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Lady Mocs prep for Harvard Monday

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BOSTON, Mass. ( Take you lunch break with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team Monday when the team takes on Harvard in a noon tilt at the Lavietes Pavilion.

Listen to all the game action with Larry Ward on The Legend 96.1 FM or follow it on Live stats and streaming audio will be available at no charge while streaming video through the Ivy League Digital Network is available for a fee.

The game will tip at Noon at the Lavietes Pavilion on the Harvard campus.


This will close out the non-conference portion of the Mocs' schedule, a grueling 15-game slate that has seen Chattanooga go 11-3 with wins over then-No. 4 ranked Tennessee and then-No. 7 Stanford as well as South Dakota, Butler and UT Martin.

The Mocs' nations'-best 40-game home court win streak came to an end against South Florida, but the Mocs have won 45-of-46 at the Roundhouse over four seasons. UTC leads the nation in fewest fouls per game only getting called for an average of 12 per game. Chattanooga leads the Southern Conference in fewest points allowed (54.1) and is outscoring opponents by a 6.4 margin.

Sophomore Jasmine Joyner surpassed her single-season best from last year by three blocked shots with 59 so far this year. She moved up to second on the UTC all-time charts and is ranked second in the nation with 4.21 blocked shots per game. She is third on the team in scoring with 10.4 points per game and has a team-high nine rebounds per game.

Freshman Keiana Gilbert leads the Mocs in scoring with 11.4 points per game and is shooting 52.8 percent from the field. Sophomore Chelsey Shumpert is 29-of-86 (33.7%) from the 3-point line and is second on the team in scoring with 10.4 points per game.

Five Chattanooga players are ranked in the top 15 of the Southern Conference in steals led by Gilbert's 29. Shumpert has 24 steals while senior Ka'Vonne Towns has 23 swipes along with 22 assists and 8.0 points per game.


Harvard is 6-6 overall after falling to Florida Gulf Coast in its last home contest by a 68-58 margin. The Crimson have not put together a streak of any kind this season having alternated its wins and losses. After falling at Notre Dame by a 97-43 margin, Harvard beat Holy Cross in overtime, 79-76.

Harvard is averaging 6.8 points per game and is outscored by its opponents by a 4.7 points per game margin while shooting 39.2 percent from the field. Beyond the arc, the Crimson average an Ivy League-best 7.8 3-pointers making 32.6 percent of their attempts. On the glass, Harvard out rebounds its opponents by 3.4 boards per game and grab 7.3 steals per game.

Temi Fagbenle leads the team with 14.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. She has 24 assists, 18 steals and 10 blocked shots while turning the ball over 46 times. Erin McDonnell leads the team from the 3-point line making 32-of-72 (.444) and is second on the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game while averaging 7.7 rebounds.

Annmarie Healy is the third Crimson scoring in double figures with 12.0 points an outing and has 5.9 boards per game. Ali Curtis has a team-high 50 assists with just 23 turnovers.


This will be the first meeting between the two schools.


In two seasons at Vanderbilt, Jim Foster led the Commodores to two wins over the Crimson. In 1993, Vandy came away with a 107-69 at Harvard and then put away the Crimson 100-83 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 1996.

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