CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Highlighted by home games with Tennessee (Nov. 26) and Stanford (Dec 17), the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga women’s basketball schedule shows three Top 10 teams from the
2013-14 season, including two Final Four participants, three tournaments and a
revamped Southern Conference slate.
Tip Off Tourney, Nov. 14-16: The season begins at home with the Tip-Off Tournament. The
event will stretch over three days with the Mocs hosting Villanova in the
opening game and South Florida in the finale.
Christmas Classic, Dec.. 20-21: Chattanooga will host a second
tournament just before the holiday break in December. Tennessee Tech, North
Carolina A&T and Morgan State will take part in the Christmas Classic. The
third tournament will see the Mocs travel to San Antonio for the UTSA Holiday
Classic between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The non-conference slate will see many new teams including a
road trip to Butler and Notre Dame in mid-November before a return trip home to
host instate foes Austin Peay and nationally-ranked Tennessee (Wed. Nov 26) in the week before
The Irish went undefeated last year before falling to
top-ranked Connecticut in the National Championship Game. Tennessee posted a
29-6 overall mark and claimed the SEC Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA
Tournament Sweet 16.
December will start with three straight road games to
Arkansas State, Belmont and UT-Martin. This will be the first meeting between
the Mocs and UT-Martin since the two faced off in the Cincinnati Bearcat
Invitational in 1997. It was Chattanooga’s lone loss to its sister school.
Sanford at McKenzie Arena, Dec. 17: Stanford, a Final Four team, will make its first appearance
in the Scenic City in mid-December leading into the Christmas Classic. Following
a short Christmas break, the Mocs will take on SIU Edwardsville and South Dakota
in San Antonio.
Chattanooga will close out the non-conference schedule with a
trip to Harvard. The Crimson finished the season ranked 18th, two
spots behind UT-Martin in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Coaches
The Southern Conference will have a new look with the
departure of four teams from the league and only two women’s teams added in.
Appalachian State and Georgia Southern became members of the Sun Belt Conference
while Davidson departed for the Atlantic 10 and Elon joined former SoCon member
College of Charleston in the Colonial Athletic Association.
East Tennessee State returns to the league after a nine-year
absence. In the last meeting between the two team in SoCon play, the Bucs
knocked UTC out of the conference tournament hosted by the Mocs. Since that
time, Chattanooga holds a 4-2 advantage and won the last two.
Also joining the league is Mercer. The Bears finished sixth
in the A-Sun standings while ETSU was seventh.
The Southern Conference Tournament will be once again in
Asheville, N.C. with an eight-team bracket beginning Thursday, March 5 at the
Kimmel Arena on the UNC Asheville campus. The semifinals will be played at the
U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville on March 6 with the championship game
taking place Sunday, March 8.
Season tickets for all 14 Mocs home games are on sale in the
McKenzie Arena box office at 423-266-MOCS (6627) or online at the official
website of Mocs Athletics, GoMocs.com.