Know Thy Opponent: Chattanooga Mocs

  • 11/11/2007 6:05 pm in

th_23666_knowthyopponent_122_866lo.jpgThe Hoosiers open the season Monday evening at Assembly Hall against the Chattanooga Mocs. Led by fourth-year coach John Shulman, the Mocs return two starters from last season’s 15-18 team.

Chattanooga is a member of the Southern Conference and they’re picked to finish fourth in the North division of that conference. Western Carolina, another IU non-conference opponent, was picked as the third place team in the North division.

Nicchaeus Doaks averaged 10.2 points per game a season ago and figures to be the go-to-guy for Chattanooga. Their other returning starter is Khalil Hartwell, a 6-8 forward who averaged 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds last season.

Stephen McDowell, a 5-11 point guard transfer from South Carolina, is their top newcomer. McDowell is an Indianapolis native who started his prep career at Lawrence North before transferring to Cedar Grove in Georgia for his final two seasons. McDowell then attended the IMG Basketball Academy prep school before attending South Carolina.

Other notable newcomers to keep an eye on: swingman Kevin Goffney, point guard Keyron Sheard and center Qavotstaraj Waddell.

Chattanooga’s last NCAA Tournament appearance was in 2005. The 15th-seeded Mocs fell 70-54 to Wake Forest in the first round. Chattanooga is 3-9 all-time in the Big Dance.

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  • Hoosier Hound

    Chattanooga has one of the best and most consistent programs in the SoCon. I certainly don’t expect them to pull a Garder-Webb/Mercer/Belmont on IU, but the Hoosiers better come out ready because they sure aren’t a lowly DII team.

    In fact, why don’t they go ahead and make 20 threes this game, and DJ can go for a double-double. 🙂

  • Hoosier Hound

    Chattanooga has one of the best and most consistent programs in the SoCon. I certainly don’t expect them to pull a Garder-Webb/Mercer/Belmont on IU, but the Hoosiers better come out ready because they sure aren’t a lowly DII team.

    In fact, why don’t they go ahead and make 20 threes this game, and DJ can go for a double-double. 🙂

  • Newt

    We need to come to play with our defense. Our kids need to quit worrying about their points in the boxscore and get assists, rebounds, and steals. We’ll be awesome if that happens. We need to play unselfish.

  • Newt

    We need to come to play with our defense. Our kids need to quit worrying about their points in the boxscore and get assists, rebounds, and steals. We’ll be awesome if that happens. We need to play unselfish.

  • Tom

    IU is a 22 point favorite.If they run with us, it will a 30 point game.Rumors are we have lost a team member.Hope its not true.

  • Tom

    IU is a 22 point favorite.If they run with us, it will a 30 point game.Rumors are we have lost a team member.Hope its not true.

  • BigDub

    A.J. is the rumor…

  • BigDub

    A.J. is the rumor…

  • L. Rubes

    I’ve heard about the rumor also and heard it was AJ. Big A or Postman E, you guys know anything?

    Thanks

  • L. Rubes

    I’ve heard about the rumor also and heard it was AJ. Big A or Postman E, you guys know anything?

    Thanks

  • Peeps:

    Just talked to Big A, and neither of us have heard anything beyond the rumor. I’ve been searching for stories on A.J., but for now, it is what it is: a rumor which may or may not be true.

    I will say this: These things seem have a special way of starting slow and gaining steam over time. We’ll see how it goes.

  • Peeps:

    Just talked to Big A, and neither of us have heard anything beyond the rumor. I’ve been searching for stories on A.J., but for now, it is what it is: a rumor which may or may not be true.

    I will say this: These things seem have a special way of starting slow and gaining steam over time. We’ll see how it goes.

  • bleeding crimson

    Does anyone know the specifics about the rumor. Is it that he is leaving or let go or something else. If the rumor is that he is leaving due to planing time once he returns, then maybe…if the rumor is he is let go then I don’t believe it due to the fact the he is already on the roster and KS has already made future comments on him playing? Just curious.

  • bleeding crimson

    Does anyone know the specifics about the rumor. Is it that he is leaving or let go or something else. If the rumor is that he is leaving due to planing time once he returns, then maybe…if the rumor is he is let go then I don’t believe it due to the fact the he is already on the roster and KS has already made future comments on him playing? Just curious.

  • JohnMoc1

    Good luck tomorrow night, guys. We should be better than fourth in the division this year for sure. We have a lot of good shooters, and we also have some height underneath, though it is inexperienced. We beat a pretty bad team 120-59 in our first game. We’ll come ready to play, and this is probably the most talented team Shulman has had at Chattanooga yet…even more so than the 2005 Tournament team that led Wake Forest at halftime. Good luck, and hopefully there are no injuries. Come visit http://www.mocfans.com to discuss the game with Moc Fans if you’d like.

  • JohnMoc1

    Good luck tomorrow night, guys. We should be better than fourth in the division this year for sure. We have a lot of good shooters, and we also have some height underneath, though it is inexperienced. We beat a pretty bad team 120-59 in our first game. We’ll come ready to play, and this is probably the most talented team Shulman has had at Chattanooga yet…even more so than the 2005 Tournament team that led Wake Forest at halftime. Good luck, and hopefully there are no injuries. Come visit http://www.mocfans.com to discuss the game with Moc Fans if you’d like.

  • Hoosier Hound

    I checked out their forum, its pretty nice. Thing that really caught me though was this offhand comment by the above JohnMoc about watching IU’s second exhibition game on BTN. Are you effing serious? He’s watching the BTN down in Chattanooga and I can’t get it in Bloomington? Load of bull!

  • Hoosier Hound

    I checked out their forum, its pretty nice. Thing that really caught me though was this offhand comment by the above JohnMoc about watching IU’s second exhibition game on BTN. Are you effing serious? He’s watching the BTN down in Chattanooga and I can’t get it in Bloomington? Load of bull!

  • kelin

    If AJ leaves why doesn’t he come and kick for the Colts they need one…sorry to vent on an IU site but geez Vinetari

  • kelin

    If AJ leaves why doesn’t he come and kick for the Colts they need one…sorry to vent on an IU site but geez Vinetari

  • JohnMoc1

    Actually, I get the Big Ten Network on DirecTV and live in Lexington…just lived in Chattanooga most of my life.

  • JohnMoc1

    Actually, I get the Big Ten Network on DirecTV and live in Lexington…just lived in Chattanooga most of my life.

  • kelin

    Hoosier Hound I agree this BTN/Comcast thing is as bad as Adam Vinitari’s kicking tonite. I have not missed an IU opener EVER!

  • kelin

    Hoosier Hound I agree this BTN/Comcast thing is as bad as Adam Vinitari’s kicking tonite. I have not missed an IU opener EVER!

  • Hoosier Hound

    Lexington? The Commonwealth? That sounds awful, ugh.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Lexington? The Commonwealth? That sounds awful, ugh.

  • Hoosier Hound

    kelin,

    I agree that I don’t know what happened to Vinitieri, but you can’t put this whole game game on him. I think Manning did quite a bit more to lose it.

  • Hoosier Hound

    kelin,

    I agree that I don’t know what happened to Vinitieri, but you can’t put this whole game game on him. I think Manning did quite a bit more to lose it.

  • kelin

    You are right Hoosier, 6 picks…….I hope this AJ thing isn’t true but here in Indy, I have heard some not so positive stuff about that kid off the court…beyond academics.

  • kelin

    You are right Hoosier, 6 picks…….I hope this AJ thing isn’t true but here in Indy, I have heard some not so positive stuff about that kid off the court…beyond academics.