|December 21, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||UT|
|FG Percentage||.313 (21-67)||.450 (27-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.250 (5-20)||.391 (9-23)|
|FT Percentage||.519 (14-27)||.773 (17-22)|
TEAM - 9
Haynes-Overton - 3
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Before enjoying the holiday break, the ETSU women’s basketball team will travel to Knoxville to take on the No. 9 Tennessee Vols on Friday night inside Thompson-Boling arena. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE BUCS
ETSU is currently 2-11 and are coming off a close loss against a talented Duquesne team. Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) leads the Bucs with 16.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game. Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) leads the Bucs with 5.6 rebounds per game. Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) and Micah Scheetz (Knoxville, Tenn.) are ETSU’s most prominent free-throw shooters. Seniors Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.) and Britney Snowden (Pensacola, Fla.) continue to be solid for the Bucs as well.
LAST TIME VS. THE LADY VOLS
The Bucs and the Lady Vols last met in 2017 on Nov. 12 in Knoxville. At the time, Tennessee was ranked No. 14 in the nation. The ETSU women’s basketball team battled, but fell to the Lady Vols 87-49. Alayjah Sherer led the Bucs with 13 points, five rebounds and went 2-2 from the free throw line. Raven Dean and Britney Snowden finished the game with five rebounds.
The Lady Vols enter Friday’s contest with an 8-1 record. Their most recent loss came against Stanford this past Tuesday. Rennia Davis was named to the Preseason All-SEC team. The team was projected to finish third behind the reigning SEC regular season champs, Mississippi State and the defending SEC champs, South Carolina. Three players currently average in double figures; Evina Westbrook, Rennia Davis and Meme Jackson.
This is the second time this season that the Bucs will face a ranked opponent. The last time this occurred was when ETSU took on No. 13 South Carolina at the Vancouver Showcase.
The Bucs are ranked in the top 25 in four different categories. ETSU is fourth in free throw attempts, sixth in steals, eleventh in rebounds and eighteenth in free throws made.
This will be the 19th meeting in program history. The Lady Vols have won the last 17 contests.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on the SEC+ network; Click here for live video
Bob Kesling, Madison Blevins, and Kasey Funderburg will all be on the call.
Live stats will also be provided; Click here for live stats
ETSU will have a full week off before returning to action on Saturday, Dec. 29 when they host High Point inside Brooks Gym at 1:00 p.m.
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