It is the Mocs first trip to the tournament since 2005, John Shulman’s first year as head coach. The game will serve as the second meeting between
A limited number of tickets to see the Mocs play Connecticut in the first round of the NCAA tournament will be available for sale on Monday March 16th from 10 am to 5 pm. Fans may purchase tickets by calling 423-425-5273. Tickets are $71.50 and include only session that the Mocs are playing in. The Mocs take on the Connecticut Huskies in
>This is the Mocs 10th NCAA Division I tournament appearance. UTC is 3-9 (.250) in tournament play including a 1997 run to the Sweet 16 with wins over
>Previous NCAA Appearances by distance: Salt Lake City, Utah, 1995 (1,764 miles); Houston, Texas, 1983 (817) ; Philadelphia, Pa., 2009 (759); Indianapolis, Ind., 1982 (421); Dayton, Ohio, 1981 (413); Charlotte, N.C., 1997 (350); Lexington, Ky., 1994 (280); Birmingham, Ala.; 1997 (149); Nashville, Tenn., 1993 (136); and Atlanta, Ga., 1988 (119).
>Family Affair - Assistant Coach Brent Jolly is in his second NCAA Tournament appearance. His sister, Kellie Jolly-Harper is the head coach of Western Carolina’s women’s team and is making her second trip as well at
>From the Mocs current roster, no player has participated in an NCAA Tournament game. Senior Stephen McDowell played on the 2005 and 2006 South Carolina NIT Championship teams. Sophomore guard Keegan Bell played on Vanderbilt’s 2008 NCAA Tourney team, but he is sitting out this season under transfer rules.
Reminder to media, you must apply for credentials through the NCAA Credentialing system before 1 p.m. Monday. The link was sent to local media members earlier in the week. Please contact Jim Horten with any questions (C: 423-645-8733/E: firstname.lastname@example.org).