- Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball game for two or four
- Where: McKenzie Arena
- Seating: Lower bowl reserved
- Door time: one hour before game time
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Games and Dates
- Against Wofford on Saturday, January 11, at 7 p.m.
- Against Furman on Saturday, February 1, at 7 p.m.<p>
- $10 for two tickets (a $20 value)
- $20 for four tickets (a $40 value)<p>
The Chattanooga Mocs wrap up their non-conference schedule as the calendar flips to 2014, and the new year brings the possibility of a Southern Conference title. Thus far this season, senior forward Z. Mason has used his experience and 6’6” frame to dominate defenders, racking up a team-high of 18.4 points per game. Last season, the Mocs rolled over Furman in a decisive, 83–49 victory but lost to Wofford, a defeat they will try to avenge without resorting to filling their opponents’ basketballs with helium.<p>
In 1997, the UTC Moccasins faced an identity crisis. For most of the century, the school had relied on Native American imagery for its teams, but with the 21st century came a renewed commitment to Tennessee’s all-inclusive heritage. Thus, the Mocs re-appropriated their nickname to represent the state bird, the mockingbird, and incorporated Chattanooga’s proud history of railroads into their logos. Known for its feisty spirit and ability to twirl a baton in its beak, the mockingbird also embodied qualities found in the greatest student athletes, making it a fitting inspiration for the men and women in sports such as golf, track and field, and women’s volleyball. 1997 was a big year for UTC basketball in general, as the men’s squad went on to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament, continuing the school’s proud legacy of hoops since the team’s inception in 1977.