SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
CULLOWHEE, NORTH CAROLINA • RAMSEY CENTER
2:00 PM EST • RADIO: ESPN 105.1 FM
CHATTANOOGA TRAVELS TO WESTERN CAROLINA FOR SUNDAY MATCHUP
DILLSBORO, N.C. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga held on for a 60-56 win at Davidson Friday night to move into a three-way tie atop the Southern Conference standings at 6-1. On Sunday, the Lady Mocs will take on Western Carolina in a 2 p.m. matchup.
WHAT TO KNOW
- Game tips off at 2 p.m. at the Ramsey Event Center on the Western Carolina campus
- Listen LIVE! On ESPN 105.1 FM with the pregame broadcast beginning at 1:40 p.m.
- Live stats and video streaming available at GoMocs.com: women's basketball schedule page or GAMEDAY CENTRAL
Head Coach Wes Moore: Overall: 542-168; UTC: 342-112
2012-13 Overall: 12-3; SoCon 6-1
The Lady Mocs held on Friday night to defeat Davidson 60-56 to improve to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in league play. Chattanooga holds a share of first along with Elon and Samford. UTC is second in the league in scoring with 69.8 points per game and second in scoring defense, allowing opponents just 55.7 points per game giving them a league-best scoring margin of 14.7 points per game. The Lady Mocs are third in the league with a 41.4 field goal percentage and fifth in 3-point field goal percentage at .306 making 6.6 per game. On the boards Chattanooga is second with 41.3 rebounds per game and third in allowing opponents just 38 per game. The Lady Mocs are second in the SoCon for assists with 15.3 per game and third for steals with 10.3 per game. UTC ranks first in the league for turnover margin, giving up 14.6 per game but forcing 19.4 (+4.81) and assist-turnover margin (1.0).
Friday night saw the return of junior Faith Dupree (Knoxville, Tenn.) who was sidelined by a knee injury in the third game of the year. She scored eight of Chattanooga's first 10 points and had 11 points and two rebounds in 14 minutes on the floor. Junior Ashlen Dewart (Spartanburg, S.C.) leads the Lady Mocs with 16.3 points per game, third in the league standings, and has a SoCon-best .519 shooting percentage. She is 11th in the conference in rebounding with 6.4. Senior Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs, Tenn.) is second on the team in scoring with 12.5 points per game and fifth in field goal percentage. She is seventh in the league for assists with 2.8 per game and ranks second in 3-point field goal percentage, making 43.4 percent of her attempts and is third with 2.3 per game. Junior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) is third on the team in scoring with 9.3 points per game and rebounding with 5.3 boards per game. Senior Kylie Lambert (Etowah, Tenn.) leads the Lady Mocs with 6.6 rebounds per game and is tied for ninth in the league with 1.8 steals per game along with Hall.
SCOUTING WESTERN CAROLINA
Head Coach: Karen Middleton: Overall: 34-73; WCU: same
2012-13 Overall: 4-11; SoCon: 2-4
The Catamounts are seventh in the league standings with a 2-4 record and are 4-11 overall. They are ranked 10th in the league in scoring with just 49.6 points per game but are third in the SoCon in scoring defense allowing opponents 56.4 points per game. From the field, WCU is shooting 33.8 percent and 25.1 percent from the arc while making 67 percent of their shots from the free throw line. On the boards, the Catamounts are 10th in the league with 34.4 rebounds per game, but allow a league-low 35.4 to its opponents.
Diamond Hunnicut leads the team in scoring with 7.5 points per game and Shauna Terry is the team's top rebounder with 5.7 per game and 1.3 blocked shots per game.
Chattanooga leads the series between the two schools by a 61-11 margin dating back to 1979. Chattanooga has won 10 of the last 12 meetings including each of the last four. On the road, the Lady Mocs are 27-6 against the Catamounts losing just once at the Ramsey Center in each of the last five meetings. That loss was a 51-49 overtime contest in 2010.