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Chattanooga Moccasins vs. Western Carolina Catamounts Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/14/14

Western Carolina Catamounts (14-11) at Chattanooga Moccasins (15-11)

College Basketball: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (McKenzie Arena)

The Line: Chattanooga Moccasins -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: not listed

The Chattanooga Mocs and McKenzie Arena welcome the Western Carolina Catamounts to town.

Western Carolina has put themselves in to a position where they can challenge for the top spot in the SoCon at 7-3 which is just a loss out of second. With just a handful of games remaining in conference action the scoring has to continue and the defense has to continue to get some stops which sounds simple enough but can be tricky in an unpredictable league. The Catamounts outscored Furman 83-75 on Monday behind a strong second half that erased a one pointd deficit. Both teams hit at 47% with the Catamounts posting 13 more shots to overcome a 25-15 edge at the stripe by the Paladins. Trey Sumler led the scoring with 24 points with Brandon Briggs adding 15 while Tawaski King and James Sinclair added 13 points each.

Chattanooga Moccasins vs. Western Carolina Catamounts Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/14/14

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A few short weeks ago Chattanooga was alone at the top of the SoCon before losses to Davidson and to Samford on Saturday has the Mocs one game out of first and just one ahead of fourth in a packed upper half. A 92-85 overtime defeat at Samford wasn't a great performance at either end of the floor with the Bulldogs burning the nets at 55.6% while Chattanooga countered with only 37.5%. Chatt did force 15 turnovers leading to nine more looks at the basket with eleven makes from long range keeping this game competitive. The Mocs received 21 points from Gee McGhee with Ronrico White posting 19 points and nine helpers followed by Martynas Bareika and Casey Jones with 13 and ten points with Jones snagging seven pulls and five steals.

Chattanooga hasn't been playing well but with a win they are just a game behind Davidson so it's put up or shutup time for the Mocs and I'm hoping it's put up...

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