November 17, 20221st2ndFinal
Little Rock354176
ETSU424284
Stats at a GlanceLRETSU
FG Percentage.468 (29-62) .518 (29-56)
3P FG Percentage.375 (9-24) .263 (5-19)
FT Percentage.692 (9-13) .500 (21-42)
Offensive Rebounds814
Defensive Rebounds2527
Total Rebounds3341
Turnovers1816
Steals1111
Bench Points3435
LeadersLRETSU
PointsJefferson - 15
Tipler - 21
ReboundsGardner - 8
Haynes - 8
AssistsGardner - 7
King - 5
Strothers - 5
StealsJefferson - 3
King - 3
Tipler - 3
Taylor - 3
BlocksGardner - 1
Taylor - 2
ETSU back in action Thursday against Little Rock
ETSU back in action Thursday against Little Rock
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Bucs host Trojans inside Freedom Hall

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2022) – The ETSU men’s basketball team is back in action this Thursday when the Buccaneers host Arkansas Little Rock at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.

GAMEDAY INFO

DATE: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Freedom Hall (Johnson City, Tenn.)

TEAMS: ETSU (2-1) vs. Little Rock (1-2)

LIVE VIDEO: ESPN+

BROADCAST TEAM: Keith Brake (play-by-play), Bruce Tranbarger (analyst)

RADIO: WXSM-AM 640 | 104.9 NASH ICON

RADIO TEAM: Voice of the Bucs Jay Sandos

LIVE STATS: ETSUBucs.com (StatBroadcast)

TWITTER: @ETSU_MBB

GAME SPONSOR: Hardees

ABOUT THE BUCS

  • ETSU split its two games last week at the Asheville Championship as the Bucs opened the tournament with a 77-64 win over Elon on Friday and dropped an 81-77 decision to Sun Belt Conference preseason favorite Louisiana in the title game on Sunday 
  • With the split, the Bucs moved to 2-1 through their first three games of the season 
  • Jalen Haynes (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Jordan King (Albany, N.Y.) earned all-tournament team honors at the Asheville Championship 
  • In the two games, Haynes averaged 20.0 points and 6.5 rebounds, while shooting 82 percent (14-17) from the field and 85 percent (11-13) at the free throw line … King posted 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists last weekend in Asheville 
  • Josh Taylor (Atlanta) – who is coming off his first collegiate double-double on Sunday (13 points/10 rebounds) – leads the SoCon in rebounding … Taylor is averaging 9.7 rebounds per contest 
  • Haynes tops all SoCon players in field goal percentage (.667), while he ranks 10th in scoring (16.0) and is tied for ninth in free throw percentage (.786) 
  • ETSU has gone 86-22 (.796) inside Freedom Hall since the start of the 2015-16 season 
  • The Bucs have won 160 games since the start of the 2015-16 season, which is tied for the 26th-most in the country 
  • As a team, ETSU has made at least one three-pointer in 1,095 straight games, which is the fourth-longest streak in the country … UNLV leads the country with at least one made three-pointer in 1,164 straight games

ABOUT LITTLE ROCK

  • Little Rock has dropped two of its first three games to start the season  
  • The Trojans are coming off an 82-71 setback at Central Arkansas on Monday night  
  • Little Rock opened the season with a 94-63 loss at Southern Illinois on Nov. 7, while picking up its first win against Arkansas Baptist last Thursday  
  • The Trojans are led by DeAntoni Gordon as he’s averaging 12.0 points per game, while Myron Gardner is averaging 10.7 points and 11.0 rebounds  
  • As a team, Little Rock is averaging 68.3 points per game, while allowing 78.7 
  • The Trojans were picked to finish sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll … This marks Little Rock’s first season in the OVC 

SERIES HISTORY

  • Thursday marks the second all-time meeting between the two programs with ETSU coming away with a 67-63 victory on Nov. 30, 2019 in Little Rock 
  • The Bucs trailed by seven with six and a half minutes remaining, but rallied for the four-point win
  • Daivien Williamson came off the bench to score 20 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc, while Isaiah Tisdale added 14 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes of work
  • Thursday’s game in Johnson City marks the end of the home-and-home series that started with the Buccaneer win in 2019-20, where the Blue and Gold went on to capture a school record 30 victories and swept both the SoCon regular season and tournament titles

HOW TO FOLLOW THE BUCS

  • Fans can watch Thursday's game on ESPN+ with Keith Brake and Bruce Tranbarger on the call
  • Thursday's game will also be broadcast on WXSM-AM 640 and 104.9 NASH ICON with Voice of the Bucs Jay Sandos on the call, starting with the Atmos Energy Pregame show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Live stats will also be available via StatBroadcast

TICKETS

  • Fans can purchase season tickets by calling the ETSU ticket office at 423-439-3878 or by visiting ETSUTickets.com
  • Single-game tickets for men’s basketball start for as low as $10 and can be purchased online at ETSUTickets.com or by calling 423-439-3878

UP NEXT

  • ETSU heads back on the road as the Bucs travel to Cookeville to take on Tennessee Tech Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

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