Q&A: Women’s basketball coach speaks on his young team

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Head coach Jim Foster will lead a young group of players in hopes of repeating as Southern Conference champions and gaining another NCAA tournament appearance.

Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Jim Foster is the UTC women’s head basketball coach and is in his second season at the helm of the program. He and the rest of the team plan to defend their Southern Conference title, despite losing five talented seniors from last year. Q: How anxious have the players been to […]

Get to know your Mocs: Justin Tuoyo

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Redshirt sophomore Justin Tuoyo, Fayetteville, Ga., fends off two Hiwassee defenders

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. –Redshirt sophomore Justin Tuoyo, Fayetteville, Ga., made his debut as a Chattanooga Moc Friday against Hiwassee. This was his first game in 18 months. “I was nervous at the beginning of the game trying to get a little bit of rust off,” Tuoyo said. “When the game kept going though, […]

Men’s basketball wins convincing season opener

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Sophomore Greg Pryor, Memphis, posted 13 points in the Mocs season opener.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Chattanooga men’s basketball team kicked off their Chaos 2.0 season with a convincing 110-53 win against Hiwassee Friday. “We were very reliant on one person last season,” head coach Will Wade said. “We don’t want to be that way this year, so it was nice to see the […]

UTC women’s basketball wins season debut

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. —Even though they are longtime friends, UTC head coach Jim Foster had the Mocs’s longest home-winning streak tested by Villanova head coach Harry Perretta. In the season opener for the Chattanooga Mocs women’s basketball team, sophomores Moses Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., and Jasmine Joyner, Southaven, Miss., gave clutch performances in their […]

Commentary: NBA can get a fresh start this season

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,– As a lover of basketball, I cannot believe that the 2014-2015 NBA season is about to be underway. I will admit that I have not watched much of the preseason, but in all honesty I never did. The NBA is coming off a whirlwind of a year entering this season, with […]

Men and women’s basketball receive high ranking in Preseason SoCon Polls

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Chattanooga Mocs men and women’s basketball teams were picked to finish second and first in the Southern Conference, according to both the coaches and media polls. For the men’s basketball Coaches Poll , Wofford received eight first place preseason votes to claim the top spot, followed by Chattanooga with […]

Men’s Basketball wins three games in Bahamas

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Head coach Will Wade and his team returned from a five-day trip to the Bahamas, where they won three games against the Grand Bahamas All-Stars, the Bahamas All-Stars and the CT Knights. This was an opportunity for the players to practice their skills and have in-game experience before the season […]

Lady Moc Taylor Hall receives WNBA tryout

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — After the 2014 WNBA Draft concluded on April 15, senior Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., received a surprise phone call at midnight. Seattle Storm’s associate head coach Jenny Boucek, broke the news that Hall was invited to the team’s training camp. After winning the Southern Conference Player of the […]

Three Mocs basketball players intend to transfer from program

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Sophomore Gee McGhee, Baton Rouge, La., is one of three players transferring from UTC.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,- Head coach Will Wade said  sophomore Gee McGhee, Baton Rouge, La., along with freshmen T.J. Williams, Wilmington, N.C. and Anthanee Doyle, Holly Springs, N.C., plan to transfer from the Mocs basketball team, the Chattanooga-Times Free Press first reported. Neither grades nor off-court issues played a part in the three player’s decision […]

Lady Mocs fall to Syracuse in NCAA Tournament

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Senior Taylor Hall, New Tazewell, Tenn., finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., – The Lady Mocs’ season, and the careers of five seniors finally came to an end March 22 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. Free throws and rebounding were the main factors that worked against the Lady Mocs, as they shot only 36.4 […]