Bartow announces signing of White Station guard Travis Strong

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 30, 2003) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Monday that former Memphis White Station standout Travis Strong (Memphis) has signed a grant-in-aid to play basketball for the Buccaneers this season. ...


Aaron Scott signs national letter of intent to play basketball for East Tennessee State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 1, 2002) - Head coach Murry Bartow announced Thursday the signing of Houma, La., native Aaron Scott to a national letter of intent with the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team. ...


ETSU names Murry Bartow head coach of the Buccaneer men's basketball program

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2003) - East Tennessee State University President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr. and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dave Mullins announced Tuesday that Murry Bartow will be joining the Buccaneer family as head coach of the men's basketball program. ...


DeChellis leaving ETSU, set to accept job at Penn State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 2, 2003) - In a press conference scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. in State College, Penn., current East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Ed DeChellis will accept the vacant head coaching job at Penn State University. ...


Wake Forest edges ETSU, 76-73 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

TAMPA, Fla. (March 21, 2003) (AP) -- Tiny Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) and East Tennessee State nearly won one for the little guys. Josh Howard and his athletic Wake Forest teammates made sure bigger was barely better. ...


ETSU Men's Basketball to face Wake Forest in NCAA Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 16, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Friday, Mar. 21 in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament from the St. Petersburg Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. and hosted by the University of South Florida....


Travel plans for NCAA tournament to be finalized on Monday

NCAA travel plans are being made for the Friday, March 21 appearance of the ETSU Buccaneers against Wake Forest in Tampa, Florida. Through arrangements made in cooperation with the NCAA three travel options are emerging including the possibility of a charter flight originating from Tri-Cities. Final arrangements and costs will be available by noon on Monday through these same outlets. ...


ETSU Men's Basketball advances to NCAA Tournament, defeats Chattanooga, 97-90 in SoCon Championship

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 8, 2002) - East Tennessee State claimed the championship of the 2003 Mountain Dew Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament with a 97-90 win over Chattanooga Saturday evening at the North Charleston Coliseum. ...


ETSU welcomes SoCon Champion Men's Basketball back to Johnson City Sunday evening

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2003) - A reception to welcome to 2003 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Champions, East Tennessee State, back to Johnson City will be held Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Brooks Gym on the ETSU campus. ...


ETSU advances to Southern Conference Championship, defeats College of Charleston, 64-55

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Mar. 7, 2003) - East Tennessee State freshman guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored 17 points and junior forward Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) added 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Bucs scored a 64-55 win over College of Charleston in the semifinals of the Mountain Dew Southern Conference Tournament at the North Charleston Coliseum. ...


Bucs hold off Wofford in SoCon quarterfinals

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored 23 points and Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) added 19 to lead East Tennessee State to an 80-75 win over Wofford in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Mountain Dew Southern Conference Basketball Championships at the North Charleston Coliseum. ...


Buccaneer Basketball prepares for Wofford in Southern Conference Tournament quarterfinals

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 5, 2003) - The East Tennessee State Buccaneer men's basketball team will begin their pursuit of the 2003 Southern Conference Tournament Championship against Wofford, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C....


ETSU's Smith, Wadood honored by SoCon media

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 4, 2003) - The honors keep coming for East Tennessee State men's basketball players Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) and Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Va.). ...


ETSU's Smith, Wadood earn All-SoCon honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2003) - One day after earning its third-straight Southern Conference North Division championship and a bye in this week's SoCon Tournament, the good news kept coming for the East Tennessee State men's basketball program on Sunday. ...


Bucs earn share of third-straight North Division title and bye in this week's SoCon Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2003) - The largest crowd of the season gathered to see if the East Tennessee State men's basketball team could garner its third-straight Southern Conference North Division title and a bye in this week's SoCon Tournament. ...


Furman spoils ETSU's stay atop SoCon North standings

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2003) - Only two days removed from climbing into a tie for first place in the Southern Conference North Division standings, the East Tennessee State men's basketball team fell victim to poor second-half shooting and dropped an 84-71 contest to the Furman Paladins Monday night at Memorial Center. ...


Bucs move into three-way tie for first place with 89-86 victory at Western Carolina

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2003) -- Western Carolina freshman Corey Muirhead scored a career-high 23 points, but the Catamounts (8-17, 5-9 SoCon) could not overcome 22 points from ETSU's senior guard Ryan Lawson (Rogersville, Tenn.) and 21 from freshman point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) as East Tennessee State (16-9, 10-4 SoCon) held on for an 89-86 victory Saturday night at the Ramsey Activity Center. ...


Smith nets career high as Bucs overcome 19-point, second-half deficit to drop UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State rallied from a 19 point second half deficit to post a 75-73 victory over UNC Greensboro Tuesday night in Southern Conference men's basketball action in Fleming Gymnasium. ETSU's Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) blocked UNCG's Ray Bristow's layup at the buzzer to secure the victory for the Buccanneers. ...


ETSU men's basketball game against UNC Greensboro postponed

The ETSU men's basketball team was scheduled to return to action Feb. 17 at UNC Greensboro, but inclement weather has forced the game to be postponed. The Spartans and the Buccaneers will meet Tuesday night with tip-off set to begin at 7 p.m. ...


Freshmen lead the way as Buccaneers roll to 87-72 victory over Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2003) -- East Tennessee State University's men's basketball team defeated conference foe Davidson, 87-72, Saturday night at Davidson's Belk Arena....


ETSU's junior Jerald Fields named SoCon Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2003) - After eclipsing his season-high for scoring last week against Georgia Southern and then reaching a career-high Monday night against Western Carolina, East Tennessee State junior forward Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) has been honored for his efforts by being selected as the Southern Conference Player of the Week for games played between Feb. 5 and Feb. 10, 2003. ...


ETSU junior Jerald Fields fires career-high 30 points on way to 89-71 win over Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.(Feb. 10, 2003) - In each of East Tennessee State's last two games, Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) had eclipsed his season high for scoring. Against Western Carolina, Fields went a step further. ...


Georgia Southern tops Buccaneers, 87-83

STATESBORO, Ga. (Feb. 8, 2003) - Julius Jenkins nailed a three-pointer with 44 seconds left to put Georgia Southern ahead and propel the Eagles to an 87-83 win over East Tennessee State Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse....


ETSU's big men power past VMI in 93-76 victory

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2003) - Head coach Ed DeChellis ' game plan called for East Tennessee State to pound Virginia Military in the paint and under the basket. Apparently, the Buccaneers were attentive pupils this week in practice. ...


East Tennessee State rally falls just short against Chattanooga, 99-94

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2003) -- After shooting 68 percent from the floor in the first half Saturday and owning a 57-43 lead at the break, Chattanooga withstood a furious rally from East Tennessee State and held on for a 99-94 Southern Conference victory. It was UTC's sixth straight victory over the Buccaneers. ...


Davidson's long-range attack sinks Buccaneers, snaps ETSU's 12-game home winning streak

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2003) - Davidson, a team that has made more 3-point field goals than any other squad in the NCAA this season, displayed its preferred mode of attack once again Monday night by hitting on 11-of-22 shots from beyond the arc and dropping East Tennessee State 80-71 in front of 3,809 fans at Memorial Center. ...


Second-half surge powers Bucs to 20-point road win

Spartanburg, S.C. (Jan. 25, 2003) -- Tiras Wade (Tampa, Fla.) had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead four East Tennessee State players in double figures as the Buccaneers broke open a tight game in the second half for an 81-61 Southern Conference victory tonight in Spartanburg, S.C. ...


Bucs hold off VMI, 67-62

LEXINGTON, Va. (Jan. 18, 2002) -- East Tennessee State shot 63 percent from the floor in the second half to outlast VMI, 67-62, Saturday afternoon from Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va. Freshman guard Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio) led five Bucs in double figures with 19 points. ...


ETSU withstands College of Charleston rally, stays perfect at home with 65-61 win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2003) - Holding a lead of as much as 23 points in the second half, East Tennessee State's men's basketball team seemed well on its way to avenging an overtime loss to league rival College of Charleston in last year's Southern Conference Tournament. ...


ETSU outlasts The Citadel for second SoCon win, 87-81

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2003) - Even though his team improved to 2-1 in Southern Conference play and won its 11th-straight home game dating back to last season, ETSU head basketball coach Ed DeChellis was still shaking his head following the Buccaneers 87-81 win over The Citadel Saturday at Memorial Center. ...


Bucs score 94 points, despite loss to hot-shooting Appalachian State

BOONE, N.C. Appalachian State's Shawn Hall registered a career-high 37 points on 12-of-25 shooting from the floor as the Mountaineers (7-3, 1-0 SoCon) used a torrid shooting pace in their 108-94 victory over East Tennessee State at Holmes Center Monday night. ...


Nuckles tap in, freshman trio highlight ETSU's nationally-televised 96-94 overtime win over UNC Greensboro

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2003) - In a game that featured a trio of freshmen playing like battle-tested veterans, East Tennessee State true freshman Brad Nuckles (Council, Va.) stood above his youthful peers thanks to two critical buckets down the stretch - including the game winner. ...


Buccaneers to take on UNC Greensboro Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2003) - East Tennessee State University's men's basketball team will take their first step en route to a third straight regular season title as they open Southern Conference play Saturday against UNC Greensboro at 2 p.m. in a game that will be televised to a national audience on ESPN2. ...


Bucs prep for conference opener with 108-57 win over Juniata

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2003) - With a nationally-televised conference opener just around the corner, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball breezed through their final non-conference tune up game with a 108-57 trouncing of Division III Juniata College. ...


Tiras Wade named to South Florida Shootout All Tournament team

TAMPA, Fla. (December 30, 2002) - East Tennessee State University sophomore Tiras Wade has been named to the South Florida Shootout All Tournament team after his performance against Belmont and South Florida on December 28th and 29th. ...


Men's Basketball falls to host USF, 68-56, in final of South Florida Shootout

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 29, 2002) -- East Tennessee State had their two-game winning streak snapped as the South Florida Bulls downed the Bucs, 68-56, in the finals of the South Florida Shootout from the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. ...


Buccaneer Men's Basketball reaches final of South Florida Shootout after defeating Belmont, 71-61

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2002) -- Junior forward Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.), junior forward Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) and sophomore Tiras Wade (Tampa, Fla.) each scored 15 points as East Tennessee State beat Belmont 71-61 in the first round of the University of South Florida Holiday Classic on Saturday. ...


ETSU starts Christmas off right, unwraps 93-82 win over Coastal Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2002) - Before heading off for a short Christmas break, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team started the holidays off right with a 93-82 victory over non-conference foe Coastal Carolina Friday night at Memorial Center. ...


Tiras Wade named Southern Conference Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (December 17, 2002) - East Tennessee State University's Tiras Wade was named Southern Conference Player of the Week for leading the Buccaneers to a 106-70 win over Virginia-Wise on Dec. 14. ...


Cavaliers Outlast Buccaneers 84-76

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (December 17, 2002) - With a four-point lead at halftime and the Virginia Cavaliers struggling to find a rhythm after a 13-day break from play, East Tennessee State seemed to have their Atlantic Coast Conference opponent right where they wanted them. ...


Sophomore Tiras Wade finds Brooks Gym to his liking, scores 34 points in 106-70 win over Wise

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2002) - Tiras Wade (Tampa, Fla.) once scored 50 points in a game during his high school years. He was on pace to eclipse that mark Saturday. ...


Freshman guard Tim Smith gets first career start and helps lead ETSU past UNC Asheville, 87-69

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 7, 2002) - East Tennessee State University's men's basketball coach Ed DeChellis made a change in his starting lineup for Saturday's game with UNC Asheville. It proved to be a good move. ...


Buccaneers play well, but Vanderbilt prevails, 86-75

Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2002) -- East Tennessee State kept the game close Wednesday night against Vanderbilt, but could not overcome the Commodores in a 86-75 Buccaneer loss from Memorial Gym in Nashville, Tenn. ...


UNC Wilmington defeats East Tennessee State, 78-57

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Nov. 30, 2002) - East Tennessee State fell behind early in the first half and could not recover as the UNC Wilmington Seahawks defeated the Bucs, 78-57, Saturday afternoon from Trask Coliseum in Wilmington, N.C. ...


Buccaneer men's basketball falls in nailbiter to South Carolina, 71-66

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 24, 2002) -- East Tennessee State held the lead for most of this afternoon's matchup with South Carolina, but foul trouble and clutch shots led to a 71-66 Gamecock victory in the opening game of the Carolina Center in Columbia. ...


Buccaneers win record-setting opener 104-37 over Guilford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2002) - Setting a school record for margin of victory, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team raced past Old Dominion Athletic Conference foe Guilford College by a margin of 67 points in a 104-37 victory Friday night in the season opener for both teams at Memorial Center. ...


Fans invited to the Buccaneer Basketball Blastoff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2002) - The ETSU men's basketball team will officially kick off their season with the Buccaneer Basketball Blastoff on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Firehouse Restaurant in Johnson City. ...


ETSU men take 96-72 exhibition win over Charleston Bombers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2002) - The East Tennessee State men's basketball team debuted with a victory Thursday night, dropping the Charleston (W.Va.) Bombers 96-72 at Memorial Center. ...


A.J. Jackson signs national letter of intent with Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2002) - Head coach Ed DeChellis announced Wednesday the signing of Monessen, Penn., native A.J. Jackson to a national letter of intent with the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team. ...


ETSU men to debut Thurday at Memorial Center

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2002) -The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team, winners of two-straight Southern Conference North Division championships, will make its 2002-'03 debut Thursday, Nov. 14, in an exhibition game against Charleston AAU at Memorial Center. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. ...


Buccaneer Basketball to Participate in Magical Night of Giving

Johnson City, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2002) - East Tennessee State's men's and women's basketball teams will appear at the annual Magical Night of Giving, Sunday, Nov. 17 at The Mall at Johnson City....


Buccaneers making it easier to purchase men's basketball season tickets; Buccaneer Basketball Blastoff scheduled for Nov. 21

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2002) - In anticipation of the 2002-'03 East Tennessee State University men's basketball season, the ETSU Department of Athletics wants to make it easy for fans of the Buccaneers to purchase their season tickets. ...


Men's Basketball Ranked 14th in Preseason Mid-Major Top-25

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2002) - The East Tennessee State men's basketball team was ranked 14th in the recently released CollegeInsider.com Preseason Mid-Major Top-25....


Zakee Wadood Named to Mid-Major All-America Team

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2002) - East Tennessee State junior forward Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) was recently named to the CollegeInsider.com 2002-03 Preseason Mid-Major All-America Team....


Men's Basketball Holds Annual Media Day

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2002) -- East Tennessee State head coach Ed DeChellis and his squad held their annual media day Wednesday afternoon from Brooks Gym in Johnson City. ...


National Publications Select East Tennessee State to Win SoCon North Division

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2002) - Numerous national college basketball preseason publications have chosen East Tennessee State to win the Southern Conference North Division in the 2002-03 season....


Men's Basketball Picked First In Southern Conference Polls; Wadood and Fields Named to Preseason All-Conference Team

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2002) - From the league's basketball tip-off meetings in North Charleston, S.C., the Southern Conference men's basketball head coaches and media members each voted East Tennessee State to win the Southern Conference North Division in the 2002-03 season. ...


DeChellis Signs Contract Extension

Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2002) - East Tennessee State University's men's basketball coach, Ed DeChellis , has signed a new contract extension Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury announced today. The extension will keep DeChellis under contract through the 2006-07 season. ...


East Tennessee State Announces Men's Basketball Schedule

Johnson City, Tenn. (August 23, 2002) - Games against ACC and SEC foes and an appearance in a holiday tournament highlight the East Tennessee State 2002-03 men's basketball schedule....