Men’s basketball starts homestand against Covenant College on Saturday

CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team kicks off a three-game home stand Saturday afternoon at McKenzie Arena when it hosts NCAA Division III member Covenant College (Ga.). Tip-Off is set for 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Chattanooga (1-2) loses 70-58 at Ole Miss Tuesday night, a game in which the Mocs took a second-half lead after seeing a 33-33 tie at halftime. AJ Caldwell connected with a three to give UTC a 39-37 lead by just under 16 minutes before the Rebels responded with an 18-5 run to retire.

Jake Stephens again led the Mocs as the team’s top scorer with 16 points (7 of 15 FG), added eight rebounds, dished out five assists, and had two blocks. Jamal Johnson followed with 15 points while Demetrius Davis was in double figures with 11 points and three steals.

Covenant (1-3) will host Pfeiffer on Friday night before taking on Chattanooga on Saturday. The Fighting Scots clinched their first win of the season last Saturday with a 77-67 win on the road in Sewanee.

Fans can watch the game LIVE on ESPN+ through the Watch ESPN and ESPN App platforms, or fans can also listen LIVE on 104.3 FM in Chattanooga as well as the Varsity Network App.

Full game preview, notes and more are below.


Chattanooga (1-2) vs Covenant (1-3*)
Saturday Nov 19 2pm ET McKenzie Arena (10,995)
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*Covenant vs. Pfeiffer on Friday night at 7:00 p.m

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Fourth meeting Record: 3-0 Home: 3-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0
Last meeting: November 23, 2021 Chattanooga, 100-39, at McKenzie Arena.

Chattanooga had a 39-37 lead with 15:49 in the game before conceding an 18-5 Ole Miss run in a 70-58 loss Tuesday night at Oxford. The Mocs and Rebels were tied 33-33 at halftime before the home side pulled away in the second half. Jake Stephens led the team into defeat with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Chattanooga is next to host DIII Covenant on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Mocs are 3-0 all-time against the Scots, with the last win coming last November. UTC beat Covenant 100-39 at Hamilton County Schools Day in front of over 9,000 fans.

Don’t miss out on this three-game mini-plan, featuring out-of-conference matchups against Lipscomb (11/23), Milwaukee (12/6), and Belmont (12/18) starting at just $20! Pricing and game details are below.

Games included:
Lipscomb – Wednesday, November 23 at 4 p.m. ET
Milwaukee – Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. ET
Belmont – Sunday, December 18 at 2pm ET

Golden Circle Corner – $25
Gold Circle Baseline – $20

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the link above, calling the McKenzie Arena ticket office at 423-266-MOCS (6627), or by visiting the Gate 3 ticket office in person. The opening hours of the evening box office are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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