Mocs ‘dismantle’ ETSU


*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 […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

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. […]