Chattanooga at The Citadel
WHEN: 7:05 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: McAlister Field House
RECORDS: Chattanooga 6-9, 1-1; Citadel 3-9, 0-2
NOTES: The Citadel has lost eight in a row, the latest a 72-55 loss to Western Carolina on Saturday … This game is the second of four straight home games for the Bulldogs, who host Samford on Saturday and College of Charleston on Monday … Freshman G Rae Robinson made his debut against WCU after missing 11 games with a broken foot, scoring six points with two rebounds in 18 minutes … Sophomore F P.J. Horgan, who had been red-shirting, also played for the first time, with 10 points and eight rebounds … After losing eight of its first 10, Chattanooga has won four of five, including a 74-70 win over SoCon foe Samford … Z Mason, a 6-5, 238-pound junior, leads the Mocs with 13.6 ppg and 7.0 rpg.
G Farad Cobb, 6-0, fr. 6.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg
G Gee McGhee, 6-5, fr. 10.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg
G Ronrico White, 6-3, so. 9.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg
F Z Mason, 6-5, jr. 13.6 ppg, 7 rpg
F Drazen Zlovaric, 6-9, sr. 8.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg.
After a slow start, the Mocs have rallied to win four of their last five, the lone loss a competitive effort in a 74-58 defeat at Georgia Tech … Freshman G Farad Cobb has been forced into the fray and had 16 points and four rebounds in the win over Samford … Most of the Mocs’ issues seem to be on offense, where their turnover percentage (23.7, No. 304) is almost as bad as The Citadel’s (26.3, No. 341). The Mocs are a pretty good rebounding team, ranking first in the SoCon in rebounding marging. Mason, 6-5 and 238 pounds, played two years of football at Ole Miss, redshirting one season. Chattanooga is No. 277 at kenpom.com, The Citadel No. 346. Kenpom.com predicts a 72-65 win for the Mocs, with a 25 percent chance of a Citadel win.