Chattanooga Basketball Postgame Notes
Appalachian State at Chattanooga
Maclellan Gym – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Saturday – Feb. 8, 2014
- Chattanooga stayed in first place in the Southern Conference race with a dominating 69-41 win over Appalachian State today. The Mocs have won 16-straight and are 12-0 in SoCon action, 20-3 overall. The Mountaineers drop to 9-13 and 6-6 in league play. Davidson is second in the league with a 9-3 tally, 12-11 overall.
- After dropping three of four in the series in 2011-12, Chattanooga is back on a five game winning streak against the Mountaineers. 54-25 all-time. 26-8 in Chattanooga.
- 1,778 fans attended today’s Throwback Game in Maclellan Gym. It was the first game in Big Mac for the Mocs since a 55-50 defeat to East Tennessee State in the Southern Conference Tournament on March 3, 2005.
- The Mocs have won 28-straight SoCon games…last loss was a 70-60 overtime defeat at Elon on Jan. 7, 2013.
- Head coach Jim Foster won his 803nd game today…11th women’s coach in the NCAA to reach that mark. His 36-year mark stands at 803-310. The 2013 Hall of Fame inductee is the only coach in NCAA Division I history - men or women - to lead three different teams to at least 200 wins (St. Joseph’s: 248, Vanderbilt: 256, Ohio State: 279). This marked his 27th season with 20 or more wins, tied for seventh most in Division I.
- The Mocs have won six-straight SoCon games by 10+ points…longest such run since the 2008-09 season when they won seven in a row by double-digits in league play.
- It was over early with UTC running out to a 26-8 lead following a Meghan Downes three-pointer with 9:31 left in the game.
- UTC led 40-16 at the half…second time in SoCon play the Mocs have held an opponent to less than 20 points in the first 20 minutes…16 points were a season-low in the first half for ASU…could have been worse except for a three at the buzzer by the Mountaineer’s Farrahn Wood.
- Chattanooga led by 39 (61-22) with just under 12 minutes left when the Mocs reserves took over for the rest of the game.
- UTC committed a season-high 22 turnovers. ASU’s 13 steals are the most by a Chattanooga opponent this season. Chattanooga still held a 33-15 advantage in points off turnovers.
- The Mocs were a season-best 8-17 (47.1%) from behind the arc…eight threes are the second-most in a game this season.
- UTC tied a season-low by committing just nine fouls in the game.
- Appalachian State got over half of their points (22) off the bench.
Meghan Downes – Sr.-G
- 11 points in just 13 minutes off the bench.
- Shot 4-4 from the field, including 3-3 from behind the arc.
- Tied for most threes without a miss by a Moc this season.
Aryanna Gilbert – Fr.-F
- Game-high and career-high 14 points.
- Shot 7-7 from the field.
- Tied for second-most FGs without a miss in school history…last to go 7-7 or better was Kylie Lambert (7-7) against Cal State Northridge on No. 27, 2010.
- Second time this season in double-figures.
- Did all of her damage in just 15 minutes of action.
Taylor Hall – Sr.-F
- 11 points and a game-high 10 boards.
- 11th double-double of the season…second in a row.
- Tied a season-low with 23 minutes.
- Tied for game-highs with five assists.
- Shot 5-10 from the field, 1-3 from 3-pt. range.
- Five offensive boards.
- Has 1,019 career points…passes Marcheta Winton (1986-89) and Shelly Carroll (1989-92) for 23rd all-time at UTC.
Whitney Hartlage – Fr.-G
- Eight points on 3-4 shooting, 2-3 from 3-pt. range.
- Was 3-19 from behind the arc before today.
- Played a season-high 12 minutes.
Alicia Payne – So.-G
- Tied a career-high with five assists.
- Played 16 minutes off the bench.
- Has 99 career assists.
Chelsey Shumpert – Fr.-G
- Tied for game-high with a career-high four steals.
- Added seven points on 1-2 shooting, 1-1 from 3-pt. range and 4-4 from the FT line.