Tale of the tape: UTC women at Wofford

Tale of the tape: UTC women at Wofford

February 16th, 2019 by Lindsey Young in Sports - College

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women vs. Wofford at Richardson Indoor Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Time: 2 p.m.

Video/radio: ESPN+/96.1 FM

Likely lineups (with heights and scoring averages in parentheses)

UTC (11-13, 6-3 Southern Conference)

Projected starters: G Lakelyn Bouldin (5-8, 12.7); G Brooke Burns (5-10, 7.9); F Bria Dial (6-0, 4.7); G Molly Melton (5-4, 1.9); F Arianne Whitaker (6-2, 6.5).

Key reserves: C Abby Cornelius (6-2, 3.1); F Eboni Williams (6-0, 8.7).

WOFFORD (13-12, 5-5)

Projected starters: F Marissa Bayer (6-1, 5.9); G Cairo Booker (5-6, 8.5); G Da'Ja Green (5-6, 7.7); F Jamari McDavid (5-10, 10.9); G Chloe Wanink (5-7, 19.2).

Key reserves: G Jackie Carman (5-8, 13.2); G Niyah Lutz (5-8, 5.6).


UTC is 49-2 all-time against the Terriers in a series that started in 1996, with both Mocs losses coming in SoCon tournament games. The Mocs are coming off back-to-back losses to league foes East Tennessee State University and Furman, shooting poorly in each game. That wasn't the case in their first meeting this season with Wofford, with UTC shooting nearly 50 percent from the field to win 89-82 on Jan. 17 at McKenzie Arena. Bouldin put together her best game of the year with 26 points and 12 rebounds, Burns scored 16 points and Williams had 19 points and nine rebounds.


Wofford leads the SoCon in scoring with an average of 74.5 points per game, with Wanink's 19.2 average also leading the league. She scored 26 and 22 in consecutive wins over Western Carolina and ETSU and has scored in double figures in 21 of 25 games this season. Green leads the SoCon in assists per game (5.4) and nearly pulled off a triple-double against ETSU. Lutz, a freshman, has given the Terriers a lift since joining the rotation.


While Wanink is a threat to go for 30 whenever she takes the floor, the Mocs will concentrate on her backcourt mate, Green, in an effort to keep the Terriers from running smoothly. As usual, the Mocs also have to rebound well, and they need better contributions from the bench than in their past two losses.