The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team will host Southern Conference-leading Samford Thursday and Saturday at The McKenzie Arena. The two teams will meet Thursday and Saturday this week in Chattanooga in a revamped Southern Conference schedule.
The Mocs are 2-1 in Southern Conference action after opening with wins over ETSU and Furman. However, the Paladins, in the second game of the series, snapped the Mocs five-game win streak, moving UTC to 7-5 overall. The Mocs are shooting 42.9 percent, second in the SoCon and average 68.5 points per game. From long range, the Mocs are second in the conference with 6.8 treys per game and are shooting 33.1 percent.
On the boards, UTC is averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and rank second in the SoCon on the defensive end. Eboni Williams and Bria Dial lead the team in double figures while Williams and Abbey Cornelius are UTC’s top rebounders. Williams is averaging 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game and has a team-best 22 steals. Dial leads the SoCon in 3-point shooting and ranks 26th in the NCAA. Cornelius, ranked 22nd in the NCAA for blocked shots, has 25 on the year and 77 over her career. Sigrun Olafsdottir is ranked fourth in the SoCon for assists with 38.
The Bulldogs are currently 3-0 in conference play and lead the league scoring (70.1), field goal percentage (.447), 3-point field goal percentage (.363) and 3-pointers made (7.5).