No. 11 UTC vs. No.6 Syracuse - Note Book/Stats

Monday, March 17, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

The Chattanooga Lady Mocs travel 5-6 hours north Saturday in search of their first NCAA win in a decade when UTC posted a 74-69 triumph against Rutgers.

No. 11 UTC vs No.6 Syracuse -. March 22 1:30 p.m. EDT Lexington, Ky.

winner faces No.3 Kentucky-No.14 Wright State winner Monday

Syracuse - 22-9 ... started hot winning its first eight games ... won five of last six ... lost in second round of ACC tourney

UTC  29-3 ... has 25 game win streak intact ... won Southern Conference title

NCAA Appearances

Syracuse: 5th appearance (0-4) ... lost to Creighton in 2013 in Knoxville

UTC: 12th appearance (1-11) ... lost to Nebraska in 2013 in College Station, Texas

Coaches:

Syracuse: Quentin Hillsman (8th yr) 166-97 ... NCAAs (2) 0-2 ... WNIT (4) 11-4

Chattanooga: Jim Foster 1st yr - 29-3 .. (36th yr overall) ... 812-310

Coach Foster - first D-I women's coach to take four schools to the NCAAs; St. Joseph's, Vandy, Ohio State and Chattanooga

Team Comparisons

Points: Syracuse (73.5)  UTC (70.3%)

FG%   Syracuse (39.8%)    UTC (45%)

3-Pt FG%  Syracuse (31.9%) ... UTC (31.8%)

FT% Syracuse (72.8%)  UTC (72.7%)

Rebounds: Syracuse (41.2/game)   UTC (37.9/game)

Turnovers: Syracuse (14/game)  UTC (12.7/game)

Steals: Syracuse (10/game)  UTC (8.7/game)

Syracuse: Players

starts 2 seniors, 2 freshman, 1 soph.

Brittany Sykes 5-9 So G   ... 16.7  ppg, 4.9 rebs

Tasia Bulter 6-1 Fr G ... 14.6 ppg  3.7 rbpg

Shakeya Leary  6-3 Sr. C ... 8 ppg, 7.4 rbpg

Isabella Slim  6-0 Fr. G ... 3.2 ppg, 1.8 rbpg

Rachel Coffey 5-7 Sr F ... 5.9 ppg, 2.2 rbpg

Chattanooga: Players

Taylor Hall  6-1 Sr. F ... 14.9 ppg, 8.6 rbpg

Ashlen Dewart 6-3 Sr. C ... 10.1 ppg, 5.1 rbpg

Chelsey Shumpert 5-4 Fr. G ...  7.1 ppg, 2.2 rbg

Aryanna Gilbert 5-9 Fr. G  ...  4.5 ppg, 2.2 rbpg

Alex Black 5-8 Sr. G ... 6.8 ppg, 2.0 rbpg

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


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