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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WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 20, 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville State University