Chattanooga serves cold-hearted fate to Furman’s SoCon title dreams

David Jean-Baptiste’s desperation 36-foot contested effort from just past half court on the left side swished through the hoop as time expired and the Mocs portion of the crowd of 5,023 fans on hand at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center went bonkers, as Chattanooga qualified for its SoCon standard 12th NCAA Tournament in program history, whileContinue reading “Chattanooga serves cold-hearted fate to Furman’s SoCon title dreams”

Furman closes out the regular-season at The Citadel

Furman (19-11, 11-6 SoCon) will close out the 2021-22 regular-season Saturday afternoon with a trip to the low country of the Palmetto State to take on The Citadel (12-16, 6-11 SoCon) in a key league battle. Furman, which has already locked up a top three seed in the SoCon Tournament for a seventh-straight season, willContinue reading “Furman closes out the regular-season at The Citadel”

Furman sweeps Wofford for the first time in 16 years

It’s true that Furman’s 25-point earlier this season at Wofford might have been a bit of an aberration, and Saturday’s 70-69 win by the Paladins was more an indicator of how close the games have been in recent memory. It was a game that finished similar to the last time the two met at theContinue reading “Furman sweeps Wofford for the first time in 16 years”

SoCon Hoops 2021-22: League race heating up down the stretch

Just when it seemed the league race seemed easy to figure out following Saturday’s results, it is now harder to figure out although even with its 73-70 hiccup at home to UNC Greensboro, Chattanooga still seems primed for a regular-season title and the No. 1 overall seed in the Southern Conference Tournament, which commences MarchContinue reading “SoCon Hoops 2021-22: League race heating up down the stretch”

Furman gets back on track with win at Western Carolina

Furman got a game-high 25 points from senior guard Mike Bothwell, while classmate Alex Hunter chipped in with 23, as the Paladins snapped its first three-game SoCon losing streak since the 2015-16 season, with a 103-85 win over Western Carolina in Southern Conference action Wednesday night at the Liston B. Ramsey Center. With its 13th-straightContinue reading “Furman gets back on track with win at Western Carolina”

SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Mid-February update

The season is coming at us fast and furious as we head down the stretch, and with Chattanooga’s 64-58 win in Greenville this past weekend, it would appear a fierce battle is ensuing for No.2-10 heading towards Asheville. Of particular interest is the middle of the league, which sees four teams knotted in the lossContinue reading “SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Mid-February update”

Furman fades in second half against league-leading Mocs

Chattanooga 64, Furman 58 For the 11th time in 27 games this season,  Chattanooga was forced to overcome a second-half deficit,  as the Mocs used a complete effort, which saw the duo of Darius Banks. (24 pts, 9 rebs, 2 assists) and Malachi Smith (20 pts, 9 rebs, 7 assists) combine for 44 of theContinue reading “Furman fades in second half against league-leading Mocs”

SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Chattanooga hosts Western Carolina in a rare four-game week

Western Carolina (9-16, 3-9 SoCon) at Chattanooga (20-5, 10-2 SoCon) Date and location: Feb. 9, 2022/Chattanooga, Tenn Venue: The Roundhouse/McKenzie Arena (10,995) Last Time They Met: Western Carolina 70, Chattanooga 59 (Jan. 12, 2022/Ramsey Center/Cullowhee, N.C.) Series: 99th meeting/Chattanooga leads 68-30 Preview: Fresh off what was one of the most thrilling mid-major basketball games ofContinue reading “SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Chattanooga hosts Western Carolina in a rare four-game week”

Furman drops second-straight at ETSU

East Tennessee State got a balanced scoring effort, as LeDarrius Brewer posted a double-double of 20 points and 10 boards to lead five Bucs in double figures, as the Bucs snapped their five-game losing streak with a 75-71 win over Furman in a heated Southern Conference basketball contest before a boisterous crowd of 4,305 fans on-handContinue reading “Furman drops second-straight at ETSU”

SoCon Basketball 2021-22: Chattanooga re-takes lead atop league standings

When we look back at the 2021-22 Southern Conference regular-season, it may prove that the No. 1 seed upon arrival will point to the Week of Feb. 7-14 as being the one that ultimately decides the top overall seed when the teams head to Sky City next month. With either Chattanooga (19-5, 9-2 SoCon) orContinue reading “SoCon Basketball 2021-22: Chattanooga re-takes lead atop league standings”