RADIO: The Mocs Sports Network
flagship station is ESPN 105.1 FM the Zone in Chattanooga. Jim Reynolds is in
his 33rd year as the play-by-play "Voice of the Mocs".
MOCSVISION: Video (PPV) &
audio (free) is available online at GoMocs.com via MocsVision. Links for video,
audio and live stats are available on the men's basketball schedule page.
PROMOTIONS: Autograph session
after the game.
Day! All youths eighth grade or younger admitted free with paying adult.
Flex Plans: 12-game voucher ($99) or 20 games ($199 includes 20 snack
vouchers). Vouchers can be used for any game or combination of games throughout
the rest of the season for men's or women's contests (i.e. - use 4 for Mercer
game, then 2 for Reinhardt and then 3 each for Dr Pepper Classic =12 vouchers).
Check out GoMocs.com for more details.
266-MOCS (6627), click the ticket link above or stop by the McKenzie Arena
ticket office (Gate 1 pre-gameday). Gates open at 6 p.m.
UTC MOCS CLUB/ALUMNI EVENT IN
ATLANTA JANUARY 2ND
The UTC Mocs
Club and the UTC Alumni Association are hosting a pregame reception for all
fans at STATS restaurant in Atlanta prior to the UTC-Georgia Tech men's basketball
game. The event begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at 6:30. The cost to attend the
reception is $25 and includes an appetizer buffet of cheeseburger sliders,
spinach and artichoke dip, roasted vegetables and spicy buffalo wings, as well
as one drink ticket. There is a cash bar during the event. We are also offering
a package where you can attend the reception and get a game ticket for $35. To
RSVP, contact the UTC Mocs Club office at 423-425-4233, or click here to sign up online. The
last day to RSVP is December 28th.
travels to LSU on Tuesday, December 11, before returning to McKenzie Arena
Sunday, December 16, to host Mercer at 3 p.m.
- Just the second meeting in the series between the two
schools. The first one was December 30, 2009, a 68-54 Chattanooga win in the Dr
Pepper Classic Championship game. Series note on page 3.
- UTC owns a rebounding margin of 10.0 per game which
leads the SoCon and ranks No. 17 in the country (as of 12/2).
- The Mocs are tough on the glass at both ends of the
floor. The team paces the SoCon in offensive rebound percentage (.415) and is
second to UNCG in defensive rebound percentage (.753).
- Chattanooga is tied for seventh in the country in
offensive boards per game (16.3) with Ole Miss through games of Wednesday,
- The Mocs have grabbed 12 or more offensive rebounds in
seven straight contests to open the season. The last time they did that was in
2010-11 (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) recording 12 or more eight times in a row (Louisville
through Reinhardt). The one break was 11 against Montreat on Dec. 28, 2010 for
a run of 13 in 14 games.
- UTC has out-boarded opponents by 10 or more four times
- In the last three games, Chattanooga has attempted just
29 three-pointers, 9.7 per game (10 - LA Tech, 7 at KSU, 12 - Davidson). Last
time the team shot as few as 12 was December 20, 2008 at Mississippi Valley
State (12). You have to go back to 2007 to find the last occurrence of 29 or
fewer three-pointers hoisted in a two-game stretch (27 - 20 vs UNCG, 2/24 &
7 vs. Wofford, 2/28).
- The Mocs turned the ball over just 12 times against
Davidson, the second lowest total of the season (10 vs. SEMO). That came after
back-to-back games with 20+ (24 vs. LA Tech, 23 at KSU).
- Drazen Zlovaric leads the league and is tied for 48th
nationally (thru 12/5) in offensive rebounds per game (3.4).
- Ronrico White is eighth in the SoCon in free throws
attempted (38). There is just one other guard (Trey Sumler, WCU, T10, 32) in
the top 10.
- Z. Mason has averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and
three blocks per game over the last two. He has made 54.5% (12-22) of his shot
attempts over that span after starting the year at 40.4% (19-47).
- Freshman Gee McGhee is averaging 12.6 points, 2.2
rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game over the last five. He scored in
double digits in each of the last three games posting 15.3 points, 2.7 boards,
2.7 assists and 1.7 steals per contest.
- McGhee opened the season shooting 24.2% (8-33) from the
field, 15.4 percent (4-26) from 3pt range and 30.8% (4-13) on free throws in
his first four games. In the last three, he's made 14 of 32 shots (43.8%)
including five of 12 (41.7%) and 13 of 17 (76.5%) from the charity stripe.
- McGhee has played 24 or more minutes in every game with
a high of 31 (Troy). He is the only student-athlete on the squad to do so.
- White is posting 10.5 ppg making 50% (4-8) from beyond
the arc over the last four games.
The Mocs have a long history of games with the Ohio
Valley Conference. There are two scheduled matchups this year (SE Missouri,
Eastern Kentucky) with another possible (Austin Peay) on the second day of the
Dr Pepper Classic.
- UTC is 80-77 vs. current OVC opponents. (Austin Peay
10-8, Belmont 5-2, Eastern Illinois 4-2, Eastern Kentucky 1-0, Jacksonville
State 15-4, Murray State 2-6, SE Missouri 0-1, Tennessee State 19-14, Tennessee
Tech 16-40, UT-Martin 8-0).
- Shulman is 7-6 against OVC squads.
SCOUTING THE COLONELS
- Eastern Kentucky is 8-0 on the year, 1-0 on the road.
- Jeff Neubauer is 126-102 in his seventh season on the
bench at EKU. He is 0-1 against the Mocs.
- The Colonels opened the season with seven straight wins
at home before Tuesday night's win at North Carolina Central.
- There is one common opponent to date as EKU toppled
Kennesaw State by 14 (85-71) in Richmond, while UTC traveled to KSU for its
14-point triumph, 65-51.
- Eastern Kentucky owns wins over Towson (71-69 OT),
Western Carolina (72-70) and 2012 NCAA Cinderella Norfolk State (68-44) among
- Glenn Cosey leads a potent offensive attack at 17
points per game making 51.1 percent of his shot attempts including 45.7 percent
from three-point range.
- EKU makes 49.7 percent from the field, 36.3 percent
from three-point range and 73.0 percent from the free throw line.
The Chattanooga Mocs lost a legend on Nov. 14, 2012 as former Head Coach
Murray Arnold passed away in Florida. He laid the DI championship foundation
coaching for six years, 1980-85, with a 135-46 record. He coached collegiately
at four institutions (Birmingham Southern, Western Kentucky and Stetson)
amassing a 420-229 mark in 22 seasons. The Mocs captured four SoCon
Championships in six UTC campaigns advancing to three NCAA Tournaments and two
NITs reaching the Elite 8 (NIT) in 1985 and narrowly missing the NCAA Sweet 16
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