UTC Lady Mocs: 30-Win Season is Reachable Goal

"Journey to 30" Starts Tonight at Samford

Monday, February 24, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

The Chattanooga Lady Mocs are 23-3 and the defending Southern Conference champs put a handful of winning streaks on the line tonight at Samford (7 p.m. EST tipoff).

 

UTC is 15-0 in the SoCon, has won 19 straight overall this season, including 11 straight on the road, and has won 31 straight regular season SoCon games.

 

With all the talk of win streaks (Lady Mocs also has the nation’s longest home court win streak at 37), setting a school record for wins (30) in a season is attainable.

 

Seven More Wins: UTC can reach 30 victories by winning the final three regular season games, three more in the SoCon tourney and an opening round NCAA contest.

 

The Lady Mocs’ “Journey to 30” begins tonight.

 

Radio: Listen to the broadcast on ESPN The Zone 105.1 FM with Larry Ward handling the play-by-play.

Seasons with 23 or more wins:

 

2003-04 – 29-3 20-0 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney: Champs, 3-0 … NCAAs (1-1)

Win Streak: 27 games …. At the time, the nation’s longest win streak …

SEC Wins: Ole Miss

Overtime Wins (1): Beat Ole Miss at home, 79-77 (Dec. 6)

1 or 2-Pt Wins: None …

Most Points: 95 in 95-62 win at East Tenn State (Jan.3)

Losses: at Tennessee, Butler (neutral), Vanderbilt (home)

NCAA beat Rutgers (74-69), lost to Vanderbilt (60-44)

Notes: current assistant coach Katie Galloway Burrows sparked a comeback in 74-69 win against Rutgers Honors: Katasha Brown was SoCon Player of the Year

 

 

2007-08 – 29-4 18-0 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney Champs, 3-0 … NCAAs (0-1)

Win Streak: 24 games …

SEC Wins: Alabama … ACC Wins: Clemson

Overtime Wins: None

1-2 Pt Wins: None

Most Points: 88 in 88-63 win against Miami (Ohio) in Hawaii (Dec. 30)

Losses (4): at Tennessee, Louisville, at Alabama A&M, Kansas State (NCAAs)

NCAAs: lost to Kansas State, 69-59

Honors: Alex Anderson was SoCon Player of the Year and SoCon Tournament MVP

 

2012-13 – 29-4 … 19-1 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney Champs, 3-0 … NCAAs (0-1)

Win Streak: 19 games …

SEC Wins: Tennessee, Alabama … ACC Wins: Clemson

Overtime Wins: None

1-2 Pt Wins: 64-63 vs. Davidson in SoCon final (March 11, 2013)

Most Points: 88 in 88-63 win against Miami (Ohio) in Hawaii (Dec. 30)

Losses (4): at St. Mary’s, at Auburn at Elon, Nebraska(neutral in NCAAs)

NCAAs: lost to Nebraska, 73-59

Highlight: Kayla Christopher’s late basket propelled UTC to a 64-63 win against Davidson in SoCon title game

Honors: SoCon Tourney MVP -  Ashlen Dewart

 

2005-06 – 27-418-0 in SoCon … SoCon tourney Champs, 3-0 … NCAAs (0-1)

Win Streak: 26 games

SEC Wins: Auburn

Overtime Wins (1): at Western Carolina (1-14-11)

1 or 2-Pt Wins: None

100-Point Wins (1): 104-58 vs. Wofford (Dec. 10)

Most Points: 104 in 104-58 win vs. Wofford (Dec. 10)

Losses: at Indiana State, at Tennessee, Tenn. Tech (neutral), Kentucky (NCAAs)

NCAAs: lost to Kentucky, 69-59, in opening round

Honors: SoCon Player of the Year - Katasha Brown … SoCon Tourney MVP - Tiffany Roberson

 

1983-84 – 26-5 7-1 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney Champs, 2-0 … WNIT (2-1)

Win Streak: 11

SEC Wins: None

Overtime Wins: None

1 or 2-Pt Wins (2): MTSU (65-63), West Va. (50-49)

100-Point Wins (1): 102-80 at Ga. State

Most Points: 102 in 102-80 win at Ga. State (Jan. 18)

Losses: Ole Miss, Georgia, at Marshall, Vanderbilt (regular season), Vanderbilt (WNIT)

WNIT (2-1): wins against Oklahoma (84-78), Clemson (70-66), lost to Vanderbilt (67-66)

Honors: SoCon Tourney MVP - Tina Chairs

 

2002-03 – 26-5 16-2 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney Champs, 3-0 … NCAAs (0-1)

Win Streak: 9 games (twice)

SEC Wins: None

Overtime Wins (1): at Coll. Of Charleston, 85-75 (Feb.3)

1 or 2-Pt Wins: 59-58 over Troy (Ala.)

100-Point Wins: None

Most Points: 94 in 94-57 win at Wofford (Feb. 24)

Losses: at Georgia, Texas Tech (Hawaii), at Ga. Southern, Western Carolina, South Carolina (NCAAs)

NCAAs (0-1): lost to South Carolina in opening round

Notes: 100th win for Coach Wes Moore at Coll. of Charleston (OT)

Honors: SoCon Tourney MVP - Miranda Warfield

 

1999-2000 – 26-5 ... 17-1 in SoCon … WNIT (1-1)

Win Streak: 15 games

SEC Wins: Alabama

Overtime Wins: None

2-Pt Win: Alabama, 70-68

100 Point Games: None

Most Points: 92 in 92-72 win at Appalachian State (Jan. 31)

Losses: Xavier (Ohio), Kansas State, Furman, UNC Greensboro, Ga. Tech

NCAAs: None

WNIT (1-1): beat Alabama (70-68), lost to Ga. Tech (81-74)

Honors: SoCon Player of the Year - Damita Bullock

 

2004-05 – 25-5 ... 19-1 in SoCon … WNIT (1-1)

Win Streak: 13 games

SEC Wins: None

Overtime Wins: None

1 or 2-Pt Wins: None

100 Point Games: None

Most Points: 96 in 96-66 win vs. Furman (Dec. 22)

Losses: Tennessee, Auburn, at Ga. Southern, E. Tenn. State, at Kentucky

NCAAs: None

WNIT: (1-1) beat Villanova (50-40), lost to Kentucky (91-54)

 

2006-07 – 25-8 ... 15-3 in SoCon … NCAA (0-1)

Win Streak: 7 games (twice)

SEC Wins: None … ACC Wins: at Clemson

Overtime Wins: None

1 or 2-Pt Wins: None

100 Point Games: None

Most Points: 96 in 96-62 win at Wofford (Dec. 19)

Losses: at Tennessee, at MTSU, at Alabama, St. Joseph’s, UNCG, Western Carolina (2), Baylor

NCAAs: None

WNIT (0-1): lost to Baylor, 68-55

Honors: SoCon Player of the Year – Alex Anderson; SoCon Tourney MVP – Alex Anderson

 

2000-01 – 24-7 ... 15-3 in SoCon … NCAA (0-1)

Win Streak: 10 games

SEC Wins: None

Overtime Wins: None

1 or 2-Pt Wins: 64-63 win against UNC Greensboro (Mar. 4)

100 Point Games: None

Most Points: 95 in 95-66 win at Appalachian State (Dec. 19)

Losses: at La. Tech, at Georgia, at Ga. State, at Ga. Southern, at Coll. of Charleston, at Furman, Clemson

NCAAs (0-1): lost to Clemson, 51-49

Honors: SoCon Player of the Year – Damita Bullock

 

2009-10 – 24-9 ... 16-4 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney champs … NCAA (0-1)

Win Streak: 13 games

SEC Wins: None … ACC Wins: Clemson

Overtime Wins (1): Richmond (2 OT), 78-69

1 or 2-Pt Wins: three

100 Point Games: None

Most Points: 92 in 92-62 win vs. Samford (Feb. 27)

Losses: at E. Tenn. State, Georgia, at Kentucky, Villanova, at Samford, at Elon, at Coll. of Charleston, at Western Carolina (OT), Okla. State

NCAAs (0-1): lost to Okla State, 70-63

Honors: SoCon Player of the Year – Shanara Hollinquest; SoCon Tourney MVP – Shanara Hollinquest

 

2013-14 – 23-3 … 15-0 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney TBA … NCAA: TBA

Win Streak: 19 (current)

SEC Wins: Alabama, Auburn

Overtime Wins (1): Appalachian State, 73-68

1 or 2-Pt Games: 59-57 vs. Colorado State (neutral)

100 Point Games: None

Most Points: 86 in 86-53 at UNC-Greensboro

Losses: Tennessee, Minnesota, Hawaii

NCAAs: TBA

 

Notes: Current Lady Mocs have won …

37 straight games at home … longest current streak in NCAA

31 straight SoCon games

11 straight on the road … second best in the NCAA

 

2001-02 – 23-8 ... 14-4 in SoCon … SoCon Tourney champs … NCAA (0-1)

Win Streak: 9 games

SEC Wins: None … ACC Wins: Clemson

Overtime Wins (1):  Wofford, 65-61

1 or 2-Pt Wins: 67-65 at SMU (Dec.1)

100 Point Games (1): 105-42 at Samford (Nov. 27)

Most Points: 105 in 105-42 win at Samford (Nov. 27)

Losses: Tennessee, at George Mason, at Ole Miss, at East. Tenn. State, at Coll.of Charlston (OT), at Furman, Furman, at Penn State.

NCAAs (0-1): lost at Penn State, 82-67

Honors: SoCon Tourney MVP – Miranda Warfield

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


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