Samford at Chattanooga
McKenzie Arena - Chattanooga, Tenn.
Wednesday - Feb. 6, 2013
- The Lady Mocs stay in first place in the Southern Conference race with a 60-46 win over Samford tonight ... UTC improves to 19-3 overall and 12-1 in league action while the Bulldogs drop to 11-11 and 8-5 in league play.
- Chattanooga is 9-0 at home this season, extending its home-winning streak to 22 games with tonight's win...Lady Mocs' longest winning streak in McKenzie Arena was 25 games from Dec. 4, 2004, through November 10, 2006.
- UTC trailed at the half (25-22) for just the fourth time this season. Lady Mocs are 2-2 when trailing at the break.
- Samford hit its first four 3-pt. FGs in the game to build a 12-3 lead at the 15:04 mark of the first half. The Bulldogs were 2-19 from behind the arc the rest of the game. Samford's 23 3-pt. FG attempts tie for the most by a UTC opponent this season (Wofford - 11/29).
- UTC got 21 points off the bench - Jackson (10), Towns (5), Dupree (4) - compared to just one from Samford's reserves.
- Lady Mocs dominated the paint with a 34-14 scoring advantage.
- Leading 42-40 with 9:49 left to play, UTC used a 10-2 spurt to take control of the game.
- UTC outrebounded Samford 46-35 ... most rebounds for the Lady Mocs since grabbing 57 at Alabama on Dec. 8.
- Chattanooga is 9-0 when scoring 70+ points, however, the Lady Mocs have not reached that plateau in the last five games. UTC still won all five of those games and nine straight overall.
Kayla Christopher (Sr. - G)
- Game-high 18 points.
- Shot 7-12 from the floor and 4-7 from 3-pt. range.
- Came into the game in a 3-13 slump from behind the arc of the last four games.
- Added three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Taylor Hall (Jr. - F)
- Team-high 10 rebounds.
- Second game this season with 10+ boards.
- Added four points.
Tatianna Jackson (Fr. - G)
- 10 points in 22 minutes off the bench.
- Added five boards and three steals.
- Third game in double figures this season.
- Seven steals in the last three games.
Alicia Payne (Fr. - G)
- Game-high and season-high five assists off the bench.
- Season-high five rebounds.
- Played 23 minutes...48 minutes off the bench last two games.
Ka'Vonne Towns (So. - G/F)
- Seven points and five boards in 21 minutes off the bench.
- 3-7 from the field and 1-5 from 3-pt. range.