NCAA TOURNAMENT CENTRAL
11 Chattanooga vs. 6 Syracuse
Saturday, March 22 • 1:30 P.M.
Lexington, Ky. • Memorial Coliseum
Radio: ESPN 105.1 FM "THE ZONE"
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CHATTANOOGA vs. SYRACUSE
The Mocs and the Orange have never met. However, UTC head coach Jim Foster has faced Syracuse three times and is 1-2 with a 0-1 mark while at St. Joseph's and was 1-1 vs. the Orange while head coach at Ohio State.
CHATTANOOGA (29-3, 18-0 SoCon)
Chattanooga is on a 25-game win streak that started in Hawai'i with a win over Colorado State in the tournament finale. UTC ran the table in the Southern Conference with its fourth undefeated season in league play then finished with three straight wins to claim the league tournament title. Chattanooga leads the SoCon in several categories including scoring offense, scoring defense and scoring margin as well as field goal percentage, turnover margin and assist-turnover ratio.
SYRACUSE (22-9, 10-6 ACC)
The Orange went 22-9 on the year and closed out the ACC Tournament with a loss to NC State in the quarterfinals. With 73.5 points per game, Syracuse holds a 9.6 scoring advantage per game over its opponents and averages 7.5 3-pointers per game with 233 on the year. In 16 games this season, Syracuse topped the 70-point mark including 10 of the first 11 games. The Orange scored a season-high 113 points against Maryland Eastern Shore and topped 90 points twice. Brittany Sykes leads the team with 16.7 points and Brianne Butler is second on the team in scoring averaging 14.6 points per game. With a team-high 97 treys, Butler averages 3.1 from beyond the arc while Sykes has a team-best 121 free throws (.725). On the boards, the Orange average 41.2 rebounds per game and is led by Shakeya Leary’s 7.4 per game. She has 93 offensive boards and 135 on the defensive end of the court. Bria Day is second on the team in rebounding with 181 on the year. Syracuse averages 14.3 assists per game and 14.1 turnovers an outing. On the defensive side of the ball, the Orange average 10.1 steals and 4.4 blocked shots per game. Leary and Day have combined for 82 of the team’s 136 this season.
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