Gee McGhee is averaging 11.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.0 steals per Southern Conference game.
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Hoops Preview: Mocs at UNCG Sunday

2012-13 CHATTANOOGA MOCS BASKETBALL PREVIEW
Chattanooga (8-12/3-4) at UNCG (5-13/3-4)
Game 21 | Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 | 2 p.m. | Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.

LINKS
Media Guide | Schedule | Roster | Tickets (Home) | UNCG

MEDIA AVAILABILITY
TV: N/A
RADIO: The Mocs Sports Network flagship station is ESPN 105.1 FM the Zone in Chattanooga. Jim Reynolds is in his 33rd year as the play-by-play "Voice of the Mocs".
MOCSVISION: Video and Audio (free) are available online at GoMocs.com via MocsVision. Links for video, audio and live stats are available on the men's basketball schedule page.
PROMOTIONS: N/A

NEXT UP
The Mocs are off until next Saturday, February 2, when they travel to Georgia Southern (7:30 p.m.).

LEGENDS WEEKEND
Legends Weekend is Feb. 8-9 as former Mocs and Lady Mocs return to the Roundhouse to be honored and to fellowship. There is a private reception on Friday the 8th with a public celebration slated for Saturday afternoon. The former Chattanooga stars will be honored during the doubleheader with the women facing Elon (5 p.m.) and the men taking on College of Charleston (7:30 p.m.).

MR. 1,000
"Voice of the Mocs" Jim Reynolds is coming up on his 1,000th Chattanooga basketball game. His first was November 29, 1980, an 82-53 win over Maryville. UTC won its first of 18 regular-season titles that season. A coincidence? We think not. The school has won more than 600 games since Reynolds took over as "Voice of the Mocs" in 1980. He's in his 33rd season and will be celebrated at the February 21st game vs. UNCG.

OPENING TIPS
- Z. Mason is this week's SoCon Player of the Week. Mason averaged 22 points and 8.5 rebounds per game shooting 53.8 percent (14-26) from the field, 50.0 percent (3-6) from 3pt range and 81.3 percent (13-16) from the line.

- The Southern Conference North Division has quite a cluster. All six schools are within two games of first place through seven games. Samford and Elon lead at 5-2 followed by Western Carolina at 5-3. App State is 4-3 with Chattanooga and UNCG another game back at 3-4.

- UTC's started the season 2-8 through 10 games but has been 6-4 through the next 10. Breakdown between 10 game sections:

Record

FGM-Att

FG%

3ptM-Att

3pt%

FTM-Att

FT%

Pts

Assists

2-8

212-555

.382

50-175

.286

150-239

.628

62.4

10.8

6-4

257-603

.426

61-197

.310

171-244

.701

74.6

13.8

- The Mocs are 18-12 all-time against UNCG, 8-6 on the road. The squad last won in Greensboro Coliseum January 8, 2011 (70-65). Check out page 3 for more series notes.

- Chattanooga has won two of its last three in Greensboro. That includes its last game in Fleming Gym and first in the Coliseum.

- The Mocs lead the SoCon in rebounds per game (38.7) and offensive rebound percentage (.362) while ranking second in rebounding margin (+4.4), third in steals (7.7) and defensive rebound percentage (.718).

- Chattanooga has out-boarded opponents by 10 or more seven times thus far with a high of 30 against Reinhardt. The plus-21 at Kennesaw State is the top margin against a DI opponent. The squad was +13 on the boards (30-17) at Samford last Saturday. The last time the Mocs had eight or more +10 nights on the glass was 11 in 2008-09. The season record is 17 set by Shulman's first team in 2004-05.

- Chattanooga is 10th in the league in FT percentage (66.5%). In the first 36 minutes, it shoots just 61.2 percent (226-369). In the final four minutes of the game is when the squad excels shooting 83.3 percent (95-114). Ronrico White leads the way at 92.3 percent (36-39) followed by Z. Mason at 89.7 percent (26-29).

- Mason is averaging 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game over the last 12. During that span his is shooting 49.6 percent (69-139) from the field, 35.5 percent (11-31) from three-point range and 75.4 percent (46-61) from the free throw line.

- Mason is posting 15.7 points and 7.7 boards per SoCon contest.

- White has been among the league leaders in FT% and attempts all year. Over his last 12, he's made 84.9 percent (45-53).

- Stat leaders over last 5 games (2-3):

 

Team

Ind.

Points:

72.4/-10.4

 Z. Mason, 15.8

Rebounds:

38.6/0.0

Z. Mason, 8.8

Assists:

11.4

Gee McGhee, 2.8

Blocks:

1.2

Z. Mason, 0.6

Steals:

7.6

Gee McGhee, 2.0

FG%:

38.0

Z. Mason, 40.6

3pt%:

34.0

Dontay Hampton, 50.0

FT%:

71.7

Dontay Hampton, 86.7

- Freshman Gee McGhee has played 23 or more minutes in every game with a high of 37 (App State). He is the only squad member to do so averaging a team-best 29.0 minutes per contest. Mason is second at 26.7.

- McGhee averages 10.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and a team-high 1.5 steals per contest. He tallies 11.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in SoCon games.

- Sam Watson made his first start since February 27, 2010 at Western Carolina. The Mocs are 7-6 in his 13 career starts.

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
- UNCG is 5-13 overall, 3-4 in the SoCon North. It is 5-5 at home, 3-1 vs. SoCon competition.

- Wes Miller is 16-24 in his second season. This is his first full campaign.

- Trevis Simpson leads the SoCon leaders in scoring at 18.6 points per game. Derrell Armstrong adds 16.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest, while Kelvin McNeil leads on the boards (6.8).

- Drew Parker leads league in A/TO Ratio (2.0).

- UNCG leads the SoCon in scoring (72.6).

MURRAY ARNOLD
The Chattanooga Mocs lost a legend on Nov. 14, 2012 as former Head Coach Murray Arnold passed away in Florida. He laid the DI championship foundation coaching for six years, 1980-85, with a 135-46 record. He coached collegiately at four institutions (Birmingham Southern, Western Kentucky and Stetson) amassing a 420-229 mark in 22 seasons. The Mocs captured four SoCon Championships in six UTC campaigns advancing to three NCAA Tournaments and two NITs reaching the Elite 8 (NIT) in 1985 and narrowly missing the NCAA Sweet 16 in 1982.

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