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The Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team represents the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in NCAA Division I men's competition.[2] On April 4, 2017, Lamont Paris was hired as the new head coach.

Chattanooga Mocs
2018–19 Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball team
Chattanooga Mocs logo.svg
UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Head coachLamont Paris (2nd season)
ConferenceSoCon
LocationChattanooga, Tennessee
ArenaMcKenzie Arena
(Capacity: 10,928)
NicknameMocs
ColorsNavy, Old Gold, and Silver[1]
              
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1997
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1982, 1997
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2009, 2016
Conference Tournament Champions
1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2009, 2016
Conference Regular Season Champions
1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016 SoCon began using the divisional format from 1994-95 season onwards

HistoryEdit

The Mocs won the 1977 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournament, while completing their transition from Division II to Division I. They are well known for being the original Cinderella in the NCAA Tournament. During the 1997 tournament they progressed to the Sweet Sixteen by defeating both Georgia and Illinois. They eventually lost to Providence.

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I Tournament resultsEdit

The Mocs have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament 11 times. Their combined record is 3–11.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1981 #11 First Round #6 Maryland L 69–81
1982 #10 First Round
Second Round
#7 NC State
#2 Minnesota
W 58–51
L 61–62
1983 #9 First Round #8 Maryland L 51–52
1988 #16 First Round #1 Oklahoma L 66–94
1993 #12 First Round #5 Wake Forest L 58–81
1994 #13 First Round #4 Kansas L 73–102
1995 #15 First Round #2 Connecticut L 71–100
1997 #14 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#3 Georgia
#6 Illinois
#10 Providence
W 73–70
W 75–63
L 65–71
2005 #15 First Round #2 Wake Forest L 54–70
2009 #16 First Round #1 Connecticut L 47–103
2016 #12 First Round #5 Indiana L 74–99

NCAA Division II Tournament resultsEdit

The Mocs have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament five times. Their combined record is 11–5 and they were National Champions in 1977.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1961 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Austin Peay
Kentucky Wesleyan
L 69–77
L 80–111
1973 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Southeast Louisiana
Transylvania
L 64–67
W 99–86
1975 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Alabama State
Tennessee State
W 107–83
L 81–82
1976 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Rollins
Valdosta State
Nicholls State
Eastern Illinois
Puget Sound
W 86–62
W 86–66
W 107–78
W 93–84
L 74–83
1977 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Valdosta State
UCF
North Dakota
Sacred Heart
Randolph-Macon
W 92–76
W 88–79
W 76–52
W 95–81
W 71–62

NIT resultsEdit

The Mocs have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) four times. Their combined record is 3–4.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1984 First Round
Second Round
Georgia
Tennessee
W 74–69
L 66–68
1985 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Clemson
Lamar
Louisville
W 67–65
W 85–84
L 66–71
1986 First Round Georgia L 81–95
1987 First Round Cleveland State L 73–92

CIT resultsEdit

The Mocs have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2014 First Round East Tennessee State L 66–79

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Website Guidelines". Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Chattanooga Mocs College Basketball - Chattanooga News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-01-13.