Mocs Fall To Louisiana Tech 71-63

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Gee McGhee (Baton Rouge, La.) had a season-high 19 points but it was not enough as the Chattanooga Mocs (1-4) lost 71-63 to Louisiana Tech (4-1) Tuesday night in McKenzie Arena. It was the final game of the CBE Classic Chattanooga Sub-Regional.

Raheem Appleby led all scorers with 30 points for the Bulldogs. Kenneth Smith added 12 points, five rebounds and six assists.

It was a nip-and-tuck battle in the second half after LA Tech built an eight-point cushion, 42-34, at the break.

The Mocs cut it to a one possession game on several occasions, but the Bulldogs always had answer.

Down six, 54-48, with 12:22 remaining, UTC mounted another charge. Drazen Zlovaric (Novi Sad, Serbia) and McGhee scored on back-to-back trips to cut it to two, 54-52. Brandon Gibson’s steal and dunk at 8:34 made it a three-point game, 58-55, but the Mocs reserve posts closed the gap.

Jared Bryant (Cincinnati, Ohio) made a free throw and Sam Watson (Farragut, Tenn.) a layup to tie the game at 58-all with 6:46 to go. It was a two-point game on a McGhee layup, 62-60, with 2:34 to go, but the Mocs could not garner a second half lead. The Bulldogs closed on a 13-5 run after the tie for the eight-point win.

Ronrico White (Knoxville, Tenn.) had 10 points in support of McGhee’s night. The Mocs shot a season-high 46.2 percent (24-52), out-scoring LA Tech 36-16 in the paint. Chattanooga dominated on the glass, 39-25, with Zlovaric and Z. Mason (Nashville, Tenn.) each grabbing nine.

UTC’s undoing was 24 turnovers. The Bulldogs scored 21 points on those miscues which were in many ways unforced errors.

The Mocs return to action Saturday, November 24, on the road at Kennesaw State. Game time is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., in the north Atlanta suburb. Listen to all the exciting play-by-play from “Voice of the Mocs” Jim Reynolds on ESPN 105.1 the Zone in Chattanooga, or world-wide on GoMocs.com. MocsVision has the live action online and you can follow @GoMocsMBB on twitter for news, notes, stats and links to game notes, live stats and more.


Auburn Montgomery Downs Dalton State Men's Tennis

Mobile, Ala. – The Dalton State men’s tennis team ended their run at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 5-1 loss to Auburn Montgomery at the Mobile Tennis Center. The Warhawks started by taking two of the three doubles contests and ended when AUM captured three singles matches. The doubles loss to Dalton was the first match AUM ... (click for more)

Dalton State Women Lead SSAC Golf Championship

The Dalton State women lead after the first round of the two-day, 36 hold Southern States Athletic Conference Golf Championship. The Lady Roadrunners seek to become the fourth Dalton State athletic program this year as they wrap up the tournament on Sunday at the 5,812 yards, par 72 Montgomery Country Club Course. Dalton State finished Saturday’s round with a nine over ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

Chemical Odor In Lookout Valley Traced To Chattanooga Tank Wash

Chattanooga firefighters in Lookout Valley were sent out Friday night to investigate reports of a strange odor in the area. The firefighters searched the area, but never found the source of the odor.  John Schultz, an investigator with the Air Pollution Control Bureau, was also out Friday night and eventually tracked the source of the odor to a business, the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)