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 […]

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 […]

Men’s basketball loses two SoCon matchups

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Mocs fell at home 77-61 against Georgia Southern and lost an away game at UNCG 88-84. The Mocs took an early lead with a quick 16-2 run. The early lead came from a solid defense forcing 7 GSU turnovers in the first eight minutes of the game. The Mocs let […]

Men’s basketball fends off Western Carolina at home

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Junior Ronrico White, Knoxville, goes up for a layup against SoCon opponent Western Carolina.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn., The Chattanooga Mocs basketball team defeated the Western Carolina Catamounts 83-73 for a pivotal Southern Conference win. Prior to this SoCon matchup, the Mocs lost three out of the last four games. “We played our most complete game and our best game since we played Elon earlier in the season,” head […]

Men’s basketball drops two away games

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Gee McGhee, Baton Rouge, La., among others plans to leave the men's basketball team.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Men’s basketball team ended their road trip with two consecutive losses to non-conference opponent Eastern Kentucky and SoCon foe Samford. In their first non-conference matchup in almost two months, UTC fell to Eastern Kentucky 74-63, despite redshirt senior Z. Mason, Nashville, recording his 600th career rebound. The first half […]

Mocs basketball splits conference games against Davidson, Furman

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Casey Jones, New Orleans, La., dunks the ball against SoCon opponent Furman.

Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chattanooga men’s basketball is no longer undefeated in the conference after losing Thursday night against Davidson, 94-51, but bounced back Saturday night at home against Furman with a 67-52 win. Despite their loss Jan. 30, Chattanooga remains the top team in the conference with a 9-1 standing. Casey Jones, New Orleans, […]

Get to know Gee McGhee off the court

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Sophomore Gee McGhee, Baton Rouge, La., has been a vital asset for the Mocs this season.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. —  Sophomore GerVaughn McGhee, simply known as “Gee,” started all 32 games last year at shooting guard for the Mocs basketball team with a résumé that includes a 2013 Southern Conference All-Freshman team award. Fast forward to this season, and he can now add an appearance on  ESPN Sportscenter’s Top […]

Mocs defeat Elon and UNCG at home to go 8-0 in SoCon play

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Head coach Will Wade and his Mocs are on a 10-game win streak and 8-0 in the SoCon after last week’s home wins over Elon (84-63) and UNCG (77-67). On Thursday, Jan. 23 against the preseason favorite Elon, the Mocs were led by senior Z Mason’s, Nashville, double-double of 27 […]