Chattanooga vs. Elon: Full Game Preview

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Chattanooga vs. Elon: Full Game Preview
Chattanooga
(8-11, 3-4 away)
Elon
(11-7, 7-2 home)
Venue: Alumni Gym
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Chattanooga Z Mason 14.2 Z Mason 7.2 R White 3.0
Elon L Troutman 15.2 R Beaumont 6.6 A Hamilton 3.3

On Thursday, Chattanooga visits Alumni Gym to take on Elon. It takes place at 7:00 EST. The Mocs are 5-4 against the Phoenix over the last four years. The last time they met (2/9/2012) they won 83-75.

Chattanooga is in 6th place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on 4th place Elon.

The Mocs were defeated by Western Carolina 90-81 on January 19th despite 21 points and 6 rebounds from Z Mason. With 14.2 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 1.0 blocks per game, he leads the team in all three categories. In a 68-61 victory over Wofford on January 19th, Jack Isenbarger put up 17 points and 6 rebounds for the Phoenix. He contributes 2.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.0 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Elon is strong in turnover percentage at 16.7. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 17th in the nation.

Elon StatSmack

  • The Chattanooga rebounding leader (Z Mason) has more rebounds than the Elon rebounding leader (Ryley Beaumont).
  • Chattanooga allows fewer rebounds (33.4 allowed per game vs 39.0 allowed per game) than Elon this season.
  • At least you keep showing up. Chattanooga has an average margin of victory of 7 over Elon in 11 wins since 2003.
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Chattanooga has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Elon this season (Projected SOS Rank: #273 vs #312).
  • Chattanooga beat Elon by 8 points the last time they played (Feb 09, 2012).
  • Chattanooga takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Elon (2 vs 0).
  • Z Mason is ranked 3rd in SoCon in rebounds and 5th in SoCon in blocks.
  • Gee McGhee is ranked 9th in SoCon in steals.
  • We just win. Chattanooga has more wins over the last 5 years than Elon (83 vs 71).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Chattanooga has come back to win after being down at half against Elon 3 times since 2006.
  • Chattanooga can actually jump, with more rebounds (40.4 per game vs 36.5 per game) than Elon this season.
UTC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Z Mason 27 14 7 1 1 1 2
C Gee McGhee 29 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Ronrico White 26 10 3 3 1 0 2
C- Dontay Hampton 20 12 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Drazen Zlovaric 24 9 5 1 0 0 1
D Farad Cobb 20 6 3 2 1 0 1
D Casey Jones 19 4 3 1 1 0 3
D Sam Watson 15 2 3 1 0 0 1
D Eric Robertson 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D- M. Bareika 14 4 3 1 1 0 2
D- Jared Bryant 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Alex Bran 5 4 1 1 0 0 1
F Lance Stokes 10 3 2 0 1 0 1
ELON Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Lucas Troutman 27 15 6 1 1 2 2
C+ Jack Isenbarger 31 14 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Ryley Beaumont 29 10 7 2 1 1 2
C Sebastian Koch 29 9 5 2 1 0 2
C Austin Hamilton 25 7 3 3 2 0 2
C Tanner Samson 25 5 3 2 1 0 1
D Ryan Winters 11 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Aaron Smith 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Tony Sabato 10 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Kevin Blake 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Sam Hershberger 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Josh Bonney 6 2 1 1 0 0 0
D John Moody 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Roger Dugas 5 1 2 1 1 0 0
D E. Edomwonyi 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
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