UTC Women Host UT in Basketball Opener at McKenzie Arena

7 p.m. Tip Off for Season Opener

Friday, November 9, 2012

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball program has an impressive history dating back to the early 1960s with 14 Southern Conference tournament championships, an NCAA tournament win and nine SoCon players of the year

Tonight at McKenzie Arena  - 7 p.m. tip-off - the Lady Mocs would like to add to that list of honors, a win against  Big Sister - the University od Tennessee. The Mocs are 0-18 vs. the Big Orange from Knoxville since the 1974-75 season.

UTC coach Wes Moore will have three returning starters in the lineup tonight, while UT is slated to start three freshman.

The Mocs are led by Kylie Lambert (8.6 ppg) and a pair of All-Southern Conference performers in Kayla Christopher (9.4 ppg) and Taylor Hall (9.1 ppg).  Alex Black (4.5 ppg) and Faith Dupree (6.7 ppg) are also slated to start.

For Tennessee and first year head coach Holly Warlick, three freshman - Andraya Carter, Jasmine Jones and Bashaara Graves - will see their first NCAA action, while returning starters Isabelle Harrison and Meighan Simmons will also be on the floor for the tip-off.

Warlick replaces Pat Summitt who retired this past spring after leading UT to eight NCAA titles and a record of 1,098-208 in 38 seasons.




















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