ETSU beats UNCG on last second three from T.J Cromer

T.J. Cromer

T.J Cromer scored 20 points and was 3-5 from the 3-point line including hitting the winning 3-point shot with 8 seconds left in the game. Cromer was not the only Buc that shot well from the 3-point line. As a whole ETSU tied a school record with 15 made 3-point shots. Ge’Lawn Guyn was 6-9 from the 3-point line with a career high 28 points and Lester Wilson shot 5-9 from beyond the arc with 17 points, which is a season high from Wilson.

The Bucs played in front of 3,078 energetic Buc fans, which is the second highest attended home game of the year. The game featured 11 ties and 11 lead changes. ETSU fell behind early, trailing by 13 points, but ETSU quickly cut into that lead and outscored UNCG 32-18 to finish the first half to lead by one point at halftime.

Neither team led by more than 5 points in the 2nd half and UNCG led by four with 2:18 left in the game, but ETSU was able to come away with the win thanks to Guyn’s and Cromer’s 3-point shooting late in the game.

ETSU will be back in action at Freedom Hall on Monday night, taking on SoCon foe VMI at 6 p.m.

Below are two different perspectives of the winning shot from last nights game.

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Deuce Bello makes SportsCenter Top 10 with dunk against EKU

Deuce Bello

Senior guard Deuce Bello made the SportsCenter Top 10 last night with a big dunk off a missed shot from GeLawn Guyn. The dunk came in at #5 on the countdown for the day. Additionally, the dunk came at a perfect time as ETSU was tied with Eastern Kentucky 71-71 before the dunk. It’s the second time this year that ETSU has made the SportsCenter top 10, the other time came against Wisconsin-Green when A.J. Merriweather made the top 10 highlights.

ETSU went on to win 87-81 to improve to 5-5 on the year. The Bucs next game will be Tuesday night in Knoxville win they take on Tennessee.

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Some A.J. Merriweather Dunk Highlights from this season

Sophomore guard A.J. Merriweather gave us Buc fans plenty of exciting moments this year. Here are the 3 most impressive dunk highlights of the season from A.J. Merriweather. With two years left at ETSU I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Mr. Merriweather in the next two seasons.

Versus Tennessee Tech

Versus UNC-Greensboro

Also against Greensboro and in the same game as the one above. This one made the sportscenter top 10 plays of the day

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ETSU vs Cincinnati from 1990

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Relive some old ETSU basketball memories with this video against Cincinnati that was played on December 22, 1990. The Bucs start out slow in this one, in fact they get down 10-0 early in the game, but after back to back 3-pointers from Jerry Pelphrey the Bucs start to get on track. ETSU ends up breaking the game open in the second half and beating the Bearcats 90-79.

A few interesting notes about this game. ETSU had just earned their first ever top 25 ranking a few days prior to this game being played in Cincinnati, it was Bob Huggins second season with Cincinnati and it was 1 of 11 non-confernce games that ETSU won that season, which I assume is a school record.

Enjoy!

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Highlights from Kennesaw State Win

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Here are some highlights from ETSU’s 79-70 win last night against Kennesaw State.

The Bucs won their second game in a row last night for the first time all season long behind John Walton’s career high of 23 points and 3 blocks and 22 points for Jarvis Jones. It was great to see John Walton have a breakout game for us but at the same time I’m still a little disappointed in Lester Wilson’s lack of playing time.

The Bucs next play on Saturday at 4PM against Mercer inside the dome. Hopefully the Bucs can make it three in a row!

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Highlights from Stetson Win

East Tennessee State Buccaneers

Here are some highlights from Saturdays thrilling come from behind 62-61 victory versus Stetson, including the game winning 3-point shot from Rashawn Rembert

I’ve seen a lot of Buc comebacks in my time but this game has to be one of the craziest. While the Bucs did not play well most of the game they fought back after being down 20 points with 10 minutes left in the game and hit a huge 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds left to beat Stetson.

The Bucs next play on Thursday night versus KSU in Johnson City.

Highlights

Coach Bartow Postgame Interview

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ETSU vs Tennessee – 1989 – Full Video

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As 2012 comes to an end I thought I would post one of the more memorable wins in ETSU basketball history to help ease the pain of a difficult start to the 2012-2013 college basketball season.

In 1989 Mister Jennings and the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team crushed the Big Orange in Knoxville. ETSU beat Tennessee by the score of 83-70 for the first time in school history. The win established ETSU as the dominate college basketball team in the state of Tennessee for a 4 to 5 year stretch as wins against Memphis and Tennessee followed this game in the next few years.

Many Buc fans will recall that Thompson-Boling arena had a large following of ETSU faithful in attendance that night and they were so loud it almost felt like a home game for ETSU. Enjoy!

See more ETSU basketball games in the video section.

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