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Stats at a GlanceETSUMercer
FG Percentage.375 (21-56) .397 (27-68)
3P FG Percentage.333 (5-15) .267 (4-15)
FT Percentage.606 (20-33) .650 (13-20)
Offensive Rebounds1014
Defensive Rebounds3027
Total Rebounds4041
Bench Points1533
PointsHaynes - 27
McCreary - 26
ReboundsHaynes - 8
Seymour - 8
McCreary - 7
AssistsKing - 3
Walker Jr. - 2
StealsStrothers - 3
Walker Jr. - 2
BlocksHaynes - 4
Grant - 2
Bucs look to extend SoCon road win streak Wednesday at Mercer
Bucs look to extend SoCon road win streak Wednesday at Mercer
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

ETSU has won its last six conference road games

MACON, Ga. (Jan. 24, 2023) – ETSU men’s basketball looks to make it seven straight Southern Conference road wins on Wednesday night when the Buccaneers travel to Macon, Ga. to take on Mercer. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside Hawkins Arena.


DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Hawkins Arena  

TEAMS: ETSU (8-13, 4-4) at Mercer (9-12, 2-6)


BROADCAST TEAM: Frank Malloy (play-by-play), Tim Scarborough (analyst)


RADIO TEAM: Voice of the Bucs Jay Sandos

LIVE STATS: MercerBears.com



  • ETSU secured its sixth straight Southern Conference road win last Saturday with a 78-62 victory at Chattanooga … With the win, the Bucs sit at 8-13 overall and 4-4 in the league
  • ETSU used a second-half surge to rally past Chattanooga in the Scenic City … The Bucs, who shot 79.2 percent (19-24) in the second half, outscored the Mocs, 45-20 in the final 20 minutes, marking the second time this season ETSU erased a second-half deficit … The Blue and Gold scored the final 14 points of the contest, holding Chattanooga scoreless for the final 5 minutes and 48 seconds … The Bucs’ 79.2 shooting percentage is the highest in a half by an ETSU team since at least the start of the 2001-02 season, while it’s the 10th time during this span where the Blue and Gold shot 70 percent or higher … The win over the Mocs was just the Bucs’ sixth win at Chattanooga in their last 28 tries and just the 10th win in the Scenic City since 1978-79
  • Jordan King (Albany, N.Y), Jalen Haynes (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Jamarius Hairston (Salisbury, N.C.) produced the same amount of points as Chattanooga on Saturday … The Buccaneer trio accounted for 62 points on 26-of-39 shooting … King scored a game-high 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting, Haynes recorded his second career double-double – tying a career-high in points (23) and setting a career-high in rebounds (13) – and Hairston set career highs in points (10), made threes (3) and rebounds (7) … They also combined for 27 rebounds
  • Sitting at 4-0 on the road in league play, the Bucs are one of 26 NCAA Division I programs who are undefeated on the road in conference action … The Bucs’ six-game road win streak in conference play is tied for the sixth-longest active streak with Colgate holding the longest stretch at 10 straight … Kent State (at NIU on Tuesday) has won nine in a row, Santa Barbara is at eight straight and Florida Atlantic and Alcorn State are at seven straight.
  • With the Buccaneer men being 4-0 on the road and 0-4 at home in SoCon play, the Buccaneer women have also won all of their road conference games (2-0), while dropping all of their home league games (0-3) this season … ETSU is the only Division I program in the country who has won all of its road conference games and lost all of the home league games.
  • ETSU has made at least one three-pointer in 1,113 straight games – the fourth-longest streak in the country 


  • Mercer enters Wednesday’s midweek conference game with an overall record of 9-12 and a 2-6 mark in league play
  • The Bears have won two of their last three games, including the 68-55 win over the Bucs back on Saturday, Jan. 14 inside Freedom Hall
  • Jalyn McCreary is Mercer’s leading scorer as he’s posting 14.3 points per game … McCreary also leads the Bears in field goals made (140) and rebounding (5.4 per game)
  • Mercer features the third-best scoring defense in the the SoCon, allowing 68.5 points per game
  • Four of the Bears’ nine wins have coming inside Hawkins Arena this season 


  • ETSU leads the all-time series, 26-12 … The two teams met just 11 days ago with Mercer winning 68-55 in Johnson City
  • ETSU has won 13 of the last 17 games against Mercer, but the Bears have won the last two
  • The Bucs have won six of the last seven meetings in Macon, but the Blue and Gold are looking to avenge last year’s 65-56 setback that snapped a six-game win streak at Mercer 


  • Fans can watch Wednesday’s game on ESPN+ with Frank Malloy (pbp) and Tim Scarborough (analyst) 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 MercerBears.com


A week after taking down rival Chattanooga on the road, the Bucs will host the Mocs Saturday at 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.

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