Lady Bucs gearing up for UNC Greesnboro

Friday, February 20, 2004

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2004) -- The East Tennessee State women's basketball team practiced at UNC Greensboro this afternoon in preparation for Saturday's game verus the Spartans. If the Lady Bucs (12-11, 12-5 SoCon) are able to pull off a season sweep of UNC Greensboro (8-16, 8-9 SoCon)then they will also set the school record for conference wins in a season and inch closer to locking up the number three seed heading into the Southern Conference Championships March 3-6. Right now ETSU stands alone at third place in the league standings and has won its last four road games -- something the team hasn't done since the 1999-00 season. The Lady Bucs are coming off a thrilling 74-69 come-from-behind victory at Appalachian State last Saturday, which was also the beginning of their four-game road swing to conclude the regular season. However, finishing strong will be key for the Lady Bucs, who got off to a slow 0-5 start to begin the season. Center Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) continues to make a strong case for SoCon Player of the Year. Mayes is the Lady Bucs top scorer at 15.3 ppg. and is the conference's leading rebounder with 9.5 rpg. UNC Greensboro enters Saturday's game tied with Western Carolina for sixth in the SoCon standings. However, eight of the Spartan's SoCon losses have come on the road, making them an impressive 7-1 in Greensboro versus conference opponents. UNCG's last loss in Fleming Gym came over a month ago, 68-55 against Davidson, and head coach Lynne Agee's squad has also pulled out big wins over Furman and Elon. It's no surprise that senior Jacinda Lambert is again the team's leading scorer. Lambert is averaging an even 14.0 ppg. with Amanda Eaton (10.8 ppg.) right behind. Eaton is also a dangerous deep threat and is the league's best free throw shooter, connecting on 85.7 percent of her foul shots. The Spartans will be looking for redemption on Saturday after suffering an 83-72 loss to ETSU in Johnson City back on Dec. 13. The Lady Buc victory halted a five-game losing streak to UNCG, but they still haven't won in Greensboro since the 1999-00 season. Overall, East Tennessee State leads the all-time series, 10-8, while head coach Karen Kemp is 6-8 all-time versus the Spartans. Click HERE for Game Notes.
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MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 20, 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College