Postgame Notes vs High Point

Chattanooga Basketball Postgame Notes
High Point at Chattanooga
Game 2 of the 2012 Dr Pepper Classic
McKenzie Arena - Chattanooga, Tenn.
Friday - Dec. 28, 2012

- The Mocs improve to 4-8 overall with a 68-61 win over High Point in the second game of the 2012 Dr Pepper Classic.  The Panthers drop to 4-7 on the year.

- This is the 23rd year of the Dr Pepper Classic that began in 1990. 

- Mocs are 22-1 in first round games of the Dr Pepper Classic.

- Both teams were dreadful from 3-pt. range in the opening half, shooting a combined 0-21 from behind the arc.  They started 0-23 overall until the Panthers' Devante Wallace hit one at the 15:43 mark.

- Chattanooga started the game 0-18 from 3-pt. range until Ronrico White made one at the 7:22 mark to put UTC 52-50...UTC did not trail the rest of the way.

- Chattanooga shot 12-19 (63.1%) from inside the arc in the first half...the Mocs were 21-34 (61.8%) from 2-pt. land for the game.

- The Mocs had 36 points in the paint, tying for the most this season against a Division I opponent.

- UTC trailed 32-30 at the break...this is the first win of the season for the Mocs when trailing at the half (1-7). 

- Chattanooga came into the game just 1-8 on the year when scoring less than 70 points.  The other win was a 65-51 victory at Kennesaw State on Nov. 24.

- UTC grabbed a season-low six offensive rebounds.  Despite losing the battle on the offensive glass, the teams tied (8-8) in second-chance points. 

- HPU outrebounded UTC 45-32 is the biggest rebound deficit for the Mocs this season.

- Sophomore Ronrico White converted a four-point play with 4:38 left in the game to give UTC a 58-52 lead.  UTC did not score another FG the rest of the way, going 0-2 from the floor, but 10-12 from the foul line.

- UTC started the second half with an 11-0 run, capped by a Z. Mason jumper at the 16:43 mark for a 41-32 lead.  High Point countered with a 14-2 run over their own, ending with a Corey Law jumper at the 10:43 mark for a 46-43 lead.

- Chattanooga shot a season-high 71.4% (20-28) from the FT line tonight.

Z. Mason (Jr. - F)
- 15 points and a team-high nine boards.
- Shot 5-6 from the field and 5-6 from the FT line.
- Tied a season-high in rebounds.
- Tied a season-high for FTs made.
- 4-4 from the FT line in the last 1:54 of the game.
- Double-figures in three of last four games.

Gee McGhee (Fr. - G)
- 12 points on 5-11 shooting, 2-6 from the FT line.
- Double-figures in three of last four games.
- Added two assists and two steals.

Ronrico White (So. - G)
- Career-high 21 points on 5-10 shooting, 2-7 from 3-pt. range and 9-11 from the FT line.
- Career-high six rebounds.
- Career-high 35 minutes.
- Added four assists and a steal.
- Nine FTs made is a career-high.
- Fifth game in double-figures this season...10th of his career.
- Had 11 points in the final 7:22 of the game...2-2 from 3-pt. range and 5-5 from the FT line.

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