December 11, 20211st2ndFinal
Morehead St.413475
ETSU394382
Stats at a GlanceMoreETSU
FG Percentage.441 (26-59) .463 (31-67)
3P FG Percentage.323 (10-31) .448 (13-29)
FT Percentage.650 (13-20) .778 (7-9)
Offensive Rebounds1311
Defensive Rebounds2724
Total Rebounds4035
Turnovers149
Steals39
Bench Points1314
LeadersMoreETSU
PointsBroome - 24
Brewer - 20
ReboundsBroome - 13
Brewer - 9
AssistsBroome - 5
Sloan - 8
StealsHollowell - 2
Sloan - 3
Brewer - 3
BlocksBroome - 1
Yasser - 1
Seymour - 1
Bucs back in action Saturday against Morehead State
Bucs back in action Saturday against Morehead State
Friday, December 10, 2021

ETSU hosts reigning OVC Tournament champion

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2021) – Following a week off for final exams, the ETSU men’s basketball team is back in action as the Buccaneers host reigning Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion Morehead State on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.

TOY DRIVE

ETSU Athletics is holding a Toy Drive Friday night as fans are encouraged to bring toys to the front entrance of Freedom Hall to be donated to Niswonger Children’s Hospital. 

ABOUT THE BUCS

  • ETSU is in the midst of a three-game homestand and sits 6-3 on the season.
  • The Blue and Gold opened the stretch of home games last Saturday with a 90-66 win over Lenoir-Rhyne.
  • The Bucs assisted on 24 of their 31 made field goals, marking just the eighth time since 2010 ETSU posted 24 or more assists in a single game.
  • ETSU ranks third nationally in free throw percentage (.814), while the Bucs have shot over 80 percent at the free throw line five times this season, including a season-best 90 percent (28-of-31) versus Lees-McRae.
  • Charlie Weber (Owings, Md.) has made 18 straight free throws over the last six games.
  • ETSU also ranks 19th nationally in offensive rebounds per game (13.7) and 27th in fewest personal fouls per game (13.9).
  • The Bucs have made at least one three-pointer in 1,069 straight games. 

ABOUT MOREHEAD STATE

  • Morehead State has won its last four games and enter Saturday’s contest with an overall record 6-3.
  • The Eagles are coming off a 71-66 win over Presbyterian on Monday night in Morehead, Ky. … Morehead State’s other wins during this run are against Georgia Southern, Kansas City and Arkansas State.
  • Morehead State is 4-0 at home and 1-3 on the road … The Eagles’ lone road win is a 75-51 victory at Arkansas State.
  • The Eagles are led by Johni Broome as he’s averaging 14.2 points and 9.8 rebounds, while shooting 55 percent from the field … Broome ranks third nationally in blocks (37).
  • Skyelar Potter and Tray Hollowell have combined for 44 of MSU’s 78 three-pointers as they each have netted 22 on the season.
  • As a team, the Eagles are averaging 68 points per game and shooting 45 percent from the field … Morehead State ranks sixth nationally in blocked shots per game (6.9).
  • Morehead State won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament a year ago to secure the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament … The Eagles were picked to finish second in the league this season. 

SERIES HISTORY

  • The all-time series has been closely contested with Morehead State holding a slight 28-27 advantage.
  • ETSU has won the last three meetings – the most recent being a 78-68 victory on Dec. 17, 2016.
  • Morehead State’s last win in the series was on Nov. 12, 2013 when the Eagles won 71-63 in Johnson City.
  • ETSU won six straight in the series from 1976-78. 

COVERAGE

  • Saturday’s game will be video streamed on ESPN+ with Mike Gallagher (pbp) and Bruce Tranbarger (color) providing the call … Click here for live video.
  • Live stats will be available for Saturday’s contest via StatBroadcast. Click here to access the live stats feed.
  • Twitter updates will also be available by following @ETSU_MBB.

TICKETS

  • Tickets are still available for Saturday’s game and can be purchased by visiting com.
  • Single game tickets can be purchased for as low as $10.

UP NEXT

ETSU wraps up its homestand Tuesday night when the Bucs host North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m.

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