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Strictly Come Dancing: Chattanooga, Southern

Who? The Lady Mocs of Chattanooga. (It's short for Mockingbird, but I haven't seen any Chattanooga teams use the long form.)

Where? Chattanooga, TN, on the Tennessee River and near the Georgia border.

When? Monday the 8th, in Charlotte, NC.

How? Down eight at the half to second-seeded Samford, the Lady Mocs rallied back and won 72-67 behind a double-double from Shanara Hollinquest.

Upset? No. Chattanooga ended the regular season two games ahead of Samford and Appalachian State, at 16-4.

RPI: 67

SOS: 156


A traditional power in the Southern Conference, Chattanooga's been here before. They're led by senior forward Shanara Hollinquest, the SoCon's Player of the Year, who averages 17.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. She gets help from senior guard, and fellow Southern Conference First-Teamer Jenaya Wade-Fray, the other double-figure scorer for the Lady Mocs with 13.2 per game; Wade-Fray is also the team's second-leading rebounder with 6.1. From the numbers, it's hard to tell who the primary playmaker is for this team, or if Hollinquest has to make her own shots, so if anyone's seen this team, please let me know. I'm curious.

Chattanooga picked up a very good overtime win over Richmond at St. Peter's holiday tournament, and beat a better-than-usual Clemson team as well. A 24-point loss at East Tennessee is not good, and a neutral site loss to Villanova isn't much better.