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ETSU gears up for midweek matchup with Mars Hill

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2022) -- Looking to end a three-game skid, the ETSU men’s basketball team hosts Mars Hill in a midweek matchup on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


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ETSU to retire Tim Smith’s jersey

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 28, 2022) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday that they will be retiring Buccaneer all-time leading scorer Tim Smith’s jersey on Saturday, Dec. 3 when ETSU men’s basketball hosts Jacksonville State inside Freedom Hall.


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Short-handed Bucs fall at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (Nov. 27, 2022) -- Playing without two key bench players, the ETSU men’s basketball team ran out of gas in the second half as the Buccaneers fell at Georgia 62-47 on Sunday afternoon inside Stegeman Coliseum.


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ETSU looks to win at Georgia for second straight season

ATHENS, Ga. (Nov. 26, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team looks to win at Georgia for the second straight season as the Buccaneers and Bulldogs tip things off Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. inside Stegeman Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network.


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Bucs edged by Appalachian State at home, 74-70

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2022) -- For the second straight year, ETSU and Appalachian State played a tight one down to the wire.


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ETSU, Appalachian State continue rivalry Wednesday night

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.


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ETSU stumbles on the road at Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2022) -- Playing its first true road game of the season, the ETSU men’s basketball team couldn’t pass the test.


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Bucs look to carry momentum into Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2022) -- Coming off a hard-fought, physical game with Little Rock on Thursday, ETSU men’s basketball looks to carry momentum from that win into a an in-state road game with Tennessee Tech on Sunday. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. inside the Eblen Center.


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Bucs outlast Little Rock in physical battle, 84-76

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2022) -- After shaking off some rust early on, the ETSU men’s basketball team closed the first half strong – and despite never relinquishing a double-double digit lead in the second half – the Buccaneer outlasted Little Rock 84-76 on Thursday night inside Freedom Hall.


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ETSU back in action Thursday against Little Rock

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.


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Haynes, King earn Asheville Championship all-tournament team honors

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2022) -- ETSU’s Jalen Haynes (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Jordan King (Albany, N.Y.) earned Asheville Championship all-tournament team honors, which was announced after Sunday’s championship game inside Harrah’s Cherokee Center.


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Bucs comeback bid falls short in Asheville Championship

ASHEVILLE , N.C. (Nov. 13, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team erased a 14-point second-half deficit but couldn’t get over the hump as the Buccaneers fell to Louisiana in the Asheville Championship title game 81-77 on Sunday inside Harrah’s Cherokee Center.


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Bucs enjoy wire-to-wire win over Elon in Asheville, 77-64

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2022) -- The Buccaneers took the lead early and never trailed as ETSU men’s basketball enjoyed a 77-64 wire-to-wire win over Elon on Friday night in the Asheville Championship inside Harrah’s Cherokee Center.


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ETSU men’s basketball gears up for Asheville Championship

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team has its eyes set on another MTE title as the Buccaneers make the short trek over the mountain to play in the Asheville Championship. ETSU opens play in the tournament Friday night when the Bucs take on Elon at 8:30 p.m. inside Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.


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ETSU SAAC Continues Clothing Drive Efforts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2022) -- As we approach the Holiday season, the ETSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is reminding Buccaneer fans and the Johnson City community that they are continuing to hold its Cold Weather Clothing Drive, which runs through Thursday, Dec. 1.


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Buccaneer bench leads the way in season-opening win over Emory & Henry

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2022) -- Justice Smith (Lyons, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 20 points and Brock Jancek (Knoxville, Tenn.) added 14 points and seven rebounds as ETSU men’s basketball opened the season with an 88-66 win over Emory & Henry on Monday night inside Freedom Hall.


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Bucs open regular season Monday night against Emory & Henry

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team opens its 2022-23 season Monday night when the Buccaneers take on Emory & Henry. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


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Bucs down Limestone in exhibition

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2022) -- Making its final tune-up before Monday’s season-opener, the ETSU men’s basketball team took care of business on Friday night, as the Buccaneers downed Limestone in an exhibition game 71-56 inside Freedom Hall.


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ETSU men’s basketball hosts Limestone in an exhibition on Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2022) -- With ETSU men’s basketball set to open regular season play on Monday, the Buccaneers get one last tune-up as the Blue and Gold host Limestone in an exhibition game Friday night. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


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ETSU basketball taking time for “Real Talk” with Towne Acres students

Sometimes it’s the message, but more times than not it’s the messenger who helps students find themselves and discover new paths. Those are the hopes with a new community service activity from the East Tennessee State Men’s Basketball team as they meet with Towne Acres students on Friday mornings for a session they call Real Talk.


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Men’s Basketball announces exhibition time change

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2022) - The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday that this week’s men’s basketball exhibition against Limestone this Friday, Nov. 4 has been moved up an hour from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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ETSU Athletics offers discounted ticket package to Asheville Championship

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2022) -- Over the years, Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville has provided many special moments for the ETSU men’s basketball program and the Buccaneer faithful. From cutting down the nets in 2017 to capping off a historical run in 2020, the Blue and Gold have called the arena its home away from home.


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SoCon Basketball Media Day interviews to air on ESPN+

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2022) - The Southern Conference will air exclusive interviews with ETSU basketball and other member programs this morning on ESPN+ at 10 a.m.


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King lands SoCon preseason honors

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2022) -- ETSU junior guard Jordan King (Albany, N.Y.) landed Southern Conference preseason honors as the league office announced its accolades on Wednesday during Media Day inside Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.


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SoCon Basketball Media Day set for Wednesday

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The 2022 Southern Conference Basketball Media Day will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina. All eight SoCon women’s basketball head coaches and all 10 men’s head coaches will be on hand to meet with the media and preview the upcoming season, as will 22 SoCon basketball student-athletes. Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus and college basketball analysts Seth Greenberg and Debbie Antonelli will speak at the event’s luncheon.


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ETSU men’s basketball to have two SoCon games broadcast on Nexstar

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2022) -- The Southern Conference announced its annual Nexstar men’s basketball schedule on Tuesday. The ETSU Buccaneers will have two regular season games as part of the broadcast package.


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ETSU men’s and women’s basketball single game tickets on sale now

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2022) -- With both the ETSU men’s and women’s basketball teams set to open their regular season two weeks from tonight, the ETSU Ticket Office announced on Monday single-game ticket information for Buccaneer home games. In addition, ETSU also released tip-off times for men’s and women’s home games.


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Meet the ETSU men’s and women’s basketball teams on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct 20, 2022) -- Fans, be on the lookout for the ETSU men’s and women’s basketball teams this Saturday!


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball to have two SoCon games on ESPNU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team will have two of its Southern Conference games broadcast nationally on ESPNU as the league office announced its television schedule for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday.


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball to hold open scrimmage on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct 18, 2022) – The ETSU men’s basketball team will be holding an open scrimmage this Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. inside the Basler Center of Physical Activity (CPA).


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ETSU Basketball to host Buc Madness on Oct. 24

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2022) -- As we approach the start of the basketball season, the ETSU Athletics Department announced information on “Buc Madness,” a preseason tip-off event, on Monday, Oct. 24 inside Brooks Gym.


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ETSU-Georgia men’s basketball game to be televised on SEC Network

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s basketball game at Georgia on Sunday, Nov. 27 will be televised on the SEC Network, which was announced by Georgia Athletics on Wednesday.


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ETSU Men’s Basketball Releases Walk-On Tryout Information

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2022) -- ETSU men’s basketball head coach Desmond Oliver and his staff released information on Friday regarding an upcoming tryout for walk-on players.


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Oliver names Joe Hugley assistant coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2022) -- Joe Hugley is back home!


Men's Basketball

Southern Conference releases men’s basketball conference schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 29, 2022) -- Nearly two weeks after ETSU men’s basketball unveiled its non-conference schedule, the Southern Conference released its full slate of league games on Monday.


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ETSU men’s basketball announces addition of Jamarius Hairston

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2022) -- ETSU men’s basketball added another piece to its 2022-23 roster on Monday as head coach Desmond Oliver announced that Jamarius Hairston (Salisbury, N.C.) is a Buccaneer.


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ETSU men’s basketball releases non-conference schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2022) -- ETSU men’s basketball has its non-conference schedule locked in.


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ETSU men’s basketball to play in Asheville Championship

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team won’t have to travel far for this year’s Multi-Team Event (MTE).


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Short-handed Bucketneers suffer heart-breaking loss in TBT Sweet 16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 27, 2022) -- For the second straight year, the Bucketneers’ suffered a heart-breaking loss in the Sweet 16 of The Basketball Tournament (TBT).


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Bucs land 239 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 27, 2022) -- A day after placing 66 student-athletes on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic Team, ETSU landed 239 student-athletes on the SoCon Honor Roll, as the league office announced the full listing of academic honors on Wednesday.


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Bo Knows! Hodges tips in game winner; Bucketneers advance to TBT Sweet 16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 26, 2022) -- The second time around wasn’t as easy, but in the end the Bucketneers were all smiles.


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ETSU places 66 student-athletes on SoCon Spring All-Academic list

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 26, 2022) -- With the Southern Conference announcing its Academic All-Conference selections on Tuesday, ETSU placed 66 student-athletes on the prestigious teams.


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Balanced scoring, strong rebounding carry Bucketneers to win in TBT opener

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 24, 2022) – The Bucketneers saw four players score in double figures, while winning the rebounding battle by 13, as the Blue and Gold used a late surge to defeat Fully Loaded, 83-73, in Sunday’s opening round game of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) inside the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.


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Bucketneers open TBT play Sunday in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 23, 2022) -- The Bucketneers, an ETSU alumni team, opens play in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) on Sunday afternoon inside the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The No. 2 seed Bucketneers take on No. 7 seed Fully Loaded at Noon on ESPN3.


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ETSU men’s and women’s basketball participates in Make-A-Wish Celebration

ELIZABEHTON, Tenn. (July 22, 2022) -- The ETSU men’s and women’s basketball programs visited nearby Elizabethton on Friday to participate in a Make-A-Wish Celebration for Levi.