|November 14, 2021||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||UT|
|FG Percentage||.339 (19-56)||.459 (34-74)|
|3P FG Percentage||.313 (10-32)||.435 (10-23)|
|FT Percentage||.875 (14-16)||.889 (16-18)|
Brewer - 2
Bailey Jr. - 3
Vescovi - 3
Brewer - 1
Weber - 1
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2021) – It’s a quick turnaround for the ETSU men’s basketball team.
Less than 48 hours after suffering a 69-67 season-opening loss at Appalachian State, the Buccaneers head to Knoxville to take on No. 17 Tennessee Sunday afternoon inside Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. on SEC Network.
LAST TIME OUT
BUCS VS. POWER-5 PROGRAMS
The Bucs are looking to knock off an SEC team for the second time in three years, while eyeing a win over a Power-5 opponent for the fourth time in the last seven seasons … In 2019-20, ETSU went down to Baton Rouge and easily took down LSU, 74-63 … In 2015-16, the Bucs beat Georgia Tech on a last-second three from Ge’Lawn Guyn, and a year later, Hanner-Mosquera-Perea’s lay-up led the Blue and Gold to a 67-65 victory at Mississippi State … Since the 2007-08 season, ETSU has recorded six wins over Power-5 programs ... The Bucs defeated LSU in 2019-20, Mississippi State in 2016-17 and 2010-11, Georgia Tech in 2015-16, Arkansas in 2009-10 and Georgia in 2007-08.
ETSU VS. THE SEC
Sunday marks the 74th time ETSU will be taking on an SEC opponent … The Bucs have 17 all-time wins vs. the SEC – Ole Miss (5), South Carolina (3), Mississippi State (3), Tennessee (2), Georgia (2), Arkansas (1) and LSU (1).
ETSU VS. RANKED FOES
ETSU is searching for its first win over a ranked team since defeating No. 10 Arizona 87-80 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 20, 1992 … The Bucs, who are searching for their first ranked win in 10,832 days (29 years, 7 months, 26 days), have lost 28 straight games to ranked opponents.
BUCS OVER IN-STATE FOES
Following ETSU’s four-point setback to Tennessee on Dec. 22, 2016, the Bucs won 16 straight games against teams from the Volunteer state with an average win margin of 23 points per game ... The streak was snapped last season when ETSU fell 67-66 to Austin Peay … The Bucs then beat MTSU a day later, 57-43 and Lee on Dec. 19 … From there, ETSU lost two regular season games to Chattanooga before beating the Mocs in the SoCon Tournament … Overall, ETSU has won 19 of its last 22 games against teams from Tennessee.
WINS COMPARED TO IN-STATE RIVALS OVER LAST SIX-PLUS YEARS
Since the start of the 2015-16 season, ETSU’s 143 victories are the second-most most by any Division I team in the state, with Belmont leading the charge at 146 … The other DI programs in the state include: Tennessee (124), Memphis (123), Lipscomb (116), Chattanooga (109), MTSU (107), Austin Peay (106), Tennessee State (83), UT-Martin (81), Vanderbilt (80) and Tennessee Tech (72).
SLOAN SHINES IN SEASON OPENER
David Sloan had a strong season opener on Friday night at Appalachian State … Sloan scored a team-high 15 points and tied a career high with eight assists, while finishing with zero turnovers in 29 minutes of action … Sloan was 5-of-10 from the field and hit three three-pointers … Sloan is just the fourth Buccaneer since 2010-11 to finish with at least 15 points and eight turnovers in a game … The other Bucs to accomplish the feat during this span include Adam Sollazzo (twice), Desonta Bradford and Jalen Riley … Riley had 26 points and eight assists at Samford on Jan. 5, 2015, Bradford had 15 points and nine assists against Mercer on Jan. 24, 2018, while Sollazzo had 15 points and eight assists against Northeastern on Dec. 23, 2010 and 19 points and eight assists vs. FGCU on Feb. 25, 2012.
ETSU gears up for its home opener when the Bucs host USC Upstate on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.
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