UTC Women At Wofford Thursday
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will look to put another mark in the win column with a Thursday evening tilt at Wofford.
Chattanooga and Wofford began competition in 1996 when the Terriers joined the Southern Conference. After winning the first four, including one in overtime, the Mocs lost in the SoCon Tournament to Wofford. After sweeping the Terriers in the 1998-99 regular season, the Mocs fell to Wofford in the SoCon Tournament again. UTC is 46-2 all-time against Wofford and is currently on a 40-game win streak against the Terriers.
The Mocs fell to ETSU on the road last week, snapping a Mocs’ 10-game win streak against the Bucs.
UTC is now 11-6 overall and 2-1 in Southern Conference action.
The Mocs hold a 2-point scoring advantage over its opponents and average 57.9 points per game. Chattanooga leads the league in scoring defense (55.9), 3-point field goal percentage .368) and 3-pointers made per game (6.2). On the boards, the Mocs pull down 32.9 rebounds per game and average four blocked shots per game.
Aryanna Gilbert leads the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game and is second for rebounding with 5.7 per game. She is shooting 51.2 percent and has 24 3-pointers on the year. Keiana Gilbert, second on the team with 13.6 points per game, leads the Mocs with 5.8 rebounds per game. Arianne Whitaker is third on the team in rebounding with 93 this season and has 17 blocked shots. Lakelyn Bouldin is third in the SoCon for 3-pointers made (36) and 3-point field goal percentage (.383). She is third on the team in scoring with 12.9 points per game and is shooting 87.5 percent from the free throw line.
The Terriers are 9-10 on the year and 2-2 in league play with wins over Samford and Western Carolina. They average 64.3 points per game while allowing the same to its opponents. On the boards Wofford leads the SoCon in rebounding with 40 per game and has a league-best 27.7 defensive boards.
Leading scorer Chloe Wanink has been out of action since November 30 with 22.1 points per game. Cairo Booker is averaging 10.4 points with Da’Ja Green right behind with 10.2 per game. Marissa Bayer leads the Terriers with 6.4 rebounds and has 9.6 points per game. Emily Ryan has a team-best 30 3-pointers and Green has dished out 92 assists.