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NCAA Profile: Chattanooga Mocs

The Mocs could be a dangerous five-seed.

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Team: UT-Chattanooga, or Chattanooga Mocs (FYI, that's short for Mockingbird. Their logo has a Mockingbird driving a train.)

Conference: Southern Conference

Coach: Matt McCall

Record: 29-5 overall, 15-3 in conference

KenPom Rank: 107

Good wins: At Dayton, at Georgia.

Impact Players: Chattanooga brings an experienced squad to the NCAA Tournament - despite losing their senior "conductor", Casey Jones, to an injury (he's redshirting). So big man Justin Tuoyo and junior guard Tre' McLean took the reins; they block quite a few shots and help the Mocs become a team that slows down offenses and keeps control of the game. Greg Pryor picks his spots but has come up big in big games.

How did they get in?: The Mocs won the Southern Conference and took the league championship in Asheville.

How far can this team go in the NCAA Tournament?: That 12/5 seeding indicates that the NCAA Committee thinks the Mocs could be dangerous. They pass the ball well and defend without fouling; when they score a little, they could be a team that gets as far as the Sweet Sixteen.

Last time in the NCAA Tournament: 2009 under coach John Schulman, whose teams faltered after that year.