Buccaneers edge Furman, 69-68, in SoCon thriller
Tim Smith scored a season-high 22 points including a game-winning layup with just four seconds remaining
Tim Smith scored a season-high 22 points including a game-winning layup with just four seconds remaining

Monday, January 05, 2004

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2004) -- East Tennessee State sophomore point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) had his best game of the season, leading the Bucs with 22 points on 10-15 shooting including a game-winning layup with just four seconds remaining in a 69-68 victory over Furman Monday evening from Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C. Smith scored the final four points of the game, connecting on two layups in the final 25 seconds with a Furman (7-5, 0-2 Southern Conference) turnover in between. The Buccaneers (9-4, 2-0 SoCon) trailed 29-28 at the half, after shooting just 34 percent in the first stanza. But ETSU came out on fire in the second half, shooting 52 percent from the floor and 57 percent from three-point range. Senior all-conference forwards Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) and Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) also had impressive performances for the Bucs against the Paladins. Wadood scored 20 points and eight rebounds while Fields contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Junior guard James Anthony (Brandon, Fla.) scored just five points, but nailed one of the biggest baskets of the night as he hit a three-pointer to draw the Bucs within one point at 66-65 and set the stage for Smith's heroics. Anthony also added a team-high four assists while Smith, Wadood and Fields tied for the team lead with three steals each. Furman was led by guard Tony Carter, who tallied 12 points in the loss. Forward Maleye Ndoye scored 11 points while fellow forward Nick Sanders registered a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards. The matchup was a battle throughout, featuring 10 ties. Furman never led by more than four points, holding their largest lead, 19-15, with 8:17 remaining in the first half. ETSU led by five on two occasions, 35-30, at 17:40 of the second half and shortly thereafter, 38-33, with 17:02 left in the game. East Tennessee State continues on the road to face Southern Conference rival UNC Greensboro Saturday evening at 7 p.m. from Fleming Gym.
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 19 Results
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 19 Results
MTEN ETSU 0 Athens, Ga.
Mar 19 Georgia 9
WBB ETSU 58 Final
Mar 19 NC State 73
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 20 Results
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 20 Results
WTEN ETSU 7 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 20 Wofford 0
BB ETSU 0 Macon, Ga.
Mar 20 Mercer 2
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 21 Results
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 21 Results
MTEN ETSU 6 Greensboro, N.C.
Mar 21 UNC Greensboro 1
BB ETSU 5 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11
SB ETSU 12 12
Mar 21 Western Carolina 10
WTEN ETSU 6 Cullowhee, N.C.
Mar 21 Western Carolina 1
SB ETSU 5 Cullowhee, N.C.
Mar 21 Western Carolina 7
BB ETSU 10 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11
MTEN ETSU 4 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 22 Wofford 1
SB ETSU 0 6
Mar 22 Western Carolina 8
WGOLF Briar's Creek Invitational John's Island, S.C.
Mar 23 15th of 17
SB ETSU 0 5
Mar 24 Tennessee 10