THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE - McKENZIE ARENA
LADY MOCS HOST EAST TENNESSEE STATE SATURDAY
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will host former Southern Conference foe East Tennessee State Saturday evening at the McKenzie Arena. The game is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m., due to the Mocs football game at Finley Stadium earlier in the day. Anyone who shows their football ticket stub at the box office Saturday will receive one ticket free ticket to the women's basketball game. All seats are general admission and the gates will open at 6:30 p.m., one hour prior to tip.
The Lady Bucs are led by former UTC assistant coach Karen Kemp who is entering her 19th season in Johnson City. She has an overall record of 264-260. The Lady Bucs lost their season opener at High Point last Saturday by an 85-76 margin. Three players scored in double-figures led by Destiny Mitchell's 26 points.
Chattanooga head coach Wes Moore is entering his 15th season with the Lady Mocs and has a 331-109 record in the Scenic City and a 531-165 record over 24 seasons. Junior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) leads the Lady Mocs with 20 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game. She scored 24 against Tennessee then followed that with a game-high 16 points at Belmont despite playing just 20 minutes. Junior Ashlen Dewart (Sprartanburg, S.C.) is averaging 10 points per game off the bench while junior Alex Black (Memphis, Tenn.) and senior Kyla Christopher (Oliver Springs, Tenn.) are each averaging 9.5 points per game. Senior Kylie Lambert (Etowah, Tenn.) is second on the team in rebounding with six per game and has a team-high 3.5 assists per game.
LAST TIME OUT
FOUR SCORE IN DOUBLE FIGURES TO LEAD LADY MOCS TO 84-54 WIN OVER BELMONT
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team got a balanced effort Wednesday night to nab an 84-54 win over Belmont at the Curb Event Center in non-conference action. Junior Taylor Hall, playing just 20 minutes, led all scorers with 16 points as UTC Head Coach Wes Moore got more players into the game. She went 5-of-8 from the floor and missed her fourth 3-point attempt after making each of her first three. She was 3-of-4 from the free throw line as well and grabbed five rebounds. Junior Faith Dupree added 12 points and three assists while freshman Tatianna Jackson also had 12 going 4-of-5 from the floor, 2-for-3 from the 3-point line and had four steals. Junior Ashlen Dewart was the fourth Chattanooga player in double figures with 10 points and was 4-for-6 from the charity stripe. Senior Kayla Christopher and junior Destiny Bramblett each tossed in eight points in the win. Christopher, along with Dupree, dished out three assists each while senior Kylie Lambert and sophomore Ka'Vonne Towns led the Lady Mocs with six rebounds each. Chattanooga jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead behind a jumper from Hall and a 3-pointer from Hall less than two minutes into the contest. UTC grew its led to double figures just over halfway through the first half to 28-17 at the 9:10 mark and never trailed throughout the game. Belmont's Alyssa Visbeen hit a 3-pointer to pull the Bruins within one, but that was as close as it would get the rest of the game as Chattanooga pushed its lead to 16 in the first half on a jumper from Dewart. In the second half, the two team started out trading shots with the Lady Mocs taking a 52-37 lead at the 13:42 mark. A 7-0 run by UTC put Chattanooga up 59-37. Jackson hit a free throw and grabbed a steal that led to a layup stretching the Lady Mocs' lead to 62-39 with 9:55 to play. Belmont cut the lead to 17, 62-45, on six straight free throws from Visbeen, but UTC responded with another 7-0 run, fueled by five made free throws to go up 69-45 with 5:54 to play. The Lady Mocs largest lead came with 40 seconds remaining, 84-52, on a layup from junior Meghan Downes. The Lady Mocs were 29-of-60 from the field (48.3%) and was 7-of-15 (46.7%) from beyond the arc. UTC was 19-of-26 from the free throw line and outrebounded Belmont 39-31. Chattanooga dished out 14 assists, had 12 steals and 12 turnovers. Belmont (1-2) shot just 32 percent (16-of-50) from the floor and was 5-of-18 (27.8%) from the 3-point line while getting a near-perfect performance at the free throw line making 17-of-18.
SCOUTING THE EAST TENNESSEE STATE LADY BUCS
The Lady Buccaneers were selected to finish fourth, tied with Jacksonville, in the Atlantic Sun preseason coaches poll. Destiny Mitchell was selected a preseason all-conference selection and is a two time all-conference performer. Last year she averaged 12.2 points per game and was second in the A-Sun with 8.9 rebounds per game. She leads the Lady Bucs with 26.0 points per game nd pulled down three rebounds at High Point. Brianna McQueen scored 18 points in the opener and had a team-high six rebounds. Serena Clark is third on the team iwth 11 points and five rebounds. The Lady Bucs scored 76 points in the opener and had 39 rebounds. ETSU added five newcomers to the squad to go along with nine returning letterwinners.
LADY MOCS RECEIVE VOTES IN AP TOP 25
After winning the season opener against No. 20 Tennessee, the Lady Mocs received 10 votes in the AP Top 25.
LADY MOCS FIFTH IN THE MID-MAJOR POLL
The Lady Mocs received 57 votes in the Mid-Major poll on Nov. 13 and ranked 25th. Delaware, with a 1-2 overall record, received 30 first place votes for the top spot with Middle Tennessee picking up one. SoCon foes Appalachian State, with a season opening win, is ranked 14th and Davidson received votes as well.
HALL NAMED SOCON PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Taylor Hall was selected the Southern Conference Player of the Week after leading the Lady Mocs to an 80-71 win over No. 20 Tennessee in the season opener. She tied her career-high with 24 points and hit career-bests in assists, steals and blocked shots. She pulled down nine rebounds and ranks among the league's Top Five in 10 categories with top rankings in scoring (24). assist-turnover ratio (999.0) and blocked shots (3.0).
HALL NAMED COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS SOCON & MID-MAJOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK Junior Taylor Hall tied her career-high in scoring with 24 points to lead the Lady Mocs to an 80-71 win over No. 20 Tennessee in the season opener at the Roundhouse. She had nine rebounds and posted career-highs in assists (5) and steals (4) while tying her career-best in blocked shots with three while committing no turnovers. Hall was 9-of-12 from the field and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc while making 3-of-5 from the free throw line.
ALL-VOLUNTEER STATE LINEUP
With the addition of Alex Black (Memphis) and Faith Dupree (Knoxville) to the Lady Mocs starting lineup, that makes an all-Tennessee starting five. The duo join Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs), Kylie Lambert (Etowah) and Taylor Hall (New Tazewell). Alicia Payne (Memphis) is the only other Tennessee resident on the roster.
DUPREE MAKES FIRST START AGAINST UTK
Junior Faith Dupree grew up in the shadow of the Lady Vols and signed to play for Summitt out of high school. After a year-and-a-half, she transferred down the road and has faced her former team twice. Last season in Knoxville, she led the Lady Mocs with 17 points off the bench and this season made her first collegiate start, matching up against the Lady Vols. She played 24 minutes scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEWCOMERS
Freshman Tatianna Jackson (Atlanta, Ga.) and Alicia Payne (Memphis, Tenn.). Tatianna Jackon, a four-star rated player from The Lovett School and led her team to the state finals her senior year. She was a three-time all-state performer and scored 1,812 career points ... Alica Payne, a three-star rated player, led her team in assists for two seasons and was a two-time all-region selection for White Station.
A SEASON ON THE ROAD
The Lady Mocs will play 16 games on the road this season including 10 Southern Conference contests, a Thanksgiving tournament at St. Mary's in San Francisco, Calif., and four non-conference games. UTC's first road game was a 30-point win at Belmont. In December, the Lady Mocs will travel to the state of Alabama to take on Alabama and Auburn and then face off against UAB just after the New Year.
HOME COURT WIN STREAK CLIMBS
The Lady Mocs posted a perfect 13-0 record at the Roundhoues last season and picked up with a win over Tennessee to run the current home-court win streak to 14 games.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL IN McKENZIE
The Lady Mocs played their first game in the UTC Arena on Dec. 3, 1983 and posted a 74-66 win over Tennessee Tech. Over the next 15 years, the Lady Mocs continued to call Maclellan Gym home and played just a handful of games in the Roundhouse. However, with the arrival of Wes Moore in 1998, the women made the move to the arena playing half of the 1998-99 schedule in the larger building. By Moore's second season, all but two of Chattanooga's home games have been played at the McKenzie Arena. Those two games were both played in the 2004-05 year. UTC has now topped the 200 mark for games played in the Roundhouse since that first year and have a 179-43 record spanning three coaches and 28 years. UTC went 13-0 at home last year.
HOT HISTORY AT HOME
The Lady Mocs went undefeated at the Roundhouse last year posting a 13-0 record.According to RPIRatings.com, the Lady Mocs have posted a 115-22 (.8394) record in the McKenzie Arena since the 2001-02 season, Moore's fourth year, through last season. That ranks ninth among all Division I women's teams with Tennessee holding the top mark with a 341-20 mark (.9446).
LADY MOCS PLAY 39TH SEASON
2012-13 marks the 39th season of varsity women's basketball at Chattanooga. Through 38 years UTC's record is 707-404. In 1974, Grace Keith was named the head coach of the Mocettes. Over two years, she posted a record of 21-23. Sharon Cable Fanning, a former player, followed and changed the nickname to Lady Mocs. In 11 years she led UTC to four SoCon titles and the 1984 NWIT finals. Craig Parrot led Chattanooga for 11 season and took the Lady Mocs to their first NCAA tournament. During his tenure UTC won one SoCon title, two tournament crowns and went to the NCAA two times. Wes Moore returns for his 15th season. He led UTC to 11 consecutive crowns, 12 20-win seasons in 13 years, including 11 straight, and 12 postseason appearances including eight trips to the NCAA tournament.
CHATTANOOGA LADY MOCS ON THE AIR WITH LARRY WARD
For the 12th straight year, Larry Ward, "The Voice of the Lady Mocs" will broadcast each and every Chattanooga women's basketball game. This season, the Mocs Sports Network will air most games on the UTC flagship station ESPN Radio 105.1 The Zone. When the men's and women's times conflict, they will broadcast on WPLZ 95.3 FM. Stick around after the women's games and listen to Ward and Head Coach Wes Moore discuss the stats and plays. The postgame show is broadcast live over the public address system at the McKenzie Arena except on doubleheaders.
INDSIDE CHATTANOOGA BASKETBALL
Get a look at Chattanooga women's basketball with insights from Lady Mocs Head Coach Wes Moore. The show airs weekly alternating between the Mocs and Lady Mocs. The show will air at 11:05 Wednesday nights on Fox 61 and will re-air at midnight Friday on MyNetworkTVChattanoga (channel 8 on EPB and 226 on Comcast). Also available on EPB Fiber Optics Video On Demand Service.
2012-13 "Chat with the Mocs" Schedule
CHAT WITH THE MOCS
Throughout the season, head coaches Wes Moore and John Shulman will participate in a live, interactive radio show hosted by the Voice of the Mocs Jim Reynolds. The shows will be aired live at Jefferson's located on Georgia Avenue at Fountain Square.
(times subject to change)
December 4, 2012 7-8 PM
December 13, 2012 7-8 PM
December 18, 2012 7-8 PM
January 3, 2013 7-8 PM
January 8, 2013 7-8 PM
January 15, 2013 7-8 PM
January 22, 2013 7-8 PM
January 29, 2013 7-8 PM
February 5, 2013 7-8 PM
February 12, 2013 7-8 PM
February 19, 2013 7-8 PM
February 26, 2013 7-8 PM
March 5, 2013 7-8 PM
March 12, 2013 7-8 PM
March 19, 2013 7-8 PM