Chattanooga Mocs Earn 13 Seed in NCAA Tournament

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Mocs are seeded 13th in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament and will play Illinois on Friday. Tip off will be at 6:50pm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the TNT network. The Mocs won the Southern Conference Tournament to gain the automatic berth in the NCAA.

The Fightning Illini are seeded fourth in the region. They finished 22-9 and were the Big Ten regular-season champions.

David Jean-Baptiste said, “Seeing a name on the board, it’s like okay now it’s real. You know now we actually have an opponent we have a location so now it’s all business from here on out.”

Malachi Smith, “I wish we could play tomorrow to be honest, but we’re going to put the work in and prepare the way we need to.”

Mocs Head Coach Lamont Paris said, “I think it’ll be a good a good situation for us. We’re playing well. There’s some pressure going in just to get to the tournament. And once you’re there, you can you can let your hair down and just play loose. And that’s what I expect our team will do.”

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