Chattanooga’s basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Southern Conference by the media, the league announced Thursday.
Elon and Davidson, both of which are in their final season in the SoCon, were picked to finish first and second, respectively. Elon received 14 first-place votes, while the Wildcats picked up 12. Western Carolina was the only other school to garner a first-place vote (1).
“It’s going to be an exciting year in the SoCon,” UTC first-year head coach Will Wade said. “There are a lot of senior-laden, experienced teams in the league. We look forward to the conference season."
In addition, Chattanooga senior Z. Mason landed on the 10-man preseason All-SoCon team.
“Z. is one of the best players in the league,” Wade added. “He certainly has ‘Player of the Year’ potential. We are eager to get started.”
Mason is one of four returning starters from last year's 13-19 season, and the third-team All-SoCon selection led the squad in scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg).
Chattanooga opens the season at McKenzie Arena on Nov. 8, playing host to Division III Covenant College.
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