Even though his young team has lost four in-a-row, Mocs coach John Shulman is upbeat. Literally.
(Shulman beating podium like a drum) Said Shulman,"I know what our record is. Can't do nothing about that. I know what I see on the floor."
On Tuesday, Shulman saw freshman guard Gee McGhee toss in a team high 19-points. Said McGhee,"Just trying to take it in as a learning experience. Just trying to get better. Just keep grinding."
The Mocs played ten guys against Louisiana Tech. Seven were freshmen and sophomores. That may help explain 24 turnovers, but it's still not an excuse for Coach Shulman. "Ain't nobody saying well, they've got a little freshmen and sophomores out there playing. Grow up. We are about to grow up. Five games in nine days. And we had a chance to win at Kansas, and we had a chance to win all three of these here. So we are there, we just have to get over the hump. Got to get over the next hump."
Poor foul shooting has also hurt the team this season. Said Shulman,"You've got to have some guts. I don't know if I said that word. You've got to have some guts to go up there to the dag gum line, and stick a dag gum free throw in the bucket."
No guts. No glory. Chattanooga will try to gut out their first D-one win this weekend against Kennesaw State. Said guard Ronrico White,"What's it going to take to get a win? We've got to value every possesion more. Everybody has got to clean up just one thing. If everybody cleans up just one possession or one thing, then we'll be fine."