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Men’s Basketball 2009-10 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference Champions -- 9th NCAA Appearance

2009-10 Schedule and Results (2009-10 Season • All Times EST)

Date

Opponent

Time/Score

11/3 MILLIGAN ^ (ASun.TV) W, 113-61 11/9 CARSON-NEWMAN ^ (ASun.TV) W, 81-56 11/14 APPALACHIAN STATE W, 62-58 11/17 at Chattanooga L, 76-85 11/19 at Morgan State L, 61-72 11/21 at Louisville (WJHL) L, 56-69 11/25 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON W, 77-71 11/27 at Arkansas (WJHL) W, 94-85 11/29 UNF * (ASun.TV) W, 82-56 12/2 at Tennessee (FSS) L, 66-78 12/4 at UAB L, 52-74 12/10 NORTH GEORGIA (Brooks Gym)W, 75-71 12/12 MURRAY STATE L, 57-61 12/18 at Morehead State L, 58-60 12/21 JACKSONVILLE * (ASun.TV) W, 93-70 1/4 at USC Upstate * (ASun.TV) W, 63-62 1/7 at Kennesaw State * (ASun.TV) W, 63-46 1/9 at Mercer * (ASun.TV) L, 78-83 1/14 STETSON * (ASun.TV) L, 52-54 1/16 FGCU * (ASun.TV) W, 73-51 1/21 at Lipscomb * (ASun.TV) W, 71-69 1/23 at Belmont * (ASun.TV) L, 89-100 1/27 CAMPBELL * (ASun.TV) W, 72-57 1/30 LIPSCOMB * (Asun.TV) L, 84-85 (OT) 2/1 BELMONT * (ASun.TV) L, 67-74 2/4 at FGCU * (ASun.TV) W, 56-47 2/6 at Stetson * (ASun.TV) W, 75-60 2/12 KENNESAW STATE * (CSS) W, 66-45 2/14 MERCER * (ASun.TV) L, 77-82 2/19 at Campbell * (CSS) L, 57-79 2/21 USC UPSTATE * (ASun.TV) W, 63-56 2/25 at UNF * (ASun.TV) W, 61-46 2/27 at Jacksonville * (ASun.TV) W, 64-62 3/4 * vs. Campbell (ASun.TV only) W, 72-64 3/5 * vs. Kennesaw State (CSS) W, 69-64 3/6 * vs. Mercer (ESPN2) W, 72-66 3/18 # vs. Kentucky 7:15 p.m. Home games in BOLD CAPS ^ Exhibition games * Atlantic Sun Conference game # NCAA Tournament in New Orleans, La. Broadcast games in (parenthesis): — Comcast SportsSoutheast (CSS) — ASun.TV live video stream (ASun.TV) — Fox SportSouth (FSS)

With hopes of picking off another major program in the NCAA Tournament, the ETSU men’s basketball team makes its ninth overall trip to March Madness as the champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2010. The Buccaneers -- who have made previous trips to the NCAAs in 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004 and 2009 -- hold first round wins over Florida State (1968) and Arizona (1992), while also giving others teams a significant scare through the years. In 1989, the 16th-seeded Bucs lost by just one point to No. 1 Oklahoma, and the team later lost three-point games to Iowa (1991), Wake Forest (2003) and Cincinnati (2004), as well as a 10-point loss to No. 1 Pittsburgh a year ago. This season, a peaking ETSU squad enters the tournament with six straight wins and a defensiveminded team that has overcome many odds in 2009-10. Beginning the year with the tragic death of rising sophomore Seth Coy (Washington, Ind.) to a car accident in July, and the later loss of senior guard and 1,000point scorer Mike Smith (Vandalia, Mo.) to a knee injury, the Bucs overcame those issues to win the Atlantic Sun Tournament and return to the NCAAs. Led by a trio of hard-working juniors in forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston), along with guards Micah Williams (Manchester) and Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.), this edition of the Buccaneers once again take aim at making another run in the NCAAs.

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(2009-10 Record: 20-14 Overall, 13-7 A-Sun) Probable Starters (Note: 2009-10 statistics) No. Name Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. G/GS PPG RPG APG Min/G 3 Justin Tubbs G Jr. 6-3 195 34/33 12.0 3.8 0.6 27.1 11 Jocolby Davis G Sr. 6-1 185 31/27 2.8 1.7 2.4 20.4 13 Tommy Hubbard F Jr. 6-4 210 34/34 14.1 8.3 1.2 33.6 30 Micah Williams G Jr. 6-4 215 34/27 12.5 3.3 1.0 26.7 41 Isiah Brown F So. 6-8 210 33/32 7.7 5.6 1.1 25.5 Reserves 1 Mike Smith G Sr. 6-6 225 4/1 9.3 1.8 1.3 20.8 4 Bruce Grimm G Fr. 6-1 170 16/5 2.3 0.6 1.3 11.0 5 Sheldon Cooley G Fr. 6-3 180 34/2 6.9 2.5 1.8 17.6 10 De’Shaud Johnson G Jr. 5-9 165 12/0 1.1 0.3 0.4 5.2 25 Jarvis Jones G So. 6-2 190 25/0 4.1 1.1 0.3 11.9 34 Lukas Poderis F Fr. 6-8 230 29/3 2.7 2.0 0.1 9.3 43 Adam Sollazzo G So. 6-6 200 34/1 3.7 1.8 1.7 14.0 44 J.C. Ward F R-Fr. 6-6 230 30/5 2.4 3.2 0.2 13.8 Head Coach: Murry Bartow (Alabama-Birmingham, ’85) Assistant Coaches: Will Bailey (Alabama-Birmingham, ’98), Mike Boyd (Northern Michigan, ’70), Scott Wagers (Tennessee Wesleyan, ‘89)

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East Tennessee State’s Athletic Media Relations Office is available to assist members of the media with their questions and requests about Buccaneer basketball. Contact Associate Athletic Director Michael White with any questions about the Bucs. Michael White, Assoc. AD ........(423) 439-4220 (W) (Basketball Contact) ...................(423) 956-1461 (C) Kevin Brown, Asst. Director. ..(423) 439-5612 (W) Jeff Schneider, GA....................(423) 439-5612 (W) Clayton Felts, GA.....................(423) 439-8212 (W) Media Relations Fax ........................(423) 439-6138 Press Row Phone ............................(423) 439-5329 Media Relations Mailing Address . P.O. Box 70707 ........................................... Johnson City, TN., 37614 Overnight Address ....Memorial Center, Rm. 146-W Corner of State of Franklin and John Rober Bell Johnson City, TN., 37614 ....................................................................................................................

Quick Facts for ETSU Hoops GENERAL INFORMATION Location ...........................................................Johnson City, Tenn. Founded ................................................................................. 1911 Nickname..................................................................... Buccaneers Enrollment ........................................................................... 14,600 Colors .......................................................... Navy Blue & Old Gold Arena .................................... ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center (5,740) Affiliation ................................................................NCAA Division I Conference ..................................................................Atlantic Sun President .................................... Dr. Paul Stanton, Jr. (Emory ‘65) Athletics Director .................................Dave Mullins (Samford ’68) Athletics Phone...................................................... (423) 439-4343 Ticket Office Phone ............................................... (423) 439-5371 Athletic Website ............................................ www.ETSUBucs.com

HISTORY First year of basketball ......................................................1918-19 Overall all-time record ....................................................1,166-927 NCAA Tournament appearances/last .................................. 8/2009 NCAA Tournament record..........................................................2-9 NIT appearances/last .......................................................... 2/2007 Last post-season opponent ................... Pittsburgh in NCAA, 2009 Result ................................................................................L, 62-72

COACHING STAFF Head Coach...................Murry Bartow (Alabama-Birmingham ‘85) Record at ETSU ................................ 138-86 (.616), Seventh year Career Record .........................................241-169 (.588), 13 years Overall NCAA Tournament Record ................................. 0-3 (.000) NCAA Tournament Record at ETSU............................... 0-2 (.000) Basketball Office Phone ........................................ (423) 439-4207 Best Time To Reach Coach .........................................Contact SID Assistant Coaches .......................................................................... Scott Wagers (Tennessee Weslyean, ‘89), 10th year at ETSU Mike Boyd (Northern Michigan University), Seventh year at ETSU Will Bailey (Alabama-Birmingham, ’98), Seventh year at ETSU Trainer .......................................................................... Brett Lewis

TEAM INFORMATION 2009-10 Record .................20-14 overall, 13-7 conference record Home: 9-5 Away: 8-9, Neutral: 3-0 2009-10 Atlantic Sun Record/Finish ..................................13-7/5th 2009-10 Atlantic Sun Tour. Finish/Record .................Won title, 3-0

We are “ETSU” The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to ask both the print and broadcast media to honor our request to be called “ETSU” throughout the 2010 NCAA Tournament ... East Tennessee State in first reference is acceptable, but subsequent references should be ETSU ... On TV graphics both on CBS and ESPN, please use ETSU ... Our nickname is the Buccaneers, but Bucs is also acceptable.

Buc bits With their longest winning streak of the season standing at six games and fresh off their second straight Atlantic Sun Conference title, the ETSU men’s basketball team enters its ninth trip to the NCAA Tournament ... The Bucs will face No. 1 seed Kentucky, and the Bucs are 0-2 all-time against the Wildcats, with those games coming in 1981 and 1984 ... ETSU now stands at 20-14 overall thanks to its championship run through the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament and win over Mercer 72-66 in the final ... While senior guard and 1,000-point scorer Mike Smith (Vandalia, Mo.) is taking a medical redshirt season after missing the year with a knee injury, junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston), along with junior guards Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) and Micah Williams (Manchester) have stepped up in his place ... In fact, Hubbard has posted double-doubles 13 times this season on way to being named second team All Atlantic Sun Conference and A-Sun All-Tournament ... Meanwhile, Williams was picked as the league tournament MVP, while both he and Tubbs were All-Tournament first team picks ... Currently, Hubbard leads the team in scoring with 14.1 points per game, and is averaging a team-best 8.3 boards a contest ... Williams and Tubbs are averaging 12.5 and 12.0 points per game, respectively.

ETSU in the NCAA Tournament The Buccaneers are making their ninth trip all-time and their second straight visit to the NCAA Tournament ... ETSU first made the NCAA postseason in 1968, defeating Florida State before being eliminated by losses to Ohio State and Marquette ... The Bucs later made trips to the NCAA Tournament in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004 and 2009 ... Highlights for ETSU in the tournament include wins over Florida State (1968) and Arizona (1992) in the first round, as well as a near miss as the No. 16 seed in 1989, losing to Oklahoma by one point in that game ... The Bucs have also had near-miss upsets in four other trips to the NCAAs, losing by just three points to Iowa (1991), Wake Forest (2003) and Cincinnati (2004), and also giving No. 1 Pittsburgh a scare one year ago before falling 72-62 ... For more ETSU NCAA History, see Pages 10-12 of this posteason guide.

ETSU has fared well in No. 1 vs. No. 16 games While no No. 16 seed has ever defeated a No. 1 in NCAA Tournament play, the ETSU Buccaneers have a strong history of making the most out of the matchup ... Having faced this scenario twice in the past 21 years, the Buccaneers have fallen twice, but only by a total of 11 points ... ETSU dropped a 72-71 decision to Oklahoma in 1989, followed by a 72-62 loss to Pittsburgh a year ago ... With an average deficit of just 5.5 points a game.

Last time in the NCAA Tournament DAYTON, Ohio (March 20, 2009) – Two decades removed from nearly stunning the college basketball world, the ETSU men’s basketball team took another shot at a No. 1 seed and once again the Buccaneers gave the giant a scare. ... Having lost to No. 1-seeded Oklahoma 72-71 back in 1989, the Buccaneers have a history of making things interesting in the NCAA Tournament, and Friday afternoon inside the UD Arena, ETSU found itself trailing the No. 1 seed and Big East Conference’s

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A Tradition of Excellence â&#x20AC;˘ Nine NCAA Tournament Appearances â&#x20AC;˘ 19 Conference Championships All-Time â&#x20AC;˘ Repeat NCAA Tournament Appearances (1989 to 1992, 2003 to 2004 and 2009 to 2010) â&#x20AC;˘ All-Conference selections in each of the last nine seasons â&#x20AC;˘ Six regular season championships in the last 10 years

Much has been written and reported about junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) and his efforts to improve his offensive game, and those strides have led to some solid numbers ... He currently leads the Bucs with 14.1 points per game and 8.3 rebounds a contest ... while he has posted 13 double doubles on the year, his efforts began to pay off on the offensive end against Chattanooga back on Nov. 17 ... Setting career bests for points (26) and rebounds (13), Hubbard collected his first career double-double against the Mocs ... In addition, he hit his first 3-point shot in three seasons with the Bucs, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there -- ultimately finishing with four long-range bombs on the night.

Williams bringing more offense table Junior guard Micah Williams (Manchester) has worked his way into the starting lineup thanks to more consistent play on the offensive end ... He has scored in double figures in 20 of his last 25 games, and most recently played the best offensive game of his career with personal bests for points (32), field goals (nine), 3-point goals (four) and free throws (10) in the Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quarterfinal win over Campbell (3/4) ... He followed that effort with 20 points against Kennesaw State in the A-Sun Semifinals, and a 13-point showing in the finals against Mercer ... He finished as the tournament MVP, and is currently second on the team with 12.5 ppg.

Sollazzo honors Coy with number change When ETSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rising sophomore forward Seth Coy (Montgomery, Ind.) was tragically killed in a car accident this summer, it left the entire Buccaneer community with a deep sense of loss ... As is often the case, those that are left to mourn have looked for ways to remember the Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6-foot-11 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gentle Giant.â&#x20AC;? ... For sophomore guard Adam Sollazzo (Tampa), who was Coyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roommate, the answer was simple ... Changing his jersey number from No. 20 to Coyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 43, Sollazzo will play the 2009-10 season to honor his friend and have that memory with him each night. ... In addition, the Bucs were a special â&#x20AC;&#x153;43â&#x20AC;? batch on their uniforms this season in honor of their fallen friend and teammate.

Last time out MACON, Ga. (March 6, 2010) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A 2009-10 season that began with the tragic death of rising sophomore Seth Coy (Washington, Ind.) in a car accident ended in celebration Saturday evening, as the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball

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Pittsburgh 59-57 with just over four minutes left in regulation. However, the Bucs were unable to complete the upset bid, ultimately falling to the Panthers 72-62. ... With the loss, the Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season comes to an end while Pittsurgh advances to the second round where the Panthers will meet Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon. ... The Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort was unquestionable on this day, as ETSU forced 18 Pittsburgh turnovers and dominated the offensive glass en route to a 25-7 advantage in second chance points. However, while the competitiveness was there, the Bucs offensive efficiency was not at its best as ETSU shot just 31 percent from the floor (23-of-75) and 50 percent from the foul line (12-of-24) for the game. ... Despite the poor shooting effort, the Bucs full court press and man-to-man defense consistently caused Pittsburgh problems and kept ETSU in the game. In fact, the Bucs tied the game five times in the second half and pulled to within two at 59-57 with just over four minutes left. ... At that point, ETSU forced yet another turnover and had a shot to tie the game. However, a turnover by senior forward Kevin Tiggs (Flint, Mich.) led to a 3-point play by Pittsburghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-foot-7, 265-pound center Dejuan Blair to make it 62-57. From there, Tiggs hit a pair of free throws to make it 62-59, but that was as close as the Bucs could get the rest of the way, as they were forced to foul and Pittsburgh pushed the lead out to the final 10-point deficit by hitting its free throws. ... For the game, Tiggs led ETSU with a team-high 21 points, while fellow senior Courtney Pigram (Memphis) pitched in 17. Meanwhile, senior Greg Hamlin (Flint, Mich.) led the Bucs with 10 rebounds and played well in trying to defending the power inside game of Blair. For Pittsburgh, Blair posted a double-double with 27 points and 16 rebounds, while teammates Sam Young and Ashton Gibbs pitched in 14 and 10 points, respectively. ... ... The Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 10-point loss was the closest a No. 16 seed has come to beating a No. 1 since Fairfield lost to North Carolina, 82-74. It was also the closest any 16 seed out of the Atlantic Sun Conference has come to beating a No. 1.


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Team (thru games of 3/11/10) Steals ..........................(32nd, 8.3 spg) Individual (thru games of 3/11/10) Double-doubles .................................. ................. Tommy Hubbard, 30th (13)

Starters History Consecutive Starts Tommy Hubbard ..............................34 Justin Tubbs ....................................31 Micah Williams ...............................24 Jocolby Davis ..................................17 Isiah Brown ....................................17 Career Starts Isiah Brown ....................................55 Mike Smith .....................................52 Jocolby Davis ..................................43 Tommy Hubbard ..............................39 Justin Tubbs ....................................32 Micah Williams ...............................28 Adam Sollazzo ................................15 J.C. Ward ..........................................4 Bruce Grimm ....................................4 Sheldon Cooley .................................3 Lukas Poderis ...................................3

20+ Games/DoubleDoubles Career 20-Point Games Mike Smith .....................................13 Tommy Hubbard ................................8 Micah Williams .................................5 Justin Tubbs ......................................4 Sheldon Cooley .................................1 Career Double-Doubles Tommy Hubbard ..............................13 Mike Smith .....................................10 Isiah Brown ......................................4 Micah Williams .................................1 Career Triple-Doubles Courtney Pigram...............................1

Career Blocks 1. Zakee Wadood (2000-2004) .....182 2. Greg Dennis (1988-92) .............174 3. Jerald Fields (2000-2004) ....... 167 4. Brad Nuckles (2002-2007) .......158

Single-Season Blocks 1. Zakee Wadood (2003-04) ...........70 2. Zakee Wadood (2002-03) ...........66 3. Jerald Fields (2001-02) ..............56 4. Brad Nuckles (2006-07) .............55 5. Greg Dennis (1989-90) ...............53

team earned its second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of a 72-66 win over host With four postseason tournament trips over Mercer in the finals of the 2010 the last seven years, the Bucs rank among the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun most successful mid-majors in the country. Conference Tournament at the School NCAAs NIT University Center. ... In a game Gonzaga 7 that featured four lead changes Winthrop 5 and four ties, the Buccaneers (20No Iowa 5 14) never led by more than seven Butler 4 1 points in the second half, but So Illinois 4 1 made plays down the stretch to VCU 3 2 get the win. Among those plays Davidson 3 2 were a timely 3-pointer from juVermont 3 1 nior guard Justin Tubbs (TrussETSU 3 1 ville, Ala.) with just over a minBelmont 3 1 ute to play that made it a 65-61 Old Dominion 3 1 game, a drawn charge by freshman forward J.C. Ward (Marietta, Oral Roberts 3 1 Ga.) on Mercer’s next possession St Marys 3 1 with 59 seconds left, and a 9-of12 effort from the foul line over Others with 3 NCAA apps the final minute. ... ith the win, Montana 3 the Bucs will make the program’s Pacific 3 ninth trip all-time to the NCAAs, Cornell 3 which includes four trips to the Penn 3 dance over the last eight years. Siena 3 And the Bucs also enjoy their Murray St 3 third A-Sun title in four seasons. ... The Bucs placed three players on the all-tournament squad, led by tournament MVP Micah Williams (Manchester), who posted 13 points against the Bears on Saturday and averaged 22 a game during the three-game stretch. Meanwhile, Tubbs and junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) joined Williams, as Tubbs pitched in a game-high 18 points and Hubbard added 14 in the victory. ... Other ETSU players in double figures scoring included sophomore post Isiah Brown (Miami) with 12, while sophomore guard Adam Sollazzo (Tampa) – wearing Coy’s No. 43 jersey – came off the bench to score 11 points and dish out three assists. The Bears were led by E.J. Kusyner with 16 points, while Brandon Moore netted 13. ... Playing in front of a raucous sold-out crowd on Mercer’s home floor, the Bucs stormed out of the gate in the first half with a strong inside attack and led 21-10 early on. However, the Bears would outscore the Bucs 25-13 over the next 10 minutes to take the lead at 35-34. Kusyner powered the run by hitting four of his game-high five 3-pointers during that run. The Bucs, though, finished the first half with a 3-0 spurt to lead 37-35 at the break ... In the second half, ETSU led 52-45 only to see the Bears tie it at 60 with 2:11 left in the contest. At that point, Williams hit a pair of free throws and with the game at 62-61, Tubbs buried his double-clutched 3-pointer to give the Bucs a 65-61 edge. Sollazzo then made it 67-61 with a pair of free throws with 57 seconds left, but Mercer rallied to cut it to 68-66 on a pair of free throws from Daniel Emerson with 34 seconds remaining. From there, though, the Bucs went 4-of-5 at the line and made two defensive stops to seal the victory.

Bucs vs. Other Mid-Majors

ETSU the “only” A-Sun team picked among nation’s best “Prestige” programs JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 22, 2008) – Since the beginning of the modern era for NCAA Division I-A basketball – marked by the expansion of the NCAA Tournament field to 64 teams in 1984-85 – the ETSU men’s basketball program ranks in the Top 30 percent of the 300 programs that were eligible for the postseason at that time, this according to a new “Prestige” ranking released by ESPN.com ... The Buccaneers, who have enjoyed six NCAA Tournament trips, one NIT berth, seven 20-win seasons, and a slew of conference regular season and tournament championships since 1984-85, ranked tied for 82nd out of 300 teams, meaning they were in the Top 27 percent of schools making the list. ETSU was ranked ahead of every current Atlantic Sun Conference team, as well as former Southern Conference rivals Appalachian State, Western Carolina, Georgia Southern and UNC Greensboro. The Bucs also were placed ahead of every current member of the Colonial Athletic Association with the exception of Old Dominion ... In addition, the Bucs ranked ahead of SEC schools such as Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Georgia, Mississippi and Auburn, as well as other major programs such as Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, DePaul, Bradley, Clemson, California and Florida State.

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NCAA Tournament Notebook The Last Time ETSU ... (through games of March 6, 2010)

Head Coach Murry Bartow Year-By-Year Record Season School 1996-97 UAB 1997-98 UAB 1998-99 UAB 1999-00 UAB 2000-01 UAB 2001-02 UAB 2003-04 ETSU 2004-05 ETSU 2005-06 ETSU 2006-07 ETSU 2007-08 ETSU 2008-09 ETSU 2009-10 ETSU Totals

Overall Conference 18-14 7-7 (CUSA) 21-12 10-6 (CUSA) 20-12 10-6 (CUSA) 14-14 7-9 (CUSA) 17-14 8-8 (CUSA) 13-17 6-10 (CUSA) 27-6 15-1 (Southern) 10-19 4-12 (Southern) 15-13 12-8 (Atlantic Sun) 24-10 16-2 (Atlantic Sun) 19-13 11-5 (Atlantic Sun) 23-11 14-6 (Atlantic Sun) 20-14 13-7 (Atlantic Sun) 241-169 (.588) 133-87 (.605)

(Through 3/6/10)

A-Sun #1 Lipscomb 14-6 #2 Jacksonville 14-6 #3 Belmont 14-6 #4 Campbell 14-6 #5 ETSU 13-7 #6 Mercer 10-10 #7 UNF 8-12 #8 Kennesaw St. 7-13 USC Upstate 6-14 Florida Gulf Coast 5-15 Stetson 5-15

Pct. .700 .700 .700 .700 .650 .500 .400 .350 .300 .250 .250

Ov. 17-13 19-12 19-12 19-11 20-14 16-17 13-18 13-20 6-23 8-21 7-22

Pct. .567 .613 .613 .633 .588 .485 .419 .394 .207 .276 .241

ETSU in the A-Sun (Through 3/6)

Team Scoring Offense: Scoring Defense: Scoring Margin: FT Pct: FG Pct: FG Pct. Defense: 3-Point FG Pct.: 3-Point FG Pct. Defense: 3-Point FG Made: Rebounding: Rebounding Margin: Blocked Shots: Assists: Steals: Turnover Margin: Assist/Turnover Ratio:

5th (69.2) 3rd (66.5) 4th (+2.7) 7th (.663) 5th (.435) 3rd (.415) 9th (.310) 2nd (.327) 9th (5.1) 5th (36.4) 5th (+0.9) 5th (3.3) 11th (10.9) 3rd (8.3) 2nd (+1.9) 11th (0.7)

Individuals (only players in Top 10 listed) Scoring: Rebounding: FT Percentage:

10th, Tommy Hubbard (14.1) 3rd, Tommy Hubbard (8.3) 9th, Tommy Hubbard (.735) 10th, Micah Williams (.734) Steals: 7th, Tommy Hubbard (1.6) 3-pt. FG Made: 7th, Justin Tubbs (2.2) Blocked Shots: 4th, Isiah Brown (1.5) Offensive Rebounds: 4th, Tommy Hubbard (2.8) Defensive Rebounds: 4th, Tommy Hubbard (5.4) Minutes played: 4th, Tommy Hubbard (33.6)

Notes of Interest: • Bartow led the Bucs to their best conference record in school history at 15-1 during the 2003-04 season, including a program-best 16-straight victories at one stretch. • Bartow was selected as the Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2003-04 and the A-Sun Coach of the Year in 2006-07. • Bartow has beaten programs like Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Marquette, Missouri, UNLV, Memphis, Louisville and Arkansas.

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010

2009-10 GAME NOTEBOOK

Won on the road ............................ 2/27/10 at Jacksonville (64-62) Won at home ..............................2/21/10 vs. USC Upstate (63-56) Won on a neutral court ...........................3/6/09 vs. Mercer (72-66) Won a holiday tourney game ............ 12/21/07 vs. Georgia (76-58) Scored 100+ points ............................2/28/09 vs. Mercer (103-81) Gave up 100+ points ...................... 1/23/10 vs. Belmont (89-100) Both teams had 100+ points........ 1991 vs. Marshall (103-107 OT) Scored <50 points .................. 1998 vs. Georgia Southern (47-57) Gave up <50 points ......................2/25/10 at North Florida (61-46) Went into OT ................................... 1/30/10 vs. Lipscomb (84-85) Won in OT ....................................... 1/17/09 vs. Lipscomb (85-82) Won by 20+ .......................... 2/12/10 vs. Kennesaw State (66-45) Won by 30+ .......................... 2/26/09 vs. Kennesaw State (81-46) Won by 40+ .................................. 11/10/06 vs. UVa.-Wise (90-43) Won by 50+ ......................................... 1/3/03 vs. Juniata (108-57) Lost by 20+ ..................................... 2/19/10) vs. Campbell (57-79) Lost by 30+ ...................................1/22/05 at Chattanooga (59-93) Lost by 40+ ..................................... 12/5/06 at Vanderbilt (62-104) Lost by 50+ .................................... 12/15/07 at Syracuse (75-125) Shot 50% (FG)....................................... 2/6/10 at Stetson (56.3%) Shot <40% .................................2/21/10 vs. USC Upstate (35.8%) Opponent shot <40%................... 2/27/10 at Jacksonville (37.9%) Opponent shot <30%........... 2/26/09 vs. Kennesaw State (26.3%) Grabbed 50+ rebounds ............. 2/26/05 at Georgia Southern (52) Tried 75+ FG .......................................3/20/09 vs. Pittsburgh (75) Made 40+ FG ............................................2/24/07 vs. Mercer (41) Tried 40+ FT .............................................. 1/19/06 at Stetson (41) Made 30+ FT ................................... 1/26/09 vs. USC Upstate (31) Had 10+ steals ............................................3/6/10 vs. Mercer (10) Had 20+ assist....................................... 11/20/08 vs. Wingate (20) Forced 20+ TO ...........................2/12/10 vs. Kennesaw State (20) Made 10+ threes .............................12/21/09 vs. Jacksonville (11) Tried 20+ threes .............................. 2/21/10 vs. USC Upstate (22) Had three players FO ........................ 11/28/07 at Chattanooga (3) Had a player score 30+ points........................................................ .......................................Micah Williams, 3/4/09 vs. Campbell (32)

2009-10 Final Atlantic Sun Standings


Postseason Tournament Results Since 1980

BUCCANEER BASKETBALL

1980 (Southern Conference) First Round Chattanooga 71-67 W Semifinals Furman 81-93 L 1981 First Round Western Carolina

80-91

L

1982 First Round Marshall Semifinals Chattanooga

110-92

W

65-70

L

1983 First Round The Citadel Semifinals Furman Finals Chattanooga High Scorer: Winfred

1991 First Round The Citadel 99-70 W Semifinals Chattanooga 104-71 W Finals Appalachian State 101-82 W High Scorer: Keith Jennings - 31

75-65

W

81-68

W

62-70 King - 18

L

1992 First Round The Citadel 89-55 Semifinals Appalachian State 77-64 Finals Chattanooga 74-63 High Scorer: Greg Dennis - 28

50-82

L

First Round Western Carolina

1985

65-74

78-79

L

1995

1986 82-80

W

1994

Did Not Qualify First Round Marshall Semifinals Davidson

W

1993 Quarterfinals Appalachian State 97-84 W Semifinals Georgia Southern 84-76ot W Finals Chattanooga 75-86 L High Scorer: Jerry Pelphrey - 27

1984 First Round Chattanooga

W

W L

Quarterfinals The Citadel Semifinals Chattanooga

85-65

W

69-71

L

1996 Quarterfinals Davidson

43-67

L

1987 1997

Did Not Qualify 1988 First Round Appalachian State 82-73 Semifinals VMI 60-79

First Round Georgia Southern W L

1989 First Round The Citadel 93-89 W Semifinals Chattanooga 76-73 W Finals Marshall 96-73 W High Scorer: Calvin Talford - 20 1990 First Round Western Carolina 95-60 Semifinals VMI 99-84 Finals Appalachian State 96-75 High Scorer: Greg Dennis - 24

48-68

1998 First Round Georgia Southern 47-57

L

L

1999 First Round The Citadel

72-59

W

Quarterfinals Chattanooga

65-77

L

2000 First Round The Citadel 85-71 Quarterfinals Coll. of Charleston 51-65

W L

W 2001 W

Quarterfinals UNC Greensboro

W

64-72

L

2002 Quarterfinals Charleston, OT

75-76

L

2003 Quarterfinals Wofford 80-75 Semifinals Col. of Charleston 64-55 Finals Chattanooga 97-90 High Scorer: Tim Smith - 25 2004 Quarterfinals Furman 94-84 Semifinals Davidson 96-84 Finals Chattanooga 78-62 High Scorer: Tim Smith - 25 2005 Quarterfinals Furman 87-84 Semifinals Chattanooga 70-77 High Scorer: Tim Smith - 37

W W W

W W W

W L

2006 (Atlantic Sun Conference) Quarterfinals Gardner-Webb 63-64 L High Scorer: Tim Smith - 21 2007 Quarterfinals Stetson 77-61 W Semifinals Lipscomb 77-72 W Finals Belmont 67-94 L High Scorer: Courtney Pigram - 21 2008 Quarterfinals Lipscomb Semifinals Belmont

81-74

W

65-69

L

2009 Quarterfinals Stetson 90-76 Semifinals Belmont 88-74 Finals Jacksonville 85-68 High Scorer: Mike Smith - 22 2010 Quarterfinals Campbell 72-64 Semifinals Kennesaw State 69-64 Finals Mercer 72-66 High Scorer: Justin Tubbs - 18

W W W

W W W

General Numbers All-Time Record: .........................................39-21 Record under Bartow:....................................12-4 Championship Games: ....................................8-3 Tournament Titles .............................................8 .......1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010 Most Points Scored: .......................................110 ...............................................vs. Marshall (1982) Fewest Points Scored: ......................................43 ............................................. vs. Davidson (1996) Largest Margin of Victory: ................................33 ...........................104-71, vs. Chattanooga (1991) Largest Margin of Defeat:.................................32 .............................50-82, vs. Chattanooga (1984) Longest Win Streak: .........................................14 ...........................................................1989-1993 Longest Losing Streak: .......................................4 ...............................................................1994-98

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


2009-10 Miscellaneous Statistics (through games of March 6, 2010)

Record When ETSU Scores

Record When ETSU Gives Up

<50 points: 0-0 50-59 points: 1-6 60-69 points: 8-3 70-79 points: 8-3 80-89 points: 1-2 90+ points: 2-0

<50 points: 4-0 50-59 points: 5-1 60-69 points: 7-3 70-79 points: 3-5 80-89 points: 1-4 90+ points: 0-1

Points In A Half Team Most-1st ETSU 52 vs. UTC (11/17) Opp. 47 vs. UTC (11/17)

Most-2nd 67 vs. Belmont (1/23) 56 vs. Belmont (1/23)

Least-1st 19 vs. Campbell (2/19) 10 vs. FGCU (1/16)

Least-2nd 16 vs. Upstate (1/4) 19 vs. Upstate (2/21)

Double figure/20-Point Games numbers in () indicate career numbers Player Adam Sollazzo Sheldon Cooley Justin Tubbs Mike Smith Jocolby Davis Micah Williams Isiah Brown Tommy Hubbard J.C. Ward Bruce Grimm Jarvis Jones Lukas Poderis

Pts. 4 (7) 8 (8) 21 (21) 2 (58) 2 (4) 22 (30) 11 (14) 25 (26) 1 (1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 1 (1)

Reb. 2 (2)

Ast.

(11) 1 (1) 5 (7) 13 (15) 1 (1)

20+ pts. 1 (1) 4 (4) (14) 5 (5) 6 (6)

Starting Lineups Games

Lineup

Record

1 2, 4, 11, 18-34 3 5 6-9 10 12-16 17

Davis, Williams, Smith, Hubbard, Brown Davis, Williams, Tubbs, Hubbard, Brown Davis, Tubbs, Sollazzo, Hubbard, Brown Davis, Tubbs, Hubbard, Brown, Poderis Davis, Tubbs, Hubbard, Brown, Ward Cooley, Tubbs, Sollazzo, Hubbard, Brown Grimm, Tubbs, Williams, Hubbard, Brown Cooley, Tubbs, Williams, Hubbard Poderis

1-0 12-8 0-1 1-0 2-2 1-0 3-2 0-1

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010

2009-10 GAME NOTEBOOK

Current Streak: ............................................................... Won six (2/21-present) Longest Winning Streak: ............................................... Won six (2/21-present) Longest Losing Streak:.................................................Lost three (11/17-11/21) Longest Home Winning Streak: ....................................Won four (11/14-12/10) Longest Home Losing Streak:..............................................Lost two (1/30-2/1) Longest Road Winning Streak: ..... Won twice, three times (1/4-1/7, 2/4-2/6, 2/25-2/27) Longest Road Losing Streak:.......................................Lost three (11/17-11/21) Largest Margin of Victory: ................................. 26 vs. North Florida (11/29/09) Largest Margin of Defeat: ..22, twice at UAB (12/4/09) & at Campbell (2/19/10) Smallest Margin of Victory: .....................................1 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) Smallest Margin of Defeat: ......................................... 1 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10)


East Tennessee State’s record in 2009-10 when ...

BUCCANEER BASKETBALL

(through games of March 6, 2010)

On Sunday.................................................................................2-1 On Monday ................................................................................2-1 On Tuesday ...............................................................................0-1 On Wednesday ..........................................................................2-1 On Thursday ..............................................................................6-2 On Friday ...................................................................................3-3 On Saturday ..............................................................................5-5 In November ..............................................................................4-3 In December ..............................................................................2-4 In January ..................................................................................5-4 In February ................................................................................6-3 In March.....................................................................................3-0 Ahead at halftime.....................................................................17-4 Trailing at halftime ...................................................................2-10

ETSU attempts more free throws ............................................16-4 Opponent attempts more free throws ......................................4-10 ETSU makes more free throws ...............................................16-3 Opponent makes more free throws .........................................4-10 ETSU has a better free throw percentage ...............................13-6 Opponent has a better free throw percentage ...........................7-8 Shooting better than 70% from the line .....................................9-2 Opponent shoots better than 70% from the line ........................4-5

ETSU attempts more field goals .............................................. 11-8 Opponent attempts more field goals..........................................8-5 ETSU makes more field goals .................................................15-6 Opponent makes more field goals .............................................5-8 ETSU has a better FG percentage ..........................................17-2 Opponent has a better FG percentage ....................................3-12 Shooting better than 50% ..........................................................5-0 Opponent shoots better than 50% .............................................1-2

ETSU has more fouls ................................................................7-9 Opponent has more fouls ........................................................13-5

ETSU makes more 3-pt. field goals ...........................................4-3 Opponent makes more 3-pt. field goals.................................14-10 ETSU has a better 3-pt FG percentage .....................................9-2 Opponent has a better 3-pt. FG percentage.......................... 11-11 Shooting better than 40% from 3-pt. range ...............................3-1 Opponent shoots better than 40% from 3-pt. range ..................6-4

ETSU has more blocks ............................................................10-4 Opponent has more blocks........................................................7-8

ETSU has more rebounds .......................................................12-7 Opponent has more rebounds ...................................................8-6 ETSU has more defensive rebounds.......................................13-6 Opponent has more defensive rebounds ..................................7-8 ETSU has more offensive rebounds..........................................7-8 Opponent has more offensive rebounds ...................................9-6

ETSU has more assists ...........................................................12-1 Opponent has more assists .....................................................8-13 ETSU has more turnovers .........................................................7-5 Opponent has more turnovers ................................................. 11-8

ETSU has more steals............................................................. 11-4 Opponent has more steals ........................................................8-9

Games Leading ETSU In SCORING - Hubbard (11), Williams (11), Tubbs (7), Cooley (3), Brown (2), Sollazzo (1), Smith (1), Jones (1) REBOUNDS - Hubbard (23), Brown (8), Williams (2), Cooley (1), Ward (1) ASSISTS - Davis (11), Cooley (8), Sollazzo (7), Hubbard (5), Williams (3), Grimm (2), Brown (2), Tubbs (1) STEALS - Hubbard (13), Davis (7), Cooley (5), Tubbs (5), Brown (4), Grimm (3), Sollazzo (3) Jones (2), Williams (2), Ward (1), Smith (1) BLOCKS - Brown (17), Hubbard (7), Poderis (4), (Williams (4), Ward (4), Davis (3), Brown (2), Sollazzo (1), Grimm (1), Jones (1)

In ETSU’s 20 wins ...

In ETSU’s 14 losses ...

ETSU’s FG percentage ........................................ .462 (500-1082) ETSU’s three-point percentage ................................ .320 (95-297) ETSU’s free throw percentage ............................... .679 (328-483) ETSU’s rebounds per game .......................................... 36.5 (731) ETSU’s rebound margin ................................................ +3.3 (+66) ETSU’s assists per game ...............................................11.9 (237) ETSU’s turnovers per game ...........................................14.5 (290) ETSU’s steals per game ...................................................9.0 (179) ETSU’s blocks per game ....................................................3.6 (71) ETSU’s fouls per game...................................................17.3 (346) ETSU’s points per game...............................................71.2 (1423) Opponents’ FG percentage ................................. .392 (428-1091) Opponents’ three-point percentage ...................... .307 (131-427) Opponents’ free throw percentage ....................... .642 (219-341) Opponents’ rebounds per game .....................................33.2 (665) Opponents’ assists per game .........................................11.5 (229) Opponents’ turnovers per game .....................................17.3 (345) Opponents’ steals per game .............................................6.7 (134) Opponents’ blocks per game ..............................................3.3 (65) Opponents’ fouls per game ............................................19.2 (384) Opponents’ points per game ....................................... 60.3 (1206)

ETSU’s FG percentage .......................................... .399 (332-832) ETSU’s three-point percentage ................................ .299 (78-261) ETSU’s free throw percentage ............................... .637 (188-295) ETSU’s rebounds per game ...........................................36.1 (506) ETSU’s rebound margin .................................................. -2.5 (-35) ETSU’s assists per game .................................................9.6 (134) ETSU’s turnovers per game ...........................................15.4 (215) ETSU’s steals per game .................................................. 7.4 (103) ETSU’s blocks per game ....................................................2.9 (40) ETSU’s fouls per game...................................................21.7 (304) ETSU’s points per game.................................................66.4 (930) Opponents’ FG percentage .................................... .446 (342-766) Opponents’ three-point percentage ..........................354 (114-322) Opponents’ free throw percentage ....................... . .677 (258-381) Opponents’ rebounds per game .....................................38.6 (541) Opponents’ assists per game .........................................14.8 (207) Opponents’ turnovers per game .....................................15.9 (223) Opponents’ steals per game .............................................8.2 (115) Opponents’ blocks per game ..............................................3.9 (55) Opponents’ fouls per game ........................................... 18.9 (264) Opponents’ points per game ........................................75.4 (1056)

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

NCAA Tournament Results

Buccaneer Tournament Records

1968 - Mideast Regional 79 Florida State 79 ETSU 69 ETSU

69 72 57

1989 - Southeast Regional Oklahoma 72 ETSU

71

ETSU Ohio State Marquette

1990 - Southeast Regional Ga. Tech 99 ETSU

83

Iowa

1991 - Midwest Regional 76 ETSU

73

ETSU Michigan

1992 - Southeast Regional 87 Arizona 102 ETSU

80 90

2003 - East Regional 76 ETSU

73

Wake Forest

2004 - Atlanta Regional Cincinnati 80 ETSU 2009 - East Regional Pittsburgh 72 ETSU

77 62

Team

Individual

Points ............................................................................... 90 ................................................................vs. Michigan, 1992 Points Allowed .............................................................. 102 .............................................................. vs. Michigan, 1992 Field Goals....................................................................... 34 ..........................................................vs. Georgia Tech, 1990 Field Goals Allowed ........................................................ 39, ..........................................................vs. Georgia Tech, 1990 3-pt. Field Goals .............................................................. 13 ..................................................................vs. Arizona, 1992 Rebounds ........................................................................ 44 ............................................................. vs. Oklahoma, 1989 Assists ............................................................................. 19 ..................................................................vs. Arizona, 1992 Largest Margin of Victory ................................................ 10 ..........................................................vs. Florida State, 1968 Largest Margin of Defeat ................................................. 16 ..........................................................vs. Georgia Tech, 1990

Points ...............................................................................31 ...........................................Greg Dennis, vs. Michigan, 1992 Field Goals.......................................................................12 ........... NCAA -- Rodney English, vs. Iowa, 1991 (25 points) ........................................................................................13 ..............NIT -- Courtney Pigram, vs. Clemson 2007 (25 points)

Field Goal Attempts.........................................................25 ........................................... Tim Smith, vs. Cincinnati, 2004 3-pt. Field Goals ................................................................5 ................................ Keith Jennings, vs. Georgia Tech, 1990 3-pt. Field Goal Attempts ..................................................9 ........................................ Jason Niblett, vs. Michigan, 1992 Free Throws .......................................................................9 ..........................................Greg Dennis, vs. Michigan, 1992 ..................................Zakee Wadood, vs. Wake Forest, 2003 Free Throw Attempts .......................................................12 ....................................... Rodney English, vs. Arizona, 1992 ..................................Zakee Wadood, vs. Wake Forest, 2003 Assists .............................................................................13 .............................................Keith Jennings, vs. Iowa, 1991 Most Points by an Opponent ...........................................36 .........................................Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech, 1990

NIT The Bucs participated in the 1983 National Invitation Tournament, as seen in this photo to the left. ETSU lost in the first round to Vanderbilt, 79-74. Wes Stallings scored 12 points and grabbed three rebounds for the Bucs. The Bucs also competed in the 2007 NIT a year ago, losing to Clemson in a hard fought game, 64-57.

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010

2009-10 GAME NOTEBOOK

From left to right, Greg Dennis, Calvin Talford and Keith “Mister” Jennings electrified ETSU fans during the late 1980s and early 1990s, helping take the Buccaneers to four straight Southern Conference Tournament titles and four straight trips to the NCAAs.


NCAA TOURNAMENT

BUCCANEER BASKETBALL

1989

Southeast Regional Nashville, Tenn.

1990

Southeast Regional Knoxville, Tenn.

The 1988-89 Bucs began East Tennessee State’s four-year streak of NCAA Tournament bids. The unknown Bucs fell one point short (72-71) of shocking the collegiate basketball world with an upset of Oklahoma on March 16, 1989. A win by the Bucs would have been the first in Tournament history by a No. 16 seed over a No. 1 seed. ETSU controlled ETSU’s Keith “Mister” Jennings and the the first half, leading by rest of the Buccaneers gave No. 1-seeded Oklahoma a scare in the first round of the eight at the break. The Bucs and Sooners battled throughout the second half, but when point guard Keith “Mr.” Jennings fouled out, ETSU’s fate was sealed. Oklahoma center Stacey King used a superman performance -- 28 points, 10 rebounds -- to assure his team of advancing. ETSU center Greg Dennis had 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Georgia Tech didn’t blink in blitzing the Bucs, 99-83, in the NCAA Tournament’s first round on March 15, 1990. The Ramblin’ Wreck shot 60.9 percent from the field and 53.8 from behind the arc. Lethal Weapon 3 led the way. Shooting guard Dennis Scott torched the Bucs for 36 points on 14-of-22 shooting, point guard Kenny Anderson scored 21 points and Keith “Mister” Jennings, left, scored a dished 10 assists for team-high 17 points in a loss to Georgia Tech during first round play at the 1990 the Yellow Jackets, and three-guard Brian Oliver dropped 13 points. Five Buc players scored in double figures, led by Calvin Talford’s and Keith Jennings’ 17 points. Greg Dennis scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Georgia Tech advanced to the Final Four that season before losing.

1991

1992

Midwest Regional Minneapolis, Minn.

Jerry Pelphrey was a critical contributor to the Buccaneer cause in 1991. He later spent time on the coaching staff at ETSU, under Coach Alan LeForce and Ed

Another upset bid fell short, as the Bucs dropped a heartbreaking 76-73 decision to Iowa in the 1991 NCAA Tournament’s first round, on March 14, 1991. The Bucs led by four, 37-33, at halftime but could not sustain the lead. ETSU’s guards Rodney English and Keith “Mister” Jennings kept ETSU in the game with outstanding perimeter play. English scored a game-high 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting and also grabbed a team-high 10 boards.

Jennings scored 11 points and added 13 assists. In one of the most incredible individual seasons ever, Jennings was truly a star. He led the team in scoring (20.1), 3-pt. field goal percentage (59.2), free throw percentage (89.5) and assists (9.1 apg).

Southeast Regional Atlanta, Ga.

After two near misses, the Bucs shocked the nation with an 87-80 win against Arizona, on March 20, 1992. The 14th-seed led the entire game and never let the No. 3-seed Wildcats get comfortable. Rodney English netted 21 points to lead the charge. He also led the team with five assists. Calvin Talford (15), Jason Niblett (13) and Trazel Silvers (12) also Trazel Silvers (21) scored 12 points and senior Marty Story (34) finished scored in double figures. his career at ETSU in style, as the Bucs The Bucs outscored the upended No. 4 seed Arizona in the first Wildcats by 27 points from behind the arc. In the second round, ETSU fought hard but fell to the Fab Five Michigan squad. The Wolverines would advance to the NCAA Championship Game, while the Bucs would become one of the NCAA’s upset specialists.

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


NCAA TOURNAMENT

2004

Atlanta Regional Columbus, Ohio

Tiny Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) and East Tennessee State nearly won one for the little guys. Josh Howard and his athletic Wake Forest teammates made sure bigger was barely better. Howard, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, made two key free throws and finished with 12 points to help the second-seeded Demon Deacons survive a major scare from No. 15 seed ETSU in a 76-73 victory, on March 21, 2003. Along with Smith’s 22point effort that kept the Bucs in the game most of the way, junior Zakee Wadood scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, picked up four assists and seven steals in the losing effort.

Another 3-pointer came between East Tennessee State and a firstround upset. Tony Bobbitt hit a 3 from the left corner with 16.1 seconds left on March 19, 2004, rallying fourth-seeded Cincinnati to an 80-77 comeback victory over a team that keeps scaring the best teams in America in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Flashy point guard Tim Smith scored 26 points, but missed a driving layup on his last try. The Buccaneers (27-6) then missed two follow-up shots before Jason Maxiell got the rebound to clinch it. East Tennessee State, the 13th seed in the Atlanta Regional this year, nearly pulled off a surprise last year, falling by three points to Wake Forest.

2009

East Regional Dayton, Ohio

Two decades removed from nearly stunning the college basketball world, the ETSU men’s basketball team took another shot at a No. 1 seed and once again the Buccaneers gave the giant a scare ... Having lost to No. 1-seeded Oklahoma 72-71 back in 1989, the Buccaneers have a history of making things interesting in the NCAA Tournament, and ETSU found itself trailing the No. 1 seed Pittsburgh 59-57 with just over four minutes left in regulation at UD Arena ... The Bucs were unable to complete the upset bid, ultimately falling to the Panthers 72-62 ... With a trapping, fullcourt press defense, the Bucs stymied Pitt for much of the game, and powered by a team-high 21 points from senior Kevin Tiggs (Flint, Mich.) and another 17 from senior Courtney Pigram (Memphis), the Bucs nearly pulled off the upset.

Freshman phenom Tim Smith capped a stunning season at ETSU, scoring 25 points and hitting a final-minute 3-pointer to tie No. 2 seed Wake Forest and give the Demon Deacons a significant scare.

Sophomore point guard Tim Smith once again made the most of the spotlight at the NCAAs, impressing the national television audience and giving Cincinnati fans cardiac problems with a near-upset of the Bearcats.

Senior Kevin Tiggs, who finished as one of the nation’s Top 20 scorers in 2008-09, and the rest of the Bucs did not back down in a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 16. ETSU trailed by only two points with four minutes remaining in regulation, but their dreams of an upset fell short at the UD Arena.

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010

2009-10 GAME NOTEBOOK

2003

East Regional Tampa Fla.


BUCCANEER BASKETBALL

About Mike: A solid athlete with a quality work ethic who has been a major contributor for the Bucs the past three seasons... accurate shooter with a hard-nosed style of play ... participated in two sports at the prep level, earning all-state honors on the football field and basketball floor. 2009-10: Sat out the North Georgia game recovering from a foot injury, and has now played in just four of the team’s 34 games this year ... matched his season high with 14 points against UAB (12/4) ... had six points and three boards in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... returned from a knee injury to score 14 points in the win over North Florida (11/29), scoring his first field goal of the season on a steal and dunk ... missed the Chattanooga, Morgan State, Louisville, Charleston and Arkansas games with a knee injury, ending a string

of 37 straight starts ... played sparingly in the season opener against Appalachian State (11/14), and his status for the UTC game is questionable with a left knee injury. 2008-09: Finished third on the team with 15.3 points and first with 7.7 boards a contest ... scored 521 points on the year, which ranks just outside the Top 10 scoring seasons individually in school history … earned Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament team honors … posted 10 double-doubles on the year, including a stretch of eight double-doubles during the team’s final 14 games of the year … played 37 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing eight boards against No. 1 seeded Pittsburgh (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament first round … eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career with a free throw at the 2:06 mark of the second half against USC Upstate (2/19) ... went on to post his seventh career SMITH’S BESTS double-double with 20 points and 2009-10 Season ........................................................................... Career 11 boards against the Spartans Points 14 twice, most recent vs. UAB (12/4/09)........................................................25 vs. Campbell (2/23/09) (2/19) (18) and minutes (45), while FG 5 twice, most recent vs. UAB (12/4/09)..........................................................10 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (2/23/09) posting a double-double with 16 FGA 15 vs. UAB (12/4/09) .....................................................................................23 vs. Campbell (2/23/09) points against Jacksonville (1/30). 3FG 2 twice, most recent vs. UAB (12/4/09)..........................................................4 4 times, most recent vs. FGCU (2/7/09)

#1 Mike Smith

3FGA FT FTA Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Minutes

5 3 times, most recent vs. UAB (12/4/09).......................................................9 twice, most recent vs. Mercer (12/5/08) 3 vs. Appalachian State (11/14/09) ...............................................................9 vs. Appalachian State (12/13/08) 4 vs. Appalachian State (11/14/09) ...............................................................10 twice, most recent vs. Stetson (2/9/09) 3 vs. Tennessee (12/2/09) ..............................................................................16 vs. Jacksonville (1/30/09) 2 vs. UAB (12/4/09) .......................................................................................5 twice, most recent vs. Lipscomb (2/16/09) N/A ................................................................................................................3 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (2/23/09) 3 vs. UAB (12/4/09) .......................................................................................4 twice, most recent vs. Bradley (11/29/08) 30 vs. UAB (12/4/09) .....................................................................................45 vs. Jacksonville (1/30/09)

... netted 12 points in both losses to Mercer (1/9) and Stetson (1/14) ... scored 16 points in the win over Jacksonville (12/21) ... left the Murray State (12/12) game early with a broken nose, but is expected to play at Morehead State ... scored 16 points in 37 minutes of action against North Georgia (12/10) ... posted a game-high 22 points in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... had a career high three assists in the win over UNF (11/29) ... posted a career high nine rebounds and two assists, and pitched in 21 points as the Bucs defeated Arkansas (11/27) ... had his best game as a Buc against Charleston (11/25), scoring a game and career high 29 points and setting personal bests for field goals (10), free throws (6) and minutes played (38) ... set then career bests for points (18), field goals (6), 3-pointers (5), rebounds (7) and minutes played (37) in the loss to No. 20 Louisville (11/21) ... scored 16 points in the loss to Morgan State (11/19), his second time TUBBS’ BESTS in double figures in three games 2009-10 Season ........................................................................... Career ... had seven points in the loss Points 29 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) .........................................................29 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) to Chattanooga (11/17) ... made FG 10 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) .........................................................10 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) quite an impression in his ETSU FGA 18 twice, most recent vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) .................................... 18 twice, most recent vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) debut, scoirng 11 points off the 3FG 5 3 times, most recent vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) .................................... 5 3 times, most recent vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) 3FGA 13 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) ............................................................................13 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) bench and swiping a game-high FT 6 3 times, most recent vs. USC Upstate (2/21/10) ..........................................6 3 times, most recent vs. USC Upstate (2/21/10) four steals in the win over Appy FTA 8 twice, most recent vs. Tennessee (12/2/09) ................................................8 twice, most recent vs. Tennessee (12/2/09) State (11/14).

#3 Justin Tubbs

Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Minutes

About Justin: Arguably the best pure athlete in the Atlantic Sun Conference … possesses amazing leaping ability … a lockdown defender with the ability to score … can shoot from beyond the arc even under defensive pressure. 2009-10: Currently third on the team in scoring with 12.0 points per game ... was an A-Sun All-Tournament Team selection, scoring a game-high 18 points in the win over Mercer (3/6) in the tournament title game ... netted a game high 13 points in the win over USC Upstate (2/21) ... netted a game high 23 points and matched his career best with five 3-pointers and nine rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (2/12) ... had 16 points in the loss to Lipscomb (1/30) .. .scored 18 points in backto-back games against Belmont (1/23) and Campbell (1/27) ... scored 13 points in the win over Lipscomb (1/21) ... had 15 points in the win over FGCU (1/16)

9 twice, most recent vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) .......................................9 twice, most recent vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) 3 vs. North Florida (11/29/09) .......................................................................3 vs. North Florida (11/29/09) 1 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (1/27/10) .................................................1 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (1/27/10) 4 vs. Appalachian State (11/14/09)................................................................4 vs. Appalachian State (11/14/09) 38 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) .........................................................38 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09)

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


#4 Bruce Grimm

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8 vs. Murray State (12/12/09) ........................................................................8 vs. Murray State (12/12/09) 2 twice, most recent vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) .....................................2 twice, most recent vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) 6 vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) .........................................................................6 vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) 2 vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) .........................................................................2 vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) 4 twice, most recent vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) ...........................................4 twice, most recent vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) 26 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) .................................................................26 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09)

as a Buc against Mercer (1/9), setting personal bests for points (29), field goals (11), free throws (6), rebounds (7), steals (3) and minutes (31) ... dished out a season high six assists in the win over Kennesaw State (1/7) ... posted 10 points and two assists in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... had a career best three steals and scored nine points in the win over UNF (11/29) ... scored eight points and dished out three assists in the win over Arkansas (11/27) ... had a career best five assists and and five rebounds in the loss to Louisville (11/21) ... played a career best 26 minutes and scored nine points in the loss to UTC (11/17) ... was impressive in his first ETSU game, scoring 11 points off the bench on 4-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes of play against Appy State (11/14). High School: Averaged 22.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.1 steals a game during his junior season, and followed that up with 20 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals a game as a senior at Plant High School and was a COOLEY’S BESTS four-year letterwinner 2009-10 Season ........................................................................... Career on the Panther squad Points 29 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) ...................................................................................29 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) … finished as his high FG 11 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) ...................................................................................11 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) school’s all-time leading FGA 22 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) ...................................................................................22 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) scorer with 2,076 points 3FG 1 7 times, most recent vs. Belmont (2/1/10) .................................................1 7 times, most recent vs. Belmont (2/1/10) for his career … was 3FGA 4 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) ........................................................................4 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) the Western Conference FT 7 vs. Stetson (1/14/10) ..................................................................................7 vs. Stetson (1/14/10) Player of the Year in FTA 9 vs. Stetson (1/14/10) ..................................................................................9 vs. Stetson (1/14/10) 2007-08, a first team Rebounds 7 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) ....................................................................................7 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) All-Suncoast and AllAssists 6 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) ..............................................6 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) Blocks N/A ................................................................................................................N/A Tribune pick, and a third Steals 4 vs. Belmont (2/1/10) ..................................................................................4 vs. Belmont (2/1/10) team All-State Class 5A Minutes 32 vs. Stetson (1/14/10) ................................................................................32 vs. Stetson (1/14/10) selection as a junior …

#5 Sheldon Cooley

About Sheldon: A high-energy player with the ability to help out on the boards from his guard position … a versatile player on both ends of the floor, brings a wealth of athletic ability to the roster and continues the Bucs’ pipeline to the Tampa area … can score the basketball and played for a highly successful prep team. 2009-10: Had 11 points in the A-Sun semifinal win over Kennesaw State (3/5) ... came off the bench to score nine points, grab four boards and grab two steals in the win over Jacksonville (2/27) ... scored a team high 14 points coming off the bench to play the point in the win over UNF ... posted those 14 points in just 18 minutes of action ... had game high 13 points and grabbed three steals in the win over USC Upstate (2/21) ... matched his career high with six assists against Campbell (2/19), while adding a 10-point scoring effort ... had a career best four steals in the loss to Belmont (2/1) ... played by far his best game

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010

2009-10 GAME NOTEBOOK

State (11/19) ... made his ETSU debut against Appalachian State (11/14), playing three minutes. High School: A four-year starter at Rochester High School, was a first-team all-conference selection and team MVP his final three season … in fact, was named runner-up for the state’s Mr. Basketball award, while later being named the state’s player of the year by Hickeryhusker.com … averaged 26.9 points, 5.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals a game his senior year, and posted a sterling 40-point effort in the Class 3A finals en route to being named the tournament MVP by The Associated Press … shot 76 percent from the foul line and 37 percent from 3-point range for the year. Personal: Major is undecided … son of Bruce Grimm, Sr. … born June 20, 1990. Coach Bartow’s evaluation: “Bruce is just tough – gritty. When you think about a prototypical Indiana point GRIMM’S BESTS guard, he fits that mold. 2009-10 Season ........................................................................... Career He’s great at anticipating on Points 12 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) .................................................................12 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) defense and shoots the ball FG 4 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) ..................................................................4 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) very well. And maybe most FGA 11 vs. Murray State (12/12/09) ......................................................................11 vs. Murray State (12/12/09) 3FG 3 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) ...................................................................3 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) importantly, we think he 3FGA 7 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) ...................................................................7 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) has the ability to be a real FT 6 vs. Murray State (12/12/09) ........................................................................6 vs. Murray State (12/12/09) team leader for us.” About Bruce: A heady guard with the ability to be a pinpoint shooter with extreme accuracy … built reputation in high school as a player that could put up huge numbers scoring … gritty, hardnosed, tough point guard from the Hoosier state. 2009-10: Had career high six assists and two blocks, to go with four steals and six points in the win over JU (12/21) ... made his first career start and posted career highs for points (12), 3-pointers (3) and minutes (26) against Morehead State (12/18) ... played the best game of his college career so far, setting then personal bests for points (11), field goasl (2), 3-pointers (1), free throws (8), assists (3) and steals (4) in the loss to Murray State (12/12) ... had two assists in the win over Charleston (11/25) ... played 20 minutes and posted his first career point in the loss to Morgan


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#10 De’Shaud Johnson

About De’Shaud: A tough, heady point guard with a willingness to play physically on the perimeter … earned his spot on the roster as a walk-on after spending two seasons at King College … was a valuable contributor to the Bucs a year ago in practice. 2009-10: Scored two points and gave the Bucs a lift off the bench late in the first half during the win over FGCU (2/4) ... layed a career high 11 minutes against Belmont (1/23), scoring two points ... ad a critical 3-pointer and played a solid four minutes helping the Bucs rally in against Mercer (1/9) ... scored his first two points at ETSU, playing a career high eight minutes against Morgan State (11/19) ... played in his first collegiate game against Appy State (11/14), getting two minutes of floor time. Prior to ETSU:

Played two seasons at King College, earning MVP honors at the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament … averaged 12 points, three steals and five assists for the Tornado as a sophomore. High School: Helped guide Tennessee High School to the state tournament and holds career records in steals and assists for the Vikings … scored over 1,500 points during his prep career, averaging 18 points, four steals and six assists as a senior. Personal: Majoring in Finance … son of Tracy Shelley and Tara Johnson … born Sept. 19, 1987. Coach Bartow’s evaluation: “We’re glad that De’Shaud is part of our program. Since coming in as a walk-on a year ago, he has done what we asked of him and been a consistent team player. He is a solid point guard.”

JOHNSON’S BESTS 2009-10 Season ........................................................................... Career Points 3 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) .....................................................................................3 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) FG 1 4 times, most recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) ..............................................1 4 times, most recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) FGA 2 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) .....................................................................................2 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) 3FG 1 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) .....................................................................................1 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) 3FGA 1 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) .....................................................................................1 vs. Mercer (1/9/10) FT 2 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10).....................................................................2 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) FTA 2 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10).....................................................................2 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) Rebounds 1 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) ....................................................................1 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) Assists 2 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) .................................................2 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) Blocks N/A ................................................................................................................N/A Steals 1 twice, most recent vs. FGCU (1/16/10) ........................................................1 twice, most recent vs. FGCU (1/16/10) Minutes 11 vs. Belmont (1/23/10)...............................................................................11 vs. Belmont (1/23/10)

the loss to UTC (11/17) ... played 18 minutes in the season opener against Appy State (11/14), scoring two points and grabbing two steals. 2008-09: Missed the season after suffering a wrist injury during an attempted car-jacking in Atlanta during the preseason. 2007-08: Started 17 games at the point for the Bucs … came through in a big way against USC Upstate (3/1), scoring seven of his 11 points in overtime to help the Bucs to an 86-80 win over the Spartans ... had a career high for points (12), field goals (4) and blocks (2) in the win over Campbell (2/25) ... scored five points and dished out four assists in the win over Lipscomb (1/19) ... had a career-best eight assists and four steals in the win over Campbell (1/10) ... set then career-best marks for field goals attempted (7), assists (7) and minutes played (35) in the loss to La.Lafayette (2/22/07) ... had a career-high six assists against Syracuse (12/15) 2009-10 Season ........................................................................... Career ... scored seven points and 11 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) ......................................................................12 vs. Campbell (2/25/08) had four assists in the loss 4 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (1/27/10) .................................................4 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (1/27/10) to Oklahoma State (12/8) 8 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) ........................................................................8 twice, most recent vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) 1 vs. Campbell (1/27/10) ...............................................................................1 7 times, most recent vs. Campbell (1/27/10) ... returned from injury to 2 4 times, most recent vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) ..............................................2 7 times, most recent vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) play his best game so far 3 twice, most recent vs. Belmont (2/1/10) .....................................................5 vs. Oklahoma State (12/8/07) as a Buccaneer, setting 5 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) ...............................................................................7 vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/17/07) season and career highs 7 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) ...........................................................7 twice, most recent vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) for points (10), assists (6), 8 vs. North Georgia (12/10/09) ......................................................................8 twice, most recent vs. North Georgia (12/10/09) steals (2) and minutes 1 3 times, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) ....................................2 vs. Campbell (2/25/08) (26) in the win over UNCA 5 twice, most recent vs. UNF (2/25/10) ..........................................................5 twice, most recent vs. UNF (2/25/10) 40 vs. Campbell (1/27/10) .............................................................................40 vs. Campbell (1/27/10) (11/24) ... missed the

#11 Jocolby Davis DAVIS’ BESTS Points FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Minutes

About Jocolby: An athletic guard with the ability to make things happen on the defensive end of the floor ... was one of the nation’s best in steals during his two years at Georgia Perimeter. 2009-10: Had a team high five assists in the win over Campbell (3/4) in the A-Sun quarterfinals ... matched his career high with five steals in the win over UNF (2/25) ... played a career best 40 minutes and scored 10 points, including a critical 3-pointer in the final minutes, helping lift the Bucs past Campbell (1/27) ... had a career high five steals in the win over FGCU (1/16) ... matched his career high with eight assists and had a season high three steals in the win over North Georgia (12/10) ... had a season high seven assists and grabbed seven boards in the win over Charleston (11/25) ... scored a season high 11 points and played 31 minutes in

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


#13 Tommy Hubbard

#25 Jarvis Jones

About Jarvis: A pure shooter and a player that can simply score the basketball … quick feet with good size for a shooting guard … expected to provide an outside scoring threat … continues a pipeline of talented players coming to Johnson City from Memphis. 2009-10: Scored eight points and played a career high 25 minutes in the loss to Belmont (1/23) ... played the best game of his career, scoring a personal best 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with .4 seconds left in the win over Lipscomb (1/21) ... had his second straight quality outing, matching his career high with 14 points on a personal best six field goals in the win over Jacksonville (12/21) ... put together the best game of his career with personal bests for

JONES’ BESTS 2009-10 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Points 17 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10) FG 7 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10) FGA 13 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10) 3FG 4 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) 3FGA 7 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) FT 2 vs. FGCU (1/16/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 vs. Kennesaw State (2/26/09) FTA 3 vs. FGCU (1/16/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 twice, most recent vs. FGCU (1/16/10) Rebounds 3 twice, most recent vs. Mercer (1/9/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 vs. Wingate (11/20/08) Assists 1 3 times, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) . . . .2 vs. Wingate (11/20/08) Blocks 1 vs. Kennesaw State (1/7/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 twice, most recent vs. Kennesaw State (1/7/10) Steals 4 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. Morehead State (12/18/09) Minutes 25 vs. Belmont (1/23/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 twice, most recent vs. Belmont (1/23/10)

points (14), field goals (4), 3-pointers (4) and steals (4) in 21 minutes against Morehead State (12/18) ... missed the season’s first four games with a knee injury. 2008-09: Averaged 10.6 minutes and 3.3 points per game as a true freshman … matched his career high with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting -including a 2-of-3 clip from 3-point range -- in the win over Kennesaw State (2/26) ... had eight points on 4-of-9 shooting against North Florida (2/1) ... played a career-high 25 minutes and scored eight points in the win over UNF (2/1) ... scored seven points and grabbed a career-high two steals in the win over Campbell (1/22) ... sank a game-changing 3-pointer in overtime of the Lipscomb win (1/17) ... had a career-high 13 points and matched his career best with three 3-pointers in the loss to FGCU (1/12) ... posted a career best with three 3-pointers in the win over Marshall (12/2) ... scored six points and picked up his first-ever steal and assist in the win over SIU Edwardsville (11/15) ... had a strong collegiate debut, scoring 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting against Temple (11/14) in 22 minutes of action. High School: A star at Mitchell High in Memphis, he led his prep team to 58 wins during his sophomore and junior seasons and posted a 50-point game during that time.

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010

2009-10 GAME NOTEBOOK

with 38 minutes of playing time, posting his ninth double-double of the year 15 points and 10 rebounds against Campbell (1/27) ... scored 13 points in the loss to Belmont (1/23) ... had 10 points and eight boards in the win at Lipscomb (1/21) ... scored a game-high 21 points, had a team-high nine rebounds, and picked up a season-best three assists in the win over FGCU (1/16) ... was named A-Sun Player of the Week (for 11/29), after a fantastic three-game stretch ... had a career high 14 rebounds on way to his eighth double-double of the year with 20 points against Kennesaw State (1/7) ... scored a game-high 21 points in 37 minutes against USC Upstate (1/4) ... posted his seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 boards against Jacksonville (12/21) ... had 14 points in the loss to Morehead State (12/18) ... posted his sixth double-double of the year with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and had a career high two blocks in the win over North Georgia (12/10) ... had 11 points, two assists and two steals in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... matched his career high with 13 boards and had a game high 25 points in the win over North Florida (11/29) ... posted his fourth double-double in five games with a career best 32 points and 10 rebound effort in the win over Arkansas ... he also played a career high 38 minutes in that win over the Hogs ... had his third double-double in four games with 13 HUBBARD’S BESTS points and 11 rebounds in the win over 2009-10 Season ........................................................................... Career Charleston (11/25) ... posted a career high four steals, while scoring nine Points 32 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) ...........................................................................32 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) points and grabbing nine rebounds in FG 11 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) ............................................................................11 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) the loss to Louisville (11/21) ... had his FGA 21 vs. North Florida (11/29/09) .....................................................................21 vs. North Florida (11/29/09) second straight double-double with 19 3FG 4 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) ........................................................................4 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) points and 10 rebounds in the loss to 3FGA 5 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) ........................................................................5 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) Morgan State (11/19), posting a career FT 9 twice, most recent vs. FGCU (1/16/10) ........................................................9 twice, most recent vs. FGCU (1/16/10) high with seven free throws ... played FTA 12 twice, most recent vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) ..............................................12 twice, most recent vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) what was at the time the best game of his career against UTC (11/17), picking Rebounds 14 vs. Kennesaw State (1/7/10) .....................................................................14 vs. Kennesaw State (1/7/10) up his first career double-double and Assists 3 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) ..............................................3 3 times, recent vs. Campbell (2/19/10) setting career marks for points (26), Blocks 2 3 times, most recent vs. Mercer (3/6/10) ....................................................2 3 times, most recent vs. Mercer (3/6/10) field goals (9), 3-pointers (4), rebounds Steals 4 3 times, most recent vs. Stetson (1/14/10)..................................................4 3 times, most recent vs. Stetson (1/14/10) (13), blocks (1), steals (2) and minutes Minutes 42 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) .............................................................................42 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) played (36) ... started against Appy State (11/14), with seven rebounds. About Tommy: A two-sport star in both football and basketball during his high school career … known for his defensive prowess, athleticism … highly recruited in both football and basketball … played running back and outside linebacker. 2009-10: Currently leads the team in scoring with 14.1 ppg and rebounding with 8.3 rpg ... was an All A-Sun second team pick and was garnered with All Tournament honors as well, pitching in a 14point effort and playing all 40 minutes in the title game victory over Mercer (3/6) ... had 18 points for the second straight game as the Bucs won their A-Sun semifinal against Kennesaw State (3/5) ... scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over Campbell (3/4) in the A-Sun quarterfinals ... has 13 doubledoubles on the year, with his most recent coming with 24 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Mercer (2/14) ... had 10 points in the victory over Jacksonville (2/27) ... in the win at Stetson (2/6), he scored 14 points and grabbed 10 boards ... posted his 11th double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Belmont (2/1) ... played a career high 42 minutes and posted his 10th double-double of the season with 22 points and 13 rebounds against Lipscomb (1/30) ... matched his career high


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13 points and four assists in the loss to Lipscomb (1/30) ... posted a career high six assists and scored 11 points in the win over Campbell (1/27) ... had a team high 21 points in the loss to Belmont (1/23) ... scored a game-high 18 points, posting personal bests for assists (3) and minutes (38) in the win over Lipscomb (1/21) ... had a career high three steals and scored 18 points in the loss to Mercer (1/9) ... had 12 points in the win at USC Upstate (1/4) ... Posted double figure scoring for the third time in four games, with a team high 17 points with a personal best four 3-pointers in the game ... had a career high 22 points en route to his first ever double-double with 10 rebounds in the win over North Georgia (12/10) ... scored 12 points in the win over UNF (11/29) ... had the best game of his ETSU career in the win over Arkansas, eclipsing or tying career marks for for points (18), free throws (7), assists (2), blocks (2) and minutes played (32) ... played a career high 29 minutes against Louisville (11/21/), posting a season best 12 points and picking up a block ... scored eight points for the second straight game with a pair of 3-pointers in the loss to UTC (11/17) WILLIAMS’ BESTS ... had eight points and four rebounds in the win 2009-10 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career over Appy State (11/14). 2008-09: Averaged 14 Points 32 vs. Campbell (3/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 vs. Campbell (3/4/10) minutes a game, scoring 4.4 points per contest FG 9 vs. Campbell (3/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 vs. Campbell (3/4/10) … scored a career-high 16 points in the Bucs championship win over Jacksonville (3/7) in the FGA 15 vs. Louisville (11/21/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 vs. Louisville (11/21/09) A-Sun Tournament ... matched his career high with 3FG 4 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (3/4/10) . . . . . . . . 4 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (3/4/10) six rebounds against FGCU (2/7) ... set a career high 3FGA 6 4 times, most recent vs. Campbell (3/4/10) . . . . . . . . 6 4 times, most recent vs. Campbell (3/4/10) with four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the FT 10 vs. Campbell (3/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 vs. Campbell (3/4/10) loss to Jacksonville (1/30) ... was a key contributor FTA 11 vs. Belmont (1/23/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 vs. Belmont (1/23/10) in the win over Belmont (1/19), scoring 11 points Rebounds 10 vs. North Georgia (12/10/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 vs. North Georgia (12/10/09) and grabbing six rebounds ... had a career night Assists 6 vs. Campbell (1/27/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 vs. Campbell (1/27/10) against North Florida (1/5), posting personal bests Blocks 2 twice, most recent vs. Murray State (12/12/09) . . . . 2 3 times, most recent vs. Murray State (12/12/09) for points (15), field goals (5) and 3-pointers (3) ... Steals 3 twice, most recent vs. Stetson (2/6/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 twice, most recent vs. Stetson (2/6/10) scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds in Minutes 39 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 vs. Lipscomb (1/21/10) the win over Chattanooga (12/17).

#30 Micah Williams

#34 Lukas Poderis

About Micah: Another in-state recruit that brings a wealth of athleticism to the floor ... a well-rounded player on the Bucs’ roster who possesses the ability to score, rebound, block shots and pick up steals. 2009-10: Currently second on the team in scoring with 12.5 points per game ... has scored in double figures in 20 of his last 25 games ... was selected the A-Sun Tournament MVP, averaging 21.7 points per game in the event, netting 13 points and grabbing nine boards in the title game win over Mercer (3/6) ... scored 20 in the A-Sun semifinal win over Kennesaw State (3/5) ... had the best game of his career in the A-Sun quarterfinals against Campbell, posting personal bests for points (32), field goals (9), 3-pointers (4) and made free throws (10) ... had a team high 15 points in the win over Jacksonville (2/27) ... scored a team best 14 points in the loss to Campbell (2/19) ... had 13 points in the win over Kennesaw State (2/12) ... matched his career high with 22 points, while adding seven rebounds in the win over Stetson (2/6) ... had

About Poderis: Talented post player with the ability to score with his back to the basket ... quality size for a freshman and has the potential to be a solid post defender … can also face up to the basket and score in a multitude of ways. 2009-10: Had his best offensive game at ETSU, scoring 14 points and hitting the game-winning free throw with 14 seconds left against USC Upstate (1/4) ... posted career bests for points (6), free throws (4), rebounds (7), assists (1) and blocks (2) in the win over Jacksonville (12/21) ... played then the best game of his young career against Louisville (11/21), with a personal best six points and five rebounds in a season high of 18 minutes of playing time ... had a career best two blocks and grabbed three boards in 16 mintues of

PODERIS’ BESTS 2008-09 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Points 14 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) FG 3 3 times, most recent vs. Mercer (1/9/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 3 times, most recent vs. Mercer (1/9/10) FGA 8 vs. Louisville (11/21/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 vs. Louisville (11/21/09) 3FG 1 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) 3FGA 1 3 times, most recent vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) . . . . . . . . .1 3 times, most recent vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) FT 8 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) FTA 10 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) Rebounds 7 vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) Assists 1 twice, most recent vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) . . . . . . . .1 twice, most recent vs. Jacksonville (12/21/09) Blocks 3 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) Steals 1 4 times, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) . . . .1 4 times, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) Minutes 23 vs. Stetson (1/14/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 vs. Stetson (1/14/10)

action against UTC (11/17) ... made his ETSU debut and played 16 minutes against Appy State (11/14), grabbing three rebounds. High school: Originally from Lithuania, but played at Ridgewood High School in Port Richey, Fla., the same school that produced former ETSU standout Andrew Reed … Poderis guided his high school to four straight 20-wins seasons, and as a junior he averaged 18.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 67 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range … averaged 19 points and 10 boards a game as a senior … scored over 1,500 points during his prep career, finishing as the school’s second leading scorer all-time … was the Sunshine Athletic Conference Player of the Year his final two seasons, and a second team All-State pick as a senior. Personal: Majoring in Business … son of Albertas Poderis and Daina Poderiene … born Sept. 17, 1990. Coach Bartow’s evaluation: “Lukas is a very skilled player. He’s got good size and we believe he will be a solid post defender for us. He averaged a double-double last year and can really score points. He can score in the post but can also come out and face up to the basket.”

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


BROWN’S BESTS 2009-10 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Points 17 twice, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) . . . .18 vs. Kennesaw State (12/23/08) FG 7 3 times, most recent vs. Stetson (2/6/10) . . . . . . . . . . . .9 vs. Kennesaw State (12/23/08) FGA 14 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) 3FG N/A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A 3FGA N/A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A FT 7 vs. Jacksonville (2/27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 vs. Jacksonville (2/27) FTA 9 twice, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10)). . . . .9 twice, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) Rebounds 15 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) Assists 4 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) Blocks 5 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 vs. Chattanooga (11/17/09) Steals 4 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. Kennesaw State (2/12/10) Minutes 41 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 vs. Lipscomb (1/30/10)

#43 Adam Sollazzo

About Adam: Possibly one of the most decorated prep players to sign at ETSU … has great height for a point guard and the ability to distribute the basketball … smart player who combines court awareness with scoring skills. 2009-10: Played one of his best games of the year in the title game win over Mercer (3/6), scoring 11 points, dishing out three assists and hitting a career high seven free throws ... had six points, three assists and and a steal in the win over Campbell (3/4) in the A-Sun quarterfinals ... came off the bench to score 10 points and match his career high for field goals (4) and field goals attempted (9) in the win over UNF (2/25) ... played a very solid game in the win over Stetson (2/6), posting a career high six free throws on his way to scoring 10 points, grabbing three boards, and dishing out five assists in 25 minutes of play ... matched his career best with four steals, while scoring seven points and dishing out three assists in a solid effort

SOLLAZZO’S BESTS 2009-10 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Points 13 vs. Appalachian State (11/14/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 vs. Appalachian State (11/14/09) FG 4 twice, most recent vs. UNF (2/25/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 5 times, most recent vs. UNF (2/25/10) FGA 9 vs. UNF (2/25/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 vs. UNF (2/25/10) 3FG 1 vs. North Florida (11/29/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3 times, most recent vs. North Florida (11/29/09) 3FGA 1 twice, most recent vs. UNF (2/25/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 6 times, most recent vs. UNF (2/25/10) FT 7 vs. Mercer (3/6/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 vs. Mercer (3/6/10) FTA 10 vs. Mercer (3/6/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 vs. Mercer (3/6/10) Rebounds 6 vs. Tennessee (12/2/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 vs. Belmont (1/19/09) Assists 7 vs. USC Upstate (1/4/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 vs. Campbell (2/23/09) Blocks 1 three times, most recent vs. Belmont (2/1/10) . . . . . . . .3 vs. Hofstra (11/16/08) Steals 4 twice, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) . . . . .4 twice, most recent vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) Minutes 27 vs. Appalachian State (11/14/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 twice, most recent vs. Campbell (2/23/09)

high 41 minutes in the loss to Lipscomb (1/30) ... set a career high with three assists and matched his personal best with two steals, scoring 12 points and eight rebounds in the win over Campbell (1/27) ... had his second career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Lipscomb (1/21) ... left the Kennesaw State (1/7) game early with a right ankle injury and missed the next game at Mercer (1/9), but returned to play against Florida Gulf Coast (1/16) ... posted four blocks, scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in the win at USC Upstate (1/4) ... had a season high 10 boards and scored eight points in the loss to UAB (12/4) ... grabbed a team high seven boards and scored four points in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... had a strong game against UTC, scoring a season best 13 points and setting career marks for free throws (3), blocks (5) and steals (2) ... played 29 minutes, scoring four points and grabbing six boards in the win over Appy State (11/14). 2008-09: Averaged 19 minutes a game as a freshman, averaging 4.7 points and 4.6 rebounds a game … played 17 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing seven boards against Pittsburgh (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … scored nine points and grabbed five boards in the A-Sun title win over Jacksonville (3/7) ... posted a game-high 11 rebounds and scored nine points in the win over Mercer (2/28) ... had 11 points and nine rebounds in a solid game against FGCU (2/7) ... matched his career high with three blocks, while scoring seven points and grabbing five rebounds against FGCU (1/12) ... had his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in the win over Stetson (1/10) ... posted a career-high 11 rebounds and scored eight points in the win over Jacksonville (1/3).

off the bench in the win over FGCU (2/4) ... had five points and five rebounds in the win over FGCU (1/16) ... posted a career high four steals in the win over Kennesaw State (1/7) ... had a season high seven assists and two steals in the win over USC Upstate (1/4) ... collected six rebounds, dished out two assists and blocked a shot in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... scored seven points, dished out four assists and had three rebounds in the win over Charleston (11/25) ... had three boards and two assists in the loss to UTC (11/17) ... set career highs for scoring (13), field goals (4), field goal attempts (7), and free throws (5) against Appalachian State (11/14). 2008-09: Averaged 18 minutes a game as a true freshman, third on the team with 2.0 assists per game, while averaging three points and three boards a game … changed numbers in the offseason from No. 20 to No. 43 to honor his freshman season roommate Seth Coy, who died tragically in an automobile accident during the summer … had 11 points and seven boards in the win over Kennesaw State (2/26) ... posted the team’s best assist number of the year with 12 assists against Campbell (2/23), while setting or matching career highs for field goals (4), field goals attempted (6), steals (3) and minutes played (34) ... matched his career high with six assists against FGCU (2/7) ... reached his then career high with 12 points in the loss to Jacksonville (1/30) ... had a career-high three steals, dished out five assists and grabbed seven rebounds in the win over Campbell (1/22).

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010

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#41 Isiah Brown

About Isiah: A bouncy inside player with great court awareness and scoring ability … likened to former Buccaneer senior Andrew Reed … plays the piano and is an avid chess player. 2009-10: Scored 12 points and grabbed five boards in the title game win over Mercer (3/6) ... had his fourth double-double of the year with 15 points and 12 boards in the win over JU (2/27), which included a career high seven made free throws ... had 10 points and eight rebounds in loss to Mercer (2/14) ... posted what was thne his fourth career double-double and played arguably his best collegiate game, smashing personal bests for rebounds (15), assists (4) and steals (4), while also scoring 14 points in the win over Kennesaw State (2/12) ... matched season highs for field goals and field goals attempted, scoring 14 points and grabbing seven boards in the win over Stetson (2/6) ... reached his season high with 17 points and grabbed a game-high seven boards in the win over FGCU (2/4) ... had a season high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the loss to Belmont (2/1) ... posted his second double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds, playing a career


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#44 J.C. Ward

About J.C.: Reputation as an aggressive defender with toughness on the inside … his ability to find the basketball is a strength … his work ethic and competitive nature will be a valuable addition to the team … has versatility and expected to help at the power forward spot. 2009-10: Had six boards and scored two points in 23 minutes against Mercer in the A-Sun finals (3/6) ... had a critical made jumper, block and rebound in the final minutes against Kennesaw State (3/5) in the A-Sun semifinals ... continued to provide valuable minutes off the bench in the post, scoring six points and grabbing nine rebounds in the win over JU (2/27) ... posted more solid numbers in the win over UNF (2/25) with five boards and two points in 11 minutes ... had a career high 12 rebounds and provided a strong defensive effort in the paint to lift the Bucs to a win over USC Upstate (2/21) ... posted three points and six rebounds in the

WARD’S BESTS 2008-09 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Points 11 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) FG 4 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) FGA 6 vs. Morgan State (11/19/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 vs. Morgan State (11/19/09) 3FG 2 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) 3FGA 2 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) FT 3 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) FTA 6 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 vs. College of Charleston (11/25/09) Rebounds 12 vs. USC Upstate (2/21/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 vs. USC Upstate (2/21/10) Assists 1 4 times, most recent vs. Mercer (1/9/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 4 times, most recent vs. Mercer (1/9/10) Blocks 1 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (3/4/10) . . . . . . . . .1 3 times, most recent vs. Campbell (3/4/10) Steals 2 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) Minutes 30 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 vs. Arkansas (11/27/09)

loss at Mercer (1/9) ... had six boards and four points in the win over Kennesaw State (1/7) ... grabbed six boards and scored four points in the loss at Tennessee (12/2) ... had a career high two 3-pointers and two steals, including a career best 30 minutes of play in the win over Arkansas (11/27) ... played the best game of his young career against Charleston (11/25), posting personal bests for points (11), field goals (4), free throws (3) and minutes played (21) ... had four offensive boards and an assist in just four minutes of play against Louisville (11/21) ... played what was then the best game of his career by posting six points and eight rebounds against Morgan State (11/19), and hitting his first career 3-pointer against the Bears ... made his ETSU debut against Appy State (11/14), scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds in nine minutes of play. 2008-09: Did not play … sat out as a redshirt. High School: Played at Marietta High, where he was an All-County, All-Region, All-Conference and Atlanta All-Metro Team selection, leading his high school team to a trip to the Final Eight in Georgia … averaged a double-double during his high school career, averaging 15 points and 14 rebounds a game for three seasons. Personal: Major is business ... son of Sharif Colbert and Lanette Hatfield … born Dec. 22, 1989.

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


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Summary: Outscoring No. 20 Louisville 35-32 in the second half, the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team did not back down from its Big East Conference foe, but the Buccaneers still could not overcome a tough first half offensively as they fell 69-56 to the Cardinals in front of 19,179 at historic Freedom Hall ... Junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) sank four 3-pointers in the second half and scored a game-high 18 points in a contest that saw the Buccaneersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense hold Louisville to just 36 percent shooting from the floor. In addition, ETSU held its own on the glass against a much larger Louisville squad, finishing 44-44 in the rebounding category ... The Bucs stayed close in the early going, as a Tubbsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 3-pointer made it 10-7 in favor of ETSU with 15:04 left. However, from there the Bucs went cold and did not score a field goal for over 10 minutes of game play, allowing the Cardinals to pull away by as many as 17 with 1:32 left before the intermission. At the break, it was 37-21 in favor of the Cardinals ... Yet in the second half, the Bucs reversed most of those trends, outrebounding Louisville 30-19 in the second half and making a more effective effort on the offensive end.



                                                   

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Summary: With the departures of graduated All-Atlantic Sun Conference players Courtney Pigram and Kevin Tiggs, and the knee injury that has sidelined senior guard and preseason all league pick Mike Smith (Vandalia, Mo.), the deck has been stacked against the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team in the early going this year ... This was once again evident Thursday night against the defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Morgan State ... Shooting just 29 percent from the field and struggling offensively throughout the game, the Buccaneers trailed the Bears by as many as 22 points and ultimately dropped its second straight game 72-61 inside the Hill Field House. The Bucs (1-2) now have to regroup and prep for defending Big East Conference champion Louisville on Saturday at 4 p.m ... Despite the loss, a bright spot was once again the play of junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston), who finished with his second straight double-double thanks to a 19-point, 10-rebound effort. Along with Hubbard, junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) added 16 points.

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Summary: A double-double effort and career high 26 points from junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) were not enough to overcome ETSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poor foul shooting and second half offensive struggles inside the McKenzie Arena, as the Buccaneers relinquished a nine-point second half lead to fall 85-76 to former Southern Conference rival Chattanooga ... The Bucs (1-1), who were a disappointing 14-of-29 from the charity stripe and hit only eight field goals in the second half, looked on as Chattanooga (2-0) went 22-of-27 from the foul line and outscored the Bucs 3824 in the second half. ETSU senior guard Mike Smith (Vandalia, Mo.) was in street clothes on the bench and his offensive presence was missed in the loss ... The first 20 minutes was an offensive clinic by both teams, as the Bucs and Mocs torched the nets for a combined 99 points, with ETSU hitting 51 percent of its field goals and UTC matching those numbers with a 50 percent clip from the floor ... In the second half, the Bucs built their lead to as many as nine points early in the second half at 58-49, but a four-minute scoring drought allowed the Mocs to rally and ultimately build a lead of six points at 68-62 with 8:03 left in the game.

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Summary: On a Homecoming day full of emotion, the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team made the plays it needed to make in the final minutes to outlast rival Appalachian State 62-58 in the 200910 season opener Saturday afternoon inside Memorial Center ... In a game that began with a memorial service for former ETSU center Seth Coy (Washington, Ind.), who tragically died in a car accident last summer, the Buccaneers were the recipients of a fortuitous intentional foul call with a minute left in regulation and capitalized at the foul line with five makes in six tries to pick up the victory. A crowd of 5,562 fans looked on as sophomore guard Adam Sollazzo (Tampa, Fla.) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who roomed with Coy and now wears his No. 43 jersey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hit two of those free tosses with 16.2 seconds left to help ice the game ... Prior to the game, over 50 people from Coyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown were on the Memorial Center floor, and Bartow presented his mother with a framed jersey. Those emotions seemed to wear on both the Bucs and Mountaineers, who struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the first half.



         

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Summary: Junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) scored a career high 29 points and the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team held off a late College of Charleston rally to drop the Cougars 77-71 in non-conference play inside Memorial Center ... A crowd of 3,105 looked on as the Bucs led by as many as 12 points multiple times during the game, but the Cougars used a 9-2 run late in the second half to pull within three points at 68-65 with 3:09 left in the regulation. However, from there the Bucs hit enough free throws to hold off their former Southern Conference rival, a team that is picked to win the SoCon this season. ... The Bucs did dominate the glass and hold the Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shooting attack in check. Meanwhile, along with Tubbsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scoring ETSU got a double-double from Tommy Hubbard (Boston) with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while J.C. Ward (Marietta) provided 11 points and five boards in just 21 minutes of action ... Statistically, the Bucs only turned the ball over just 10 times in the game and committed just nine fouls in 40 minutes of action. ETSU improved somewhat at the foul line hitting 63 percent (15-of-24) from the line, and held the Cougars to a 26 percent clip from 3-point range.

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Summary: Junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) posted a career high 32 points and collected his fourth double-double in the last five games, leading the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team to an impressive 94-85 road win over Southeastern Conference foe Arkansas Friday evening before 13,794 fans inside the Bud Walton Arena ... Along with Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warrior-like effort, ETSU got a career high 18 points from junior guard Micah Williams (Manchester), while junior transfer Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) pitched in his second straight 20-point effort with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor. As a team, the Bucs were impressive offensively, shooting 59 percent from the floor, 79 percent from 3-point range and 76 percent from the foul line en route to a 94-point effort ... Along with the great offensive numbers, the Bucs out-rebounded the Hogs 36-23, which included a game-high 10 boards for Hubbard. ... After falling behind 19-12 with 14:28 left before the intermission, the Bucs found their offensive stride in a big way the rest of the half. ETSU outscored Arkansas 36-13 the rest of the way, shooting 57 percent (17-of-30) from the floor, 70 percent (7-of10) from beyond the arc, and 100 percent (7-of-7) from the foul line, leading to a 48-32 halftime advantage ... The Bucs never trailed the rest of the way, though Arkansas did pull to within six points midway through the second half.

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Game #3 Box Score Morgan State 72, ETSU 61 Nov. 19, 2009 -- Baltimore, Md.


Game #8 Box Score Tennessee 78, ETSU 66 Dec. 2, 2009 -- Knoxville, Tenn.

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Game #10 Box Score ETSU 75, North Georgia 71 Dec. 10, 2009 -- Johnson City, Tenn.

Game #11 Box Score Murray State 61, ETSU 57 Dec. 12, 2009 -- Johnson City, Tenn.

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Summary: Despite overcoming an 18-point second half deficit and actually taking the lead late in the game, the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team could not get a basket when it counted in the final two minutes, dropping its first game at home this season in a 61-57 loss to Murray State at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center ... The Buccaneers suffered through their worst offensive first half of the season and trailed 36-20 at the break. However, ETSU outscored Murray State â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the preseason favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by a 37-25 clip in the second half and had a chance at the end ... Those players included Micah Williams, who finished with a game-high 18 points, while freshman guard Bruce Grimm (Rochester, Ind.) came off the bench to score 11 points and dish out three assists in the second half. Meanwhile, Murry State got a double-double effort from Ivan Aska with 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Danero Thomas added 12 for the Racers as they improved to an impressive 8-1 on the season.



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Summary: Despite trailing by just two points to Morehead State with 34.8 seconds left, back-to-back turnovers by the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team in the final 30 seconds ultimately cost the Buccaneers a chance at a road victory, as they fell to the Eagles 60-58 in non-conference action Friday evening at Johnson Arena ... After tying the game on a Jarvis Jones (Memphis) 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, Morehead Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maze Stallworth was fouled and hit both free throws. At that point, the Bucs first turned the ball over with just over five seconds left when junior Micah Williams (Manchester) dribbled the ball off his foot and out of bounds ... Then, after a pair of free throw misses by Moreheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kenneth Faried, senior guard Jocolby Davis (Meridian, Miss.) walked with the basketball as he raced to the other end for a desperation attempt to tie it ... The Bucs shot just 38 percent from the floor on the evening, and were outrebounded 44-30. ETSU was led offensively by Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range, while junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) also added 14.

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Game #13 Box Score ETSU 93, Jacksonville 70 Dec. 21, 2009 -- Johnson City, Tenn.

Game #14 Box Score ETSU 63, USC Upstate 62 Jan. 4, 2010 -- Spartanburg, S.C.

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Summary: Trailing by five at 27-22 with 6:39 left in the first half, the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball was able to find its stride offensively and ultimately outscored Jacksonville by 28 points the rest of the game, winning 93-70 in a key early season Atlantic Sun Conference matchup at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center ... A crowd of 3,271 looked on as four ETSU players scored in double figures, while junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) posted his seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Buccaneersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attack ... While Hubbard finished with yet another double-double, junior guard Micah Williams (Manchester) pitched in a team high 17 points, junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) tossed in 16, and sophomore guard Jarvis Jones (Memphis) added 14 in the winning effort. Meanwhile, freshman point guard Bruce Grimm (Rochester, Ind.) made just his second career start and responded with six points, six assists and four steals, while turning the ball over just twice.

        





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Summary: Junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) posted his eighth double-double of the season and the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensive efforts stymied the Kennesaw State Owls en route to a 63-46 victory in Atlantic Sun Conference action at the KSU Convocation Center ... Hubbard finished with a game-high 20 points and 14 rebounds, as the Bucs improved to 8-7 overall and a perfect 4-0 in A-Sun play. Meanwhile, KSU dropped to 5-10, 1-4 after being held to its lowest point total of the season and shooting just 31 percent from the field for the game ... In a rather ugly first half offensively for both teams, the Owls were simply worse and unable to solve the ETSU zone. The Bucs held KSU to a season low 13 points in the first 20 minutes, as the Owls shot just 18 percent (5-of-28) from the floor. ETSU took advantage as Kennesaw sputtered, outscoring the Owls 14-4 in the paint and 12-4 on second chance points to take a 29-13 edge into the break ... The second half had the same look as the first, with the Bucs building their advantage to as many as 23 points and ultimately winning by 17. A huge edge for ETSU came in the paint, where the Bucs outscored the Owls, 34-18.

  

                                                   

  

          

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Summary: In need of a bounce back performance, the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball used a tenacious defensive effort to hold Florida Gulf Coast to just 10 points in the first half and ultimately cruised to a decisive 73-51 victory in Atlantic Sun Conference play at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center ... The Buccaneers (9-9 overall, 5-2 A-Sun) ultimately forced the Eagles (5-12 overall, 2-6 A-Sun) into 26 turnovers and grabbed 11 steals, and held FGCU to 35 percent shooting from the floor and 23 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Meanwhile, the Bucs got a game-high 21 points from junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston), and junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) pitched in 15 in the winning effort ... In the first half, ETSU fell behind 5-3 when a Reggie Chambers 3-pointer found the bottom of the net. However, from there the Bucs turned up the defensive pressure and used its trapping zone defense to stymie the Eagles. ETSU ultimately used a 17-0 run to power a strong first half and outscored FGCU 31-5 the rest of the half to lead 34-10 at the break ... It was the lowest first-half point total for an ETSU opponent this season ... The second half was no different, as the Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advantage grew to as many as 33 points at 65-32 with 7:30 left in the contest.

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Game #19 Box Score ETSU 71, Lipscomb 69 Jan. 21, 2010 -- Nashville, Tenn.

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Summary: Sophomore guard Jarvis Jones (Memphis) hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with .4 seconds left to give the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team a thrilling 71-69 victory over Lipscomb in Atlantic Sun Conference action inside Allen Arena ... Jones came off the bench to play the point guard position and scored 17 points, but none were more important than the last three. Trailing 69-68 with 3.4 seconds left and the Bucs inbounding under their own basket, Jones dished the ball into fellow sophomore Isiah Brown (Miami), who tossed the ball back to Jones for the game winner. ... The Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defensive efforts were impressive, especially holding the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer Adnan Hodzic to two points in the first half and a total of 13 for the game. Hodzic entered the game averaging 21.5 points, while his Lipscomb team began the night averaging 80.6 points a contest ... A layup from Lipscombâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josh Slater made it 67-66 with 1:47 left in the game. It was the first lead for the Bisons since the 5:24 mark of the first half, but the Bucs regained the lead on a layup by Hubbard with 50 seconds left, only to have Slater hit a pair of free throws with 20.9 second left to make it 69-68 ... That set up Jones.

Summary: One year ago, the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team managed to solve the riddle of Belmont with two wins in three meetings. In the first matchup of the 2009-10 season between the two perennial Atlantic Sun Conference contenders, the confusion returned for the Buccaneers. ... Belmont sank 14 3-pointers, shot a blistering 51.9 percent from 3-point range, and connected on an equally impressive 55.1 percent from the field as the Bruins dropped the Bucs 100-89 Saturday afternoon inside the Curb Event Center. Belmontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 points was the most scored by an ETSU opponent all season. The previous high was 85 points against Arkansas and UAB ... While ETSU scored a season high 67 second half points, the first half was another Belmont nightmare for the Bucs, whose trapping zone defense was shredded for eight 3-pointers by the Bruins in the first 20 minutes of play. In all, Belmont shot 53.3 percent from beyond the arc, 52.4 percent from the field, and built a lead of as many as 23 points before going to the halftime break up 44-22.

Summary: Senior guard Jocolby Davis (Meridian, Miss.) hit a 30foot 3-point basket with just under three minutes left in the game, sparking the ETSU offense and helping the Buccaneers surge to a 72-57 win over Campbell in Atlantic Sun Conference menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball action Wednesday night at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center ... Prior to Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shot, the Bucs had looked on as the first-place Camels took an 18-point second half deficit and whittled away to make it 51-47 with 3:33 left in the contest. However, Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shot was followed by back-to-back 3-pointers from junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) and the Bucs never let the Camelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; surge overtake them. ... After the intermission, ETSU built its lead to as many as 18 points at 40-22 with 17:17 left in the contest. But Campbell responded with a methodical attack that outscored the Bucs 25-11 over the next 14 minutes to make it 51-47 with 3:33 left. Then Davis responded with his heroics ... The Bucs shot 59 percent from the floor for the game and 50 percent from 3-point range. Campbell did force 20 ETSU turnovers, but the Bucs won the battle of the boards 33-26. ETSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense held the Camels to just 39 percent shooting for the game.

Game #22 Box Score Lipscomb 85, ETSU 84 Jan. 30, 2010 -- Johnson City, Tenn.

Game #23 Box Score Belmont 74, ETSU 67 Feb. 1, 2010 -- Johnson City, Tenn.

Game #24 Box Score ETSU 56, Florida Gulf Coast 47 Feb. 4, 2010 -- Fort Myers, Fla.

        

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Summary: Overcoming a 10-minute offensive drought to start the game, the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team employed its pressure defense to wake up from the lull and snap a twogame losing streak with a 56-47 win over Florida Gulf Coast in Atlantic Sun Conference play at Alico Arena ... The Bucs (12-12 overall, 8-5 A-Sun) fell behind 10-1 and did not score its first field goal until the 10:16 mark of the first half. However, the team turned it around in time, getting strong offensive nights from a pair of Florida natives, as sophomore forward Isiah Brown (Miami) posted a game high 17 points and seven rebounds, and sophomore guard Adam Sollazzo (Tampa) added seven points, three assists and four steals in 26 minutes of play. ... In the second half the Bucs built their largest lead of the game so far at 31-28, but the Eagles came right back to retake the advantage 32-31 on a pair from free throws from Eddie Murray with 15:01 left in the game. FGCU tied it at 36-36 on a pair of baskets by Hunter Miller, but from there Brown scored nine of the Bucs next 20 points as ETSU outscored the Eagles 20-11 the rest of the way for the win ... The Bucs only had two players in double figures, with Brown being joined by junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) with 10 points.

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Game #25 Box Score ETSU 75, Stetson 60 Feb. 6, 2010 -- DeLand, Fla.

Game #26 Box Score ETSU 66, Kennesaw State 45 Feb. 12, 2010 -- Johnson City, Tenn.

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Summary: Junior guard Micah Williams (Manchester) matched his career high with 22 points and junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston) posted his 12th double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds, as the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball completed a perfect road trip with its second straight win, defeating Stetson 75-60 in Atlantic Sun Conference action at the Edmunds Center. ... The Bucs shot a strong 56.3 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the arc, holding Stetson to just 35 percent from the field. ETSU also outrebounded the Hatters 38-24 and outscored Stetson 30-22 in the paint. Along with Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts, the Bucs also got 14 points and seven boards from sophomore forward Isiah Brown (Miami), while sophomore guard Adam Sollazzo (Tampa) added a 10-point, five-assist effort to the cause. ... After leading by nine at the half, the Bucs got the lead to 11 early on in the second half, but Stetson responded with a quick 5-0 spurt to make it 43-37 with 16:24 left in the game. The Hatters later got the deficit to just three at 48-45, but the Bucs pulled away late with a 15-7 run to make it 63-52 on a layup by Brown with 3:31 left in the game. From there, the Bucs only extended the lead at the foul line.

Summary: Sophomore forward Isiah Brown (Miami, Fla.) collected a career high 15 rebounds and scored 14 points on way to his fourth double-double performance of the season, as the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team won its third straight game by defeating Kennesaw State in Atlantic Sun Conference action ... Brown also dished out four assists, grabbed four steals and blocked three shots in what was arguably the best performance of his collegiate career. Meanwhile, junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) posted a game-high 23 points, while fellow junior guard Micah Williams (Manchester) added 13 points in the winning effort ... After falling behind 2-0 early on, the Bucs went on an early 17-3 run thanks to a 3-point barrage from Tubbs and Williams. From there, the Bucs kept the pressure on as Tubbs hit each of his career high five 3-pointers in the first half, and ETSU led by as many as 20 at 31-11 with just over four minutes left in the half. Kennesaw tried to cut into that lead in the final minutes before the intermission, but ultimately trailed 37-20 at the break. ... In the second half, the Owls did rally and cut the lead to 12 at 41-29, but a quick 8-0 spurt by the Bucs made it 49-29 and from there ETSU never looked back.

Summary: Going 25-of-25 at the free throw line before eventually finishing the game with a 33-of-40 clip at the charity stripe, the Mercer Bears took advantage of the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fouling woes on Sunday afternoon, dropping the Buccaneers 82-77 in Atlantic Sun Conference action at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center ... Trailing 72-68 with just under three minutes left in the game, the Bucs missed out on their chance to pull closer by going 1-of-4 at the foul line. From there, Mercer responded by going 8-of-13 at the line to keep the Bucs from rallying ... It was a game of runs in the first half, as the Bucs went on a 7-0 stretch to make it 17-12 in favor of ETSU with 11:34 left in the half. However, from there ETSU did not score for six minutes of game time and Mercer took that opportunity to go on a 15-0 run and led 27-17 with 6:09 left before the intermission. The Bucs finally responded and outscored the Bears 17-10 the rest of the way to make it 37-34 at the break. ... In the second half, the Bears led by as many as 12 points at 56-44 at the 13:42 mark. The Bucs slowly battled back to make it a two-point game at 65-63 on a 3-pointer by junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.), but that was as close as ETSU could get the rest of the way.

Game #28 Box Score Campbell 79, ETSU 57 Feb. 19, 2010 -- Buies Creek, N.C.

Game #29 Box Score ETSU 63, USC Upstate 56 Feb. 21, 2010 -- Johnson City, Tenn.

Game #30 Box Score ETSU 61, North Florida 46 Feb. 25, 2010 -- Jacksonville, Fla.

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Game #32 Box Score ETSU 72, Campbell 64 March 4, 2010 -- Macon, Ga.

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Summary: Junior guard Micah Williams (Manchester) chose the perfect time to play the game of his life. ... Scoring a career high 32 points and setting a personal best with nine made field goals, Williams powered the No. 5-seeded ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team to a second half rally and a 72-64 victory over No. 4-seeded Campbell in the quarterfinals of the 2010 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon at the University Center on the campus of Mercer University. ... Campbell, which was one of four teams in the A-Sun to share the regular season title, led throughout the game before the Bucs finally took the lead at 34-33 with 13:49 left. ETSU did not relinquish the lead the rest of the way. ... It indeed worked, as the Bucs took a 25-21 halftime deficit and scored 51 points after the break. Defensively, it was Bartowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to leave the Bucsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; man-to-man and go to a zone defense midway through the second half that finally put the brakes on the Campbell offense. ... Along with Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which included a 9-of-14 clip from the field, a 4-of-6 mark from 3-point range and a perfect 10-of-10 showing from the foul line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Bucs also got 18 points and eight rebounds from junior forward Tommy Hubbard (Boston).

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Game #33 Box Score ETSU 69, Kennesaw State 64 March 5, 2010 -- Macon, Ga.

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Summary: A 2009-10 season that began with the tragic death of rising sophomore Seth Coy (Washington, Ind.) in a car accident ended in celebration, as the ETSU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team earned its second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of a 72-66 win over host Mercer in the finals of the 2010 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament at the University Center. ... In a game that featured four lead changes and four ties, the Buccaneers (20-14) never led by more than seven points in the second half, but made plays down the stretch to get the win. Among those plays were a timely 3-pointer from junior guard Justin Tubbs (Trussville, Ala.) with just over a minute to play that made it a 65-61 game, a drawn charge by freshman forward J.C. Ward (Marietta, Ga.) on Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next possession with 59 seconds left, and a 9-of-12 effort from the foul line over the final minute. ... With the win, the Bucs will make the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ninth trip all-time to the NCAAs, which includes four trips to the dance over the last eight years. And the Bucs also enjoy their third A-Sun title in four seasons. ... The Bucs placed three players on the all-tournament squad, led by tournament MVP Micah Williams.

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES ... 1968, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2009. 2010


(Mar 13, 2010) Individual Career History BROWN, Isiah Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

34-22 634/18.6 33-32 841/25.5 67-54 1475/22.0

71-105 96-178 167-283

.676 .539 .590

0-0 0-0 0-0

.000 .000 .000

F-Throws ft-fta pct

19-47 63-121 82-168

off

Rebounds def tot

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

4.6 91 5.6 87 5.1 178

3 5 8

14 37 51

39 56 95

21 49 70

12 26 38

161 4.7 255 7.7 416 6.2

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

86 86

2.5 2.5

48 48

0 0

62 62

52 52

0 0

31 31

234 6.9 234 6.9

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

2.1

68

2

92

72

8

28

140 4.5

1.7 62 1.9 130

1 73 68 3 165 140

4 12

41 69

88 2.8 228 3.7

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

0 0

0.0 0.0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0.0 0 0.0

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

10 10

0.6 0.6

7 7

0 0

20 20

17 17

3 3

17 17

37 2.3 37 2.3

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

1.2 21 4.8 43 8.3 119 5.2 183

0 2 5 7

6 6 41 53

11 7 80 98

1 2 14 17

7 6 54 67

15 60 479 554

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

3 3

0.3 0.3

10 10

0 0

5 5

4 4

0 0

2 2

13 1.1 13 1.1

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

0.9 1.1 1.0

23 21 44

0 0 0

8 7 15

14 11 25

1 1 2

16 9 25

109 3.3 102 4.1 211 3.6

.404 73 85 .521 68 118 .488 141 203

158 186 344

avg

COOLEY, Sheldon Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2009-10 TOTAL

34-2 34-2

600/17.6 600/17.6

83-210 83-210

.395 .395

9-33 9-33

.273 .273

F-Throws ft-fta pct

59-81 59-81

.728 .728

off

19 19

Rebounds def tot

67 67

DAVIS, Jocolby Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

F-Throws ft-fta pct

2007-08

31-17

601/19.4

41-102

.402

7-17

.412

51-90

.567

17

47

64

2009-10 TOTAL

31-27 632/20.4 62-44 1233/19.9

34-75 75-177

.453 .424

2-12 9-29

.167 .310

18-38 69-128

.474 .539

11 28

41 88

52 116

off

EDWARDS, Jordan Season

2009-10 TOTAL

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2-0 2-0

4/2.0 4/2.0

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

F-Throws ft-fta pct

0-0 0-0

off

.000 .000

0 0

Rebounds def tot

0 0

GRIMM, Bruce Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2009-10 TOTAL

16-5 16-5

176/11.0 176/11.0

8-41 8-41

.195 .195

5-26 5-26

.192 .192

F-Throws ft-fta pct

16-23 16-23

off

.696 .696

3 3

7 7

HUBBARD, Tommy Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

24-3 117/4.9 15-3 265/17.7 34-34 1142/33.6 73-40 1524/20.9

7-16 17-42 179-400 203-458

.438 .405 .448 .443

0-2 0-1 13-45 13-48

.000 .000 .289 .271

F-Throws ft-fta pct

1-10 26-31 108-147 135-188

off

.100 11 17 .839 32 40 .735 96 185 .718 139 242

28 72 281 381

0.6 4.0 14.1 7.6

JOHNSON, DeShaud Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

F-Throws ft-fta pct

off

2009-10 TOTAL

12-0 12-0

62/5.2 62/5.2

5-9 5-9

.556 .556

1-2 1-2

.500 .500

2-2 1.000 2-2 1.000

1 1

Rebounds def tot

2 2

JONES, Jarvis Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

33-0 25-0 58-0

349/10.6 298/11.9 647/11.2

41-115 39-119 80-234

.357 .328 .342

3-Point fg-fga

19-63 20-68 39-131

pct

.302 .294 .298

F-Throws ft-fta pct

8-10 4-7 12-17

.800 .571 .706

off

8 8 16

22 20 42

30 28 58


(Mar 13, 2010) Individual Career History PODERIS, Lukas Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2009-10 TOTAL

29-3 29-3

270/9.3 270/9.3

27-57 27-57

.474 .474

1-5 1-5

.200 .200

F-Throws ft-fta pct

24-39 24-39

.615 .615

off

27 27

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

57 57

2.0 2.0

52 52

2 2

4 4

14 14

12 12

4 4

79 2.7 79 2.7

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

30 30

SMITH, Mike Season

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

34-7 873/25.7 32-10 754/23.6 34-34 1188/34.9 4-1 83/20.8 104-52 2898/27.9

124-288 71-162 175-387 13-40 383-877

.431 .438 .452 .325 .437

gp-gs

3-Point fg-fga

48-127 16-44 44-122 4-17 112-310

pct

.378 .364 .361 .235 .361

F-Throws ft-fta pct

78-98 67-93 127-164 7-8 279-363

off

.796 33 92 .720 46 103 .774 50 213 .875 4 3 .769 133 411

125 149 263 7 544

3.7 107 4.7 93 7.7 104 1.8 11 5.2 315

5 59 61 3 43 65 4 72 63 0 5 7 12 179 196

7 38 374 16 27 225 17 46 521 0 6 37 40 117 1157

11.0 7.0 15.3 9.3 11.1

avg

pf

fo

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

98 61 159

3.0 1.8 2.4

50 32 82

1 67 56 0 58 59 1 125 115

8 4 12

24 23 47

98 3.0 125 3.7 223 3.3

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

129 129

3.8 3.8

75 75

0 0

20 20

51 51

4 4

36 36

409 12.0 409 12.0

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

95 95

3.2 3.2

58 58

0 0

6 6

15 15

5 5

6 6

71 2.4 71 2.4

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

1.7 19 2.0 30 3.3 66 2.4 115

0 0 1 1

13 9 33 55

14 18 66 98

4 5 15 24

14 11 27 52

96 146 424 666

SOLLAZZO, Adam Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

33-12 591/17.9 34-1 477/14.0 67-13 1068/15.9

32-67 42-95 74-162

.478 .442 .457

2-9 1-6 3-15

.222 .167 .200

F-Throws ft-fta pct

off

32-61 40-57 72-118

10 88 11 50 21 138

.525 .702 .610

Rebounds def tot

ast

TUBBS, Justin Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

2009-10 TOTAL

34-33 34-33

920/27.1 920/27.1

136-330 136-330

.412 .412

3-Point fg-fga

73-223 73-223

pct

.327 .327

F-Throws ft-fta pct

64-91 64-91

.703 .703

off

52 52

77 77

WARD, J.C. Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2009-10 TOTAL

30-5 30-5

414/13.8 414/13.8

29-58 29-58

.500 .500

4-7 4-7

.571 .571

F-Throws ft-fta pct

9-25 9-25

.360 .360

off

41 41

54 54

WILLIAMS, Micah Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

27-0 245/9.1 33-1 456/13.8 34-27 907/26.7 94-28 1608/17.1

35-85 50-124 141-302 226-511

.412 .403 .467 .442

3-Point fg-fga

12-40 17-56 40-114 69-210

pct

.300 .304 .351 .329

F-Throws ft-fta pct

14-19 29-41 102-139 145-199

.737 .707 .734 .729

off

18 28 23 44 35 77 76 149

46 67 112 225

3.6 4.4 12.5 7.1


Score by Periods ETSU Opponents

1st 2nd 1095 1247 1024 1226

OT 11 12

4-1 83 34-33 920 16-5 176 34-2 600 12-0 62 31-27 632 34-34 1142 25-0 298 34-27 907 2-0 4 29-3 270 33-32 841 34-1 477 30-5 414 34 6826 34 6825

SMITH, Mike TUBBS, Justin GRIMM, Bruce COOLEY, Sheldon JOHNSON, DeShaud DAVIS, Jocolby HUBBARD, Tommy JONES, Jarvis WILLIAMS, Micah EDWARDS, Jordan PODERIS, Lukas BROWN, Isiah SOLLAZZO, Adam WARD, J.C. Total.......... Opponents......

01 03 04 05 10 11 13 25 30 33 34 41 43 44

min

gp-gs

Player

Total fg-fga pct

Totals 2353 2262

.235 .327 .192 .273 .500 .167 .289 .294 .351 .000 .200 .000 .167 .571 .310 .327

3-Point 3fg-fga pct

HOME 9-5 6-4 3-1

20.8 13-40 .325 4-17 27.1 136-330 .412 73-223 11.0 8-41 .195 5-26 17.6 83-210 .395 9-33 5.2 5-9 .556 1-2 20.4 34-75 .453 2-12 33.6 179-400 .448 13-45 11.9 39-119 .328 20-68 26.7 141-302 .467 40-114 2.0 0-0 .000 0-0 9.3 27-57 .474 1-5 25.5 96-178 .539 0-0 14.0 42-95 .442 1-6 13.8 29-58 .500 4-7 832-1914 .435 173-558 770-1857 .415 245-749

avg

OVERALL 20-14 13-7 7-7

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7-8 64-91 16-23 59-81 2-2 18-38 108-147 4-7 102-139 0-0 24-39 63-121 40-57 9-25 516-778 477-722 .474 .735 .571 .734 .000 .615 .521 .702 .360 .663 .661

1.000

.875 .703 .696 .728

F-Throw ft-fta pct

4 52 3 19 1 11 96 8 35 0 27 68 11 41 430 413

off

AWAY 9-9 7-3 2-6

3 77 7 67 2 41 185 20 77 0 30 118 50 54 807 793

7 129 10 86 3 52 281 28 112 0 57 186 61 95 1237 1206

Rebounds def tot pf

1.8 11 3.8 75 0.6 7 2.5 48 0.3 10 1.7 62 8.3 119 1.1 21 3.3 66 0.0 0 2.0 52 5.6 87 1.8 32 3.2 58 36.4 650 35.5 648

avg

a

a/g

to

to/g

0 5 1.25 7 1.75 0 20 0.59 51 1.50 0 20 1.25 17 1.06 0 62 1.82 52 1.53 0 5 0.42 4 0.33 1 73 2.35 68 2.19 5 41 1.21 80 2.35 0 7 0.28 11 0.44 1 33 0.97 66 1.94 0 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 4 0.14 14 0.48 5 37 1.12 56 1.70 0 58 1.71 59 1.74 0 6 0.20 15 0.50 14 371 10.91 505 14.85 - 436 12.82 568 16.71

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NEUTRAL 2-0 0-0 2-0

2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Extended Season Box Score (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games

a/to

blk

0.71 0 0.39 4 1.18 3 1.19 0 1.25 0 1.07 4 0.51 14 0.64 1 0.50 15 0.00 0 0.29 12 0.66 49 0.98 4 0.40 5 0.73 111 0.77 120

stl stl/g

0.00 6 1.50 0.12 36 1.06 0.19 17 1.06 0.00 31 0.91 0.00 2 0.17 0.13 41 1.32 0.41 54 1.59 0.04 9 0.36 0.44 27 0.79 0.00 0 0.00 0.41 4 0.14 1.48 26 0.79 0.12 23 0.68 0.17 6 0.20 3.26 282 8.29 3.53 249 7.32

blk/g

37 409 37 234 13 88 479 102 424 0 79 255 125 71 2353 2262

pts

9.3 12.0 2.3 6.9 1.1 2.8 14.1 4.1 12.5 0.0 2.7 7.7 3.7 2.4 69.2 66.5

avg


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Season Box Score (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

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Player

gp-gs

01 03 04 05 10 11 13 25 30 33 34 41 43 44

SMITH, Mike TUBBS, Justin GRIMM, Bruce COOLEY, Sheldon JOHNSON, DeShaud DAVIS, Jocolby HUBBARD, Tommy JONES, Jarvis WILLIAMS, Micah EDWARDS, Jordan PODERIS, Lukas BROWN, Isiah SOLLAZZO, Adam WARD, J.C. Total.......... Opponents......

4-1 34-33 16-5 34-2 12-0 31-27 34-34 25-0 34-27 2-0 29-3 33-32 34-1 30-5 34 34

Score by Periods ETSU Opponents

OVERALL 20-14 13-7 7-7

min avg

83 920 176 600 62 632 1142 298 907 4 270 841 477 414

20.8 27.1 11.0 17.6 5.2 20.4 33.6 11.9 26.7 2.0 9.3 25.5 14.0 13.8

6826 6825

1st 1095 1024

HOME 9-5 6-4 3-1

Total 3-Point fg-fga pct 3fg-fga pct

13-40 136-330 8-41 83-210 5-9 34-75 179-400 39-119 141-302 0-0 27-57 96-178 42-95 29-58

.325 .412 .195 .395 .556 .453 .448 .328 .467 .000 .474 .539 .442 .500 832-1914 .435 770-1857 .415

2nd 1247 1226

OT 11 12

4-17 73-223 5-26 9-33 1-2 2-12 13-45 20-68 40-114 0-0 1-5 0-0 1-6 4-7 173-558 245-749

.235 .327 .192 .273 .500 .167 .289 .294 .351 .000 .200 .000 .167 .571 .310 .327

Totals 2353 2262

AWAY 9-9 7-3 2-6

F-Throw ft-fta pct

7-8 64-91 16-23 59-81 2-2 18-38 108-147 4-7 102-139 0-0 24-39 63-121 40-57 9-25 516-778 477-722

.875 .703 .696 .728 1.000

.474 .735 .571 .734 .000 .615 .521 .702 .360 .663 .661

off

4 52 3 19 1 11 96 8 35 0 27 68 11 41 430 413

NEUTRAL 2-0 0-0 2-0

Rebounds def tot avg

3 77 7 67 2 41 185 20 77 0 30 118 50 54 807 793

7 129 10 86 3 52 281 28 112 0 57 186 61 95 1237 1206

pf dq

a

to blk stl

1.8 11 0 5 7 0 3.8 75 0 20 51 4 0.6 7 0 20 17 3 2.5 48 0 62 52 0 0.3 10 0 5 4 0 1.7 62 1 73 68 4 8.3 119 5 41 80 14 1.1 21 0 7 11 1 3.3 66 1 33 66 15 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 52 2 4 14 12 5.6 87 5 37 56 49 1.8 32 0 58 59 4 3.2 58 0 6 15 5 36.4 650 14 371 505 111 35.5 648 - 436 568 120

pts

avg

37 409 37 234 13 88 479 102 424 0 79 255 125 71 282 2353 249 2262

9.3 12.0 2.3 6.9 1.1 2.8 14.1 4.1 12.5 0.0 2.7 7.7 3.7 2.4 69.2 66.5

6 36 17 31 2 41 54 9 27 0 4 26 23 6


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Season Schedule/Results & Leaders (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL 20-14 13-7 7-7

HOME 9-5 6-4 3-1

Date 11/14/09 11/17/09 11/19/09 11/21/09 11/25/09 11-27-09 11/29/09 12/02/09 12/4/09 12/10/09 12/12/09 12/18/09

Opponent APPALACHIAN STATE at Chattanooga at Morgan State at LOUISVILLE COLL. OF CHARLESTON at Arkansas *UNF at Tennessee at UAB NORTH GEORGIA MURRAY STATE at Morehead State

12/21/09 01/04/10 01/07/10 1/9/10 1/14/10 1/16/10 01/21/10 01/23/10

*JACKSONVILLE *at USC Upstate *at Kennesaw State *at Mercer *STETSON *FLORIDA GULF COAST *at Lipscomb *at Belmont

W W W

1/27/10 1/30//10 2/01/10 2/4/10 02/06/10 2/12/10 2/14/10 02/19/10 2/21/10

*CAMPBELL *LIPSCOMB *BELMONT *at Florida Gulf Coast *at Stetson *KENNESAW STATE *MERCER *at Campbell *USC UPSTATE

W

W

72-57 84-85 67-74 56-47 75-60 66-45 77-82 57-79 63-56

02/25/10

*at North Florida

W

61-46

2/27/10

*at Jacksonville

W

64-62

W W W

72-64 69-64 72-66

3/4/10 3/5/10 3/6/10

vs Campbell vs Kennesaw State at Mercer

W

W W W

W

W W

W W W

Score 62-58 76-85 61-72 56-69 77-71 94-85 82-56 66-78 52-74 75-71 57-61 58-60 93-70 63-62 63-46 78-83 52-54 73-51 71-69 89-100

* = Conference game

Attendance Summary

Home Away Neutral Total

Games

Attend

Avg/Game

14 18 2 34

49656 84962 929 135547

3547 4720 464 3987

L L L

L L L L

L L

L

LOT L

L L

AWAY 9-9 7-3 2-6 Att. 5562 4037 1032 19179 3105 13794 3025 17512 6411 2972 2888 1746 3271 591 562 2377 4003 3634 2143 2011

High Points (13)SOLLAZZO, Adam (26)HUBBARD, Tommy (19)HUBBARD, Tommy (18)TUBBS, Justin (29)TUBBS, Justin (32)HUBBARD, Tommy (25)HUBBARD, Tommy (22)TUBBS, Justin (14)SMITH, Mike (22)WILLIAMS, Micah (18)WILLIAMS, Micah (14)HUBBARD, Tommy (14)JONES, Jarvis (17)WILLIAMS, Micah (21)HUBBARD, Tommy (20)HUBBARD, Tommy (29)COOLEY, Sheldon (13)WILLIAMS, Micah (21)HUBBARD, Tommy (18)WILLIAMS, Micah (21)WILLIAMS, Micah

3591 3286 4137 1859 1279 3471 3151 3023 3560

(18)TUBBS, Justin (22)HUBBARD, Tommy (17)BROWN, Isiah (17)BROWN, Isiah (22)WILLIAMS, Micah (23)TUBBS, Justin (24)HUBBARD, Tommy (14)WILLIAMS, Micah (13)TUBBS, Justin (13)COOLEY, Sheldon 1061 (14)COOLEY, Sheldon 3145 (15)BROWN, Isiah (15)WILLIAMS, Micah 929 (32)WILLIAMS, Micah (20)WILLIAMS, Micah 3200 (18)TUBBS, Justin

NEUTRAL 2-0 0-0 2-0 High Rebounds (7)HUBBARD, Tommy (13)HUBBARD, Tommy (10)HUBBARD, Tommy (9)HUBBARD, Tommy (11)HUBBARD, Tommy (10)HUBBARD, Tommy (13)HUBBARD, Tommy (7)BROWN, Isiah (10)BROWN, Isiah (11)HUBBARD, Tommy (7)HUBBARD, Tommy (6)BROWN, Isiah (10)HUBBARD, Tommy (9)HUBBARD, Tommy (14)HUBBARD, Tommy (7)COOLEY, Sheldon (8)HUBBARD, Tommy (9)HUBBARD, Tommy (10)BROWN, Isiah (6)HUBBARD, Tommy (6)TUBBS, Justin (10)HUBBARD, Tommy (13)HUBBARD, Tommy (12)HUBBARD, Tommy (7)BROWN, Isiah (10)HUBBARD, Tommy (15)BROWN, Isiah (12)HUBBARD, Tommy (11)HUBBARD, Tommy (12)WARD, J.C. (6)BROWN, Isiah (6)HUBBARD, Tommy (12)BROWN, Isiah (8)HUBBARD, Tommy (6)HUBBARD, Tommy (9)WILLIAMS, Micah


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Combined Team Statistics (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

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Player

gp-gs

01 03 04 05 10 11 13 25 30 33 34 41 43 44

SMITH, Mike TUBBS, Justin GRIMM, Bruce COOLEY, Sheldon JOHNSON, DeShaud DAVIS, Jocolby HUBBARD, Tommy JONES, Jarvis WILLIAMS, Micah EDWARDS, Jordan PODERIS, Lukas BROWN, Isiah SOLLAZZO, Adam WARD, J.C. Total.......... Opponents......

4-1 34-33 16-5 34-2 12-0 31-27 34-34 25-0 34-27 2-0 29-3 33-32 34-1 30-5 34 34

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points per game Scoring margin FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct 3 POINT FG-ATT 3-point FG pct 3-pt FG made per game FREE THROWS-ATT Free throw pct F-Throws made per game REBOUNDS Rebounds per game Rebounding margin ASSISTS Assists per game TURNOVERS Turnovers per game Turnover margin Assist/turnover ratio STEALS Steals per game BLOCKS Blocks per game ATTENDANCE Home games-Avg/Game Neutral site-Avg/Game Score by Periods ETSU Opponents

OVERALL 20-14 13-7 7-7

min avg

83 920 176 600 62 632 1142 298 907 4 270 841 477 414

20.8 27.1 11.0 17.6 5.2 20.4 33.6 11.9 26.7 2.0 9.3 25.5 14.0 13.8

6826 6825

ETSU 2353 69.2 +2.7 832-1914 .435 173-558 .310 5.1 516-778 .663 15.2 1237 36.4 +0.9 371 10.9 505 14.9 +1.9 0.7 282 8.3 111 3.3 49656 14-3547 -

1st 2nd 1095 1247 1024 1226

OT 11 12

HOME 9-5 6-4 3-1

Total 3-Point fg-fga pct 3fg-fga pct

13-40 136-330 8-41 83-210 5-9 34-75 179-400 39-119 141-302 0-0 27-57 96-178 42-95 29-58

.325 .412 .195 .395 .556 .453 .448 .328 .467 .000 .474 .539 .442 .500 832-1914 .435 770-1857 .415 OPP 2262 66.5 770-1857 .415 245-749 .327 7.2 477-722 .661 14.0 1206 35.5 436 12.8 568 16.7 0.8 249 7.3 120 3.5 85891 18-4720 2-464

Totals 2353 2262

4-17 73-223 5-26 9-33 1-2 2-12 13-45 20-68 40-114 0-0 1-5 0-0 1-6 4-7 173-558 245-749

.235 .327 .192 .273 .500 .167 .289 .294 .351 .000 .200 .000 .167 .571 .310 .327

*

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

AWAY 9-9 7-3 2-6

F-Throw ft-fta pct

7-8 64-91 16-23 59-81 2-2 18-38 108-147 4-7 102-139 0-0 24-39 63-121 40-57 9-25 516-778 477-722 Date 11/14/09 11/17/09 11/19/09 11/21/09 11/25/09 11-27-09 11/29/09 12/02/09 12/4/09 12/10/09 12/12/09 12/18/09 12/21/09 01/04/10 01/07/10 1/9/10 1/14/10 1/16/10 01/21/10 01/23/10 1/27/10 1/30//10 2/01/10 2/4/10 02/06/10 2/12/10 2/14/10 02/19/10 2/21/10 02/25/10 2/27/10 3/4/10 3/5/10 3/6/10

.875 .703 .696 .728 1.000

.474 .735 .571 .734 .000 .615 .521 .702 .360 .663 .661

off

4 52 3 19 1 11 96 8 35 0 27 68 11 41 430 413

NEUTRAL 2-0 0-0 2-0

Rebounds def tot avg

3 77 7 67 2 41 185 20 77 0 30 118 50 54 807 793

7 129 10 86 3 52 281 28 112 0 57 186 61 95 1237 1206

Opponent APPALACHIAN STATE at Chattanooga at Morgan State at LOUISVILLE COLL. OF CHARLESTON at Arkansas UNF at Tennessee at UAB NORTH GEORGIA MURRAY STATE at Morehead State JACKSONVILLE at USC Upstate at Kennesaw State at Mercer STETSON FLORIDA GULF COAST at Lipscomb at Belmont CAMPBELL LIPSCOMB BELMONT at Florida Gulf Coast at Stetson KENNESAW STATE MERCER at Campbell USC UPSTATE at North Florida at Jacksonville vs Campbell vs Kennesaw State at Mercer

* = Conference game

pf dq

a

to blk stl

1.8 11 0 5 7 0 3.8 75 0 20 51 4 0.6 7 0 20 17 3 2.5 48 0 62 52 0 0.3 10 0 5 4 0 1.7 62 1 73 68 4 8.3 119 5 41 80 14 1.1 21 0 7 11 1 3.3 66 1 33 66 15 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 52 2 4 14 12 5.6 87 5 37 56 49 1.8 32 0 58 59 4 3.2 58 0 6 15 5 36.4 650 14 371 505 111 35.5 648 - 436 568 120

W L L L W W W L L W L L W W W L L W W L W Lot L W W W L L W W W W W W

pts

avg

37 409 37 234 13 88 479 102 424 0 79 255 125 71 282 2353 249 2262

9.3 12.0 2.3 6.9 1.1 2.8 14.1 4.1 12.5 0.0 2.7 7.7 3.7 2.4 69.2 66.5

6 36 17 31 2 41 54 9 27 0 4 26 23 6

Score 58-62 76-85 61-72 56-69 71-77 94-85 56-82 66-78 52-74 71-75 61-57 58-60 70-93 63-62 63-46 78-83 54-52 51-73 71-69 89-100 57-72 85-84 74-67 56-47 75-60 45-66 82-77 57-79 56-63 61-46 64-62 72-64 64-69 72-66

Att. 5562 4037 1032 19179 3105 13794 3025 17512 6411 2972 2888 1746 3271 591 562 2377 4003 3634 2143 2011 3591 3286 4137 1859 1279 3471 3151 3023 3560 1061 3145 929 0 3200


1st 27/27 52/47 24/34 21/37 40/30 48/32 44/31 31/36 25/37 33/31 20/36 26/25 41/32 47/36 29/13 28/35 27/19 34/10 37/30 22/44 34/22 33/30 30/33 26/24 41/32 37/20 34/37 19/35 29/37 30/19 37/24 21/25 31/29 37/35

2nd 35/31 24/38 37/38 35/32 37/41 46/53 38/25 35/42 27/37 42/40 37/25 32/35 52/38 16/26 34/33 50/48 25/35 39/41 34/39 67/56 38/35 40/43 37/41 30/23 34/28 29/25 43/45 38/44 34/19 31/27 27/38 51/39 38/35 35/31

Score 62-58 76-85 61-72 56-69 77-71 94-85 82-56 66-78 52-74 75-71 57-61 58-60 93-70 63-62 63-46 78-83 52-54 73-51 71-69 89-100 72-57 84-85 67-74 56-47 75-60 66-45 77-82 57-79 63-56 61-46 64-62 72-64 69-64 72-66

Mar +4 (9) (11) (13) +6 +9 +26 (12) (22) +4 (4) (2) +23 +1 +17 (5) (2) +22 +2 (11) +15 (1) (7) +9 +15 +21 (5) (22) +7 +15 +2 +8 +5 +6

Total FG 22-54/18-44 27-62/26-59 17-58/24-48 20-60/24-66 29-60/27-69 32-54/31-61 30-66/22-45 24-54/28-59 19-55/24-58 24-53/27-65 18-48/23-51 21-55/23-56 32-57/22-57 21-51/23-66 25-60/16-52 28-74/27-55 18-47/19-45 22-57/18-51 29-56/22-56 30-65/27-49 24-41/22-56 32-70/27-63 27-60/22-55 20-43/18-46 27-48/19-55 26-66/17-53 29-68/21-48 22-56/27-54 19-53/23-51 25-60/16-53 21-50/22-58 19-42/23-52 26-54/20-49 27-57/22-52

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category

Opponent APPALACHIAN STATE Chattanooga Morgan State LOUISVILLE COLL. OF CHARLESTON Arkansas UNF Tennessee UAB NORTH GEORGIA MURRAY STATE Morehead State JACKSONVILLE USC Upstate Kennesaw State Mercer STETSON FLORIDA GULF COAST Lipscomb Belmont CAMPBELL LIPSCOMB BELMONT Florida Gulf Coast Stetson KENNESAW STATE MERCER Campbell USC UPSTATE North Florida Jacksonville Campbell Kennesaw State Mercer

FG Pct .407/.409 .435/.441 .293/.500 .333/.364 .483/.391 .593/.508 .455/.489 .444/.475 .345/.414 .453/.415 .375/.451 .382/.411 .561/.386 .412/.348 .417/.308 .378/.491 .383/.422 .386/.353 .518/.393 .462/.551 .585/.393 .457/.429 .450/.400 .465/.391 .563/.345 .394/.321 .426/.438 .393/.500 .358/.451 .417/.302 .420/.379 .452/.442 .481/.408 .474/.423

3-Pointers 3-15/4-18 8-23/11-28 5-18/4-12 8-22/6-30 4-12/9-35 11-14/11-28 6-21/6-12 7-20/7-20 4-16/5-19 4-20/7-19 5-16/4-17 11-29/9-23 11-23/12-25 2-10/8-25 3-17/4-25 6-20/12-28 2-14/10-25 6-19/4-17 6-17/12-25 9-22/14-27 8-16/2-11 6-25/10-30 1-8/5-23 1-6/5-18 4-10/7-25 6-18/4-24 2-10/7-19 4-18/10-21 5-22/6-18 1-9/2-21 3-9/8-19 5-15/4-18 3-14/8-21 3-10/8-23

3FG Pct .200/.222 .348/.393 .278/.333 .364/.200 .333/.257 .786/.393 .286/.500 .350/.350 .250/.263 .200/.368 .313/.235 .379/.391 .478/.480 .200/.320 .176/.160 .300/.429 .143/.400 .316/.235 .353/.480 .409/.519 .500/.182 .240/.333 .125/.217 .167/.278 .400/.280 .333/.167 .200/.368 .222/.476 .227/.333 .111/.095 .333/.421 .333/.222 .214/.381 .300/.348

Free Throws 15-27/18-23 14-29/22-27 22-36/20-27 8-14/15-22 15-24/8-12 19-25/12-22 16-26/6-10 11-13/15-24 10-15/21-30 23-33/10-17 16-25/11-22 5-9/5-11 18-30/14-18 19-28/8-15 10-13/10-17 16-22/17-28 14-21/6-12 23-34/11-25 7-9/13-20 20-30/32-50 16-22/11-19 14-22/21-32 12-19/25-34 15-25/6-8 17-22/15-20 8-12/7-9 17-25/33-40 9-15/15-22 20-25/4-6 10-23/12-18 19-27/10-18 29-37/14-17 14-19/16-24 15-22/14-23

FT Pct .556/.783 .483/.815 .611/.741 .571/.682 .625/.667 .760/.545 .615/.600 .846/.625 .667/.700 .697/.588 .640/.500 .556/.455 .600/.778 .679/.533 .769/.588 .727/.607 .667/.500 .676/.440 .778/.650 .667/.640 .727/.579 .636/.656 .632/.735 .600/.750 .773/.750 .667/.778 .680/.825 .600/.682 .800/.667 .435/.667 .704/.556 .784/.824 .737/.667 .682/.609

Rebounds 34/36 (2) 42/35 +7 39/38 +1 44/44 47/33 +14 36/23 +13 38/28 +10 32/34 (2) 28/52 (24) 38/35 +3 29/39 (10) 30/44 (14) 43/24 +19 40/44 (4) 42/35 +7 38/42 (4) 34/28 +6 38/44 (6) 29/37 (8) 28/42 (14) 33/26 +7 47/40 +7 35/39 (4) 27/32 (5) 38/24 +14 39/42 (3) 40/35 +5 40/29 +11 33/32 +1 36/46 (10) 41/34 +7 35/23 +12 32/31 +1 32/36 (4)

2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Team Game-by-Game Comparison (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games Assist T/Over 8/6 20/25 12/13 19/14 7/9 12/15 12/14 20/14 17/11 10/4 14/20 14/11 13/11 11/25 8/22 13/6 8/13 14/16 12/14 21/16 8/13 20/23 10/16 16/22 16/13 18/18 15/13 20/20 15/10 14/20 8/22 11/18 5/10 14/17 9/8 13/26 10/17 10/16 13/19 9/18 15/9 20/13 16/16 14/13 6/8 16/16 13/16 18/24 14/11 15/11 13/6 7/20 9/13 15/19 12/19 22/12 8/13 13/18 8/6 7/19 8/13 17/13 12/13 18/13 11/8 15/17 6/11 9/16

Block 2/4 8/4 1/3 2/9 2/2 3/1 2/6 2/5 5/10 6/3 3/4 3/3 9/6 7/5 2/4 1/6 2/0 1/4 4/0 3/0 5/0 0/1 4/5 1/7 2/2 4/5 5/4 1/1 2/1 5/3 6/7 2/1 2/2 4/2

Steal 8/10 6/7 5/9 6/9 3/4 5/6 11/3 4/7 6/7 9/11 12/12 16/7 11/5 13/10 14/10 9/8 8/4 11/5 8/5 8/4 8/11 3/5 9/12 10/11 8/8 13/3 7/10 4/14 10/4 10/2 2/9 6/8 9/4 10/5

Fouls 22/19 24/27 23/28 17/18 10/16 19/22 14/21 20/12 23/16 20/24 16/19 15/13 16/19 16/20 15/12 20/17 16/18 27/26 16/9 36/23 16/19 23/18 23/21 16/23 19/18 11/13 29/21 19/13 14/19 16/17 22/20 19/26 15/20 23/21


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Team Game-by-Game (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games TEAM STATISTICS

Opponent

Date

Score

Total fg-fga

APPALACHIAN STATE at Chattanooga at Morgan State at LOUISVILLE COLL. OF CHARLESTON at Arkansas UNF at Tennessee at UAB NORTH GEORGIA MURRAY STATE at Morehead State JACKSONVILLE at USC Upstate at Kennesaw State at Mercer STETSON FLORIDA GULF COAST at Lipscomb at Belmont CAMPBELL LIPSCOMB BELMONT at Florida Gulf Coast at Stetson KENNESAW STATE MERCER at Campbell USC UPSTATE at North Florida at Jacksonville vs Campbell vs Kennesaw State at Mercer

11/14/09 11/17/09 11/19/09 11/21/09 11/25/09 11-27-09 11/29/09 12/02/09 12/4/09 12/10/09 12/12/09 12/18/09 12/21/09 01/04/10 01/07/10 1/9/10 1/14/10 1/16/10 01/21/10 01/23/10 1/27/10 1/30//10 2/01/10 2/4/10 02/06/10 2/12/10 2/14/10 02/19/10 2/21/10 02/25/10 2/27/10 3/4/10 3/5/10 3/6/10

62-58 W 76-85 L 61-72 L 56-69 L 77-71 W 94-85 W 82-56 W 66-78 L 52-74 L 75-71 W 57-61 L 58-60 L 93-70 W 63-62 W 63-46 W 78-83 L 52-54 L 73-51 W 71-69 W 89-100 L 72-57 W 84-85 Lot 67-74 L 56-47 W 75-60 W 66-45 W 77-82 L 57-79 L 63-56 W 61-46 W 64-62 W 72-64 W 69-64 W 72-66 W

22-54 27-62 17-58 20-60 29-60 32-54 30-66 24-54 19-55 24-53 18-48 21-55 32-57 21-51 25-60 28-74 18-47 22-57 29-56 30-65 24-41 32-70 27-60 20-43 27-48 26-66 29-68 22-56 19-53 25-60 21-50 19-42 26-54 27-57

ETSU Opponents

Games played: 34 Points/game: 69.2 FG Pct: 43.5 3FG Pct: 31.0 FT Pct: 66.3

2353 2262

832-1914 770-1857

3-Pointers pct 3fg-fga pct

.407 .435 .293 .333 .483 .593 .455 .444 .345 .453 .375 .382 .561 .412 .417 .378 .383 .386 .518 .462 .585 .457 .450 .465 .563 .394 .426 .393 .358 .417 .420 .452 .481 .474

3-15 8-23 5-18 8-22 4-12 11-14 6-21 7-20 4-16 4-20 5-16 11-29 11-23 2-10 3-17 6-20 2-14 6-19 6-17 9-22 8-16 6-25 1-8 1-6 4-10 6-18 2-10 4-18 5-22 1-9 3-9 5-15 3-14 3-10

.435 173-558 .415 245-749

.200 .348 .278 .364 .333 .786 .286 .350 .250 .200 .313 .379 .478 .200 .176 .300 .143 .316 .353 .409 .500 .240 .125 .167 .400 .333 .200 .222 .227 .111 .333 .333 .214 .300

Free throws ft-fta pct

off

15-27 14-29 22-36 8-14 15-24 19-25 16-26 11-13 10-15 23-33 16-25 5-9 18-30 19-28 10-13 16-22 14-21 23-34 7-9 20-30 16-22 14-22 12-19 15-25 17-22 8-12 17-25 9-15 20-25 10-23 19-27 29-37 14-19 15-22

.556 .483 .611 .571 .625 .760 .615 .846 .667 .697 .640 .556 .600 .679 .769 .727 .667 .676 .778 .667 .727 .636 .632 .600 .773 .667 .680 .600 .800 .435 .704 .784 .737 .682

13 16 20 19 11 11 20 10 8 12 7 8 16 13 14 18 10 13 9 9 4 16 12 9 11 15 20 18 10 13 15 9 11 10

.663 .661

430 413

.310 516-778 .327 477-722

Rebounds/game: 36.4 Assists/game: 10.9 Turnovers/game: 14.9 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.7 Steals/game: 8.3 Blocks/game: 3.3

Rebounds def tot

21 26 19 25 36 25 18 22 20 26 22 22 27 27 28 20 24 25 20 19 29 31 23 18 27 24 20 22 23 23 26 26 21 22

34 42 39 44 47 36 38 32 28 38 29 30 43 40 42 38 34 38 29 28 33 47 35 27 38 39 40 40 33 36 41 35 32 32

avg

pf

34.0 38.0 38.3 39.8 41.2 40.3 40.0 39.0 37.8 37.8 37.0 36.4 36.9 37.1 37.5 37.5 37.3 37.3 36.9 36.5 36.3 36.8 36.7 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.6 36.6 36.7 36.7 36.5 36.4

22 24 23 17 10 19 14 20 23 20 16 15 16 16 15 20 16 27 16 36 16 23 23 16 19 11 29 19 14 16 22 19 15 23

a t/o blk stl

8 12 7 12 17 14 13 8 8 12 8 10 16 15 15 8 5 9 10 13 15 16 6 13 14 13 9 12 8 8 8 12 11 6

20 19 12 20 10 14 11 13 14 21 20 16 18 20 14 11 14 13 10 9 20 14 16 18 15 7 15 22 13 7 17 18 15 9

2 8 1 2 2 3 2 2 5 6 3 3 9 7 2 1 2 1 4 3 5 0 4 1 2 4 5 1 2 5 6 2 2 4

8 6 5 6 3 5 11 4 6 9 12 16 11 13 14 9 8 11 8 8 8 3 9 10 8 13 7 4 10 10 2 6 9 10

pts

avg

62 76 61 56 77 94 82 66 52 75 57 58 93 63 63 78 52 73 71 89 72 84 67 56 75 66 77 57 63 61 64 72 69 72

62.0 69.0 66.3 63.8 66.4 71.0 72.6 71.8 69.6 70.1 68.9 68.0 69.9 69.4 69.0 69.6 68.5 68.8 68.9 69.9 70.0 70.6 70.5 69.9 70.1 69.9 70.2 69.7 69.5 69.2 69.0 69.1 69.1 69.2

807 1237 36.4 650 371 505 111 282 2353 69.2 793 1206 35.5 648 436 568 120 249 2262 66.5


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Game-by-Game Points-Rebounds-Assists (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games

Opponent

Date

Score

APPALACHIAN STATE at Chattanooga at Morgan State at LOUISVILLE COLL. OF CHARLESTON at Arkansas UNF at Tennessee at UAB NORTH GEORGIA MURRAY STATE at Morehead State JACKSONVILLE at USC Upstate at Kennesaw State at Mercer STETSON FLORIDA GULF COAST at Lipscomb at Belmont CAMPBELL LIPSCOMB BELMONT at Florida Gulf Coast at Stetson KENNESAW STATE MERCER at Campbell USC UPSTATE at North Florida at Jacksonville vs Campbell vs Kennesaw State at Mercer

11/14/09 11/17/09 11/19/09 11/21/09 11/25/09 11-27-09 11/29/09 12/02/09 12/4/09 12/10/09 12/12/09 12/18/09 12/21/09 01/04/10 01/07/10 1/9/10 1/14/10 1/16/10 01/21/10 01/23/10 1/27/10 1/30//10 2/01/10 2/4/10 02/06/10 2/12/10 2/14/10 02/19/10 2/21/10 02/25/10 2/27/10 3/4/10 3/5/10 3/6/10

62-58 76-85 61-72 56-69 77-71 94-85 82-56 66-78 52-74 75-71 57-61 58-60 93-70 63-62 63-46 78-83 52-54 73-51 71-69 89-100 72-57 84-85 67-74 56-47 75-60 66-45 77-82 57-79 63-56 61-46 64-62 72-64 69-64 72-66

Opponent

Date

Score

APPALACHIAN STATE at Chattanooga at Morgan State at LOUISVILLE COLL. OF CHARLESTON at Arkansas UNF at Tennessee at UAB NORTH GEORGIA MURRAY STATE at Morehead State JACKSONVILLE at USC Upstate at Kennesaw State at Mercer STETSON FLORIDA GULF COAST at Lipscomb at Belmont CAMPBELL LIPSCOMB BELMONT at Florida Gulf Coast at Stetson KENNESAW STATE MERCER at Campbell USC UPSTATE at North Florida at Jacksonville vs Campbell vs Kennesaw State at Mercer

11/14/09 11/17/09 11/19/09 11/21/09 11/25/09 11-27-09 11/29/09 12/02/09 12/4/09 12/10/09 12/12/09 12/18/09 12/21/09 01/04/10 01/07/10 1/9/10 1/14/10 1/16/10 01/21/10 01/23/10 1/27/10 1/30//10 2/01/10 2/4/10 02/06/10 2/12/10 2/14/10 02/19/10 2/21/10 02/25/10 2/27/10 3/4/10 3/5/10 3/6/10

62-58 76-85 61-72 56-69 77-71 94-85 82-56 66-78 52-74 75-71 57-61 58-60 93-70 63-62 63-46 78-83 52-54 73-51 71-69 89-100 72-57 84-85 67-74 56-47 75-60 66-45 77-82 57-79 63-56 61-46 64-62 72-64 69-64 72-66

W L L L W W W L L W L L W W W L L W W L W LO L W W W L L W W W W W W

W L L L W W W L L W L L W W W L L W W L W LO L W W W L L W W W W W W

01 SMITH,MIKE

03 TUBBS,JUST

04 GRIMM,BRUC

05 COOLEY,SHE

10 JOHNSON,DE

11 DAVIS,JOCO

13 HUBBARD,TO

3-0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 14-2-1 6-3-1 14-2-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

11-4-0 7-3-0 16-1-1 18-7-1 29-7-0 21-9-2 5-3-3 22-2-0 11-5-0 16-2-0 7-4-0 6-2-0 16-4-0 0-1-0 10-3-0 12-5-0 12-5-1 15-8-1 13-4-2 18-6-0 18-1-0 16-3-2 0-3-0 7-0-1 3-1-1 23-9-0 13-6-1 8-3-0 13-2-0 5-2-0 7-4-1 6-4-1 7-3-1 18-3-1

0-0-0 0-0-0 1-2-1 0-0-1 0-1-2 DNP 2-1-0 DNP DNP 1-0-0 11-0-3 12-2-2 6-1-6 1-1-1 0-1-2 0-0-0 0-0-1 3-1-1 DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

11-3-0 9-3-2 4-1-1 3-5-5 7-2-2 8-2-3 9-3-2 10-2-2 6-3-0 2-2-1 0-3-2 5-4-0 9-4-2 2-3-1 5-2-6 29-7-4 9-4-1 4-2-1 0-0-0 17-1-6 2-1-0 0-1-1 9-2-2 5-2-2 3-2-2 2-2-2 6-0-0 11-6-6 13-2-1 14-5-2 9-4-1 0-0-1 11-3-1 0-0-0

0-0-0 DNP 2-0-0 DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP 3-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 DNP 2-0-2 DNP DNP DNP 2-1-1 DNP DNP 2-0-0 2-2-2 DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

2-1-0 11-1-7 3-0-2 2-1-2 4-7-7 2-2-1 2-3-1 0-0-0 2-1-2 6-0-8 2-0-0 0-1-3 DNP DNP DNP 0-1-0 0-3-0 2-1-1 2-0-1 1-1-1 10-3-4 6-5-7 9-2-2 2-3-1 1-0-2 0-0-2 6-4-4 2-1-1 3-0-1 4-2-3 0-4-1 0-2-5 2-0-4 2-3-0

4-7-2 26-13-0 19-10-0 9-9-2 13-11-2 32-10-2 25-13-2 11-2-2 3-0-0 14-11-1 7-7-1 14-4-2 15-10-2 21-9-2 20-14-0 5-6-1 5-8-0 21-9-3 10-8-3 13-6-0 15-10-2 22-13-0 16-12-1 10-4-3 14-10-1 6-8-2 24-12-1 7-11-3 10-6-0 6-6-1 12-2-0 18-8-0 18-6-0 14-6-0

25 JONES,JARV

30 WILLIAMS,M

33 EDWARDS,JO

34 PODERIS,LU

41 BROWN,ISIA

43 SOLLAZZO,A

44 WARD,JC

DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 3-1-0 3-1-0 3-0-0 14-1-1 14-3-0 4-2-0 3-2-0 0-3-0 2-3-0 7-2-0 17-2-0 8-0-1 3-1-0 5-3-0 8-0-0 0-0-1 3-0-0 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-1-0 3-0-1 0-0-1 DNP 2-1-0 0-1-1 0-0-0

8-4-1 8-3-0 4-2-1 12-2-0 0-1-0 18-5-2 12-2-1 7-3-0 5-1-0 22-10-1 18-3-0 5-2-0 17-3-1 12-5-1 4-1-0 18-2-2 13-5-1 9-1-0 18-2-3 21-4-0 11-6-6 13-3-4 2-0-0 6-2-0 22-7-3 13-1-1 10-1-1 14-4-0 12-2-2 10-4-0 15-2-0 32-5-1 20-5-0 13-9-1

DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

2-3-1 0-3-0 0-0-0 6-5-0 2-1-0 0-0-1 2-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 6-7-1 14-4-0 7-5-1 6-2-0 6-3-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 4-3-0 1-2-0 6-5-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 5-2-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 4-4-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

4-6-1 13-8-1 5-4-0 4-5-0 4-5-0 5-1-2 5-2-0 4-7-1 8-10-3 6-4-0 3-4-2 2-6-2 8-2-2 6-6-3 4-2-1 DNP 3-0-0 7-4-1 11-10-1 0-0-1 12-8-3 16-10-1 17-8-0 17-7-1 14-7-0 14-15-4 10-8-0 3-4-0 2-2-0 8-6-0 15-12-2 4-4-1 9-4-3 12-5-1

13-0-2 2-3-2 1-2-0 2-0-0 7-3-4 0-2-1 4-2-2 2-6-2 0-0-1 3-2-1 4-1-0 0-1-0 0-3-2 3-4-7 6-4-4 2-3-0 2-1-1 5-5-1 0-0-0 0-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-1 4-4-1 7-0-3 10-3-5 8-1-1 2-1-2 6-1-0 5-3-3 10-2-1 0-1-3 6-0-3 0-3-0 11-0-3

4-2-0 0-0-0 6-8-1 0-4-1 11-5-0 8-3-0 2-5-1 4-6-0 0-3-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 2-1-0 DNP 4-6-1 3-6-1 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 5-2-0 DNP 0-0-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP 4-0-0 0-0-0 0-12-0 2-5-0 6-9-0 4-5-0 2-1-1 2-6-0


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Game-by-Game Highs (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games Opponent APPALACHIAN STATE

Date 11/14/09

at Chattanooga

11/17/09

at Morgan State at LOUISVILLE

11/19/09 11/21/09

Score Points Rebounds Assists Steals 62-58 13-SOLLAZZO, Adam 7-HUBBARD, Tommy 2-SOLLAZZO, Adam 4-TUBBS, Justin HUBBARD, Tommy 76-85 26-HUBBARD, Tomm 13-HUBBARD, Tomm 7-DAVIS, Jocolby 2-HUBBARD, Tommy BROWN, Isiah 61-72 19-HUBBARD, Tomm 10-HUBBARD, Tomm 2-DAVIS, Jocolby 2-TUBBS, Justin 56-69 18-TUBBS, Justin 9-HUBBARD, Tommy 5-COOLEY, Sheldon 4-HUBBARD, Tommy

COLL. OF CHARLESTON

11/25/09

77-71 29-TUBBS, Justin

at Arkansas UNF

11-27-09 11/29/09

94-85 32-HUBBARD, Tomm 10-HUBBARD, Tomm 82-56 25-HUBBARD, Tomm 13-HUBBARD, Tomm

at Tennessee

12/02/09

66-78 22-TUBBS, Justin

at UAB NORTH GEORGIA MURRAY STATE

12/4/09 12/10/09 12/12/09

52-74 14-SMITH, Mike 10-BROWN, Isiah 75-71 22-WILLIAMS, Micah 11-HUBBARD, Tomm 57-61 18-WILLIAMS, Micah 7-HUBBARD, Tommy

at Morehead State

12/18/09

JACKSONVILLE at USC Upstate

12/21/09 01/04/10

58-60 14-JONES, Jarvis 6-BROWN, Isiah HUBBARD, Tommy 93-70 17-WILLIAMS, Micah 10-HUBBARD, Tomm 63-62 21-HUBBARD, Tomm 9-HUBBARD, Tommy

at Kennesaw State

01/07/10

63-46 20-HUBBARD, Tomm 14-HUBBARD, Tomm

at Mercer

1/9/10

78-83 29-COOLEY, Sheldon 7-COOLEY, Sheldon

STETSON

1/14/10

52-54 13-WILLIAMS, Micah

FLORIDA GULF COAST at Lipscomb

1/16/10 01/21/10

73-51 21-HUBBARD, Tomm 9-HUBBARD, Tommy 71-69 18-WILLIAMS, Micah 10-BROWN, Isiah

at Belmont

01/23/10

89-100 21-WILLIAMS, Micah

6-TUBBS, Justin HUBBARD, Tommy

CAMPBELL

1/27/10

72-57 18-TUBBS, Justin

10-HUBBARD, Tomm

LIPSCOMB BELMONT

1/30//10 2/01/10

84-85 22-HUBBARD, Tomm 13-HUBBARD, Tomm 67-74 17-BROWN, Isiah 12-HUBBARD, Tomm

at Florida Gulf Coast

2/4/10

56-47 17-BROWN, Isiah

at Stetson

02/06/10

75-60 22-WILLIAMS, Micah 10-HUBBARD, Tomm

KENNESAW STATE

2/12/10

66-45 23-TUBBS, Justin

11-HUBBARD, Tomm

7-BROWN, Isiah

8-HUBBARD, Tommy

7-BROWN, Isiah

15-BROWN, Isiah

Blocked shots 1-WARD, J.C. DAVIS, Jocolby 5-BROWN, Isiah

1-HUBBARD, Tommy 1-PODERIS, Lukas WILLIAMS, Micah 7-DAVIS, Jocolby 2-HUBBARD, Tommy 1-BROWN, Isiah DAVIS, Jocolby 3-COOLEY, Sheldon 2-WARD, J.C. 2-WILLIAMS, Micah 3-TUBBS, Justin 3-COOLEY, Sheldon 1-BROWN, Isiah HUBBARD, Tommy 2-SOLLAZZO, Adam 2-HUBBARD, Tommy 1-WARD, J.C. COOLEY, Sheldon SOLLAZZO, Adam HUBBARD, Tommy 3-BROWN, Isiah 3-SMITH, Mike 4-BROWN, Isiah 8-DAVIS, Jocolby 3-DAVIS, Jocolby 2-HUBBARD, Tommy 3-GRIMM, Bruce 4-HUBBARD, Tommy 2-WILLIAMS, Micah GRIMM, Bruce 3-DAVIS, Jocolby 4-HUBBARD, Tommy 3-BROWN, Isiah JONES, Jarvis 6-GRIMM, Bruce 4-GRIMM, Bruce 3-BROWN, Isiah 7-SOLLAZZO, Adam 2-GRIMM, Bruce 4-BROWN, Isiah HUBBARD, Tommy JONES, Jarvis BROWN, Isiah SOLLAZZO, Adam 6-COOLEY, Sheldon 4-SOLLAZZO, Adam 1-JONES, Jarvis GRIMM, Bruce 4-COOLEY, Sheldon 3-COOLEY, Sheldon 1-PODERIS, Lukas WILLIAMS, Micah 1-GRIMM, Bruce 4-HUBBARD, Tommy 1-TUBBS, Justin TUBBS, Justin BROWN, Isiah WILLIAMS, Micah COOLEY, Sheldon SOLLAZZO, Adam 3-HUBBARD, Tommy 5-DAVIS, Jocolby 1-HUBBARD, Tommy 3-WILLIAMS, Micah 3-TUBBS, Justin 2-BROWN, Isiah HUBBARD, Tommy 6-COOLEY, Sheldon 2-HUBBARD, Tommy 1-PODERIS, Lukas BROWN, Isiah HUBBARD, Tommy 6-WILLIAMS, Micah 2-DAVIS, Jocolby 3-BROWN, Isiah HUBBARD, Tommy BROWN, Isiah 7-DAVIS, Jocolby 2-HUBBARD, Tommy None 2-DAVIS, Jocolby 4-DAVIS, Jocolby 3-BROWN, Isiah COOLEY, Sheldon COOLEY, Sheldon 3-SOLLAZZO, Adam 4-SOLLAZZO, Adam 1-DAVIS, Jocolby HUBBARD, Tommy 5-SOLLAZZO, Adam 3-WILLIAMS, Micah 1-BROWN, Isiah PODERIS, Lukas 4-BROWN, Isiah 4-BROWN, Isiah 3-BROWN, Isiah


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Game-by-Game Highs (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games

Opponent MERCER

Date 2/14/10

Score Points Rebounds Assists 77-82 24-HUBBARD, Tomm 12-HUBBARD, Tomm 4-DAVIS, Jocolby

Steals 2-DAVIS, Jocolby HUBBARD, Tommy TUBBS, Justin 14-WILLIAMS, Micah 11-HUBBARD, Tomm 6-COOLEY, Sheldon 1-WILLIAMS, Micah SOLLAZZO, Adam COOLEY, Sheldon TUBBS, Justin 13-COOLEY, Sheldon 12-WARD, J.C. 3-SOLLAZZO, Adam 3-COOLEY, Sheldon TUBBS, Justin 14-COOLEY, Sheldon 6-HUBBARD, Tommy 3-DAVIS, Jocolby 5-DAVIS, Jocolby BROWN, Isiah 15-WILLIAMS, Micah 12-BROWN, Isiah 3-SOLLAZZO, Adam 2-COOLEY, Sheldon BROWN, Isiah 32-WILLIAMS, Micah 8-HUBBARD, Tommy 5-DAVIS, Jocolby 3-HUBBARD, Tommy

Blocked shots 2-BROWN, Isiah

at Campbell

02/19/10

57-79

1-BROWN, Isiah

USC UPSTATE

2/21/10

63-56

at North Florida

02/25/10

61-46

at Jacksonville

2/27/10

64-62

vs Campbell

3/4/10

72-64

vs Kennesaw State

3/5/10

69-64 20-WILLIAMS, Micah

6-HUBBARD, Tommy 4-DAVIS, Jocolby

at Mercer

3/6/10

72-66 18-TUBBS, Justin

9-WILLIAMS, Micah

3-DAVIS, Jocolby

3-SOLLAZZO, Adam 3-TUBBS, Justin

2-BROWN, Isiah 2-HUBBARD, Tommy BROWN, Isiah 2-BROWN, Isiah 1-WARD, J.C. WILLIAMS, Micah 1-WARD, J.C. BROWN, Isiah 2-HUBBARD, Tommy


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU Team High/Low Analysis (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games ETSU - TEAM GAME HIGHS POINTS

FIELD GOALS MADE

FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE

3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE

FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS ASSISTS

STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS TURNOVERS FOULS

94 93 89 84 82 32 32 32 74 70 .593 .585 11 11 11 29 25 .786 .500 29 23 23 37 36 .846 .800 47 47 17 16 16 16 14 9 8 22 21 36 29

(32-54) (24-41)

(11-14) (8-16)

(11-13) (20-25)

at Arkansas (11-27-09) JACKSONVILLE (12/21/09) at Belmont (01/23/10) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) UNF (11/29/09) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) JACKSONVILLE (12/21/09) at Arkansas (11-27-09) at Mercer (1/9/10) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) at Arkansas (11-27-09) CAMPBELL (1/27/10) JACKSONVILLE (12/21/09) at Morehead State (12/18/09) at Arkansas (11-27-09) at Morehead State (12/18/09) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) at Arkansas (11-27-09) CAMPBELL (1/27/10) vs Campbell (3/4/10) FLORIDA GULF COAST (1/16/10) NORTH GEORGIA (12/10/09) vs Campbell (3/4/10) at Morgan State (11/19/09) at Tennessee (12/02/09) USC UPSTATE (2/21/10) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) COLL. OF CHARLESTON (11/25/09) COLL. OF CHARLESTON (11/25/09) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) JACKSONVILLE (12/21/09) at Morehead State (12/18/09) at Kennesaw State (01/07/10) JACKSONVILLE (12/21/09) at Chattanooga (11/17/09) at Campbell (02/19/10) NORTH GEORGIA (12/10/09) at Belmont (01/23/10) MERCER (2/14/10)


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU High/Low Analysis (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games

Opponent - GAME HIGHS POINTS

FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE

3 PT FG ATTEMPTS

3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS

BLOCKED SHOTS TURNOVERS

FOULS

100 85 85 85 83 31 28 69 66 66 .551 .508 14 12 12 12 35 30 30 .519 .500 33 32 50 40 .825 .824 52 46 22 22 14 12 12 10 9 26 25 25 28 27

(27-49) (31-61)

(14-27) (6-12)

(33-40) (14-17)

at Belmont (01/23/10) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) at Arkansas (11-27-09) at Chattanooga (11/17/09) at Mercer (1/9/10) at Arkansas (11-27-09) at Tennessee (12/02/09) COLL. OF CHARLESTON (11/25/09) at USC Upstate (01/04/10) at LOUISVILLE (11/21/09) at Belmont (01/23/10) at Arkansas (11-27-09) at Belmont (01/23/10) at Lipscomb (01/21/10) at Mercer (1/9/10) JACKSONVILLE (12/21/09) COLL. OF CHARLESTON (11/25/09) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) at LOUISVILLE (11/21/09) at Belmont (01/23/10) UNF (11/29/09) MERCER (2/14/10) at Belmont (01/23/10) at Belmont (01/23/10) MERCER (2/14/10) MERCER (2/14/10) vs Campbell (3/4/10) at UAB (12/4/09) at North Florida (02/25/10) at Mercer (1/9/10) at Tennessee (12/02/09) at Campbell (02/19/10) BELMONT (2/01/10) MURRAY STATE (12/12/09) at UAB (12/4/09) at LOUISVILLE (11/21/09) FLORIDA GULF COAST (1/16/10) UNF (11/29/09) APPALACHIAN STATE (11/14/09) at Morgan State (11/19/09) at Chattanooga (11/17/09)


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU High/Low Analysis (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games

ETSU - GAME LOWS POINTS

FIELD GOALS MADE

FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE

3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS

ASSISTS

STEALS

BLOCKED SHOTS

TURNOVERS FOULS

52 52 56 56 57 57 17 18 18 41 42 .293 .333 1 1 1 6 8 .111 .125 5 7 9 9 .435 .483 27 28 28 5 6 6 2 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 10 11

(17-58) (20-60)

(1-9) (1-8)

(10-23) (14-29)

at UAB (12/4/09) STETSON (1/14/10) at LOUISVILLE (11/21/09) at Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) MURRAY STATE (12/12/09) at Campbell (02/19/10) at Morgan State (11/19/09) MURRAY STATE (12/12/09) STETSON (1/14/10) CAMPBELL (1/27/10) vs Campbell (3/4/10) at Morgan State (11/19/09) at LOUISVILLE (11/21/09) BELMONT (2/01/10) at Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) at Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) BELMONT (2/01/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) BELMONT (2/01/10) at Morehead State (12/18/09) at Lipscomb (01/21/10) at Morehead State (12/18/09) at Lipscomb (01/21/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) at Chattanooga (11/17/09) at Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) at UAB (12/4/09) at Belmont (01/23/10) STETSON (1/14/10) BELMONT (2/01/10) at Mercer (3/6/10) at Jacksonville (2/27/10) COLL. OF CHARLESTON (11/25/09) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) LIPSCOMB (1/30//10) at Morgan State (11/19/09) at Mercer (1/9/10) FLORIDA GULF COAST (1/16/10) at Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) at Campbell (02/19/10) KENNESAW STATE (2/12/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) COLL. OF CHARLESTON (11/25/09) KENNESAW STATE (2/12/10)


2009-10 ETSU Men's Basketball ETSU High/Low Analysis (as of Mar 13, 2010) All games

Opponent - GAME LOWS POINTS

FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS

3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS ASSISTS

STEALS

BLOCKED SHOTS

TURNOVERS FOULS

45 46 46 47 51 16 16 44 45 45 .302 .308 2 2 11 12 12 .095 .160 4 5 6 8 .440 .455 23 23 6 6 6 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 6 9 12 12

(16-53) (16-52)

(2-21) (4-25)

(11-25) (5-11)

KENNESAW STATE (2/12/10) at Kennesaw State (01/07/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) at Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) FLORIDA GULF COAST (1/16/10) at Kennesaw State (01/07/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) APPALACHIAN STATE (11/14/09) UNF (11/29/09) STETSON (1/14/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) at Kennesaw State (01/07/10) CAMPBELL (1/27/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) CAMPBELL (1/27/10) at Morgan State (11/19/09) UNF (11/29/09) at North Florida (02/25/10) at Kennesaw State (01/07/10) USC UPSTATE (2/21/10) at Morehead State (12/18/09) USC UPSTATE (2/21/10) at Florida Gulf Coast (2/4/10) FLORIDA GULF COAST (1/16/10) at Morehead State (12/18/09) at Arkansas (11-27-09) vs Campbell (3/4/10) APPALACHIAN STATE (11/14/09) KENNESAW STATE (2/12/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) at North Florida (02/25/10) UNF (11/29/09) KENNESAW STATE (2/12/10) STETSON (1/14/10) at Lipscomb (01/21/10) at Belmont (01/23/10) CAMPBELL (1/27/10) COLL. OF CHARLESTON (11/25/09) at Tennessee (12/02/09) at Lipscomb (01/21/10) at Tennessee (12/02/09) at Kennesaw State (01/07/10)


Selected Press Clippings from around the country: Few could have predicted Bucs would be repeat champs Courtesy of Johnson City Press By Kelly Hodge Press Managing Sports Editor MACON, Ga. — They’ve heard a lot of talk about last season and next season. On Saturday night the players wearing those East Tennessee State uniforms served notice that they’re still the best basketball team in the Atlantic Sun Conference right here and now. The Bucs capped a wild and crazy season in the league with their second straight championship under the bright lights. The 72-66 victory over Mercer, in a raucous atmosphere on the Bears’ home floor, sends them on to the NCAA tournament for the ninth time. None of those championships has been less expected. The Bucs came into this tournament as the No. 5 seed, after a regular season that was overshadowed by the loss of Mike Smith to injury. The silver lining: the senior guard would be back for a fifth season to lead a team that returns virtually intact. In the meantime, every game, it seemed, turned into an adventure as coach Murry Bartow tried to find combinations that would work. The fans grew restless. The Bucs, however, were able to regroup after a 22-point loss at Campbell and win their last six games. They have reached 20 wins for the fifth time in the last eight years. The tough times are far behind them now. “Last year was nice,” said sophomore guard Adam Sollazzo, “but we were kind of expected to win. After losing Mike, they said we couldn’t do it again. And here we are.” Indeed, few would have predicted the Bucs would be cutting down the nets after such a season of adjustment and consternation. The clincher on ESPN2 ended with a fittingly unpredictable cast of characters on the floor — Sollazzo at the point and J.C. Ward, the brawny Georgian from up the road in Marietta, in the paint. And a little bit of Seth Coy everywhere. The loss of Coy, the Bucs’ lovable 6-11 freshman, in an interstate crash back in late July, provided the team with just a little more motivation to repeat as champs. Sollazzo, Coy’s roommate last season, changed his jersey number to 43 as a tribute. He says that helped him keep the faith, especially during those stretches when he was little more than a bystander on the bench. “Before every game, when I hear the national anthem, I say a prayer for Seth,” said Sollazzo, who contributed 11 points and three assists in the championship game. “He’s been our X-factor all along, and he was again tonight.”


When Smith climbed the ladder wearing street clothes and Sollazzo’s 43 jersey to cut down his piece of the net, he snipped an extra strand for Coy. It has all been a surreal experience for him in many ways, and he said he’s learned to “live in the moment because you never know what tomorrow will bring.” “I’m proud of these guys for all the hard work they put in,” said Smith. “People didn’t believe they could do it, but they did. Tonight was just a great team effort. I’m excited for them now, and knowing that I’ll get to play with them again next year.” The Bucs had five players score in double figures against the Bears — only the third time all season that has happened. Justin Tubbs, the Alabama transfer who dared to take the No. 3 of Courtney Pigram, one of the stars of last year’s championship team, led the way with 18 points. But it was again the more subtle contributions of guys like Ward that made the difference. The redshirt freshman came on when Isiah Brown got in foul trouble and helped neutralize Daniel Emerson, the Bears’ double-double machine. Ward grabbed six rebounds and drew a key charge with a minute left in a four-point game. Brown had fouled out with more than four minutes left, after collecting 12 points and five rebounds, and the Bucs clinging to a one-point lead. “Isiah really played great tonight,” said Ward, “and I just wanted to come off the bench and keep us energized, keep things rolling. My mom and sisters were here tonight, so this was a special moment for me.” They’ll all savor the moment and look forward to the next challenge on the national stage. The Bucs are back in the show.

Bartow did his best coaching this season Courtesy Johnson City Press By Joe Avento Press Sports Writer It’s time to give Murry Bartow his full due. In the aftermath of East Tennessee State’s unexpected Atlantic Sun Conference basketball championship, a comment was made about the Bucs’ coach. “Murry Bartow should be national coach of the year to win this with this team,” an observer said, even before the nets had been cut down after the Bucs’ 72-66 victory over Mercer in the A-Sun tournament final. As the players hugged and jumped for joy on the court at Mercer’s University Center, it was apparent this was, indeed, Bartow’s best moment in his seven years as ETSU’s head coach. This season certainly was his best coaching job, even if at times it appeared to be his most difficult.


Bartow didn’t have the luxury of high scoring superstars like previous years. There was no Courtney Pigram or Kevin Tiggs or Tim Smith. Ask any coach and they’ll admit having a guy average 20 points a game makes coaching a lot easier. Having two of them can cure a lot of ills. Instead, this year’s ETSU team was more of the blue-collar type. It could defend better than most and hold its own on the boards, so it always had a chance. It was a roster full of role players. The potential seemed to be there, as evidenced by an early-season victory at Arkansas, but there was never enough consistency to keep Bartow entirely happy. So he tinkered with the lineup almost from the start, and he never really stopped. It was a season in which nobody ever got comfortable, especially the coach. In the tournament, sophomore guard Adam Sollazzo played a prominent role. Sollazzo’s playing time went up and down all season, as did that of many of his teammates while Bartow tried to find the right combinations. The lineup’s revolving door kept the players on their toes. If you were in the doghouse one day, don’t worry. You might start tomorrow. It was that kind of season for point guard Jocolby Davis, the lone senior on the team. He went from the starting lineup to forgotten man at times. He was the starter again by the end, but his minutes still fluctuated greatly from game to game. One of Bartow’s best moves — giving J.C. Ward an increased role down the stretch — paid dividends as the 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward made the team tougher the second he stepped onto the court. After the postgame euphoria in Macon had settled down a bit, Bartow deflected the credit. “It comes down to players,” he said. “Very little coaching involved in a game like this. You better have good players. I’ve got good players and they made big plays. We’ve got a great bunch of guys.” The players won that game, but Bartow won the championship. He’s had better looking teams, but none looked better than this group when the final buzzer sounded on that fateful Saturday evening. Most people associated with the program called this championship the most satisfying of them all. In seven years under Bartow, ETSU has three NCAA appearances and an NIT. Bartow is a “bottomline” type of guy, and the bottom line is that’s pretty impressive for any mid-major. ETSU fans should realize they have a good coach on their hands. If anybody doesn’t think so, they’re not paying attention to what matters. Bartow’s ETSU winning percentage of .616 is the best ever for coaches at the school. His 138 victories rank second to the legendary Madison Brooks, who won 370 games from 1948-73. It doesn’t even matter that five weeks before the conference tournament, the Bucs’ season appeared in disarray They had been beaten at home by Lipscomb and Belmont to fall to 11-12. When some fans left early during the loss to Belmont, Bartow lashed out with some pointed comments. Things were not going smoothly.


Another two-game losing streak a couple of weeks later left the Bucs 14-14. With the fate of the season hanging in the balance, Bartow rallied his players and staff to win the final three regular-season games, including a confidence-boosting road result over a talented Jacksonville team on the season’s final day. That gave the Bucs much needed momentum. But if they were going to do anything in the postseason, they were going to have to break their annoying habit of losing just when they started to look good. During the regular season, this team didn’t win more than three games in a row. Nor did it lose more than three in a row. As anybody knows, for most mid-majors, the regular season doesn’t mean nearly as much as that one week in March, the conference tournament. That makes a couple of blowout losses along the way a little easier to stomach, even if it didn’t seem so at the time. The Bucs knew all along if they got hot like they did in the tournament, it would punch their ticket to another NCAA appearance. “When you’re in a one-bid league — and there’s a lot of one-bid leagues — you know what the deal is,” Bartow said. “You have to have a good regular season to position your seed in the tournament, but you know it comes down to this tournament. “From the first second of the first meeting when we met in late August, we talked about wanting to be there on March 6. We’ve been to the final three of the last four years, been fortunate enough to win two. I know as a coach how hard it is.” And now they’re on their way. The NCAA bracket comes out on Sunday, and when the tournament begins next week, Bartow will do something no other ETSU coach has ever done. He’s going to coach the Bucs in the NCAA tournament for the third time. Bottom line, that speaks for itself.

Hubbard emerges as a force for ETSU Courtesy of CollegeInsider.com By John Stansberry CollegeInsider.com writer If you're looking for college basketball's most improved player this season, then East Tennessee State's Tommy Hubbard might just be your guy. Despite a distinguished career at the St. Mark's School just outside of Boston, the 6-4, 210-pound guard (which might be a generous height listing) didn't receive a lot of attention from Big East or ACC schools. After weighing multiple mid-major offers he decided to take his game down south to Johnson City in 2007. Hubbard took some time to warm up to the college game, and multiple injuries didn't help his cause, either. But during his first two seasons as a Buccaneer he did develop a reputation as a relentless worker and a defensive specialist. It was that capacity to defend that prompted ETSU coach Murry Bartow to convince Hubbard to


sacrifice a redshirt season last year. With nine games to go, he suited back up for the Bucs. That unselfishness turned out to be a godsend for the program, as Hubbard's defense in the Atlantic Sun Tournament helped propel ETSU to three wins and an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. While the other 16 seeds lost their first round games by an average of 41 points in the Big Dance, ETSU only lost by 10 to top seeded Pittsburgh. Hubbard helped keep the Bucs in it by pulling down seven rebounds in 22 minutes of work. His tenaciousness and desire to do whatever it takes hasn't gone unnoticed. "He's got that will to win," said one NBA scout of Hubbard. "He has the mentality of an NFL special teams player. He does whatever it takes to help the team." Hubbard was expected to be an important contributor for Bartow coming into this campaign. But nobody realized just how important a player he would actually become for ETSU. This past summer he headed back to Boston and participated in workouts with NBA players. It's during that time that the offensive light came on for him. Coming into this campaign Hubbard had only scored a grand total of 75 points in his first two seasons. He eclipsed that total by ETSU's sixth game this season. Prior to this year he had one double digit scoring effort to his credit. This season he's exceeded double digits in 22 contests, with eight of those efforts being of of the 20+ point variety. He's leading ETSU in scoring (13.8 ppg) and rebounding (8.4 rpg) as well as steals (49). Once a liability at the charity stripe, Hubbard is now making an extremely respectable 73% of his free throw attempts. Earlier this season, the Bucs took Tennessee to the limit before fading in the second half and dropping a 12-point decision. The game made Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl a believer in Hubbard's ability. "He's a terrific player and championship teams need a player like Tommy Hubbard on the roster," said Pearl "His stat lines are impressive, but what he brings to the floor goes well beyond the box score."

Highly touted â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cats await Bucs Courtesy of Johnson City Press By Kelly Hodge Press Sports Writer The East Tennessee State basketball team got about what it expected Sunday night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a 16-seed and another chance to make history in the NCAA tournament. The Bucs drew Kentucky, the Southeastern Conference champion and largest team in the land, for an East Regional game Thursday in New Orleans. Game times were not available at deadline.


A 16-seed has never won a tournament game, although the Bucs have challenged that history more than once. They lost to Oklahoma by a point back in 1989, and last season threatened Pittsburgh the whole way before falling 72-62. The latter bears some resemblence to this assignment. The Panthers were the big, bad team from the Big East that no one was particularly eager to play. The Bucs not only stayed close in Dayton, Ohio. They had a legitimate chance to win before lastminute free throws pushed the final margin to 10. ETSU has made eight previous appearances in the tournament and never lost by more than 16. Included are three-point losses to Iowa, Wake Forest and Cincinnati as a double-digit seed. “Our history helps,” said coach Murry Bartow during a gathering of fans at the Millennium Center, “but it’s a tough game regardless. There’s a reason (a 1-versus-16 upset) has never happened in the history of the tournament. Everything would have to go right.” A lot has gone right for the Bucs lately, against Atlantic Sun Conference competition. They are 20-14 and riding a six-game win streak that carried them to another conference championship. Meanwhile, Kentucky is 32-2 and ranked No. 2 nationally, behind Kansas. The Wildcats haven’t lost since a 74-65 decision at Tennessee on Feb. 27. They avenged that game nicely by demolishing the Vols 74-45 in the SEC semifinals on Saturday. The Cats then slipped past Mississippi State 75-74 in overtime for the championship on Sunday. “We’ve watched them a lot the last two days,” said Bartow. “They have some big athletes, a lot of size. We’re going to go into it like last year. We’ll scrap hard, compete hard, and let the chips fall where they may.” Kentucky brings everything to the table but postseason experience in John Calipari’s first season as head coach. They average over 6-foot-7 per man and can throw talent at you in waves. A trio of freshmen — guards John Wall and Eric Bledsoe, and center DeMarcus Cousins — caught the nation’s attention right from the start. Wall is the SEC player of the year, while Cousins is a 6-11, 270pound monster along the lines of Pittsburgh’s DeJuan Blair. (All Blair did against the Bucs last season was score 27 points and grab 16 rebounds.) And then there’s Patrick Patterson, the 6-9, 235-pound senior who would be the undisputed star on most teams. On Kentucky, he’s just another future pro. “They have great players all around,” said Micah Williams, ETSU’s junior guard. “That being said, we’ve got a pretty good team. We look forward to showing what we can do.” Junior forward Tommy Hubbard said he’s watched the Wildcats play a couple of times this season. “They’re not a perfect team; they have some weaknesses we need to exploit,” he said. “We’re not playing a seven-game series. It’s only one, and whoever plays the best that night will win.” Bartow has a history with Calipari. The two used to tangle a couple of times a year in Conference USA, when Bartow was at Alabama-Birmingham and Calipari at Memphis. They have also spent time off the floor, especially in recent months as Bartow’s father Gene has battled stomach cancer and Calipari has kept tabs on him.


“John is a good friend and has been to my family’s home in Birmingham,” said Bartow. “He’s been incredible to my dad during this tough time.” Bartow also says he’s “very close” with Martin Newton, Kentucky’s director of basketball operations. Of course, the coach would prefer to be matching up against strangers with far less talent this week, but it was a foregone conclusion that one of the top seeds — Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse or Duke — would be waiting for the Bucs, who carried an RPI of 122 into the weekend. “We thought there was a way we could slip up to 15,” said Bartow, “but everything yesterday didn’t go the way we needed them to go. We knew we were going to play a big body. We just didn’t know if would be Cole Aldrich (of Kansas) or Cousins. Unfortunately, Kentucky has two of those guys.” Bartow noted the difference in talent between the 1-seeds and those on the lines below. Of course, being a 16 gives a team like ETSU a chance to shock the world, if nothing else. “It’s been said quite a bit, that a 16 never wins,” said Williams. “We would take a 14 or 15 any day, but anytime you get a chance to make history there’s more incentive to get out there and do it.” Other first-round games in New Orleans include No. 8 Texas vs. No. 9 Wake Forest, No. 6 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Old Dominion, and No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 Sam Houston State. The Bucs have faced three teams this season that are in the field of 65 — Tennessee, Morgan State and Murray State. They lost to all three.

Bucs ready to see where title leads them Courtesy Johnson City Press By Kelly Hodge Press Managing Sports Editor Sheldon Cooley says East Tennessee State coaches assured him he’d win a championship ring when they were recruiting him to play basketball out of Tampa, Fla. It didn’t take long to deliver. The freshman guard helped the Bucs win an Atlantic Sun Conference championship last week and is now soaking up all that comes with it as the Bucs await their NCAA fate. The team will gather with fans to watch the draw unfold tonight at the Millennium Center, beginning at 5 o’clock. “This is why I came here, to get a ring,” Cooley said Saturday before a practice in the Dome. “It’s something we’ve been working for all season. Compared to high school, it’s been a pretty long season for me, but it feels good right now. I’ve been enjoying it.” The feeling isn’t new for the ETSU faithful. The school has sent eight teams to the NCAA tournament previously, most recently last season. But there is a new quality about this team, with eight players on the roster who weren’t part of that first-round loss to Pittsburgh in Dayton, Ohio. It’s a mix of newcomers like Cooley and veterans like Jocolby Davis, a fifth-year senior who sat out last season as a medical redshirt.


Nursing a wrist injury, Davis was able to watch and feel the buildup as Selection Sunday approached, but this is a whole different vibe for him. “There’s still a lot of excitement, but I’m playing instead of watching, so it’s definitely different,” he said. “Me being a senior, this is the way I wanted to go out.” The Bucs (20-14) shouldn’t expect to get much consideration from the selection committee. They were a 16-seed last season with three more wins. There has been some talk in the last week that they could even be relegated to the play-in game — the contest to make the field of 64 — on Tuesday, with the winner then being matched against one of the top seeds in the first round. Their RPI of 122 was higher than two other automatic qualifiers, Robert Morris (130) and Winthrop (157), as of Saturday afternoon. (The SWAC champion, either Arkansas-Pine Bluff or Texas Southern, will also fall below them.) Few around the ETSU program were expecting to have to play their way into the tournament against a comparable opponent. “We know we’re going to play a good team ... it’s not going to be a team that barely squeaked into the tournament,” said Justin Tubbs. “We’re probably looking at a top-five team.” Tubbs, like Davis, is just happy to be in uniform. He sat out last season as a transfer from Alabama, and getting to the NCAA tournament was a big reason he ended up at ETSU. The junior guard helped the Bucs earn their spot with an 18-point performance in the A-Sun final. That gave them a six-game winning streak. “I think in this last stretch we’ve played our best ball. Everything is clicking,” said Tubbs. “Micah (Williams) is playing well, Tommy (Hubbard) is playing well, Isiah Brown is playing well. And in the last game, I was playing well, too.” Tubbs said the Bucs have made the most of the underdog role down the stretch. They defended their conference championship as the No. 5 seed. “The season didn’t go the way we wanted early,” said Tubbs, “but that just makes it all the better at the end.

Seth Coy killed in car accident Courtesy of Washington Herald By Mike Myers Washington (Ind.) Herald Sports Writer SHELBY COUNTY, KY. — East Tennessee State University basketball player Seth Coy, 19, died in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 about 25 miles east of Louisville Wednesday evening while on his way home to Daviess County. According to information from Shelby County authorities provided to the Times-Herald by radio station WAMW in Washington, Coy’s car hydroplaned on wet pavement. Coy, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from car. Authorities were not sure if speed was a factor in the crash, though they noted Coy was traveling at least as fast as the 70 MPH speed limit where the accident took place,


though he was likely not going much faster than the speed limit. Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. Coy, a 6-11 center, played in 24 games as a freshman for the Buccaneers, who earned an NCAA tournament bid and battled No. 1 seed Pitt tough before falling in their opening round game this past March. Coy worked his way into the ETSU starting lineup early in the season before being sidelined with a broken foot. He finished the season averaging 2.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg and nearly 11 minutes per game, and was expected to contend for a starting position for coach Murry Bartow’s club in 2009-10. In just one year with the Buccaneers, Coy had already become a “fan favorite” at ETSU according to Bartow. “Words cannot describe the sincere heartache everyone involved with ETSU athletics feels at this time, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Seth’s entire family,” Bartow said in a statement. “For those of us who worked with Seth on a day-to-day basis as part of the men’s basketball program here at ETSU, this is devastating news. He was such a great young man with a pleasant personality, a wonderful sense of humor, and a really bright future. He was so well-liked within our team, and it was obvious by the reaction during games last year that he was a fan favorite as well. This is just unbelievably heartbreaking.” Coy earned a Division I scholarship from ETSU after a sensational senior season for the Class 3A state champion Washington Hatchets. Heading into that season, 7-0 teammate Tyler Zeller, fresh off a nationwide recruiting battle which saw the eventual 2008 Mr. Basketball sign with North Carolina, was garnering most of the media attention. But Coy, who saw little varsity action in his junior year and wasn’t even on the college basketball recruiting radar entering the 2007-08 season, blossomed as a senior, earning the starting nod at center from coach Gene Miiller and joining with Zeller to form one of the best big man tandems the state has seen in years. Coy just missed averaging a double-double for the 23-2 Hatchets with 13.6 ppg and 9.8 rpg. He set a school record with 26 rebounds in one game during that season, and shot 67 percent from the field, the fourth best single season total in Hatchet history. His career field goal percentage of 63 percent is second only to Tyler Zeller’s 68 percent. Along the way, Coy — an outgoing, friendly young man whose face always seemed to carry a big smile — became one of the most popular players the Hatchet House has been home to some time. One of the most boisterous cheers from Hatchet faithful during the entire championship season came on Dec. 20, 2007 when Coy dunked during a 67-22 home win over Loogootee. Contacted by phone Thursday afternoon, Miiller called news of Coy’s death “Very devastating” and remembered his former player for more than just his ability on the basketball court. “He was an outstanding young man, a kid that worked really hard to put himself in position to do what he was doing, play college basketball, and more importantly to get that college degree,” said Miiller. “Everybody is going to miss him. He had a great sense of humor, the kind of sense of humor that keeps everybody in good senses all the time. “He was one of the those guys that was a friend to everybody, no one ever said a bad word about Seth Coy,” added Miiller. “Everybody was his friend.” One moment in particular that Miiller recalled was when the Hatchets were presented their state championship trophy at Conseco Fieldhouse after defeating Ft. Wayne Harding in March, 2008. “Once we got that state championship trophy, he picked it up and didn’t put it down, I think he carried it all the way back to Washington,” said Miiller. “It couldn’t have been in better hands.” Gill Chapel in Washington is handling the funeral arrangements for Coy. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Hatchet House, with the funeral slated for 2 p.m. on Sunday, also at


the Hatchet House. WAMW has set up a “Seth Coy Memorial Fund” at Old National Bank to help with Coy’s funeral costs.

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