Friday, January 02, 2009
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2009) - It has been 37 days since the ETSU women's basketball team have hosted an opponent inside Memorial Center, but on Saturday afternoon the streak will finally end as the Lady Bucs take on conference rival Jacksonville in their Atlantic Sun home opener. Tip is set for 1:30 p.m.
The Lady Bucs - who played away from
Despite the loss at Wake, ETSU (3-6, 1-1) have still won two of its last three contests, and the Lady Bucs are a perfect 3-0 in conference home openers since making the move to the A-Sun.
ETSU's first opponent in 2009 won't be an easy one, as the Lady Bucs and
Like the Lady Bucs, Jacksonville have also won two of its last three games and bring a record of 5-6, 1-1 into conference play on Saturday. The Dolphins are led by preseason all-conference selection Virginia Gregoire's 10.1 points per game, while junior guard Courtney Jackson has given JU a boost over the last five games. Jackson helped guide the Dolphins to the South Padre Island Shootout title last month, as she averaged 18.3 points and five rebounds while shooting 51.4 percent (19-37) from the field and 52.2 (12-23) from beyond the arc en route to receiving Tournament MVP honors.
ETSU is 6-1 all-time and 2-0 inside
Reserved seat tickets for Lady Buccaneer Basketball games are $5 for adults and $3 for children 17 and under. ETSU students are admitted to games free of charge with a valid ETSU ID.
Tickets are available on game days at the center gate on the upper concourse, and can be purchased in advance by calling the ETSU Ticket Office at 423-439-3878 or online at www.ETSUBucs.com. Tickets can also be picked up in person at the ETSU Ticket Office in the
Fans unable to make trip to
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