McKenzie Arena - Saturday Night Hot Spot

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

McKenzie Arena was a great place to be Saturday night as the Moc hoopsters offered an entertaining, fast paced product in a 70-69 win against Wofford.

Win streaks ... exciting play ... big crowds ... good atmosphere.

Who's In First: Take a look at the Southern Conference basketball standings and one will find both the UTC Men (4-0) and UTC women (5-0) in first place.

McKenzie Arena is once again a good home court advantage for the Chattanooga basketball teams, while nearby Maclellan Gym is home to the UTC wrestlers who are also in first place in the SoCon.

Three teams from Chattanooga ... All in First Place

Tonight, McKenzie was alive as band, cheerleaders, and Mocs players all were part of a big win.

The men have won six straight ... the women haven't lost a home game since senior Taylor Hall was a sophomore and Heath Eslinger has the Moc wrestlers preparing for a run at another Southern Conference mat title.

The Moc athletes are offering a quality style of basketball and wrestling and hope the fans in the Chattanooga will continue to put meat in the seats.

Jan. 25 - Big Doubleheader: The men and women cagers will be back home in two weeks (Jan.25) for an important Southern Conference Saturday doubleheader.

Come see what all the commotion is about at 3rd and Maple.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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