March 11, 2008 |
Alex Anderson had 25 points and Laura Hall added 22 to lead Chattanooga back to the NCAAs with its third straight Southern Conference Tournament title, 71-59, over Western Carolina yesterday at North Charleston, S.C. The Lady Mocs (29-3) continued a near-decade of league dominance, winning their seventh tournament title in the past 8 years. Chattanooga enhanced its reputation as the league's best closer, improving to 12-0 all-time in Southern Conference Tournament finals. In other games: At Hartford, Conn.
March 15, 1997 |
Tennessee-Chattanooga last played in the NCAA Tournament two years ago. The Mocs fell behind to Connecticut, 15-0, and never recovered. Last night, they turned that around. Chattanooga, the No. 14 seed, stunned Georgia by scoring the first 15 points of the game, then held on for a 73-70 upset of the third-seeded Bulldogs in the first round of the Southeast Regional at Charlotte Coliseum. "We really wanted to have a good start," said forward Johnny Taylor, who wasn't around when the Mocs were beaten by UConn, 100-71, in their 1995 NCAA Tournament appearance.
November 23, 2007 |
Randal Falker had trouble finishing in the first 20 minutes. He kept going at the basket, though, and it paid off with repeated trips to the line. Falker scored 21 points and No. 19 Southern Illinois dominated the second half in a 63-41 victory over Chattanooga in the opening round of the inaugural Anaheim Classic yesterday. Bryan Mullins added 10 points for the Salukis, who reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Tournament last season. Falker and Mullins are among three returning starters from that team.
March 21, 1997 |
Fishing for a new coach back in 1985, Tennessee-Chattanooga interviewed Roy Williams, then an assistant at North Carolina who thought a head-coaching job in the Southern Conference to be almost nirvana. But Williams felt awkward about the timing, because his son had just started at a new school, and pulled himself from consideration. These days, you won't find a whole lot of people in Chattanooga complaining. "They got a better coach," Williams said. "And he can tell a lot more jokes than I can, that's for sure.
May 10, 2013 |
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Chattanooga has hired a future hall of famer as its next women's basketball head coach. The university announced Thursday the hiring of Jim Foster, who will be inducted in less than a month into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The former St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State coach has a 783-307 record and ranks 11th in NCAA history in career wins. Foster and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer are the only men's or women's college basketball coaches at any level to win at least 200 games at three different schools.
December 31, 1994 |
It was only the consolation round, but Drexel will take it. Malik Rose scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Dragons downedLiberty last night, 89-68, to take third place in the Dr. Pepper Classic atthe University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. "Definitely, consolation games are very difficult to play in," Drexel coachBill Herrion said. "I thought we played hard for 40 minutes. We were concerndwith their post players. We decided right off the bat to dig in off theperimeter.
December 22, 1992 |
The joy of the Eagles' playoff-clinching victory over the Washington Redskins was short-lived for all-pro defensive end Reggie White. Waiting for White at home Sunday evening was the news that his stepfather, Leonard Collier, had been slain in Chattanooga, Tenn. According to Chattanooga police, family members found Collier, 44, slumped over the steering wheel of his old Ford Fairlane outside the St. Elmo Recreation Center, where his stepson began his illustrious sports career.
April 9, 1993 |
Reggie White, back in his hometown to officially sign his Green Bay Packers contract, said he'll never second-guess his decision. "I feel like I made the right decision," White said yesterday. "I will never regret it. Green Bay can go 1-15 or 0-16 for the next four years and I will never regret it. "(But) I never would have signed with Green Bay if I didn't think they didn't have an opportunity to win a championship. " White, the ex-Eagle All-Pro defensive end, signed a four-year, $17 million in front of his old high school in Chatanooga.
March 23, 2004 |
Boston College held Ohio State scoreless for eight minutes of the second half last night in a 63-48 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Columbus, Ohio. The third-seeded Eagles (27-6) advanced to play either Minnesota or Kansas State in the Mideast Regional semifinals Sunday in Norfolk, Va. Jacobs hit five of seven shots from the field, including three of four three-point shots, and all four free throws. She also had five assists and four rebounds. Kathrin Ress added 16 points and Jessalyn Deveny had 15 for the Eagles, who reached the round of 16 for the second year in a row. Brandie Hoskins led the sixth-seeded Buckeyes (21-10)
December 24, 1999 |
There could be coal in more than a few stockings on Hawk Hill tomorrow morning, which is what happens when you lose to a 1-7 team two days before Christmas. There is no sugarcoating this one. St. Joseph's coughed up an eight-point lead in the final four minutes last night, losing, 68-65, at Tennessee-Chattanooga. It was Chattanooga's first win over a Division I opponent this season, and it is a loss that has to rank among the worst of the Phil Martelli era. It was also among the weirdest.