Chattanooga Mocs Basketball Tickets
Team: Chattanooga Mocs
Conference: Southern Conference
Head Coach: Lamont Paris
Home Arena: McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Conference Tournament Championships: 11
Rivals: East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Chattanooga Mocs Basketball TicketsChattanooga played its first men's basketball game in 1915 under coach John Spiegel. Coach Tommy Bartlett brought the Mocs to prominence with a 1961 appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. Ron Shumate coached the team to continued Division II dominance from 1972 until the team moved to Division I in 1978. Mack McCarthy, coach from 1985-1997, led the Chattanooga Mocs to eight regular-season Southern Conference titles and five NCAA appearances. The Mocs last Conference Title and NCAA appearance was during Matt McCall’s 2015-2017 era. While playing in Division II of the NCAA, the Chattanooga Mocs won one national championship and appeared in five Division II Tournaments. The team played four times in the National Invitation Tournament in the 1980s. In Division I play, the Mocs have appeared 11 times in the NCAA Tournament, making it as far as the Sweet Sixteen in 1997. Chattanooga is an eleven-time winner of the Southern Conference Tournament Championship, and five Mocs have been named as a Southern Conference Player of the Year. Four players from the Chattanooga Mocs have played in the NBA. Join SoCon basketball tradition, and grab your Chattanooga Mocs' basketball tickets at StubHub.
Who are the current stars on the Chattanooga Mocs' basketball team?Junior guard David Jean-Baptiste is the current hot scorer on the Chattanooga Mocs, continually putting up double figures. Ramon Villa is the returning leader in scoring and rebounds, shooting an average of over 10 points per game last year and grabbing 5.2 rebounds. Rod Johnson and Matt Ryan are also top scorers. Ryan previously played for Vanderbilt and Notre Dame and is working on his MBA at Chattanooga. Predictions are also very positive for freshmen Jaden Frazier and Prosper Obidiebube.
What traditions are part of Chattanooga Mocs' basketball games?The student section in McKenzie Arena has recently been renamed Nooga Nation. The Nooga Nation section in the end zone is full of cheering students and the UTC Pep Band. The University of Chattanooga Mocs mascot is Scrappy, named after football coach A.C. "Scrappy" Moore. Scrappy is a mockingbird, the highly territorial state bird of Tennessee.
Where does the Chattanooga Mocs' basketball team play home games?The Chattanooga Mocs' team plays all home games at the 12,000-seat McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga. The Arena opened in 1982 and hosts a wide variety of events from the Longhorn Championship Rodeo to Monster Trucks and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. McKenzie Arena is also home to the Chattanooga Mocs women’s basketball team.
Who are some famous Chattanooga Mocs' basketball players?Willie White and Gerald Wilkins still rank as the top scorers for the Mocs. Shooting Guard Willie White started all 122 games in his four years at Chattanooga, amassed 1,972 points and helped the Mocs to three Southern Conference Basketball championships. White later played for the Denver Nuggets. Gerald Wilkins played three seasons for Chattanooga and put up 1,449 points. He was picked in the 2nd round of the 1985 NBA draft. The brother of renowned Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins, Gerald Wilkins played seven seasons for the New York Knicks and 13 seasons in the NBA.
Who are the Chattanooga Mocs’ traditional rivals?The Chattanooga Mocs have had an on-and-off rivalry with the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers since the 1990s that is commonly known as The Railway Rivalry. ETSU won the last meeting at the Southern Conference Championship Quarterfinals in 2019. The score was 68-64.
What was the Chattanooga Mocs' basketball record last year?The Chattanooga Mocs finished the 2018-19 basketball season 7-11 in conference play, 12-20 overall and 8-6 at home.
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