ETSU men release 2011-12 basketball schedule

Monday, August 01, 2011

Road games at big name SEC and ACC programs, home games
against quality non-conference teams highlight slate

 

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2011) – Road games at major conference programs like Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Clemson and Charlotte, a trio of non-conference home contests against quality mid-major programs, and the usual slate of Atlantic Sun Conference matchups highlight the 2011-12 ETSU men’s basketball schedule released Monday by head coach Murry Bartow.

 

 The Bucs, who are coming off a 24-win season and advanced to the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament a year ago, will open their season with scrimmages against Tusculum (Oct. 29) and Carson-Newman (Nov. 5), followed by the official season opener on Nov. 12 at Virginia Tech. The team’s regular season home opener will follow against Appalachian State on Nov. 15.

 

“Every year we try to develop a schedule that will challenge our team and prepare us for conference play, and I think this schedule meets those needs,” said Bartow, who has led the Bucs to five postseason trips in his previous eight seasons at ETSU. “We will play some quality programs on the road like Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Clemson, but we’re also happy to have teams like Appalachian State, Troy and James Madison coming here to Johnson City. The early season schedule is tough as always.”

 

            ETSU’s early season slate will include an additional home game against Troy (Nov. 19), but the Bucs will play eight of their next nine games on the road. The stretch of contests away from the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center in November and December will include visits to Charlotte (Nov. 22), Troy (Nov. 29), Tennessee Tech (Dec. 7), Appalachian State (Dec. 10), Tennessee (Dec. 23) and Clemson (Jan. 1).

           

            The Bucs will open their A-Sun schedule on the road at Stetson (Dec. 1) and FGCU (Dec. 3), and the team will return to conference play on Jan. 4 at home against USC Upstate. Key league matchups at home will include games against Lipscomb (Jan. 21), Belmont (Jan. 23) and Jacksonville (Feb. 13). The team will also host one final non-conference game later in the season, taking on James Madison inside the Dome on Jan. 30.

 

The overall schedule includes 15 home games, which includes the two exhibitions. For more on ETSU men’s basketball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s basketball link.

 

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2011-12 ETSU Men’s Basketball Schedule

 

Saturday, Oct. 29............................. Tusculum (exhibition), 4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5................. Carson Newman (exhibition), 4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12............................................. at Virginia Tech, TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 15................................... Appalachian State, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19............................................................ Troy, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 22..................................................... at Charlotte, TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 29............................................................. at Troy, TBA

Thursday, Dec. 1...................................................... at Stetson, TBA *

Saturday, Dec. 3......................................................... at FGCU, TBA *

Wednesday, Dec. 7 .................................. at Tennessee Tech, TBA

Saturday, Dec. 10................................... at Appalachian State, TBA

Monday, Dec. 19........................................................ Milligan, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 23..................................................... at Tennessee, TBA

Sunday, Jan. 1......................................................... at Clemson, TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 4....................................... USC Upstate, 7 p.m. *

Saturday, Jan. 7....................................................... Mercer, 4 p.m. *

Monday, Jan. 9........................................ Kennesaw State, 7 p.m. *

Saturday, Jan. 14 ........................................... at Jacksonville, TBA *

Monday, Jan. 16............................................. at North Florida, TBA * 

Saturday, Jan. 21................................................ Lipscomb, 4 p.m. *

Monday, Jan. 23..................................................... Belmont, 7 p.m. *

Friday, Jan. 27 ............................................... at USC Upstate, TBA *

Monday, Jan. 30....................................... James Madison, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4....................................... at Kennesaw State, TBA *

Monday, Feb. 6.......................................................... at Mercer, TBA *

Saturday, Feb. 11.......................................... North Florida, 4 p.m. *

Monday, Feb. 13............................................. Jacksonville, 7 p.m. *

Saturday, Feb. 18................................................... at Belmont, TBA *

Monday, Feb. 20.................................................. at Lipscomb, TBA *

Thursday, Feb. 23................................................... Stetson, 7 p.m. *

Saturday, Feb. 25....................................................... FGCU, 4 p.m. *

Feb. 29-March 3.................. Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament

..................................................................................... Macon, Ga., TBA

Home games in bold // All games listed Eastern Standard Time

* -- indicates Atlantic Sun Game

 

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WTEN ETSU
Oct 21 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
Oct 26 10th of 20
WSOC ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
MSOC UNC Greensboro 1 OT
Oct 28 ETSU 0
MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
Oct 30, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31 2 of 10
WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31 4 of 10
WTEN ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU 0 Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 31 University of North Carolina at Greensboro 3
WTEN ETSU
Nov 1 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
WBB Milligan College Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 3:00 p.m. Homecoming scrimmage
WSOC ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 5:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro
VB University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU