VMI @ Chattanooga
Regular Season Records: VMI 7-24; Chattanooga 15-16
What to Know
The Chattanooga Mocs and the VMI Keydets are set to clash at 7:30 p.m. ET March 3 at Harrah's Cherokee Center in the first round of the Southern Conference Tourney. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
Chattanooga received a tough blow on Saturday as they fell 86-74 to the Wofford Terriers. The Mocs got double-digit scores from five players: forward KC Hankton (14), guard Demetrius Davis (13), guard A.J. Caldwell (12), guard Dalvin White (11), and guard Brody Robinson (11).
Meanwhile, the Keydets ended up a good deal behind the Western Carolina Catamounts when they played on Saturday, losing 85-66. A silver lining for VMI was the play of center Tyler Houser, who had 26 points in addition to six boards.
Chattanooga is the favorite in this one, with an expected 13-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past three games, so buyers beware.
A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Chattanooga is 28th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 10.9 on average. VMIs have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the matchup with the 17th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.6 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Harrah's Cherokee Center -- Asheville, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Mocs are a big 13-point favorite against the Keydets, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Mocs, as the game opened with the Mocs as an 11-point favorite.
Chattanooga have won ten out of their last 15 games against VMI.
- Feb 15, 2023 - Chattanooga 78 vs. VMI 58
- Jan 07, 2023 - Chattanooga 85 vs. VMI 78
- Feb 19, 2022 - VMI 80 vs. Chattanooga 75
- Jan 22, 2022 - Chattanooga 78 vs. VMI 74
- Jan 02, 2021 - VMI 84 vs. Chattanooga 79
- Feb 26, 2020 - Chattanooga 71 vs. VMI 64
- Feb 12, 2020 - Chattanooga 86 vs. VMI 67
- Feb 07, 2019 - Chattanooga 71 vs. VMI 70
- Dec 09, 2018 - Chattanooga 83 vs. VMI 65
- Feb 25, 2018 - VMI 68 vs. Chattanooga 65
- Jan 27, 2018 - VMI 70 vs. Chattanooga 69
- Feb 15, 2017 - Chattanooga 74 vs. VMI 68
- Jan 25, 2017 - VMI 80 vs. Chattanooga 64
- Feb 29, 2016 - Chattanooga 67 vs. VMI 65
- Feb 18, 2016 - Chattanooga 85 vs. VMI 59