• AUTOGRAPH NIGHT •
|GEORGIA SOUTHERN • FEB. 13, 2012 • 7 p.m.|
|CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE • McKENZIE ARENA|
|RADIO • ESPN 105.1 FM "The Zone"|
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HEAD COACH: Wes Moore (Tennessee, 1985)
CAREER: 524-162/23 years • CHATTANOOGA: 324-106/14 years
Chattanooga held on to third place in the Southern Conference standings with a win over the College of Charleston on Saturday at the Roundhouse. The Lady Mocs are third in the Southern Conference standings with 63 points per game and scoring margin with a 5.3 points per game advantage. On the boards, UTC is ranked third in rebounding offense with 41.7 per game and have pulled down more than 50 rebounds five times this season. The Lady Mocs are second in free throw percentage, averaging 73.6 percent made per game, but suffered several subpar outings at the charity stripe, falling from first. UTC is shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. Whitney Hood leads the team in scoring with 12.8 points per game and is third in rebounding with 5.9 per game. Taylor Hall averages a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game, second in the league while Kylie Lambert is third on the team in scoring with 8.8 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. Kayla Christopher, ranked 12th in scoring with 10.5 points per game, is fifth in the league in 3-point field goals made (40/1.8) and seventh for 3-point field goal percentage (37.4). Tenisha Townsend leads the team with 58 assists.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN (7-17, 3-12 SoCon)
HEAD COACH: Rusty Cram (Louisiana Tech, 1985)
CAREER: 238-225/16 years • GEORGIA SOUTHERN: same
The Eagles are on a five-game losing skid after posting back-to-back wins over College of Charleston and Western Carolina. Georgia Southern is ranked ninth in the league averaging 51.2 points per game give up 58 points per game and are outscored by its opponents by a 6.8 ppg margin. From the field, GSU is shoot 38.4 percent and is sixth in the SoCon making 31.3 percent of its shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line the Eagles are fourth in the league making 70.7 percent. On the boards, Georgia Southern averages 35.9 rebounds per game and gives up 37.4 rpg. Meredyth Frye leads the team in scoring with 9.5 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game. MiMi DuBose second on the team with 9.2 ppg and Janay Wilson is second in rebounding with 4.4 per game.
CHATTANOOGA vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
The Lady Mocs and the Eagles have met 48 times with UTC holding a 30-18 advantage. At home, Chattanooga is 18-4 against Georgia Southern but struggle on the road with GSU winning 12 of the 21 games. The two teams last met in Statesboro on Jan. 9 with the Lady Mocs holding on for a 66-60 win.