Males’s Basketball Travels to League-Main Samford for the Nationwide TV Contest on Saturday | Techi Chook


CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs males’s basketball staff will look to make it three straight when it heads to league-leading Samford for a nationally televised Southern Convention matchup contained in the Pete Hanna Heart in Birmingham, Ala. ., on Saturday night time. Tip-off is ready for six pm ET on ESPNU (verify native listings).

Chattanooga (11-7, 3-2 SoCon) is coming off a formidable 95-76 house win in opposition to a streaky Western Carolina staff on Wednesday night time to snap the streak for the primary time since on its six-game successful streak in mid-December. The Mocs snapped the Catamounts’ three-game successful streak in what marked the a hundredth all-time assembly between the 2 applications.

Jake Stephens turned in one other historic efficiency after ending with 35 factors (13-18 FG, 2-4 3PT, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds and 5 assists to assist the Mocs to their third league win. It was his second straight 35-point, 10-rebound recreation as he grew to become the primary NCAA Divsion I participant since 2019 (Nathan Knight, William & Mary), and simply the fifth since 2010-11, to perform the feat consecutive victories. video games.

Samford (11-7, 5-0 SoCon) was using a five-game successful streak into league play heading into Saturday and has improved to an 8-2 mark at house this season. Coping with accidents, the Bulldogs had a curler coaster marketing campaign, beginning the 12 months on a six-game successful streak earlier than dropping a seven-game successful streak to show it right into a five-game successful streak.

Followers can watch the sport LIVE on ESPNU by means of your cable supplier (verify native listings) and thru the Watch ESPN and ESPN App platforms or followers may hear LIVE on WFLI 96.1 FM/100.3 FM / 1070AM in Chattanooga in addition to the Varsity Community app.

GAME INFORMATION
Chattanooga (11-7, 3-2 SoCon) at Samford (11-7, 5-0 SoCon)
Saturday, Jan. 14 · 6 pm ET · Birmingham, Ala. · Pete Hanna Heart (5,000)
ESPNU · Pay attention · Reside Stats

GAME NOTES
Chattanooga · Samford · SoCon

SERIES INFO
108th Assembly · File: 67-40 · Dwelling: 42-12 · Away: 42-12 · Impartial: 2-0
Final Assembly: February 26, 2022 – W, 70-57 – McKenzie Enviornment (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

LAST TIME OUT
Chattanooga (11-7, 3-2 SoCon) has gained back-to-back for the primary time since mid-December after a 95-76 victory over a streaking Western Carolina staff on Wednesday. The Mocs snapped the Catamounts’ three-game successful streak within the a hundredth assembly between the 2 colleges. UTC shot a blistering 60.8% (31-of-51) from the ground to mark its highest FG share in opposition to a SoCon opponent since 2010 (Georgia Southern).

THERE ARE THREE KEYS TO SUCCESS
After ending Wednesday’s contest capturing 42.9% (9-of-21) from three, Chattanooga improved to 7-0 this season when capturing 40.0% or higher from behind the arc. UTC ranks seventeenth in NCAA DI with a 38.8% three-point FG share.

WORK ON WEEKENDS
After Chattanooga’s 85-78 win over VMI on Saturday, the Mocs improved to an ideal 6-0 this season once they had been sacked on Saturday. Moreover, each SoCon wins this season got here on Saturday. UTC improved to simply 2-4 this season in Wednesday’s video games after a 95-76 win over WCU.

STEPHENS MAGIC CONTINUES
Graduate switch Jake Stephens continued his unbelievable 2022-23 marketing campaign after posting 35 factors, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in Wednesday’s win over WCU. The efficiency marked his second straight 30-plus level, 10-plus rebound effort to turn into the primary Moc to submit consecutive 30/10 video games since Chad Copeland in 1993-94. Stephens grew to become the primary NCAA Division I participant since 2019 (Nathan Knight, William & Mary) to submit consecutive 35/10 video games.

MAGIC NUMBER 80
Chattanooga moved to 10-0 this season in video games the place the offense scored 80 or extra factors after a 95-76 win over WCU. The Mocs are simply 1-7 in video games with out scoring 80 factors.

STEPHENS NAMED SOCON PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER

Jake Stephens was named the SoCon Participant of the Month for December, the league workplace introduced Thursday. Stephens has now gained the award twice this season (November/December) and has collected 4 profession month-to-month honors, changing into simply the fourth participant in SoCon historical past to take action. He’s the primary since Fletcher Magee in 2018-19 to win it in back-to-back months.

STEPHENS IN NATIONAL COMPARISON
how Jake Stephens’ scorching begin in comparison with others throughout the nation? Stephens is at the moment the one participant within the NCAA DI to common not less than 20 factors, 10 rebounds and a couple of.3 blocks per recreation. He joins Purdue’s Zach Edey as the one two gamers to common 20 factors and 10 rebounds per recreation. When the season ends right now, Stephens would be the first DI participant to common 20ppg, 10rpg, 3apg & 2bpg since Tim Duncan (Wake Forest) in 1996-97, per OptaSTATS.

ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY FROM THE DEEP
Coming into NCAA DI motion on Thursday (1/12), Chattanooga was ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division I behind a 12.0 three-pointers per recreation common. The Mocs now have a slim lead over the second-ranked Liberty staff (11.8).

FIRST EFFECT FROM DEEP
Chattanooga (12.0 – 1st), Cornell (11.5 – third), and Penn State (11.1 – 4th) rank among the many high three-point capturing groups within the nation. Cornell is led by Dan Earl’s youthful brother Brian whereas Penn State is Earl’s alma mater (1997).

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