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.