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ETSU uses dominant first half to race past Milligan, 73-47
Saturday, December 09, 2006
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"I'm always pleased with a win, but obviously there is still room to improve," said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow, whose team improved to 6-5 on the season. "We still had way too many turnovers and gave our opponent way too many offensive rebounds. I thought we had some lapses in the second half, which happens when you're way up at halftime.
"The good things obviously were holding them to 25 percent shooting and 15 points in first half. I thought the last five minutes of the first half were great. Both Mike
The Bucs certainly closed out the first half in style, taking a 21-12 game at the mark and making it 41-15 at the half. Key to the run was ETSU's defensive effort, which held Milligan to just 16 percent shooting in the first half and allowed the Buffaloes to score just three points over the final eight minutes of the half.
Milligan made more happen offensively in the second half, matching ETSU 32-32 after the intermission. For Milligan, Zach Dezarn was the lone player to reach double figures with 10 points.
For the game, ETSU hit on 47 percent of its shots from the field and was 60 percent from the foul line. The Bucs out-rebounded Milligan 45-39, while collecting 10 blocks and 10 steals in the game.
The Bucs will return to action Dec. 19 at home against UNC Asheville. Tip is scheduled for and the game will be available on live video streaming at ETSUBucs.com.