January 15, 20221st2ndFinal
ETSU464288
Samford463985
Stats at a GlanceETSUSU
FG Percentage.525 (32-61) .500 (34-68)
3P FG Percentage.481 (13-27) .355 (11-31)
FT Percentage.733 (11-15) .667 (6-9)
Offensive Rebounds1312
Defensive Rebounds2419
Total Rebounds3731
Turnovers1310
Steals78
Bench Points158
LeadersETSUSU
PointsKing - 19
Campbell - 20
Dye - 20
ReboundsBrewer - 9
Cardet - 9
AssistsSloan - 10
Glover - 8
StealsSloan - 4
Dye - 3
BlocksSeymour - 2
Dye - 1
Bucs to see unfamiliar conference foe Saturday in Birmingham
Bucs to see unfamiliar conference foe Saturday in Birmingham
Friday, January 14, 2022

ETSU, Samford to meet for first time in nearly two years

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 14, 2022) – Typically when conference foes meet there is some familiarity.

However, on Saturday, when ETSU and Samford square off it will have a little unfamiliar feeling. The Bucs and Bulldogs will face off for the first time in nearly two years as the teams didn’t play a year ago due to COVID.

The teams will tip-off at 3 p.m. ET inside Samford’s Pete Hanna Center.

ABOUT THE BUCS  

  • ETSU, playing for the fifth time in 11 days, enters the contest with an overall record of 10-8, and a 2-3 mark in SoCon play.
  • The Bucs are coming off a tough 78-69 setback at Furman on Wednesday night where ETSU led for 31 minutes before the Paladins ended the game on a 15-3 run.
  • Following a loss this season, ETSU is 4-2, while the Bucs are averaging 78.2 points per game ... The Bucs are shooting 46 percent from the field, 36 percent from three and 69 percent at the free throw line following a setback ... ETSU also has 94 assists to 69 turnovers, averaging 15.7 assists per game following a loss ... Jordan King is averaging 16.5 points and averaging 3.7 threes per game after a loss .. Ty Brewer is shooting 65 percent (26-40) from two-point range and pulling down 6.7 rebounds in games after setbacks this season.
  • ETSU had seven players on its roster with collegiate experience entering the season … Four of those players have set new career highs in scoring this season – most recently Jordan King netting 23 points in Monday’s win over Western Carolina … David Sloan, who has all four of his 20-plus point scoring games coming this season – has recorded 24 points twice this season – at Georgia and versus Wofford … Jaden Seymour’s 11-point output at Chattanooga marked a new career best, while Charlie Weber scored a career-high 17 points vs. Lenoir-Rhyne.
  • ETSU has had four different leading scorers this season – David Sloan (7 times), Ledarrius Brewer (4), Jordan King (4) and Ty Brewer (3) … The Bucs are 8-2 when either Sloan or Ledarrius Brewer lead the team in scoring … ETSU is 5-2 when Sloan accomplishes the feat and 3-1 when Ledarrius leads the club in scoring.
  • Nine different Buccaneers have scored in double figures this season, totaling 59 games they have accomplished the feat … Ledarrius Brewer and David Sloan lead the team with 13 double-figure scoring games, Jordan King with 12, Ty Brewer with eight, Charlie Weber and Mohab Yasser with four, Jaden Seymour with three, and Kordell Charles and Vonnie Patterson each have accomplished the feat once.
  • Since Feb. 16, 1987 in a game against Davidson, the Bucs have made at least one 3-pointer in 1,078 consecutive games ... ETSU was 0-for-8 in that 1987 game ... The Bucs currently rank as the fifth-longest streak in the NCAA, with UNLV topping the list with 1,143 games.

ABOUT SAMFORD 

  • Samford sits at 11-5 overall and 1-3 in SoCon play.
  • The Bulldogs are coming off an 87-64 loss at Wofford on Wednesday night.
  • Samford has won six of its seven home games this season with the lone setback being an 85-73 loss to Ohio Valley Conference favorite Belmont on Dec. 5.
  • The Bulldogs defeated two Power 5 programs in non-conference play – a 78-77 victory at Oregon State and a 75-73 win at Ole Miss.
  • Samford has four players scoring in double figures with Ques Glover posting a team-best 18.6 points per game, which ranks fourth in the SoCon.
  • Jaden Campbell is scoring 10.8 points per game and leads the team with 31 made threes.
  • Eight Bulldogs have made double-digit threes as Samford as netted 152 on the season.
  • Samford is averaging 74.9 points and allowing 73.5, while forcing 15.4 turnovers per contest.  

SERIES HISTORY

  • For the first time in 694 days (1 year, 10 months and 25 days), ETSU and Samford will meet on the hardwood as the two teams didn’t play last season due to Covid … The Bucs were en route to Birmingham on Feb. 19 to play Feb. 20, but the game was cancelled due to Covid protocols inside Samford’s program.
  • ETSU has swept the last five series and lead the all-time series, 15-1 ... ETSU’s lone loss in the series came on Feb. 7, 2015, when Samford defeated the Blue and Gold 71-68 in Johnson City.
  • Three of the last 10 games have gone to overtime, while 11 of the 16 games have been decided by nine points or less ... ETSU is 6-0 all-time in games played in Birmingham.
  • The first-ever meeting was back on Jan. 29, 1979 when ETSU won, 64-63.
  • The Bucs are averaging 82.7 points in the 16 games vs. Samford, while the Bulldogs are posting 74.1 ppg in the series.
  • ETSU has scored in the 90s four times and 80-plus points 11 times in the 16 meetings.

COVERAGE

  • Saturday’s game will be televised on Nexstar and ESPN+ with David Jackson (pbp) and Matt Matheny (color) providing the call … Click here for live video.
  • The game will be broadcast on WXSM-AM 640 and 104.9 Nash Icon with “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos providing the play-by-play starting with the Atmos Energy Pregame Show at 2:30 p.m. … Click here for live audio.
  • 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.

UP NEXT

ETSU heads home for three straight beginning Wednesday, Jan. 19 against Mercer … Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.

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