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 […]

Men’s Basketball: Mocs tied for first in SoCon standings

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Against the UNCG Spartans, the game was scrappy and downright physical, but the Mocs were able to pull out an 81-72 win. Chattanooga is now 14-7 overall and 7-1 in the Southern Conference. “I thought the key of the game was in the second half,” head coach Will Wade said. […]

Men’s basketball defeats VMI, now 6-1 in the SoCon


By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,–The Chattanooga men’s basketball team had no problem beating a Virginia Military Institute (VMI) squad that liked to full-court press and shoot three pointers. The Mocs improve to 6-1 in the SoCon, and the 86-64 win ties them for first place in league standings. Entering the game, the VMI Keydets led […]

Moc of the Week: Casey Jones

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Junior Casey Jones, New Orleans, La., attempts a free throw during a home game.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Casey Jones is a junior on the men’s basketball team and leads the team in scoring and rebounds. Two games ago, the New Orleans, La., native hit a three-point buzzer beater on the road against East Tennessee State. The following Thursday, the 6-foot-5 forward and his teammates were able to […]

Q & A: Basketball’s Keiana Gilbert discusses her freshman season

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Freshman Keiana Gilbert from Columbia, Tenn., has played a vital role in UTC’s hot start so far this season. The Mocs are 12-3 entering conference play, with Gilbert leading the team in points, steals and minutes played. In UTC’s upset victory over Tennessee, Gilbert scored a career-high 27 points, […]

Men’s basketball move to 4-1 in SoCon play


By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Mocs basketball team tallied two wins and one loss in Southern Conference action over last week. Chattanooga lost to Wofford, but beat Western Carolina and East Tennessee State. UTC started last week with a tough 64-68 loss to Wofford, which was Chattanooga’s first SoCon loss. The Mocs controlled the […]

Basketball season is underway for UTC

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The men and women’s basketball teams have finished the bulk of their non-conference season, and have now entered their early league competition for the Southern Conference championship. The men’s team has already played the likes of the Citadel, Furman, and Wofford as far as in-league competition goes, and they have […]

Eric Robertson torches Lipscomb for home win


By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,– The Chattanooga men’s basketball team hit a barrage of three-pointers in the second half for their 78-60 win at home over Lipscomb University. The Mocs (8-6) have improved their home record to 7-1 as second-year head coach Will Wade now has UTC on their first non-conference winning record since the 2009-10 season. […]

UTC men’s basketball blows by Montreat 104-50

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The men’s basketball team ran past Montreat, 104-50, at home behind six players scoring in double figures. “It was good to have guys in double figures and see them shoot the ball well,” head coach Will Wade said. “We’ve been shooting the ball well in practice and I give […]

UTC women’s basketball upsets No. 4 Tennessee

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — For the second time in three years, the women’s basketball team defeated the Tennessee Lady Volunteers Wednesday night, 67-63. “My hats off to them they played an outstanding game,” Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick said. “I don’t know what coach Foster’s game plan was, but I’m sure they followed it to […]