the next 15 years, the Lady Mocs continued to call Maclellan Gym home and played just a handful of games in the Roundhouse. However, with the arrival of Wes Moore in 1998, the women made the move to the arena playing half of the 1998-99 schedule in the larger building. By Moore's second season, all but two of Chattanooga's home games have been played at the McKenzie Arena. Those two games were both played in the 2004-05 year. UTC has now topped the 200 mark for games played in the Roundhouse since that first year and have a 179-43 record spanning three coaches and 28 years. UTC went 13-0 at home last year.

HOT HISTORY AT HOME
The Lady Mocs went undefeated at the Roundhouse last year posting a 13-0 record.According to RPIRatings.com, the Lady Mocs have posted a 115-22 (.8394) record in the McKenzie Arena since the 2001-02 season, Moore's fourth year, through last season. That ranks ninth among all Division I women's teams with Tennessee holding the top mark with a 341-20 mark (.9446).

LADY MOCS PLAY 39TH SEASON
2012-13 marks the 39th season of varsity women's basketball at Chattanooga. Through 38 years UTC's record is 707-404. In 1974, Grace Keith was named the head coach of the Mocettes. Over two years, she posted a record of 21-23. Sharon Cable Fanning, a former player, followed and changed the nickname to Lady Mocs. In 11 years she led UTC to four SoCon titles and the 1984 NWIT finals. Craig Parrot led Chattanooga for 11 season and took the Lady Mocs to their first NCAA tournament. During his tenure UTC won one SoCon title, two tournament crowns and went to the NCAA two times. Wes Moore returns for his 15th season. He led UTC to 11 consecutive crowns, 12 20-win seasons in 13 years, including 11 straight, and 12 postseason appearances including eight trips to the NCAA tournament.

CHATTANOOGA LADY MOCS ON THE AIR WITH LARRY WARD
For the 12th straight year, Larry Ward, "The Voice of the Lady Mocs" will broadcast each and every Chattanooga women's basketball game. This season, the Mocs Sports Network will air most games on the UTC flagship station ESPN Radio 105.1 The Zone. When the men's and women's times conflict, they will broadcast on WPLZ 95.3 FM. Stick around after the women's games and listen to Ward and Head Coach Wes Moore discuss the stats and plays. The postgame show is broadcast live over the public address system at the McKenzie Arena except on doubleheaders.

INDSIDE CHATTANOOGA BASKETBALL
Get a look at Chattanooga women's basketball with insights from Lady Mocs Head Coach Wes Moore. The show airs weekly alternating between the Mocs and Lady Mocs. The show will air at 11:05 Wednesday nights on Fox 61 and will re-air at midnight Friday on MyNetworkTVChattanoga (channel 8 on EPB and 226 on Comcast). Also available on EPB Fiber Optics Video On Demand Service.

2012-13 "Chat with the Mocs" Schedule
CHAT WITH THE MOCS
Throughout the season, head coaches Wes Moore and John Shulman will participate in a live, interactive radio show hosted by the Voice of the Mocs Jim Reynolds. The shows will be aired live at Jefferson's located on Georgia Avenue at Fountain Square.
(times subject to change)

December 4, 2012 7-8 PM
December 13, 2012 7-8 PM
December 18, 2012 7-8 PM
January 3, 2013 7-8 PM
January 8, 2013 7-8 PM
January 15, 2013 7-8 PM
January 22, 2013 7-8 PM
January 29, 2013 7-8 PM
February 5, 2013 7-8 PM
February 12, 2013 7-8 PM
February 19, 2013 7-8 PM
February 26, 2013 7-8 PM
March 5, 2013 7-8 PM
March 12, 2013 7-8 PM
March 19, 2013 7-8 PM

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