Moctoberfest is a month-long celebration of Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball. It includes historical moments, social media interactions and introduction to UTC's freshmen among the myriad of video tributes and stories.
Day 31 focuses on a one of the favorite moments in the program's history...the 2004 win at Tennessee. The video highlights linked above tell the story along with comments from Head Coach John Shulman and Assistant Coach Casey Long who was a starter on that squad.
Mindaugas Katelynas scored 17 points and grabbed nine boards in the win. Steve Cherry added 10 points. The Vols were led by C.J. Watson with 19 points, while Scooter McFadgon chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The win was the first over Tennessee on the hardcourt since 1925. And it was in a game that went down to the wire.
Leading 69-68 in the closing seconds, the Mocs had to hold on the defensive end for the win. Chris Brown gave UTC the lead on a three-pointer with 1:18 to play...it was the last basket of the game for either team.
McFadgon drove the lane and put up a floater that missed. Ricky Hood grabbed the rebound and was fouled with two seconds remaining. Hood missed two free throws, but UT's full-court attempt was awry giving the Mocs the well-earned win.
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1 - First NCAA DI Game
2 - Walter "Moose" McGary
3 - Stephen McDowell
4 - 1980 Recruiting Class
5 - Gerald Wilkins 4-point Play
6 - Social Media Factoid: UTC's 10 NCAA appearances are the most in the SoCon since joining the league in 1977-78. Leaders: Chattanooga 10, Davidson 7, ETSU 6, Marshall 3, App State 2, Furman 2, Wofford 2, Western Carolina 1, UNCG 1 and College of Charleston 1. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
7 - LeVert Threats to Keith Nelson Buzzer-Beater
8 - 1st NCAA Tournament Win
9 - Social Media Factoid: Today's Moctoberfest Factoid is in honor of tomorrow's 30 minutes or less ticket promotion. Derrick Kirce holds the UTC record for career 30-point games with 5 in his 2 seasons (1990-91). He scored 1,113 points which is a school record for a two-year player averaging 19.5 points per contest, another all-time leading mark. Chad Copeland (1993-94) is the only Moc with back-to-back 30-pt games. He scored 30 in a home win over Southern Miss on Jan. 2, 1994 and followed with 33 keying a one-point road win three nights later at Furman. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
10 - Drazen Zlovaric Makes ESPN Top 10 Plays
11 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: Who led the Mocs in scoring in the two 1997 NCAA Tournament wins over Georgia and Illinois? Answer: Willie Young with 39 (24 vs. UGa/15 vs. Illini).
12 - Meet Gee McGhee
13 - Ty Patterson Beats Shot Clock in 2009 SoCon Championship Game
14 - Meet Alex Bran
15 - Meet Eric Robertson
16 - 1985 NIT Quarterfinalists
17 - Deal's Pass to Wilkins in 1985 NIT at Lamar
18 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: What Southern Conference opponent have the Mocs played the most in their history? Answer: Samford, 83 games (48-35). Western Carolina is second with 78 followed by Appalachian State (72) and The Citadel (70). The Catamounts are the most frequent SoCon regular season opponent with 64 games with UTC holding a 46-18 record in those league contests.
19 - Dontay Hampton Coast to Coast Game Winner
20 - Social Media Factoid: Today's Moctoberfest Factoid keys on the long list of professional players that Chattanooga has produced over the years. There are currently 16 former Mocs active in professional leagues all over the globe. Click here for a list of NBA Draft Picks and recent UTC players in the pros. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
21 - Chris Mims Game Winner in 1997 SoCon Championship
22 - Meet Farad Cobb
23 - Remembering the NCAA Sweet 16 Team
24 - Meet Casey Jones
25 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: Last season Keegan Bell became the 3rd Moc to record a triple-double in a game with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at College of Charleston. Name the other two. ANSWER: Tim Brooks & Gary Robb. Robb set the school record with 17 assists vs Southern to go with 13 pts & 10 reb in the 1992 Dr Pepper Classic. Tim Brooks had the 1st with 16 pts, 10 reb & 16 ast at Western Carolina on Feb 1, 1992.
26 - Mindaugas Katelynas Captures NCAA Slam Dunk Championship
27 - 2009 Tourney Run Nets New Fanatic
28 - Championship Tradition
29 - Johnny Taylor Is Selected in the 1st Round of the 1997 NBA Draft
30 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: Three Mocs student-athletes have scored 600+ points in the DI era...name them. Bonus: What is the all-time school record for points in a season (Name, Total, Year)? Answer: Gerald Wilkins (672, 1984-85), Stephen McDowell (633, 2008-09) and Chad Copeland (604, 1993-94). Bonus: William Gordon with 700 points in 1976-77.
31 - Chattanooga Mocky Top in 2004