|February 02, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||1OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WCU||ETSU|
|FG Percentage||.431 (31-72)||.439 (29-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (6-21)||.400 (8-20)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (12-18)||.733 (22-30)|
- 32||Erica Haynes-Overton
|Rebounds||Judith Martin Ruiz
- 10||Erica Haynes-Overton
|Assists||Judith Martin Ruiz
- 6||Erica Haynes-Overton
Jada Miller - 2
|Blocks||Judith Martin Ruiz
Kayla Brown - 2
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2019) – Coming off a strong win against UNCG, the Bucs shift their attention to Western Carolina. The game is set for Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m. in Brooks Gym. The game is sponsored by Mahoney’s and it is also ETSU’s Play 4 Kay Pink Game, as fans are encouraged to wear pink.
KAY YOW FUND MISSION
“Our mission is to extend and improve the lives of all women battling cancer by raising money for research and assisting the underserved. Coach Yow believed we could make a greater impact as a collective team. She felt as if basketball coaches, officials, and players not only shared a passion but a community. Her public battle with cancer served as a platform to rally coaches to be a part of one team and against one opponent – cancer.”
ABOUT THE BUCS
ETSU improves to 5-17 and 3-2 in conference play after defeating UNCG 85-76 last night. The Bucs have won all five games on their home court, including their last three home conference games.
In last night’s game, ETSU was led by the sophomore duo of Erica Haynes-Overton and Micah Scheetz. In the first half Scheetz had 17 points, including 11 points in the second quarter. Haynes-Overton had a dominant second quarter scoring 11 points in the third and 13 points in the fourth quarter.
ETSU has had two games in which four players finished in double figures. Last night was the second time it occurred this season, with the first being against Furman. The Bucs have also had two games in which five Buccaneers have finished in double figures, which occurred against Wofford and Liberty.
ABOUT WESTERN CAROLINA
Western Carolina enters Saturday’s game with a 4-17 overall record and are 0-6 in the conference. The Catamounts return six, while seven newcomers have joined the squad this year.
The Catamounts are led by freshman Jewell Smalls who is averaging 9.7 points per game. Smalls ranked 15th in scoring amongst the conference and Tess Harris, Angel Allen, and Judith Martin Ruiz all rank in the top 30 in scoring. Harris will be a threat from beyond the arc and Gabby Smith leads the Catamounts in rebounding, averaging 5.1 per game.
Saturday’s game will be the 74th all-time meeting. ETSU has a 51-22 record against Western Carolina and the Bucs have won the last nine contests.
LAST TIME THEY MET
The last time both teams met was on Feb. 3, 2018 in Cullowhee, N.C. ETSU’s graduated seniors led the Bucs to a 76-46 victory over Western Carolina. Sadasia Tipps was just shy of a double-double, as she finished with nine points and ten rebounds. Britney Snowden tallied eight rebounds and had nine points for the Bucs.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 with Bruce Tranbarger and Kasey Marler on the call.
Mike Gallagher will have the radio call on WXSM-AM 640 starting with the Atmos Energy Pregame Show at 1:30 p.m.
Live Stats will also be provided via StatBroadcast by visiting ETSUBucs.com
ETSU has a full week off before hosting Chattanooga next Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 p.m. in Brooks Gym. The game will be Fan Appreciation Day and Alumni Day.
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