2005-06 Men's Basketball News
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June 21, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 21, 2006) - Road trips to three Southeastern Conference foes, a venture to the South Padre Invitational, 14 home games, and the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament highlight the 2006-07 men's basketball schedule announced Wednesday by ETSU head coach Murry Bartow . ...
April 12, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 12, 2006) - ETSU men's basketball head coach Murry Bartow announced Wednesday that the Buccaneers have completed their 2006-07 recruiting class, receiving national letters of intent from three high school seniors. ...
April 04, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2006) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced on Tuesday that freshman guard Shaun Keaton has requested and will receive permission to transfer at the end of the 2005-06 school year....
March 02, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2006) - Tim Jennings caught and shot on an inbounds pass with 0.9 seconds left to lift No. 4 Gardner-Webb to a 64-63 win over No. 5 East Tennessee State in first-round action of the 2006 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Championship on Thursday afternoon in Memorial Center....
March 01, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2006) - After months of playing and anticipation, the 2006 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championships are set to begin Thursday inside Memorial Center....
February 28, 2006
MACON, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2006) - ETSU senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) made good on the predications. Named the Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Player of the Year back in October, Smith was officially selected as the conference Player of the Year on Tuesday, joining six other players from around the A-Sun as first-team selections. Meanwhile, freshman guard Courtney Pigram (Memphis) was chosen to the league's all-freshman team. ...
February 27, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2006) - Individual session tickets for the 2006 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championship are now on sale at the ETSU ticket office. Individual session tickets are $15, while tournament booklets are also available for a discounted price of $60....
February 26, 2006
NASHVILLE (Feb. 26, 2006) - With a complete offensive attack both on the inside and outside, the Belmont Bruins wrapped up a share of the Atlantic Sun Conference championship with a 99-78 win over ETSU Sunday afternoon at Curb Event Center....
February 25, 2006
NASHVILLE (Feb. 26, 2006) -- With the end of the regular season at hand, the ETSU men's basketball team must try to salvage some momentum heading into the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championship March 2-4 at Memorial Center in Johnson City....
February 24, 2006
NASHVILLE (Feb. 24, 2006) - Trailing 58-53 with 7:06 left in the second half, the ETSU men's basketball team watched its offensive game disappear and Lipscomb went on to drop the Bucs 76-56 in Atlantic Sun Conference action Friday evening inside Allen Arena....
February 22, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2006) - The ETSU Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the 2006 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame....
February 22, 2006
NASHVILLE (Feb. 24, 2006) -- With a chance to still take home at least a share of the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season championship, the ETSU men's basketball team hits the road to Music City this weekend for games with Lipscomb on Friday and Belmont on Sunday....
February 21, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2006) - The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics - in conjunction with the university's Student Government Association and local Subway Restaurants - are making every effort to insure ETSU students have an opportunity to attend the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championships March 2-4 inside Memorial Center....
February 16, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2006) - Senior forward Dillion Sneed (Chicago) posted his 12th career double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds, and freshman guard Courtney Pigram (Memphis) scored a career high 22 points, but it was not enough in an offensive battle as Florida Atlantic dropped ETSU 93-87 Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference play at The Burrow. ...
February 15, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2006) -- Without one of its most important players on the floor, the ETSU men's basketball team begins a daunting three-game road swing to end the season this Thursday night at Florida Atlantic. Game time is set for 7 p.m....
February 11, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2006) - In a game that featured eight ties and eight lead changes, Gardner-Webb's senior guard Tim Jennings scored a game-high 28 points and fellow senior guard T. J. McCullough netted five clutch points in the final minutes to give the Runnin' Bulldogs a 69-64 upset win over ETSU in front of 5,003 fans Saturday at Memorial Center....
February 10, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 10, 2006) -- Following a historic night thanks to Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) and his record-setting performance against Campbell Thursday, the ETSU men's basketball team returns to action for its home regular season finale Saturday inside Memorial Center against Gardner-Webb. Game time is set for 4 p.m., with Senior Day ceremonies scheduled prior to the tip....
February 09, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2006) - Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) became ETSU basketball's all-time leading scorer, surpassing former Buccaneer great Greg Dennis' total of 2,204 points as the Bucs dropped Campbell 89-81 in Atlantic Sun Conference play Thursday night at Memorial Center....
February 08, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2005) - ETSU senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) is on the verge of making history as the Bucs prepare to take on the Campbell Fighting Camels in Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball action Thursday night at the Memorial Center. Tip is set for 7 p.m....
February 05, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2006) - Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored a team-high 26 points and senior guard Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio) pitched in 22 to lead the ETSU men's basketball team past North Florida 99-83 Sunday afternoon in Atlantic Sun Conference play at the UNF Arena. ...
February 04, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2006) -- Just 40 points away from setting a new ETSU record for points in a game, Buccaneer senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) looks to guide the Bucs to their fourth-straight road victory as ETSU takes on North Florida Sunday at 2 p.m....
February 03, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2006) -- Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored 27 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven steals in a complete effort to lead the ETSU men's basketball team past Jacksonville 88-73 Friday night inside Swisher Gymnasium. ...
February 02, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2006) - The ETSU men's basketball team will make its first appearance on the Atlantic Sun Conference Game of the Week Friday night when the Bucs faceoff with Jacksonville at 7:30 p.m....
January 30, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (1/30/06) -- Just two games out of first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season standings, the ETSU men's basketball team hits the hardwood again tonight against league foe Mercer. Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside Memorial Center....
January 30, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2006) - ETSU senior guard Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio) scored his 1,000th point and went on to match his career high with 23 points - including the eventual game-winner with 18 seconds remaining - giving the Buccaneers a nerve-racking 84-81 victory over Mercer in Atlantic Sun Conference play Monday night inside Memorial Center. Rhoda becomes the 27th ETSU player all-time to reach 1,000 points....
January 28, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2006) - Stetson guard Gabe McMillen was fouled with six seconds left in overtime and converted both foul shots, as the Hatters held on in the final moments to upset Atlantic Sun Conference foe ETSU 74-71 Saturday afternoon in front of 5,067 fans at Memorial Center....
January 27, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2006) -- Fresh off a convincing win over Atlantic Sun Conference frontrunner Kennesaw State, the ETSU men's basketball team will look to continue its climb up the conference standings Saturday as the Buccaneers take at Stetson at 4 p.m. inside Memorial Center....
January 25, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (1/25/06) -- The ETSU men's basketball team faces a crucial matchup tonight against Atlantic Sun Conference leading Kennesaw State inside the Memorial Center beginning at 7 p.m....
January 25, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (January 25, 2006) - The ETSU men's basketball game against Stetson this Saturday, Jan. 28 will have some exclusive opportunities for fans....
January 25, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2006) - Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) collected the first triple-double in ETSU's recorded basketball history, netting 21 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists as the Buccaneers dropped Kennesaw State 110-74 Wednesday night in Atlantic Sun Conference basketball action at Memorial Center. ...
January 21, 2006
MACON, Ga. (Jan. 21, 2006) - The ETSU men's basketball team got an all-around effort from its entire roster and double figure scoring from four players to take an 104-81 victory over the Mercer Bears in Atlantic Sun Conference play Saturday afternoon at the University Center....
January 20, 2006
MACON, Ga. (Jan. 21, 2005) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will try to stay hot this weekend, as the Buccaneers take on Atlantic Sun Conference foe Mercer at the University Center Saturday. The afternoon tip is set for 2 p.m....
January 19, 2006
DELAND, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2006) - Bolstered by a 33-of-41 effort from the foul line, the ETSU men's basketball team held off a desperate Stetson rally in the final minutes of Thursday night's game, holding on for an 81-72 victory over the Hatters in Atlantic Sun Conference play at the Edmunds Center. ...
January 18, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (1/18/05) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will hit the road this week for its first visit to Florida since joining the Atlantic Sun Conference, facing off with Stetson on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Bucs are currently 8-7 overall, 5-3 in A-Sun play and winners of seven of their last eight....
January 16, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.. (Jan. 16, 2006) -- With a chance to go above .500 for the first time this season, the ETSU men's basketball team prepares to tip off against the University of North Florida in Atlantic Sun Conference play tonight at 7 p.m. inside Memorial Center....
January 16, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2006) - Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored a game-high 24 points, leading five ETSU players in double figures as the Buccaneers dropped Atlantic Sun Conference foe UNF, 86-71, Monday night in front of 4,374 fans at Memorial Center....
January 14, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2006) - Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored a game-high 26 points, eclipsing the 2,000-point mark for his career and leading the ETSU men's basketball team to a 98-87 win over Jacksonville in Atlantic Sun Conference play Saturday afternoon at Memorial Center. ...
January 13, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2006) -- With a 5-1 record in its last six games and coming off a successful 2-1 road swing in Atlantic Sun Conference play, the ETSU men's basketball team returns home to Memorial Center Saturday to take on Jacksonville at 4 p.m....
January 12, 2006
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 12, 2006) -- Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) made the game-tying free throw but missed two attempts at the game winner in regulation, as the Kennesaw State Owls overcame a five-point deficit in the overtime period and dropped the Bucs 78-72 Thursday night at the KSU Convocation Center....
January 11, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (January 10, 2005) - A's on a report card is about to do more than just keep mom and dad happy at home for elementary and middle school children....
January 11, 2006
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2005) -- Sporting a five-game win streak, the ETSU men's basketball team will look to continue the climb up the Atlantic Sun Conference standings with a fourth-straight league Thursday night, as the Buccaneers take on Kennesaw State at 7 p.m. in the KSU Convocation Center. ...
January 09, 2006
Macon, Ga. (Jan. 9, 2006) - Senior Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) earned his second straight Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week award after leading ETSU to a 2-0 week highlighted by his dominating 37-point effort at Campbell on Saturday....
January 09, 2006
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (Jan. 9, 2006) -- For a second-straight game, the ETSU men's basketball team used an offensive rush in the first half, pulling out to a 53-29 lead at the intermission and going on to drop Atlantic Sun Conference foe Gardner-Webb 89-66 Monday night at Paul Porter Arena....
January 08, 2006
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (Jan. 9, 2006) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will attempt to keep its current four-game win streak alive as the Buccaneers travel to face Atlantic Sun Conference rival Gardner-Webb Monday at 7 p.m....
January 07, 2006
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2006) - With a blitzkrieg offensive attack that built a 65-38 halftime lead, the ETSU men's basketball team went on to hold off a rapid-fire Campbell rally and drop the Fighting Camels 110-96 Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Sun Conference play at Carter Gymnasium....
January 05, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2006) -- The ETSU men's basketball team is set to hit the highway for its first critical Atlantic Sun Conference road swing of the season starting Saturday with a matchup against conference-leading Campbell. Game time in Buies Creek, N.C., is scheduled for 1 p.m....
January 04, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2006) - Florida Atlantic's Kevin Green watched his last second 3-pointer rim out as the ETSU men's basketball game overcame a five-point deficit in the final 11 minutes to hand the Owls their first Atlantic Sun Conference loss of the year 63-61 Wednesday night at Memorial Center....
January 03, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2006) -- With a two-game winning streak on the books, the ETSU men's basketball team will look to keep rolling as the Buccaneers return to Atlantic Sun Conference play Wednesday night, hosting Florida Atlantic at Memorial Center beginning at 7 p.m....
January 02, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2006) - The Atlantic Sun Conference announced on Monday that ETSU senior Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) has been named player of the week for games played Dec. 26 through Jan. 1....
December 29, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 29, 2005) - Leading by one point with 12:37 remaining in the game, the ETSU men's basketball team used a 12-0 offensive burst to take a 61-48 lead and eventually win 82-70 over non-conference foe Morehead State Thursday night in front of 4,050 fans at Memorial Center....
December 28, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 28, 2005) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will return from Christmas break with hopes of winning its second game in a row Thursday night at 7 p.m. against Ohio Valley Conference foe Morehead State....
December 21, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2005) - Last Saturday, as the ETSU men's basketball team prepared for its game with Austin Peay, over 1,100 students received their degrees during graduation ceremonies inside Memorial Center. Two of the students scheduled to receive honors were Buccaneer basketball players Brad Nuckles (Council, Va.) and Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio), but due to the scheduling conflict, neither were able to attend graduation....
December 21, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2005) - Off to a 1-6 start for the season, one might say the ETSU men's basketball team was pressing for a win. Well, that's just what the Buccaneers did. ...
December 17, 2005
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (12/17/05) -- Austin Peay shot 57 percent from the floor and guard Maurice Hampton scored a game-high 26 points as the Governors dropped ETSU 84-71 Saturday night in the Dunn Center....
December 17, 2005
At this time last season, ETSU junior post Brad Nuckles was in pain. He was frustrated. And he was unsure of his future....
December 16, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2005) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will return to action Saturday night, taking on non-conference foe Austin Peay in Clarksville at 8:30 p.m. (EST)....
December 12, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2005) - The ETSU ticket office is now offering a Blue-Gold season ticket mini-plan to men's basketball games beginning at the start of the new year. The eight-game package begins with the Jan. 4, 2006, game against Florida Atlantic and features the remainder of the Bucs' Atlantic Sun Conference schedule....
December 09, 2005
CLEMSON, S.C. (Dec. 9, 2005) - Senior Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored a season-high 33 points - including 21 in the second half - but ETSU could not overcome inopportune turnovers and fell to hot-shooting Clemson 80-72 Friday night in a non-conference matchup highlighted by back-and-forth offensive runs at Littlejohn Coliseum....
December 03, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2005) - After ETSU junior guard Travis Strong (Memphis) tied the game with 7.7 seconds remaining in regulation on a foul shot, Lipscomb's Cameron Robinson rebounded teammate James Poindexter's missed 3-point attempt and put back the layup with just .1 second remaining to give the Bisons a 56-54 win Saturday in Atlantic Sun Conference play at Memorial Center....
December 01, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2005) - Down eight points with just 42 seconds remaining, Belmont took advantage of a pair of ill-advised ETSU fouls and 3-pointers from Josh Goodwin and Justin Hare to force overtime and eventually garner an 88-85 win over the Bucs in an Atlantic Sun Conference battle Thursday night at Memorial Center....
November 28, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 28, 2005) - Despite what had been a rough start to the season, the ETSU men's basketball team shot a blistering 64 percent from beyond 3-point range and held Marshall to just 37 percent shooting from the floor to take a 91-63 win over the Thundering Herd in non-conference hoops action Monday night at Memorial Center....
November 26, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 26, 2005) - Senior forward Dillion Sneed (Chicago) scored a game-high 22 points and three other ETSU players scored in double figures as the Buccaneers took a 102-62 victory over Milligan College in exhibition hoops action Saturday afternoon at Memorial Center....
November 22, 2005
RADFORD, Va. - Three Radford players recorded double-doubles, paced by sophomore Dan Ross' (Baltimore, Md.) career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead Radford to a 95-85 home-opening win over East Tennessee State Tuesday night at the Dedmon Center. Radford (3-1) has now won three straight....
November 18, 2005
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2005) - The ETSU men's basketball team committed 33 turnovers and Tennessee's Chris Lofton scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Volunteers over the Bucs 106-83 in a battle of in-state rivals Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena....
November 16, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2005) - ETSU men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Wednesday that 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward Petras Balocka and 6-foot-4, 215-pound guard/forward Micah Williams have signed letters of intent to play for the Buccaneers beginning with the 2006-07 season. ...
November 10, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2005) - With senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) sitting out a one-game suspension for violation of team rules, five ETSU players picked up the slack by scoring in double figures and leading the Buccaneers to a 99-71 win over Mars Hill Thursday night in exhibition basketball action at Memorial Center. ...
November 09, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2005) - The 2005-2006 ETSU men's basketball team will host Mars Hill in exhibition action Thursday night at Memorial Center. Tip is set for 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the Memorial Center ticket office or by phone at 423-439-ETSU (3878)....
November 08, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2005) - Fans interested in purchasing their tickets for the ETSU men's basketball season opener at Tennessee on Nov. 18 can do so now by contacting the ETSU ticket office at 423-439-ETSU (3878)....
November 02, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2005) - ETSU fans around the country will be able to enjoy the Buccaneers' season opener at Tennessee on Nov. 18....
October 29, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2005) - Senior point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) picked up where he left off a year ago, scoring a game-high 38 points and collecting 10 rebounds to earn a double-double, leading the Blue team to a 96-79 win over the Gold in the annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage game Saturday afternoon inside Memorial Center....
October 27, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2005) - With the start of the 2005-06 basketball season just around the corner, the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams will give fans an early preview of the upcoming season Oct. 29 inside Memorial Center....
October 21, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2005) - ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dave Mullins announced Friday that men's basketball coach Murry Bartow has signed a two-year contract extension to remain coach of the Buccaneers....
October 10, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2005) - During Monday's Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Media Day hosted by the Carnegie Hotel, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that General Shale Brick has agreed to become the name sponsor for the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championships. ...
October 10, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2005) - The Atlantic Sun Conference announced its preseason coaches and media polls during A-Sun Media Day Monday at the Carnegie Hotel, and the ETSU men's basketball team was at the top of many ballots....
October 07, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2005) - The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in conjunction with the Atlantic Sun Conference will host the 2005-06 men's basketball media day event Monday morning, Oct. 10 at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City....
MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
MBB ETSU 76 F
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU