|Appalachian State||J Canty 15.3||N Healy 6.9||M Neal 3.6|
|Chattanooga||Z Mason 13.2||Z Mason 7.1||R White 2.8|
Chattanooga plays host to Appalachian State at McKenzie Arena on Thursday. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST. The Mocs are 4-4 against the Mountaineers over the last four years. They fell 79-70 on 2/15/2012, the last time they met.
Appalachian State is in 3rd place in the SoCon and Chattanooga is in 6th place.
In their last match-up, Ronrico White finished with 10 points in the Mocs 86-59 loss against College of Charleston on January 12th. He tallies 9.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.8 assists per game. In an 83-70 victory over North Carolina-Greensboro on January 14th, Nathan Healy put up 24 points and 9 rebounds for the Mountaineers. He contributes a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game, 1.7 steals per game, and 1.5 blocks per game.
Appalachian State StatSmack
- Z Mason is ranked 3rd in SoCon in rebounds and 5th in SoCon in blocks.
- The Chattanooga rebounding leader (Z Mason) has more rebounds than the Appalachian State rebounding leader (Nathan Healy).
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Chattanooga has a stronger schedule than Appalachian State this season (SOS Rank: #140 vs #303).
- Chattanooga does a better job contesting shots (42.7% allowed vs 47.2% allowed) than Appalachian State this season.
- Chattanooga has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.597 to 0.522).
- Chattanooga takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Appalachian State (2 vs 0).
- Gee McGhee is ranked 9th in SoCon in steals.
- Even computers respect Chattanooga more. We have a better RPI this season than Appalachian State (RPI: #262 vs #326).
- Chattanooga is better under pressure, and has defeated Appalachian State in 4 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- It must sting. Chattanooga has blown out Appalachian State by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2000.
- At least you keep showing up. Chattanooga has an average margin of victory of 11 over Appalachian State in 40 wins since 1980.