CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team seeks to revenge its first loss of the season with a rematch against in-state foe Tennessee Tech on the road Tuesday night in Cookeville, Tennessee inside the Eblen Center. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Chattanooga (5-1) suffered its first setback of the season on Saturday with a 68-66 loss to College of Charleston. Tennessee Tech (2-4) is coming off a tight battle against No. 15 Tennessee where the Golden Eagles dropped an 80-69 decision on the road.
UTC and TTU met previously this season on November 16 in McKenzie Arena, a 69-62 win from the hosts. Chattanooga clinched the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar Classic presented by 3H Group and Springhill Suites Downtown Chattanooga tournament title following the win.
The upcoming game against Tennessee Tech can be streamed on ESPN+ through the Watch ESPN platform or fans can listen on WFLI 97.7 FM/1070 AM in Chattanooga as well as on GoMocs.com and the Varsity Network app.
▪ Chattanooga (5-1, 0-0) at Tennessee Tech (2-4, 0-0)
▪ 7:00 p.m. ET | Eblen Center (7,500) | Cookeville, Tenn.
▪ WATCH (ESPN+) | LISTEN (WFLI 97.7FM/1050AM) | STATS
Chattanooga | Tennessee Tech | SoCon
– Chattanooga enters the game with a 5-1 record for the 17th time in program history… following its first loss of the season… 68-66 heartbreaker against College of Charleston on Sunday at home… Cougars hit game-winner with 1.7 seconds left.
– Chattanooga defeated Tennessee Tech 69-62 earlier this season on November 16 inside McKenzie Arena… win clinch the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar Classic presented by 3H Group and Springhill Suites Downtown Chattanooga title… UTC has won its last its last three against TTU.
– Four players scored in double digits last time out against TTU… Malachi Smith led all scorers with 18 points and all rebounders with eight… KC Hankton (13), David Jean-Baptiste (12) and Darius Banks (10) were the other three in double digits.
BY THE NUMBERS
– Loss on Saturday snapped 17 straight non-conference wins… also 16-game home non-conference win streak.
– David Jean-Baptiste picked up his 71st career double-digit scoring game after posting 18 points in Saturday’s loss vs. CofC… has scored in double digits in five of six games this season… leads the team with 15.2ppg this season.
– David Jean-Baptiste is 2nd all-time in program history with 216 career 3PT FG made… 27 away from tying Stephen McDowell (2008-09) for 1st with 243… has made a three in 31-straight games dating back to the 2019-20 season… longest active streak in the Southern Conference.
– Graduate forward Silvio De Sousa posted a career-high 21 points during Saturday’s loss against College of Charleston… also tied career mark with three blocks… third on team this season with 12.0 points per game average… leads team with 6.5 rebounds per game… numbers coming from just 20.5 minutes per game… has five of the team’s 11 blocks this season.
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