Men's Basketball

NCAA grants Jurkin sixth year of eligibility

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 30, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Friday that senior post Peter Jurkin (Juba, South Sudan) has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.


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Excellence Realized: Looking back on a year to remember

ETSU athletics enjoyed a banner year of success over the last 365 days. Take a look back at this memorable year in "Excellence Realized," a story told though Adobe Spark.


Men's Basketball

Globetrotters draft Bucs' Merriweather

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 20, 2017) -- The world famous Harlem Globetrotters announced Tuesday they have selected former ETSU star A.J. Merriweather (Jackson) in their yearly draft.


Men's Basketball

Forbes announces addition of transfer Andre Edwards

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 15, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Thursday that Andre Edwards (Compton, Calif.) has signed scholarship papers to join the Buccaneers’ program.


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ETSU men earn second-straight Commissioner’s Cup

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 30, 2017) – With the completion of the spring seasons of league competition, the ETSU men’s programs were awarded its second-straight Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup, which is the all-sport trophy that is presented to the conference’s best all-around men’s program.


Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball announces the signing of Mladen Armus

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 16, 2017) – East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes and his staff announced Tuesday that Mladen Armus (Belgrade, Serbia) has signed his national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer program.


Men's Basketball

Forbes announces signing of JuCo transfer Harrison

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 3, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Wednesday that the Buccaneers have received a signed national letter of intent from junior college transfer James Harrison (Dallas, Texas).


Men's Basketball

Forbes announces signing of JuCo standout Rodriguez

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 27, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Thursday that the Buccaneers have received a signed national letter of intent from junior college transfer Jeromy Rodriguez (Santiago, Dominican Republic).


Men's Basketball

Public invited to men’s basketball banquet on April 25th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 18, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday that it is hosting a special celebration banquet for the 2016-17 men’s basketball team and tickets will be made available to the general public.


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ETSU Athletics announces “Legacy Day” planned for April 11th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 11th, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will launch a special day of giving in support of Buccaneer student-athletes.


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“Big Buccaneer Bash” Auction set for Saturday, April 8th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host its annual “BIG Buccaneer Bash” Excellence Fund Auction in support of the program’s student-athletes this Saturday evening, April 8th at the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletics Center.


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Merriweather electrifies, finishes runner up at #CollegeSlam

PHOENIX (March 30, 2017) – Twenty five years after ETSU great Calvin Talford (Castlewood, Va.) captivated the country with his leaping ability and won the 1992 national dunk competition, the Buccaneers’ senior guard A.J. Merriweather (Jackson) did the same for three rounds of the 2017 Denny’s Slam Dunk competition Thursday night at Grand Canyon University, even trending on social media for a time late in the evening.


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Rosters set for 2017 Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

PHOENIX (March 28, 2017) – ETSU senior guard A.J. Merriweather (Jackson) now knows who he will be competing against Thursday night when he becomes the fourth Buccaneer in program history to take part in the 2017 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 10 p.m. on ESPN inside Grand Canyon University Arena.


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Merriweather to compete in Slam Dunk Championship

CHICAGO (March 24, 2017) – ETSU senior A.J. Merriweather (Jackson) has been selected to the Slam Dunk Championship roster for the 29th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30, Intersport announced today.


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Forbes, Cromer earn all-district honors from NABC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 22, 2017) – ETSU senior guard T.J. Cromer and head coach Steve Forbes were both honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday, as they were selected to the 2016-17 NABC Division I All-District teams and coaches.


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Road to the NCAAs – A story told through Adobe Spark

Take a look back at the ETSU men's basketball team's journey to the NCAA Tournament through the eyes of the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' photographers, communications staff and the Buccaneer Sports Network.


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Bucs’ season ends with NCAA Tourney loss to Florida, 80-65

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 16, 2017) – A magical season for the ETSU men’s basketball team came to an end Thursday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as the No. 13-seeded Buccaneers dropped an 80-65 contest to the No. 4-seeded Florida Gators inside the Amway Center.


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No. 13 Bucs open NCAAs Thursday vs. No. 4 Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – With hopes of picking off another major program in the NCAA Tournament, the ETSU men’s basketball team makes its 10th overall trip to March Madness on Thursday, as the No. 13-seeded Buccaneers (27-7) take on No. 4-seeded Florida (24-8) at approximately 3:10 p.m. at the Amway Center.


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NCAA Tournament Watch Party to be held at Wild Wing Café

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – Fans unable to make the trip to Orlando for the Buccaneers’ NCAA Tournament game on Thursday can head to Wild Wing Café in downtown Johnson City for the official ETSU Watch Party.


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No. 13 seed ETSU to open with No. 4 Florida in NCAAs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 12, 2017) – The ETSU men's basketball team has its assignment, and once again the Buccaneers will have the opportunity to play the Cinderella role in the NCAA Tournament.


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ETSU athletics announces “Embrace Excellence Initiatives”

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – During a gathering inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center Thursday afternoon, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled innovative fund-raising initiatives aimed at improving facilities and developing new resources that will provide opportunities for student-athletes throughout the Buccaneers program.


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MONTH OF THE BUCS!

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 9, 2017) – It was a month of total domination by ETSU Athletics.


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ETSU releases information for NCAA Selection Show

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team will learn its NCAA Tournament seeding, opponent and game site on Sunday, and the entire Buccaneer fan base is invited to share in the festivities.


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STORIFY: A LOOK BACK AT ETSU MEN'S BASKETBALL WINNING THE SOCON CHAMPIONSHIP

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 7, 2017) -- Recapture ETSU men's basketball winning the 2017 Southern Conference Championship via ETSU Athletics’ Storify.


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SoCon Champs! Bucs down UNCG, 79-74

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 6, 2017) – The Buccaneers are going dancing!


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Cromer’s historic 41 powers Bucs past Samford, 81-72

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team has enjoyed its share of outstanding individual performances in the Southern Conference Tournament over the years, but on Sunday night, senior guard T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) had a game for the ages.


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Bradford’s surge lifts ETSU past Mercer, 73-66

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 4, 2017) – Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) decided it was time to take over.


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Mercer awaits as Bucs open SoCon Tourney Saturday

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 3, 2017) – For the second straight year, the ETSU men’s basketball team will begin its run at the Southern Conference Tournament championship with a familiar opponent standing in the way – the Mercer Bears.


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Top 5 “Things To Know” for the SoCon Tournament

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 2, 2017) – As the ETSU men’s and women’s basketball teams begin the 2017 Southern Conference Championships at the U.S. Cellular Center, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics wants to help Buccaneers’ fans enjoy their time in Asheville, N.C., by providing the following five informational tips for this weekend.


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Bucs’ Cromer, Bradford earn All SoCon honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 1, 2017) – As teams around the Southern Conference anticipate the start of the men’s basketball tournament Friday in Asheville, N.C., the conference office announced Wednesday that ETSU senior guard T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) has been named to the All-SoCon first team by both the coaches and media, while sophomore guard Desonta Bradford (Humblodt) earned third team honors from the coaches.


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ETSU athletics announces change to Forbes’ contract

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2017) – With the ETSU men’s basketball team winning its first regular season conference championship since the 2006-07 season and having won more league games than any other team in the Southern Conference over the last two seasons, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday that it is rewarding head coach Steve Forbes with a contract enhancement.


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Bucs share title as rally falls short at UNCG, 72-66

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team had to settle for a share of the Southern Conference regular season title, but the real goal still lies ahead later this week at the league tournament in Asheville, N.C.


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Outright title on the line for Bucs Monday at UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2017) – After having played 30 games already this season, the ETSU men’s basketball team’s goal of being crowned Southern Conference regular season champions will come down to one game on one night in the Greensboro Coliseum.


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Bucs lead wire-to-wire in win over W. Carolina, 68-52

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 25, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team never allowed Western Carolina to even entertain thoughts of an upset.


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Bucs back in action Saturday at Western Carolina

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2017) – Despite a win in its last outing that earned the ETSU men’s basketball team first place in the Southern Conference standings, the Buccaneers are now faced with defending that position as they begin a two-game road swing to close out league play.


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Bucs drop Furman in OT classic on Senior Night, 93-81

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2017) – On a night when they celebrated their final regular season basketball game inside Freedom Hall, ETSU’s seniors enjoyed a game they will remember for a lifetime.


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First place on the line as Bucs host Furman Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2017) – After having already played 28 games this season, the most important one so far for the ETSU men’s basketball team will be Wednesday night inside Freedom Hall, as the Buccaneers host the Furman Paladins with first place in the Southern Conference standings on the line.


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Season Sweep! Bucs roll over UTC, 65-51

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2017) – It is appropriate that Chattanooga’s home floor is nicknamed the “Roundhouse,” because the ETSU men’s basketball team ran circles around the Mocs Saturday evening.


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Bucs and Mocs set for rematch Saturday in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2017) – There is one sure way to know the Southern Conference men’s basketball season is drawing to its close – when rivals ETSU and Chattanooga are meeting in a game that means something.


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Bucs rally from late deficit, drop Samford, 79-77

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Trailing by seven points with five minutes left in regulation, the ETSU men’s basketball team made the plays it needed down the stretch to drop Samford 79-77 Wednesday night in a tough Southern Conference battle at Freedom Hall.


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Bucs continue home stretch, host Samford Wednesday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2017) – As the Southern Conference regular season begins its final stretch run, the ETSU men’s basketball team looks to stay in the thick of the championship race when the Buccaneers host league foe Samford Wednesday night at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


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Cromer, Merriweather reach milestone in 88-71 win over Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2017) – T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) and A.J. Merriweather (Jackson, Tenn.) wasted little time reaching the 1,000-point milestone.


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Bucs-Bears to clash Saturday afternoon on ESPN3

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 10, 2017) – As seniors T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) and A.J. Merriweather (Jackson, Tenn.) eye the 1,000-point milestone, the ETSU men’s basketball team looks to extend its home win streak as the Bucs host Mercer Saturday afternoon. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Bucs bounce back with 90-69 win over The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Coming off a tough three-point loss at Wofford on Monday, the ETSU men’s basketball team was in search of bouncing back into the win column.


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ETSU returns home to take on The Citadel Thursday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team opens a key three-game homestand Thursday night as the Buccaneers take on The Citadel. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


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Cromer picks up SoCon Player of the Week honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 7, 2017) – For the second time this season and third time in his career, ETSU senior guard T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) earned Southern Conference Player of the Week honors as the league office announced its weekly award on Tuesday.


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ETSU drops heartbreaker at Wofford, 79-76

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Despite leading for the first 32 minutes of the contest, the ETSU men’s basketball team was unable to hold on as Wofford scored 23 points in the final eight minutes to rally for a 79-76 win on Monday night inside Benjamin Johnson Arena.


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Bucs look to continue winning ways Monday at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 2, 2017) – After using a strong second-half effort to rally for its fourth straight win Thursday night at VMI, the ETSU men’s basketball team looks to continue its winning ways as the Buccaneers wrap up a brief two-game road swing Monday night at Wofford.


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Second half offensive effort lifts Bucs past VMI, 81-71

LEXINGTON, Va. (Feb. 2, 2017) – An impressive second half offensively was the difference for the ETSU men’s basketball team on the road Thursday night inside VMI’s Cameron Hall.


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Men's hoops set for road trip to VMI Thursday

LEXINGTON, Va. (Feb. 1, 2017) – Having finished its first round through Southern Conference play tied for first place with Furman, the ETSU men’s basketball team will look to defend its standing in the league when the Bucs open the second round of conference play with a two-game road swing beginning Thursday night at VMI.


Men's Basketball

A special "Thank You" message from Coach Forbes

Men's basketball head coach Steve Forbes wants to take a moment to say thank you to ETSU's fans following the Bucs' win over Chattanooga in front of a sellout crowd of over 6,100 last weekend. Click on the video above to see this special message from Coach Forbes.


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Player profile: T.J. Cromer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2017) -- Learn more about senior guard T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) and his basketball journey to becoming a Buccaneer.


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Power basketball keys Bucs' win over Mocs, 76-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2017) – With the opportunity to best its archrival, the ETSU men’s basketball team went to the power game – and it worked.


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Bucs, Mocs set for another epic showdown Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2017) – Once again, the ETSU men’s basketball team will face its arch rival Chattanooga in a game with significant Southern Conference implications Saturday afternoon inside Freedom Hall. Of course, this is just as it should be.


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Bucs drop Samford in double OT classic, 96-86

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 25, 2017) – In one of the classic games in the history of ETSU men’s basketball, the Buccaneers battled through two overtimes to ultimately drop Southern Conference foe Samford 96-86 on the road Wednesday night at the Pete Hanna Center.


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Road game at Samford awaits Bucs Wednesday night

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 24, 2017) – With the race for a Southern Conference regular season title heating up, the ETSU men’s basketball team will look to stay in contention near the top of the standings when the Buccaneers travel to face Samford Wednesday night.


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Things to Know for Saturday’s “Gold Out” game vs. UTC

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2017) – It’s time for ETSU fans to “Gold Out” Freedom Hall this Saturday, as the ETSU men’s basketball team hosts arch rival Chattanooga at 4 p.m. in a highly-anticipated showdown of Southern Conference title contenders.


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Guard play lifts Bucs to win over Wofford, 79-72

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2017) – Guards T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.), Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) and A.J. Merriweather (Jackson) combined to go 17-of-26 from the field and scored 50 points as ETSU held off a stingy Wofford squad 79-72 Sunday afternoon in Southern Conference men’s basketball action at Freedom Hall.


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Men's hoops looks to bounce back Sunday versus Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2017) – Following its second loss in Southern Conference play this season, the ETSU men’s basketball team will look to get back on track in league play Sunday when the Buccaneers host longtime SoCon foe Wofford.


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Bucs still unable to tame Furman on the road, fall 75-62

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team had not won at Furman’s Timmons Arena since a victory during the Buccaneers’ Southern Conference championship season back in 2003-04. Unfortunately, that streak will only continue.


Men's Basketball

Road trip to Furman next up for Bucs on Thursday

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team will be on the road in Southern Conference play again on Thursday night, taking on a Furman Paladins team that also has its eyes set on the league’s regular season title.


Men's Basketball

Forbes, Bucs and Coaching for Literacy teaming up again

MEMPHIS (January 18, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes, the Buccaneers and Coaching for Literacy, announced Thursday that they are partnering again for a second consecutive year.


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Bucs race to early lead and cruise past WCU, 75-52

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2017) – Making its first seven shots of the game and shooting 73 percent in the first half, the ETSU men’s basketball team built a 21-point halftime lead and then cruised to a 75-52 win over Southern Conference rival Western Carolina Saturday afternoon inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Catamounts next up for Bucs Saturday at Freedom Hall

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2017) – Having come up short in a hard-fought battle with UNCG on Thursday night, the ETSU men’s basketball team will look to regroup and remain in the hunt for the Southern Conference regular season title when they host longtime league foe Western Carolina Saturday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Outside shooting lifts UNCG past ETSU, 83-79

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2017) – It took an uncharacteristically good shooting performance and an individual player hitting more threes in a single game than he had all season, but the UNCG Spartans were glad to take the effort in a hard fought 83-79 win over the ETSU men’s basketball team Thursday night at Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

First-place Bucs host UNCG in SoCon battle Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Currently sitting atop the Southern Conference standings at 13-3 overall and 3-0 in league play, the first-place ETSU men’s basketball team will face second-place UNC Greensboro Thursday night at Freedom Hall.


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Fans asked to #FillFreedom for first-place Bucs

Featuring an unblemished conference record and the best overall start to a season since the 1990-91 campaign, the ETSU men’s basketball team is generating a special excitement throughout the region.


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Cromer’s second half powers Bucs past Mercer, 67-58

MACON, Ga. (Jan. 7, 2017) – Saturday’s game at Mercer was a tale of two halves for ETSU senior T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.). And the second half was a classic.


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Bucs continue road swing Saturday at Mercer

MACON, Ga. (Jan. 6, 2017) – After scoring a season high 115 points in a track meet of a basketball game Thursday night at The Citadel, the ETSU men’s basketball team will play its second straight road game in Southern Conference play Saturday when the Buccaneers take on longtime rival Mercer. Tip is set for 4:30 p.m. inside Hawkins Arena.


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Complete effort powers Bucs past The Citadel, 115-71

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2017) – The Citadel Bulldogs may have entered Thursday night’s game leading the Southern Conference in scoring this season, but it was the ETSU men’s basketball team that put on a show.


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Bucs begin two game SoCon swing Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Having posted an 11-3 overall record so far this season and winning its first Southern Conference game last week over VMI, the ETSU men’s basketball team will embark on an important two game road swing in SoCon play starting Thursday in Charleston, S.C.


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Cromer named SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 3, 2017) – Senior guard T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) has been named the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for all games played Dec. 20 through Jan. 2, as he led the ETSU men’s basketball team to a 2-1 record over the holidays by averaging over 21 points per game.


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Bucs roll to win in SoCon opener, trounce VMI 102-75

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 2016) – Prior to Saturday’s Southern Conference opener against VMI, the storyline coming from the ETSU men’s basketball team had been that this game with the Keydets was the most important game so far this season. The Buccaneers certainly played like it.


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Bucs open SoCon play Saturday vs. VMI at 2 p.m.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2016) – The road to Asheville, N.C., and the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship starts Saturday for the ETSU men’s basketball team, as the Buccaneers open SoCon play when the VMI Keydets invade Freedom Hall. Tip is set for 2 p.m.


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Cromer, Payne lead ETSU past Savannah State, 92-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 29, 2016) – Playing its final pre-conference tune-up game of the early season, the ETSU men’s basketball team stymied Savannah State’s high-powered offense and got a career high 30 points from senior guard T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) on way to a 92-71 win over the Tigers Thursday night inside Freedom Hall.


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ETSU men back in action Thursday at home vs. Savannah St.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 28, 2016) – After enjoying some time at home for the holidays, the ETSU men’s basketball team will return to action inside Freedom Hall on Thursday night, taking on non-conference foe Savannah State at 7 p.m.


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Vols rally late to drop ETSU 72-68 inside sold out Freedom Hall

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 22, 2016) – Leading by one with two minutes left on its home floor, the ETSU men’s basketball team was poised to send a capacity crowd home with a special Christmas gift. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, it did not work out that way.


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Full house ready for Bucs vs. Vols Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2016) – The 53-year wait is nearly over.


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Top 5 “Things to Know” for Bucs vs. Vols

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2016) – With the highly-anticipated game between the ETSU men’s basketball team and the Tennessee Volunteers just 48 hours away, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Wednesday a special list of Top 5 “Things to Know” as fans prepare to make their way to a sold out Freedom Hall on Thursday night.


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A look back: Former Bucs recall games with the Vols

Gary Scheuerman remembers all too well the last time Tennessee’s basketball team played East Tennessee State in Johnson City.


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Men’s hoops assists with Second Tour Jingle Bell Shop Hop

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2016) – With a much-anticipated matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers looming on Thursday, the ETSU men’s basketball team took time away from game preparations on Monday evening to help serve homeless veterans in our community.


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Bucs take care of business at Morehead State, 78-68

MOREHEAD, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2016) – With a last-second win in its previous game against Southeastern Conference opponent Mississippi State and a long awaited home contest with Tennessee looming on the horizon next week, Saturday’s game with Morehead State seemed like a perfect trap game for the ETSU men’s basketball team.


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Morehead State next up for Bucs Saturday at 2 p.m.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2016) – Having won six of its last seven games, including a victory over Southeastern Conference foe Mississippi State in its last outing, the ETSU men’s basketball team will travel for the final time during this current three-game road swing, taking on former Ohio Valley Conference rival Morehead State Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Ellis Johnson Arena.


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Television plans released for Bucs vs. Vols

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2016) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that the Buccaneers’ game with the University of Tennessee on Dec. 22 sponsored by Eastman Credit Union, will be available on local and regional television thanks to a partnership with WEMT Fox Tri-Cities in Bristol.


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Mosquera-Perea’s heroics lift Bucs past Miss. State, 67-65

STARKVILLE, Miss. (Dec. 14, 2016) – Senior post Hanner Mosquera-Perea (Istmina, Colombia) tipped in a missed shot with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to lift the ETSU men’s basketball team to a dramatic 67-65 win over Southeastern Conference foe Mississippi State Wednesday evening inside Humphrey Coliseum.


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SEC foe Mississippi State up next for Bucs

STARKVILLE, Miss. (Dec. 13, 2016) – Coming off its second loss of the season, the ETSU men’s basketball team hits the road for the second of three straight games away from Johnson City, as the Bucs take on Southeastern Conference opponent Mississippi State Wednesday night at 8 p.m. inside Humphrey Coliseum.


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Eastman Credit Union to sponsor Bucs vs. Vols game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2016) –The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that Eastman Credit Union has agreed to be the game sponsor for the historic Buccaneers’ men’s basketball game against the University of Tennessee on Dec. 22 at Freedom Hall.


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50 fifty Sports Tavern to host “watch party” Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2016) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that 50 fifty Sports Tavern in Johnson City will host a special “watch party” for the Buccaneers men’s basketball game at Mississippi State on Wednesday evening.


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Buccaneers fall to A-10 favorite Dayton, 75-61

DAYTON, Ohio (Dec. 10, 2016) – There is a reason the Dayton Flyers were the preseason pick to win the Atlantic 10 Conference.


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SOLD OUT! No seats left for Dec. 22 game vs. Vols

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2016) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday that the Buccaneers’ men’s basketball game with the University of Tennessee on Dec. 22 at Freedom Hall is officially sold out.


Men's Basketball

Bucs face challenge Saturday at Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (Dec. 10, 2016) – Facing what may be its toughest three-game road trip of the season, the ETSU men’s basketball team will open this challenging stretch of games Saturday afternoon, as the Buccaneers travel to face Atlantic 10 Conference preseason favorite Dayton at 2 p.m., inside UD Arena.


Men's Basketball

Additional ticket info released for ETSU vs. UT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 5, 2016) – With the ETSU men’s basketball team set to host a historic matchup with the University of Tennessee on Dec. 22 inside Freedom Hall and demand for tickets high, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate released information Monday regarding tickets for students and their companions, as well as additional opportunities for those that have not yet secured seats.


Men's Basketball

Bucs off to best start since’90-’91, blast Limestone, 85-57

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2016) – It’s been 26 years since ETSU men’s basketball fans have seen a start like this.


Men's Basketball

Bucs welcome Limestone to Freedom Hall Sunday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2016) – The ETSU men’s basketball team will wrap up a short, two-game home stand on Sunday, as they host the Limestone College Saints inside Freedom Hall. Tip is set for 2 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Mosquera-Perea, Cromer lift Bucs past Lees-McRae, 85-80

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Senior post Hanner Mosquera-Perea (Istmina, Colombia) posted a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and fellow senior T.J. Cromer (Albany, Ga.) netted a team-high 20 points as the ETSU men’s basketball team rallied for an 85-80 win over Lees-McRae College Thursday night inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Merriweather nominated for Allstate Good Works Team

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2016) – ETSU men’s basketball senior guard A.J. Merriweather (Jackson) has been named as one of 278 nominees nationwide for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®.


Men's Basketball

Bucs back at home to host Lees-McRae Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2016) – After a successful trip to Sioux Falls, S.D., that resulted in a three-game sweep at the Sanford Pentagon Showcase, the ETSU men’s basketball team returns to Freedom Hall on Thursday night to face Lees-McRae College. Tip is set for 7 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Cromer earns honor, Bucs recognized with Mid-Major Top 10 ranking

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2016) – The last week has been a good one for the ETSU men’s basketball team, as the Bucs won three straight games at the Samford Pentagon Showcase to improve to 5-1 on the season.


Men's Basketball

South Dakota Sweep! Bucs drop UC Irvine, 72-66

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Nov. 27, 2016) – It was not easy, but the ETSU men’s basketball team will return from South Dakota with a three-game sweep of the Sanford Pentagon Showcase.


Men's Basketball

Bucs lead wire-to-wire in win over S. Dakota State, 71-59

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Nov. 26, 2016) – The ETSU men’s basketball team is really enjoying South Dakota.


Men's Basketball

Second-half surge lifts Bucs past Milwaukee, 86-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Nov. 25, 2016) – The crowd inside the Sanford Pentagon witnessed a tale of two halves Friday night.


Men's Basketball

Bucs open play Friday in Sanford Pentagon Showcase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Nov. 24, 2016) – After suffering their first loss of the season at defending Colonial Athletic Association champion UNC Wilmington, the ETSU men’s basketball team will be making its first appearance ever in the Sanford Pentagon Showcase this weekend, a three-game event held in Sioux Falls, S.D., at the Sanford Pentagon.


Men's Basketball

Bucs battle back but fall short at UNCW, 68-59

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2016) – A year ago, UNC Wilmington came to Johnson City and bested the Buccaneers by 21 points inside Freedom Hall. The Bucs made a better effort of it this season, but still came up short on the road against the defending Colonial Athletic Association champion.


Men's Basketball

Bucs hit the road Sunday to face UNC Wilmington

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2016) – The ETSU men’s basketball team will put its perfect 2-0 start on the line Sunday, as the Buccaneers travel to face a challenge from the defending Colonial Athletic Association champion UNC Wilmington. Tip is set for 3 p.m. inside Trask Coliseum.


Men's Basketball, Football

ETSU Homecoming Week – A story told through Adobe Spark

As ETSU wrapped up its successful Homecoming week last weekend, take a look back at the Bucs’ win over Fordham on the hardwood and win over Cumberland on the gridiron.


Men's Basketball

Bucs’ offense accurate in 107-78 win over UDM

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2016) – Shooting 68.3 percent from the floor and outscoring Horizon League foe Detroit Mercy by 19 in the second half, the ETSU men’s basketball team rolled to its second win of the season 107-78 Monday evening inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Forbes announces signing of Hodges to NLI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2016) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Monday that 6-foot-4 forward Bo Hodges (Nashville) from Maplewood High School has signed a national letter of intent to join the Buccaneers 2017-18 recruiting class.


Men's Basketball

Detroit Mercy up next for Bucs Monday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2016) – After an impressive debut in a 37-point win over Atlantic 10 Conference opponent Fordham on Friday night, the ETSU men’s basketball team will return to Freedom Hall on Monday evening to host Horizon League foe Detroit Mercy. Tip is set for 7 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Bucs bounce Fordham in season debut, 96-59

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2016) – Talk about a nice debut for the ETSU men’s basketball team.


Men's Basketball

Men's hoops set for season opener Friday vs. Fordham

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2016) – The wait will finally be over for ETSU men’s basketball fans on Friday night, as the 2016-17 regular season will open inside a newly-renovated Freedom Hall when the Buccaneers host Atlantic 10 Conference foe Fordham. Tip is set for 7 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Fast-paced offense lifts Bucs past Mars Hill, 104-67

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Using a frenetic pace on offense to shoot 59 percent from the floor, dish out 20 assists and put four players in double figures, the ETSU men’s basketball surged in the second half and cruised to a 104-67 win over Mars Hill in exhibition basketball action Saturday afternoon inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Men's hoops set for exhibition Saturday against Mars Hill

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2016) – Following a season that ended with 24 wins and a postseason tournament berth, the ETSU men’s basketball team begins a 2016-17 season that is ripe with anticipation on Saturday afternoon, as the Buccaneers host Mars Hill in an exhibition matchup at newly-renovated Freedom Hall. Tip is set for 4 p.m.


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball hosts Holding Court event

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2016) – A crowd of over 150 ETSU men’s basketball fans gathered inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Thursday night to take part in the annual Holding Court event.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Halftime promotions from Johnson City Honda unveiled

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Following the success of last season’s Johnson City Honda “So You Think You Can Sing?” Challenge, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday two new, in-game competitions that will begin with the season openers for the Buccaneers’ men’s and women’s basketball programs later this month.


Men's Basketball

Bucs tabbed second; Cromer, Mosquera-Perea named preseason All-SoCon

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 26, 2016) – The ETSU men’s basketball team was picked to finish a close second behind Chattanooga in both the preseason coaches and media polls released Wednesday by the Southern Conference.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Holding Court events next up for ETSU basketball

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2016) – Following a memorable Bluenanza ’16 presented by Johnson City Honda on Monday evening, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reminds ETSU basketball fans that there is still more exciting preseason fun scheduled for next week.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Storify: A look back at Bluenanza '16

On Monday night inside historic Brooks Gym, the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams held the annual Bluenanza hoops celebration presented by Johnson City Honda with ticket giveaways, shooting contests and two made half-court shots for FREE tuition.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

ETSU hoops teams welcome fans to Bluenanza ’16

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2016) – A raucous gathering of ETSU Buccaneer fans welcomed the 2016-17 basketball season Monday night, as both the men’s and women’s programs hosted the annual Bluenanza hoops celebration inside historic Brooks Gym.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Bluenanza to tipoff season tonight inside Brooks Gym

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2016) – The ETSU men’s and women’s basketball programs will host the annual preseason hoops celebration Bluenanza presented by Johnson City Honda on tonight at 7 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.


Men's Basketball

Preseason Week No. 3 Practice Report

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2016) -- Three weeks into full preseason practice, the Buccaneer Sports Network caught up with head coach Steve Forbes, as well as players David Burrell and Desonta Bradford to talk about the team's progression.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

ETSU hoops teams meet the media; release promos

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2016) – The ETSU men’s and women’s basketball teams held a special publicity event on Tuesday, as members of the Tri-Cities media converged on 50fifty Sports Tavern in Johnson City to talk with the Buccaneers’ coaches and players.


Men's Basketball

Forbes makes USA Today list of “coaches on the rise”

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2016) – ETSU head men’s basketball coach Steve Forbes was recently named to USA Today’s list of 10 coaches on the rise heading into the 2016-17 season. Below is an excerpt from the story by Jon Rothstein and a link to the entire list:


Men's Basketball

Men’s basketball preseason preparations underway

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2016) – In his first season as head coach of the ETSU men’s basketball program, Steve Forbes wasted little time reinvigorating the Buccaneers’ program with an energetic style of play, an engaging approach with the fan base, and plenty of success on the court.


Men's Basketball

A sneak peek look inside ETSU practice

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2016) -- As the ETSU men's basketball team continues with preseason workouts, take a sneak peek inside practice with this video courtesy of the Buccaneer Sports Network.


Men's Basketball

Forbes releases 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2016) – Head coach Steve Forbes and the ETSU men’s basketball team released its 2016-17 schedule on Monday, a slate highlighted by a December home game with the University of Tennessee, four opponents that won conference championships a year ago, and a trip to the three-game Sanford Pentagon Classic in Sioux Fall, S.D., in November.


Men's Basketball

Forbes announces addition of Obi-Rapu

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2016) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Monday that the Buccaneers’ have added transfer Kanayo Obi-Rapu (Greensboro, N.C.) to the team’s roster.


Men's Basketball

Merriweather takes part in mission trip to Belize

Making his way through the relentless heat that blankets the Central American country of Belize every August, A.J. Merriweather and his travel party approached the doors of an orphanage.


Men's Basketball

Forbes announces departure of Johnson

JOHNSON CITY (Aug. 22, 2016) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Monday that redshirt freshman Shemar Johnson (Columbus, Miss.) is no longer with the team.


Men's Basketball

Forbes announces addition of Cline to staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 4, 2016) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Thursday the addition of Matt Cline to his staff as director of basketball operations. Cline comes to ETSU after spending two seasons in the same role at Eastern Michigan University and replaces the departing Jeff Clapacs.


Men's Basketball

A look back at the Top 10 moments from 2015-16

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 3, 2016) -- The 2015-16 season was a memorable one for the ETSU men's basketball team, as the program picked up 24 wins, posted the second most Southern Conference victories ever with 14, made a 12th appearance in a conference championship game, and competed in postseason play for the 13th time in school history.