The University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga women’s basketball team hosts Southern Conference foe Furman University today at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Arena.
The Lady Mocs (15-3, 7-0) are in first place in the SoCon and have the nation's longest home court win streak among NCAA D-I women's programs at 33.
WHAT TO KNOW…
- Chattanooga has won 23 straight Southern Conference regular
- UTC has won its last 11 games beginning with a win over
Colorado State on December 1 in Hawai’i.
- Chattanooga is 44-21 against Furman since 1985.
- UTC has won 24 of the last 25 games against Furman.
Furman’s lone win in the stretch was Feb. 6, 2012 in Timmons Arena.
- At home, UTC is 20-9 against the Paladins
SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA (15-3, 7-0 SoCon)
Chattanooga leads the Southern Conference in eight categories
including scoring offense (70.6), scoring defense (59.3), scoring margin (11.2)
and field goal percentage (.451). UTC also is tops in the league for assists
(16.2), turnover margin (+2.33), assist-turnover ratio (1.3) and rebounding
defense (34.3). The women’s team is 10-0 when scoring 70 or more points and has
topped the 80-point mark four times. Against Wofford on Saturday, UTC snared a
season-high 50 rebounds while also recording season-bests in assists (23),
blocked shots (10) and steals (13).
Senior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) leads the team in
scoring (13.6), free throw percentage (.813), steals (2.2) and blocked shots
(1.2). She leads the SoCon in assist-turnover ratio (1.7) and defensive rebounds
(7.2) and is second for rebounds (8.7), assists (4.6) and playing time (35.9).
Senior Faith Dupree (Knoxville, Tenn.) is second on the team for blocked shots
and third for scoring and rebounding. Senior Ashlen Dewart (Spartanburg, S.C.)
is second on the team in scoring and rebounding while ranking sixth in the SoCon
for field goal percentage making 52.5 percent of her attempts.
SCOUTING FURMAN (10-7, 4-2)
Furman ranks third in the Southern Conference standings and
suffered a loss one-point Saturday afternoon at last place Samford. The Paladins
are third in the league in scoring with 68 points per game while giving up 64.6
to its opponents. From the field, Furman is ranked third in the league making 42
percent of its shots, second from beyond the arc (.351) and fifth from the free
throw line (.694). Furman has a staunch defense allowing opponents to shoot just
38.4 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent from the 3-point line. On the
boards, the Paladins average 40 rebounds per game.
Sophomore Holli Wilkins (daughter of former UTC standout
Gerald Wilkins) is fifth in the league in scoring with 14.9 points per game and
Brittany Hodges is second on the team in scoring with 12.1 points/game. Sarah
Durdaller is ranked 21st in the SoCon for scoring with 9.0 ppg and
Whitney Bunn averages 7.8 ppg. Hodges is tied for third in rebounding with 8.6
boards per game and Durdaller is second on the team with 5.7 per game.