Cats Play Host to Chattanooga in Sportsview.tv WNIT Second Round
The Kentucky women’s basketball team will play host to the Chattanooga Lady Mocs Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum in the second round of the 2005 Sportsview.tv Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Cats defeated Eastern Michigan 79-68 in their opening round game while Chattanooga took a 50-40 win over Villanova in its first game.
The Wildcats (16-15) are 4-0 all-time vs. Chattanooga and are 7-1 vs. UTC’s Southern Conference. The last time the teams met was on Jan. 22, 1981 and UK won 88-64 in Lexington.
The Lady Mocs are 25-4 overall and finished with an impressive 19-1 record in the Southern Conference this season. UTC claimed the regular season title with the second best record in conference history, second only to its own 20-0 record in 2004. The Lady Mocs were upset 55-50 by East Tennessee State in the second round of the SoCon Tournament and were not awarded an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament. Juniors Katasha Brown, Tiffani Roberson and Nicole Mattison were named to the All-Conference team while freshmen Laura Hall and Brooke Hand were both named to the league’s All-Freshman Team. Brown leads the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game. UTC Coach Wes Moore, a 1986 graduate of Tennessee, was voted SoCon Coach of the Year by his peers for the third time.
To purchase tickets call the UK ticket office at 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-CATS (2287). The main Memorial Coliseum ticket office will be open Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST and prior to the game on Sunday, March 20, beginning at noon. Ticket prices are: $7 for all reserved seats regardless of age. General admission tickets are $7 adults/$4 for UK students, senior citizens and children ages 18 and under.