Moctoberfest is a month-long celebration of Chattanooga Mocs men's
basketball. It includes historical moments, social media interactions and
introduction to UTC's freshmen among the myriad of video tributes and stories.
Day 17 focuses on one of the biggest plays in Chattanooga
postseason history. It was mentioned on Day 16, but we examine it now on the
17th. That's the Eugene Deal-to-Gerald Wilkins pass to take the 1985 Lamar NIT game
Click the video link to witness that historic moment. All too
often it is forgotten in the play itself, but that basket capped a comeback
from seven points down, 74-67, with less than a minute-and-a-half remaining in regulation
before sending it into overtime. Deal & Wilkins provided the blueprint for
Duke and its iconic play in the 1992 NCAA Elite Eight against Kentucky.
Chattanooga opens the season Monday, November 12, against
Tennessee Temple in McKenzie Arena at 7 p.m. Season tickets for a school-record
18-game home slate are available. Call 266-MOCS (6627), go online here at
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1 - First NCAA DI Game
2 - Walter "Moose" McGary
3 - Stephen McDowell
4 - 1980 Recruiting Class
5 - Gerald Wilkins 4-point Play
6 - Social Media Factoid: UTC's 10 NCAA appearances
are the most in the SoCon since joining the league in 1977-78. Leaders:
Chattanooga 10, Davidson 7, ETSU 6, Marshall 3, App State 2, Furman 2, Wofford
2, Western Carolina 1, UNCG 1 and College of Charleston 1. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
7 - LeVert Threats to Keith Nelson Buzzer-Beater
8 - 1st NCAA Tournament Win
9 - Social Media Factoid: Today's Moctoberfest Factoid is in honor of
tomorrow's 30 minutes or less ticket promotion. Derrick Kirce holds the UTC
record for career 30-point games with 5 in his 2 seasons (1990-91). He scored
1,113 points which is a school record for a two-year player averaging 19.5
points per contest, another all-time leading mark. Chad Copeland (1993-94) is the
only Moc with back-to-back 30-pt games. He scored 30 in a home win over
Southern Miss on Jan. 2, 1994 and followed with 33 keying a one-point road win
three nights later at Furman. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
10 - Drazen Zlovaric
Makes ESPN Top 10 Plays
11 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: Who led the Mocs in scoring in the two 1997 NCAA
Tournament wins over Georgia and Illinois? Answer: Willie Young with 39 (24 vs.
UGa/15 vs. Illini).
12 - Meet Gee McGhee
13 - Ty Patterson Beats Shot Clock in 2009 SoCon
14 - Meet Alex Bran
15 - Meet Eric Robertson
16 - 1985
17 - Deal's Pass to Wilkins in 1985 NIT at Lamar
18 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY
19 - Dontay Hampton Coast to Coast Game Winner
20 - SOCIAL MEDIA FACTOID
21 - Chris Mims Game Winner in 1997 SoCon Championship