Mocs Prepare For SoCon Opener Against Davidson
No push over for the Mocs in their SoCon opener on Saturday night. They host the defending league champs in Davidson. Chattanooga coach John Shulman wonders who decided to make this the league opener for his young team. Said Shulman,"It's kind of like taking a Z-Pac and trying to get healthy and get better. You gotta take the two doses on the front end and then go one apiece. We get that dose on Saturday night. I think our kids are excited and looking forward to it. It's just the youngest team in the league playing the oldest team in the league." Added forward Z Mason,"They're a great team. They have all their players back from last year. So it'll definitely be a good test for us."
-Chattanooga is 20-15 in SoCon openers, 15-6 when opening at home.
- UTC leads the all-time series with Davidson 32-23, 17-6 at home. It is 27-20 in regular season SoCon contests against the Wildcats. Series notes on page 3 of game notes package.
- The Mocs are beating teams by nearly 12 (11.7) rebounds per game. That ranks in the top 15 in the nation at No. 12. Chattanooga leads the SoCon in margin and offensive (.438) and defensive (.749) rebound percentage.
- UTC is top 10 in the country ranking tied for sixth (Maryland) in offensive boards per game (17.0) through Wednesday, November 28.
- The Mocs have grabbed 12 or more offensive rebounds in six straight contests. The last time they did that was in 2010-11 (Dec. 30-Jan. 15) recording 12 or more eight times in a row (Louisville through Reinhardt). The one break was 11 against Montreat on Dec. 28, 2010 for a run of 13 in 14 games.