|December 01, 2021||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||UAB|
|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)|
Brewer - 1
Brewer - 1
Weber - 1
Jackson - 3
Jemison - 2
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 1, 2021) – The ETSU men’s basketball team saw its five-game win streak snapped on Wednesday night as the Buccaneers fell 70-56 to preseason Conference USA favorite UAB inside Bartow Arena.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Listen to postgame comments from head coach Desmond Oliver with Voice of the Bucs Jay Sandos.
ETSU got off to a blazing start as they hit 10 of its first 17 shots and led 25-12 following a three-pointer by Ledarrius Brewer at the 9:04 mark.
Unfortunately, things cooled off as the Bucs went 2-of-8 down the stretch and the Blazers closed the final seven minutes and eighteen seconds on an 18-6 run to pull within one at the half, 32-31. Foul trouble cost the Blue and Gold in the first half as Ledarrius Brewer picked up his second with 7:18 to go, while Sloan and Vonnie Patterson (Louisville, Ky.) also had two first-half fouls.
UAB carried its surge into the second half as they scored the first nine and 18 of the first 22 points to take a 49-36 lead with 14:30 remaining in the contest. The Bucs fought back as they used a 13-2 run to cut the deficit to two, 51-49, following a lay-up by Yasser with 10:36 showing the clock.
That would be as close as ETSU got with UAB posting its final run en route to pushing its margin to 17 and eventually coming away with the 14-point win.
ETSU returns to Johnson City for three straight home games beginning Saturday night against Lenoir-Rhyne at 7:30 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.
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