November 23, 20221st2ndFinal
App State324274
ETSU333770
Stats at a GlanceAPPETSU
FG Percentage.448 (26-58) .453 (24-53)
3P FG Percentage.286 (6-21) .391 (9-23)
FT Percentage.696 (16-23) .722 (13-18)
Offensive Rebounds1112
Defensive Rebounds2025
Total Rebounds3137
Turnovers1119
Steals155
Bench Points2816
LeadersAPPETSU
PointsGregory - 14
Haynes - 16
ReboundsAbson - 7
Haynes - 12
AssistsBrown - 3
Gregory - 3
Abson - 3
Strothers - 7
StealsHuntley - 3
Boykin - 3
Tipler - 3
BlocksPearson - 1
Abson - 1
Tipler - 1
ETSU, Appalachian State continue rivalry Wednesday night
ETSU, Appalachian State continue rivalry Wednesday night
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Bucs, Mountaineers meet for 128th time

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2022) – Only 57 miles separate the ETSU and Appalachian State campuses, and on Thanksgiving Eve the two teams will continue an old rivalry on the hardwood. For the 128th time, the Buccaneers and Mountaineers will tip things off Wednesday night at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.

HISTORIC RIVARLY

DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Freedom Hall

TEAMS: ETSU (3-2) vs. Appalachian State (4-2)

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: TruShine Car Wash

ABOUT THE BUCS

  • ETSU is coming off a disappointing 69-62 loss at Tennessee Tech on Sunday
  • The Bucs enter Wednesday’s matchup with an overall record of 3-2
  • The Blue and Gold are 2-0 at home this season with wins over Emory & Henry and Little Rock
  • In those two home wins, the Bucs are averaging 86 points per game and shooting 48 percent from the field … Four Bucs are scoring in double figures in those contests with DeAnthony Tipler (Ashland, Miss.) averaging 16 points per game and Justice Smith (Lyons. N.Y.) posting 15.5 points per game and shooting 93 percent from the floor (14-of-15) … Jordan King (Albany, N.Y.) and Jaden Seymour (Charlotte, N.C.) are also averaging in double figures with King adding 14 points per game and Seymour – who has missed the last two games – posting 10 points per contest
  • King has scored in double figures his last four games, while he’s averaging 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals his last two games
  • ETSU has gone 87-22 (.798) inside Freedom Hall since the start of the 2015-16 season … The Bucs are 2-0 this season at home after finishing 8-6 last season … In 2019-20, the Bucs won their first 12 games inside Freedom Hall to start the season, matching the best open since the 2003-04 Bucs went 12-0 … ETSU’s 16 wins that year were tied for the ninth-most in the country last season as Rutgers led all teams with 18 and a group of seven schools (Gonzaga, Wichita State, Creighton, Oregon, Liberty and Louisville) were tied with 17 … The 16 home wins by the Bucs were also the most in program history in the modern era (since 1960).
  • Since the start of the 2015-16 season, ETSU’s 161 victories are the second-most most by any Division I team in the state, with Belmont leading the charge at 174 … The other DI programs in the state include: Tennessee (152), Memphis (146), Chattanooga (137), MTSU (133), Lipscomb (132), Austin Peay (120), Tennessee State (101), Vanderbilt (100) , UT-Martin (92) and Tennessee Tech (85)
  • Since Feb. 16, 1987 in a game against Davidson, the Bucs have made at least one 3-pointer in 1,097 consecutive games ... ETSU was 0-for-8 in that 1987 game ... The Bucs currently have the fourth-longest streak in the NCAA, with UNLV topping the list with 1,166 games

ABOUT APPALACHIAN STATE

  • Appalachian State comes into Johnson City with an overall record of 4-2
  • The Mountaineers just played three games over three days this past weekend in Boone where Appalachian State defeated Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday after falling to Campbell and Kennesaw State on Friday and Saturday
  • Prior to last weekend’s home tournament, Appalachian State took down Louisville, 61-60, last Tuesday in Kentucky … The Mountaineers opened the season with a 142-74 win over Warren Wilson and defeated NC Central 79-74 in overtime
  • As a team, the Mountaineers are averaging 81.7 points per game and giving up 69.3 … Appalachian State is shooting 45 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc
  • Three players are averaging double figures in scoring with Donovan Gregory pacing the team at 14.7 points per game … Tyree Boykin (12.7 ppg) and Terence Harcum (10.8 ppg) are also in double figures for the Mountaineers
  • Gregory was named preseason second team all-Sun Belt
  • Appalachian State, who has made postseason play the last two seasons, was picked to finish seventh in the Sun Belt preseason coaches poll … The Mountaineers won the Sun Belt Tournament to secure the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2021, while last year Appalachian State played in The Basketball Classic

SERIES HISTORY

  • Wednesday marks the 128th all-time meeting in the series … This marks the longest-running rivalry for the Bucs
  • ETSU leads the all-time series, 80-47, while winning seven of the last eight and nine of the last 12
  • Appalachian State and ETSU opened the 2021-22 season with the Mountaineers getting a favorable foul call to win the game at the free throw line, 69-67
  • The Bucs won the last meeting played in Johnson City – a 78-69 victory back on Nov. 26, 2019
  • When Appalachian State was back in the SoCon, the two teams met twice in the conference title game with ETSU winning both games … The Bucs won 96-75 in 1990 and 101-82 in 1991
  • The first-ever meeting between the two teams was played in 1927-28 where ETSU won 34-23

HOW TO FOLLOW THE BUCS

  • Fans can watch Wednesday’s game on ESPN+ with Keith Brake and Bruce Tranbarger on the call
  • Wednesday’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

UP NEXT

Following Thanksgiving, ETSU eyes a second straight win over Georgia as the Bucs travel to Athens to take on the Bulldogs Sunday at 1 p.m. … The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

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