Life on the road is far from glamorous for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Especially considering they went 1-8 in road games during the regular season.
The Mocs hit the road again Wednesday, to a neutral-court location, for the Southern Conference tournament in Charlotte.
Almost every hour is scripted from an exact departure time to the 11 p.m. bed-checks.
"We get on the bus, we have our food there, and then when we arrive, we check in and meet and we gotta have study hall at some point," point guard Keegan Bell said. "When you're on the road, it's more disciplined and structured than when you're here."
They rarely fly, and stay in average motels, a Courtyard or Holiday Inn -- never high-rolling for the Four Seasons but not succumbing to an hourly rate fleabag motel. Bus trips this season ranged from 11 hours to Richmond to two hours down to Samford.
"Road trips are serious," junior DeAntre Jefferson said. "You don't go out, you thinka bout the game, watch film shoot around."
And still squeeze in a few minutes for video games ... or studying.