Women’s basketball deserves better support

Editorial — The women’s basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the nation, and all roads are pointing to head coach Jim Foster winning his second straight Southern Conference Championship, along with another NCAA Tournament berth. They’ve beaten the likes of Villanova, Tennessee and Stanford, yet the student support at games is minimal. We at the […]

Women’s basketball will host Senior Day game against ETSU

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By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., —This senior day for the women’s basketball team will commemorate three seniors who have taken their own unique paths. Although all three were brought in under former coach Wes Moore, current coach Jim Foster has wasted no time in making a significant impact on their careers. Perhaps none more than […]

Mocs ‘dismantle’ ETSU

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*Photos by Jenna Kalmon By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., –After the men’s basketball team defeated Mercer last Thursday in front of a large home crowd, the Mocs made sure to deliver a 67-59 win over East Tennessee State on Senior Night in front of a season-high crowd of 5,179. “The people in town are starting […]

Men’s basketball defeats Mercer for second place in the SoCon

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — With the support of a packed student section chanting their school name, the men’s basketball team overcame a nine point first half deficit to defeat the Mercer Bears 74-61. “I want to thank everyone who came tonight. I thought the crowd was awesome,” head coach Will Wade said.  “I’m really proud […]

Men’s Basketball: UTC fends off Samford for home win

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., —After two weeks on the road, the men’s basketball team (18-9, 11-3 in the SoCon) defeated Samford 79-72 behind the 21 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks from junior Casey Jones, New Orleans, La. Much of the reason Jones was able to be a threat from all areas […]

Women’s basketball improves to 10-0 in the SoCon

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The No. 21 ranked women’s basketball team easily defeated UNCG 76-52 by spreading out the attack with three players scoring in double figures. “I can’t have a negative opinion when we shoot 52 percent, 21 assists and 12 turnovers,” head coach Jim Foster said. “I thought we did a good […]

No. 21 ranked Women’s basketball team dominates Wofford at home

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By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s basketball team defended their no. 21 ranking by completing a 68-41 rout over Wofford. The victory improved UTC’s conference record to 9-0, and boosted their winning streak to 17 games. The Mocs wasted no time showing their dominance on defense. Along with being held to a mere 18 […]

Men’s basketball: Mocs hold off The Citadel for SoCon win

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By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — It was a tale of two halves for the UTC men’s basketball team Saturday night as they hosted The Citadel in a SoCon matchup. The Mocs took a 47-30 lead into halftime, but barely held off the visitors in the second half coming away with a 78-73 victory. “I just […]

Women’s basketball defeats Mercer at home

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By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — A 16-0 second half run helped the women’s basketball team put away Mercer on Saturday to push their winning streak to 15 games. Every UTC player who saw the floor in the first half tallied an assist in the 71-59 victory. The unselfish play led to a 63 percent shooting […]

Women’s basketball defeats Samford to stay undefeated in the SoCon

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s basketball team showed their versatility on Monday night, downing Samford 49-32 in the midst of tough shooting. UTC was unable to surpass the 40 percent mark from the field, and shot just 38 percent in the first half and closed the game at 35 percent. However, they were […]