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15th Annual UTC Porky's Open
GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Lady Mocs vs. Georgia Southern

GAMEDAY CENTRAL

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE • McKENZIE ARENA
6:00 PM EST • RADIO: HIPPIE 106.9 FM

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LADY MOCS HOST GEORGIA SOUTHERN SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. AT MCKENZIE

Lady Mocs BASKETBALL vs Georgia Southern @ 6:00 PM
Youth Night w/ Autograph Session - FREE admission for all youth 8th grade and below with FREE post-game autograph session.
• McDonald's Mocs Maniacs - FREE for students! Sign up inside the Student entrance at Gate 1 to receive your official 2012-2013 membership card and t-shirt. Start earning your way towards MORE FREE PRIZES!
• 3 Point T-Shirt sponsored by Powerade - FREE Chattanooga Basketball shirts will be thrown into the crowd for every Lady Mocs 3-pt basket made!
• "Recyclable" Fan Poms - FREE Blue & Gold poms are available at all gates for fans to pick up each gameday. Feel free to "recycle" the poms back into the boxes after each game for use at future Chattanooga Athletics events!
• Halftime Performance by the Dancing Darlings


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- After a month on the road, the Lady Mocs return home to take on Georgia Southern. The game is set to tip off at 6 p.m. at the Roundhouse followed by an Autograph session at courtside. With the men's game at 4 p.m. on the road, the Lady Mocs game will be carried on Hippie Radio 106.9 FM. Live stats and video streaming through MocsVision will be available at GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga owns an 18-game home court win streak at the Roundhouse dating back to last season where the Lady Mocs went 13-0. This season, UTC started out the year with an 8-71 win over then 20th-ranked Tennessee and is now 5-0 at McKenzie.

THINGS TO KNOW
• The game tips off at 6:00 p.m.
• Youth Night with Autograph Session: FREE admission for all youth 8th grade and below with a FREE post-game autograph session.
• Tickets available at the McKenzie Arena box office, by phone (423-266-6627) or online (GoMocs.com)
• Game make the game? Listen LIVE on Hippie Radio 106.9 FM. Live stats and video streaming available at GoMocs.com
• UTC students get FREE admission with their MOCS card. Sign up to be a Mocs Maniac inside the student entrance at Gate 1.

FOLLOWING THE GAME
Stick around after the game for the Lady Mocs Postgame Show with Head Coach Wes Moore and the "Voice of the Lady Mocs" Larry Ward as they recap the game.

SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA
HEAD COACH: Wes Moore (Tennessee, 1986)
UTC RECORD: 339-112/15 years • CAREER RECORD: 539-168/24 years
2012-13: Overall: 10-3 • SoCon: 3-1

After cruising to a 30-point win over UNCG on the road, the Lady Mocs fell in overtime to Elon on the Phoenix' home court last weekend. Chattanooga is 10-3 overall and 3-1 in Southern Conference action and third in the league standings. The Lady Mocs are second in the SoCon in scoring with 70.5 points per game and second in scoring margin, outdoing their opponents by 13.7 points per game. From the field, Chattanooga is shooting 41.1 percent and 30 percent from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Lady Mocs have struggled as of late and are ranked ninth in the league making just 65 percent of their attempts. On the boards, Chattanooga is ranked second behind College of Charleston with 41.5 rebounds per game, 15.3 on the offensive end, and are outrebounding opponents by 2.3 per game. UTC is second in assists with 15.4 per game and third for steals with 10.5 per game.

Junior Ashlen Dewart (Spartanburg, S.C.) leads the SoCon in field goal shooting percentage, making 52.4 percent of her shots and is second in the league in scoring with 16.2 points per game, 2.3 ppg behind her former teammate Anna Freeman at Appalachian State (18.5). Dewart is ranked eighth in the SoCon for rebounding with a team-high 6.8 per game. Senior Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs, Tenn.) is ranked 12th in the SoCon in scoring with 12.6 points per game and is now 19th all-time at UTC for scoring with 1,123 career points. She is third in the SoCon in 3-pointers per game (2.3) and 3-point shooting percentage (.417) and fourth all-time at UTC for 3-pointers made with 196. She needs just 18 to reach Jenaya Wade-Fray (2007-10) for third all-time. Christopher is fourth in the SoCon with a .468 field goal shooting percentage and seventh for assists with 2.7 per game. Junior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) is 20th in the league for scoring with 9.0 points per game and 12th on the rebounding list with 5.8 per game. Senior Kylie Lambert (Etowah, Tenn.) is ranked 10th in the SoCon for rebounding (6.2/game) and 10th for assists with 2.5 per game after posting a career-high-tying six against Elon.


SCOUTING GEORGIA SOUTHERN
HEAD COACH: Chris Vozab (Providence, 2002)
GSU RECORD: 2-12/first years • CAREER RECORD: same
2012-13: Overall: 2-12 • SoCon: 1-4

Georgia Southern scored its first Southern Conference win this season and second win of the year. The Eagles snapped a nine-game losing skid with a 52-50 win over Western Carolina at home under first-year head coach Chris Vozab. GSU is averaging 49.6 points per game and is outscored by is opponents by 13.5 points per game. Georgia Southern is shooting 32.5 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from beyond the arc while hitting 65.9 percent from the free throw line. On the boards, GSU is averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and is outrebounded by 7.4 boards per game. The Eagles commit 20.3 turnovers per game and dish out just 8.5 assists on average with 6.8 steals and 1.6 blocked shots per game.

MiMi DuBose leads the Eagles with 15.1 points per game and is fifth in the SoCon standings while Anna Claire Knight, with 9.0 points per game, is tied for 20th in the league stats and Meredyth Frye is 30th in scoring in the SoCon with 7.3 points per game. Knight leads the team in rebounding with 5.6 per game and Sierra Kirkland and Aishya Wofford are second with 4.8 per game. Frye is averages 4.3 rebounds per game and leads the Eagles with 2.7 assists per game. DuBose leads the team at the free throw line (82.6%) and form the 3-point line with 2.1 long-rangers per game.


SERIES HISTORY
Tonight will be the 50th meeting between the two schools. Chattanooga is 31-18 against the Eagles with a 19-4 home-court record. In the 30 meetings with Wes Moore at the Chattanooga helm, the Lady Mocs are 24-6. UTC has won 14 of the last 16 meetings with both losses coming on the road to the Eagles. The Lady Mocs won both games last season. The last loss to Georgia Southern was a 77-69 fall at Hanner Fieldhouse in overtime.

 

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