Mocs release Men's Basketball Schedule
CHATTANOOGA (GoMocs.com) -- It's here. The 2018-19 Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball schedule is now online. It's a balanced ledger designed to challenge and develop a young team in a quest for a 12th NCAA DI Tournament trip.
"It's a good mix of some really tough games…some really experienced teams…some high-level road games along with good mid-major matchups," Coach Lamont Paris said. "There are teams outside the region as well as local and in-state as well as nearby like the trip to Georgia State.
"There are games that, with this many new guys, there are games where our guys get extended minutes. You get a feel of what the entire roster can do and how they respond in a game atmosphere.
"Overall, it's a good schedule for us. The non-conference prepares us for a really good league. The Southern Conference is home-and-home against everybody. Not all leagues are able to do that. Over the last six years, 24 percent of the conference matchups went to the final possession or overtime.
"It's a very competitive league."
There are 14 home games, 15 including an exhibition vs. Lee, and 17 away from the Scenic City with nine on each side coming in SoCon play. It include matchups with the SEC, Big Ten, Conference USA, Sun Belt, OVC and Atlantic Sun Conferences.
The men's and women's hoops squads share five dates in the spring. Doubleheaders are set for Jan. 12, Jan. 17, Jan. 19, Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.
Here is a 2018-19 game-by-game regular season breakdown:
Nov. 6 at Charlotte
Series Record: 3-2 | Last Meeting: 64-50 win in Chattanooga on Dec. 10, 2017
Nov. 10 vs. Eastern Kentucky
Series Record: 1-2 | Last Meeting: 74-63 loss in Richmond on Feb. 4, 2014
Nov. 13 vs. Cumberland (Tenn.)
Series Record: 6-1 | Last Meeting: 92-60 win in Chattanooga on Feb. 24, 1997
Nov. 16 at South Alabama
Series Record: 1-1 | Last Meeting: 84-67 loss in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 25, 2007
Nov. 17 vs. Southeast Missouri (Mobile, Ala.)
Series Record: 0-1 | Last Meeting: 77-65 loss in Chattanooga on Nov. 18, 2012
Nov. 18 vs. Jacksonville (Mobile, Ala.)
Series Record: 2-8 | Last Meeting: 77-76 overtime win in Austin, Texas on Dec. 9, 1988
Nov. 23 at Michigan
Series Record: 0-4 | Last Meeting: 72-61 loss in Ann Arbor on Dec. 4, 1999
Nov. 27 vs. Hiwassee
Series Record: 7-0 | Last Meeting: 94-46 win in Chattanooga on Nov. 16, 2017
Dec. 1 vs. Tennessee Tech
Series Record: 17-42 | Last Meeting: 82-76 loss in Cookeville on Dec. 17, 2017
Dec. 9 (Home)/Feb. 7 (Away) vs. VMI
Series Record: 42-14 | Last Meeting: 68-65 loss in Lexington on Feb. 25, 2018
Dec. 12 at Georgia State
Series Record: 24-2 | Last Meeting: 71-48 loss in Chattanooga on Dec. 23, 2017
Dec. 16 at Ole Miss
Series Record: 2-6 | Last Meeting: 89-78 win in Birmingham on Dec. 20, 1985
Dec. 18 at UT Martin
Series Record: 9-0 | Last Meeting: 66-63 win in Chattanooga on Dec. 2, 2017
Dec. 21 vs. Bryan
Series Record: 11-1 | Last Meeting: 112-70 win in Dayton during 1968-69 season
Dec. 29 (Away)/Feb. 9 (Home) vs. UNCG
Series Record: 24-19 | Last Meeting: 72-51 loss in Greensboro on Feb. 23, 2018
Jan. 3 (Away)/Jan. 31 (Home) vs. Western Carolina
Series Record: 65-26 | Last Meeting: 70-68 loss in Cullowhee on Feb. 1, 2018
Jan. 5 (Away)/Feb. 2 (Home) vs. ETSU
Series Record: 47-38 | Last Meeting: 77-59 loss in Asheville on March 3, 2018
Jan. 12 (Home)/Feb. 16 (Away) vs. Samford
Series Record: 59-38 | Last Meeting: 89-79 win in Asheville on March 2, 2018
Jan. 17 (Home)/Feb. 23 (Away) vs. Mercer
Series Record: 32-37 | Last Meeting: 84-75 loss in Chattanooga on Feb. 10, 2018
Jan. 19 (Home)/Feb. 21 (Away) vs. The Citadel
Series Record: 63-18 | Last Meeting: 85-82 win in Chattanooga on Feb. 8, 2018
Jan. 24 (Away)/March 2 (Home) vs. Furman
Series Record: 54-32 | Last Meeting: 75-56 loss in Greenville on Feb. 15, 2018
Jan. 26 (Away)/Feb. 28 (Home) vs. Wofford
Series Record: 23-16 | Last Meeting: 74-64 loss in Chattanooga on Feb. 17, 2018
March 8-11: Southern Conference Tournament
U.S. Cellular Center – Asheville, N.C.
56-29 Tourney Record | 11 Titles (Last 2016)