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Pigram bomb drops Chattanooga in dramatic OT thriller, 71-70
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2006) - ETSU sophomore guard Courtney Pigram (Memphis) sank a long range 3-pointer from the right wing with 1.8 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the ETSU men's basketball team to a 71-70 win over former Southern Conference rival Chattanooga Wednesday night at Memorial Center.
With the crowd of 5,588 on their feet,
"That was a great shot. I was amazed myself," said Pigram, who also had a 3-point shot rim out at the end of regulation that would have won the game. "I'm glad I got a second chance. I rushed the first one, but that last play was a set play and we ran it. I was open and came through.
Pigram finished with a career high 29 points in the game, while senior forward Brad Nuckles (Council,
In the first half, ETSU led by six early after a 6-0 run made it 13-7 with remaining.
For the game, ETSU shot just 37 percent from the floor, but also held
The Bucs (2-1) now prepare for a seven-game road trip over the next 23 days, beginning with a Sunday meeting with SEC foe Auburn beginning at The game will air live on the Mountain States Health Alliance Buccaneer Sport Network and will be aired on free audio streaming at ETSUBUCS.com.
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