The Mocs Fans - the 6th Man

UTC Hoops Notebook

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Will Wade's goal was to have 5,000 fans in house (McKenzie Arena) Thursday night and fill the blue and gold seats to make a home court advantage for Chattanooga.

"A big thank you to our fans as just under 5,000 sounded like 7,000 ... the student turnout was great and we need more fans for Saturday night (vs. UNCG at 7 p.m.)," said coach Wade.

Gee McGhee - "we were happy to see so many fans at the game ... our fans are amazing ... it's great to have a supportive home crowd cheering you on."

Late 3: Freshman Anthanee Doyle subbed in with 58 seconds remaining, had a steal and a turnover and hit a very long 3-pointer for the Mocs last basket.

But the 3-pointer was not fluke as Doyle is now 4-7 from beyond the arc.

Mocs Win Streak: UTC is now 7-0 in the SoCon and has an overall nine-game win streak the longest since winning 11 in a row (1/6/97 - 2/6/97) for first time since.

Birthdays: 

Z Mason turned 23, Jan. 21

Eric Robertson turns 20 on Feb. 4 .... Lance Stokes turns 22 on Feb. 5 ...

Anthanee Doyle turns 19 on Feb. 24.

Free Throws: UTC was 28-32 tonight from the charity line ... I am proud of how we shot free throws tonight," said coach Wade ... We have worked hard on our free throws in practice.

"Lance made four big free throws in the second half to push a 13-point lead to 17."

UTC was 28-29 in an 87-71 loss at Northern Kentucky, Dec. 15 ... season high is 31 (31-41) in a 90-81 home win against Samford, Jan.9

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


Billups Scores Twice In Howard's 14-7 Win Over CCS

The Howard Hustlin Tigers won their third game of the year Friday night with a 14-7 win over visiting Chattanooga Christian.  Howard's Tawon Billups gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead with a touchdown late in the 1st quarter.  CCS would take the lead after Matthew Mercer found Ben Moore in the endzone from 12 yards out late in the second quarter.  CCS led 7-6 at the ... (click for more)

Mocs Volleyball Wins 3-1 Over ETSU

 In a match that featured 31 tie scores and 14 lead changes, the Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team earned their first Southern Conference win of the season by defeating rival ETSU 3-1 (26-28, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20) on Friday night in Maclellan Gym. After dropping a tough first set 28-26 to the Buccaneers and falling behind 16-10 in the second set, the Mocs found a way to ... (click for more)

County GOP Chairman Says Berke Should Resign For Admittedly Using Encrypted Messaging With Top Staff; Berke, Lee Call It Blatant Partisan Attack

Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Tony Sanders said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke "should immediately resign after admitting that he and his senior staff employ an encrypted message application that neither records or stores messages sent and received for the purpose of official city of Chattanooga business on a government-owned server." He said he was guilty of "deliberates ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Berke Use Of Encrypted Message Service Was Deliberate Attempt To Avoid Open Records

City Councilman Larry Grohn said Friday  that the use of an encrypted message service by Mayor Andy Berke was a deliberate attempt to avoid the Open Records Act. Councilman Grohn, who is running for mayor, said, " In recent days, there has been one story after another come out concerning how the Mayor and his head staffers have used end-to-end encryption apps to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Citizens Are The Best

Today, when I finished my shift, my wife and I had a rare kid-free time where she and I could enjoy a nice quiet dinner. So, when I left my extra job and she left her job, we met at a neat local place in St. Elmo. She and I had been looking forward to and planning this dinner all day. You see, between my work with the city of Chattanooga, my many hours of extra jobs, and our responsibilities ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Knobfather & Me

I’ve seen some beautiful things in my life. I’ve eaten dinner inside the Eiffel Tower with the city of Paris all aglitter below. I’ve been sprayed by champagne in the Dallas Cowboys’ dressing room after they won the Super Bowl. I’ve stood both at the top and at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I’ve snorkeled in the Great Exuma islands, learned to snow ski in the Austrian Alps, and ... (click for more)