Numerous 3-pointers part of Mocs' game plan

Tre' McLean shoots as the UTC men's basketball team holds a scrimmage at McKenzie Arena on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Tre McLean's first 3-pointer of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball exhibition game went in Friday night against Covenant College. So did his second. And his third.

It was a welcome sight for the 6-foot-5 junior guard, who hit only 12 of his 62 long-range attempts during the 2014-15 season. It also signified the comfort level he has in new coach Matt McCall's system, in which the Mocs will shoot a lot from 3-point range this season, the stats imply.

UTC hoisted 32 3-point attempts in Friday's 91-63 win over Covenant, a number they reached only twice a season ago - in wins over Lipscomb and East Tennessee State. Included were some hot streaks and some cold spells. After making their first five, the Mocs missed their next 11 in the first half, and then their final seven attempts.