Mocs Host Games In Cayman Island Classic

Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team is in the midst of a four-game home stretch hosting the mainland bracket of the Cayman Islands Classic. Alabama State, Jacksonville State and Savannah State join the Mocs in McKenzie Arena Monday and Tuesday night.
 
It tips off at 5 p.m., Monday with the Gamecocks and Tigers matching up. ASU and Chattanooga meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s games feature the Hornets at 5 p.m., and UTC at 7:30 p.m., matched up against JSU or SSU based on winners and losers from the Monday games.

 
The Mocs are coming off a 94-46 win over Hiwassee in Thursday’s season opener. Makinde London led the squad with his first 20-point effort. Read all about it right here.
 
Alabama State comes to Gig City 0-4 with a tough road, literally to start the season. The Hornets are in the middle of a six-game, 10-day road trip that exceeds 6,500 total miles. They lost Friday night at Oregon.
 
Savannah State is 1-3 after a Friday night loss at Louisiana. It was a 76-61 loser to ETSU earlier this season. Jacksonville State is 2-1 after a loss last Wednesday at Buffalo which followed an impressive 94-61 win at Richmond.
 
THE MATCHUPS
Monday – Nov. 20, 2017 – McKenzie Arena – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Savannah State (1-3) vs. Jacksonville State (2-1), 5 p.m.
Chattanooga (1-2) vs. Alabama State (0-4), 7:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday – Nov. 21, 2017 – McKenzie Arena – Chattanooga, Tenn.
SSU/JSU vs. Alabama State, 5 p.m.
SSU/JSU vs. Chattanooga, 7:30 p.m.
Pairings dependent on winners/losers from Monday


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