Steve Forbes and his ETSU men’s basketball team welcome Furman to Freedom Hall on Wednesday night for a first-place showdown in the Southern Conference.
East Tennessee State stayed in a first-place tie in the Southern Conference men’s basketball race with a 72-67 victory over Virginia Military Institute in a game that won the Bucs zero style points.
ETSU avenged a bad loss to Mercer just 11 days earlier by beating the Bears 73-60 on Saturday in a Southern Conference game at Hawkins Arena.
E’Lease Stafford and the rest of the East Tennessee State women’s basketball team sprinted out of the gates Thursday night to continue their dominance of Western Carolina.
Tray Boyd III has played like a starter during his two seasons with the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team. Whether he’ll be one remains to be seen.
Tray Boyd III made his first start of the season a memorable one, and suddenly the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team has its mojo back.
ETSU men’s basketball coach Steve Forbes usually has a pretty good handle on the mindset of his team, but he was left scratching his head after the Bucs’ last outing.
With his team all alone atop the Southern Conference men’s basketball standings, East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes is enjoying the view. But he’s certainly not satisfied.
“He can adjust defensively and offensively. He’s learned four positions on offense. It’s hard to learn one. I’m more impressed than anything the way he understands the game of basketball.”
Bo Hodges shook off a sore knee that kept him out of practice much of the week and put a hurting on Chattanooga at Freedom Hall on Saturday.
Isaiah Tisdale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, hitting 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and ETSU defeated Western Carolina 85-66 on Saturday night at Ramsey Center.
The ETSU men stayed perfect at home Wednesday night, using a second-half barrage to pull away from Samford for an 88-63 Southern Conference win.
The basketball hasn’t been going in the basket for ETSU, but Steve Forbes’ Bucs have won seven of their past eight games entering Wednesday’s Southern Conference home matchup with Samford.
A strong start to the second half gave the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team enough space to hold off VMI in Saturday’s Star Wars-themed game at Freedom Hall.
ETSU will be looking for its first road win against UNC Greensboro since Feb. 6, 2016, when the Southern Conference teams meet Wednesday night at Greensboro Coliseum.