ETSU hosts Chattanooga on Saturday in Brooks Gym
ETSU hosts Chattanooga on Saturday in Brooks Gym
Friday, January 29, 2016

ETSU and Chattanooga meet for the 78th time

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan.29, 2016) – In what will be the first meeting since the SoCon Tournament Finals a year ago, the ETSU Women's Basketball welcomes Chattanooga to Brooks Gym on Saturday, Jan.30 at 2:00 p.m. The game can be streamed live on ESPN3. 
 
Saturday, Jan.30 • 2:00 p.m.
Chattanooga Mocs (13-7, 4-2 SoCon)
at ETSU Buccaneers (12-9, 4-2 SoCon)
 
Location: Johnson City, Tenn.
Site: Brooks Gym (2,700)
All-Time Series Record: 78th meeting, Chattanooga leads 56-21
 
TV: ESPN3
Announcers: Kasey Marler (PBP), Bob Bolen (Color)
Announcer: Kyle Cooper (PBP)
Live Stats
 
The Tip-Off 
This will be the 78th meeting between the Buccaneers and the Mocs, the most common opponent in ETSU Women's Basketball history. Chattanooga leads the all-time series 56-21, winning the last six contests over ETSU. The Bucs last victory over UTC came back in 2010. 
 
Don't Spell Clutch without Tianna Tarter at Mercer
With the game on the line in last Saturday's contest at Mercer, sophomore Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) provided the game-winning basket with 1.8 seconds remaining to give ETSU a 55-53 victory. Tarter recorded her second double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds. 
 
Fourth Quarter Hero
Once the fourth quarter this season, Tarter has taken her game to a new level averaging eight points per game in the fourth. The Johnson City, Tenn., native has recorded three double-digit fourth quarters previously scoring 11 of her game-high 22 in the fourth at Mercer.  
 
H-O-M-E
ETSU is 8-0 inside Brooks Gym this season, the best home start since the 2009-10 season. At home the Bucs average 73.9 points per game compared to 53.1 points on the road. 
 
Real Home Court Advantage
Since 2005, the Bucs have a conference home winning percentage of 74.2 percent, which ranks second in the Southern Conference behind Chattanooga. ETSU has won 9 of it's last 11 home conference games. 
 
Double-Digit Christopher
Senior Chandler Christopher (Greeneville, Tenn.) has recorded double-digit points in the last four games, the longest stretch of her career. Against Western Carolina, Christopher tied a career-high with 20 points.  
 
Bridges Close to 1,000-Point Club
Junior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) is just 31 points away from becoming the 22nd member of ETSU's 1,000-point club. 
 
Closing in on 600
The ETSU Women's Basketball program is just three victories away from becoming the 147th program in NCAA Women's Basketball history to reach 600 wins. ETSU would join Chattanooga, Mercer, UNC-Greensboro and Western Carolina as the only 600+ win programs from Southern Conference. 
 
ETSU vs. Chattanooga 2014 SoCon Championship - Instant Classic
The last time the two programs met was in the 2014 SoCon Tournament Finals with a berth to the NCAA Tournament on the line. The game proved to be an instant classic as ETSU trailed by as many as 24 points before clawing their way back to force overtime. In the OT, Chattanooga pulled away for the 61-56 victory.
 
Scouting the Mocs
Chattanooga heads into Saturday's rivalry showdown with a 13-7 overall record and 4-2 in SoCon play. The three-time defending SoCon Champions sit in a tie for fourth in the standings, coming off back-to-back losses at Samford and at Mercer. The Mocs are led by junior Jasmine Joyner with 12.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Joyner also leads the SoCon in blocks with 77. 
 
What’s Up Next?
The Blue & Gold begin the month of February with two home contests against Wofford on Feb.4 at 11 a.m. as part of Education Day. The Bucs round out the weekend with their annual 'Pink Game' against Furman on Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.