Women’s basketball returns home to host UNCA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga women’s basketball team returns to the Roundhouse Monday night to host Kennesaw State in a non-conference action in the first of three game weeks.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Mocs vs. Kennesaw State
Time: 7:00 p.m
Website: Chattanooga | The McKenzie Arena
Video: ESPN+
Audio: WFLI | The university app
Live Stats: GoMocs.com | GoMocs app
Tickets: GoMocs.com – Season, Single Game, and Mini-Packs available. Print at home or mobile.

CHATTANOOGA vs. KENNESAW STATE

The Mocs are 2-2 all time against Kennesaw State. Chattanooga has won both games at home, while the Owls have won both games at their own home court. Only once did the game go into overtime, when Kennesaw State won that contest.

LAST TIME THEY MET: Kennesaw State 75, Chattanooga 68 | 11/23/21

Despite outpacing the Owls in the second half and putting together a late rally, the Mocs fell in Kennesaw State. After falling 49:31 early in the third quarter, UTC assembled an 18:4 run to cut KSU’s lead to 51:49 with 2:47 remaining in the period. However, the Owls ended the quarter with their own run of 10 points in the fourths. UTC cut the Owls’ lead to single digits in the fourth but couldn’t get over the hill. Four Chattanooga players scored in double figures, led by Abbey of Cornelius with a game high of 21 points.

ABOUT CHATTANOOGA (2-3)

The Mocs fell in their last game on the road against Murray State after leading by seven points just before the start of the fourth quarter. All three losses were close to 10 points. After starting the season with a 65-39 win over Young Harris, the Mocs’ next win was a 29-point (60-31) win over Tennessee State.

The Mocs have a nine-point lead over their opponents and a 3.4 advantage in rebounding. From the field, UTC shoots 40.8 percent and 28.1 percent from long range. Chattanooga averages 11 free throws per game and makes 75.3 percent from the line.

Yazz Wazeerud-Din leads with 17.2 points per game and is 12 of 39 from the 3-point line. Abbey of Cornelius is second on the team with an average of 12.6 points and a best 7.4 rebounds per game. She has nine blocked shots and ranks third all-time in Mocs history with 137. Freshman Raven Thompson led the Mocs by 15 points when she scored at Murray State. She’s third on the team in points (9.4 ppg) and rebound (6.4) and has hit double digits three times while flirting with a double-double twice. Addie Grace Porter is second on the team in rebounding with 6.6 points per game and fourth in scoring with 7.0 points per game. She leads the team with 3.0 assists per game.

ABOUT THE STATE OF KENNESAW (1-3)

The Owls’ only win was a 100-57 win over Middle Georgia State in opening week. Their three losses are nothing to scoff at as they take on Ole Miss (60-72), Georgia Tech (39-65) and Georgia (47-89).

KSU averages 61.5 points and 36.8 rebounds per game. From the field, the Owls are shooting 36.7 percent and are 30.5 percent from the 3-point line.

Jah’Che Whitfield is the only KSU player in double digits with 12.0 points per game and leads the team with 4.5 rebounds per game. Amani Johnson is second on the team with 8.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg. Lindsey Whilby leads the team with 4.5 rebounds per game and ranks third at 7.3 points per game.

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