Mocs Travel To Western Carolina Wednesday

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
 The Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team is back on the road this week with a Wednesday night matchup at Western Carolina in Southern Conference action inside the Ramsey Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
 
Chattanooga (13-3, 3-0) is coming off an 85-67 home victory over The Citadel on Saturday to push its win streak to four games as the squad sits atop the SoCon standings. Malachi Smith scored a game-high 27 points, the sixth time with 27 or more this season, and has now averaged 25.0ppg on 61.1% (91-of-149) shooting over his last 10 games.
He was named the SoCon Player of the Week on Monday for the third time this season.
 
Western Carolina (7-9, 1-2) is looking to bounce back after suffering an 87-69 loss on the road at ETSU on Monday night as part of a COVID rescheduled contest. The Catamounts have dropped five of their last six games with a win coming over The Citadel (94-90 OT) in its league opener back on January 5. Wednesday's game against UTC will be WCU's fourth in the last seven calendar days.
 
The game at Western Carolina (7-9, 1-2) is available for streaming on ESPN+ through the Watch ESPN platform or fans can listen on WFLI 97.7 FM/1070 AM in Chattanooga as well as the Varsity Network app.
 

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