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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]