December 01, 20211st2ndFinal
ETSU322456
UAB313970
Stats at a GlanceETSUUAB
FG Percentage.338 (22-65) .406 (28-69)
3P FG Percentage.304 (7-23) .118 (2-17)
FT Percentage.833 (5-6) .800 (12-15)
Offensive Rebounds2015
Defensive Rebounds2520
Total Rebounds4535
Turnovers186
Steals410
Bench Points2415
LeadersETSUUAB
PointsBrewer - 15
Buffen - 20
ReboundsBrewer - 10
Buffen - 16
AssistsSloan - 4
Walker - 6
StealsSloan - 1
Brewer - 1
Brewer - 1
Weber - 1
Walker - 3
Jackson - 3
BlocksSeymour - 3
Jackson - 2
Jemison - 2
Bucs eye first true road win Wednesday at UAB
Bucs eye first true road win Wednesday at UAB
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

ETSU riding five-game win streak into Birmingham

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2021) – As the calendar turns to December, the ETSU men’s basketball team looks to keep its momentum as the Buccaneers eye their first true road win of the season Wednesday night when the Blue and Gold take on UAB. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. EST inside Bartow Arena.

ABOUT THE BUCS

  • ETSU (5-2) carries a five-game win streak into Wednesday’s non-conference game at UAB.
  • The Bucs are coming off a 92-74 victory over Lees-McRae, marking ETSU’s fourth game in a six-day stretch … The other wins during streak include USC Upstate, Murray State, Missouri State and Kent State.
  • Three of the Bucs’ wins this season have been on a neutral site as ETSU is searching for its first true road win of the season … The Bucs dropped road games at Appalachian State and then-No. 18 Tennessee to start the season.
  • As a team, ETSU ranks among the national leaders in free throw percentage (11th, 80.2), fewest fouls (34th, 13.9), offensive rebounds per game (39th, 13.29) and three-point field goal attempts (40th, 192).
  • ETSU is looking for its 50th true road win since the start of the 2015-16 campaign … The 49 true road wins over this span rank 11th-most among NCAA Division I programs.
  • The Bucs received 23 votes in Monday’s latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll … Six of ETSU’s opponents this season are either ranked or receiving votes in the most-recent poll, including Missouri State being ranked No. 18.
  • The Buccaneer defense has been stellar during this five-game win streak as ETSU is holding the opposition to 60.4 points and a 29 percent shooting clip from beyond the arc (30-104).
  • Coach Oliver’s five wins are tied for the fourth-most among first-year NCAA Division I head coaches this season … Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd, Indiana’s Mike Woodson and DePaul’s Tony Stubblefield all have won six games at this point in the season.
  • Charlie Weber (Owings, Md.) is coming off his first collegiate double-double effort where he finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, marking career highs in both for the Buccaneer post player.
  • In total, the Bucs had nine players score at least seven points in last Saturday’s 18-point win over Lees-McRae where ETSU scored a season-high 53 second half points.

ABOUT UAB

  • Like the Bucs, UAB has won five of its first seven games to start the season.
  • The Blazers split their two games at last weekend’s Las Vegas Invitational where UAB defeated New Mexico State 86-73, before falling to San Francisco on Sunday, 63-61.
  • UAB was selected as the preseason favorite in Conference USA as the Blazers won a league-best 13 conference games a year ago.
  • The Blazers have won 19 of their last 21 games inside Bartow Arena.
  • UAB is led by Jordan Walker who is averaging 17.3 points per game and shooting 49 percent from beyond the arc (19-39).
  • As a team, the Blazers lead the country in total steals (97), rank second in turnover margin (10.0) and third in turnovers forced (21.86) … Individually, Quan Jackson is fifth in the NCAA in total steals (20) and sixth in steals per game (2.86), while Michael Ertel is 19th in total steals (17).
  • UAB has a plus-18.4 scoring margin as the Blazers are outscoring their opponents, 83-64.6.

SERIES HISTORY

  • Wednesday marks the fifth all-time meeting between the two programs with UAB winning all four prior matchups … The Blazers defeated ETSU last Dec. 12, 65-61, in Johnson City.
  • UAB’s other three wins came on Dec. 4, 2009 (74-52), Dec. 4, 1985 (63-44) and Dec. 15, 1984 (72-57) … The Blazers were ranked No. 17 in the 1984 and 1985 matchups.
  • ETSU is 0-2 all-time against UAB in Birmingham as the 2009 and 1984 contests were played at UAB.

COVERAGE

  • Wednesday’s game will be video streamed on ESPN+ with Curt Bloom (pbp) and Mo Finley (color) providing the call … Click here for live video.
  • The game will also be broadcast live on WXSM-AM 640 The Extreme Sports Monster, starting with Atmos Energy Pregame Show at 7 p.m. with “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos provided the call … Click here for live audio.
  • Live stats will be available for Wednesday’s contest via SideArm Sports. Click here to access the live stats feed.
  • Twitter updates will also be available by following @ETSU_MBB.

UP NEXT

ETSU returns home to host Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.

For more information on ETSU men’s basketball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s basketball tab.