East Tennessee State Basketball Ranked 17th In Nation

Monday, February 25, 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2002) - On the strength of an eight-game winning streak, East Tennessee State's men's basketball team has moved up to No. 17 in the nation in this week's CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll. It is the highest ranking that the Bucs have ever achieved in the poll. ETSU moved up from No. 25 last week and is the only Southern Conference team ranked entering next week's Southern Conference Tournament. East Tennessee State tied with Davidson and UNC Greensboro for first place in the Southern Conference North Division race this season with 11-5 conference marks. The Bucs have the No. 2 seed in the north for the SoCon Tournament, giving them a first-round bye. ETSU will take on the winner of the Appalachian State vs. College of Charleston game on Friday, March 1 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The game will be carried live on cable on CSS, and live in Johnson City on WKPT-TV and WAPK-TV. CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 1. Gonzaga (26-3) 2. Western Kentucky (25-3) 3. Kent State (22-5) 4. Butler (25-4) 5. Utah State (21-4) 6. Pepperdine (20-7) 7. Creighton (19-7) 8. Southern Illinois (23-6) 9. Valparasio (22-7) 10. Hampton (22-5) 11. Bowling Green (21-6) 12. Pennsylvania (21-6) 13. UC Irvine (20-8) 14. Tennessee Tech (22-5) 15. Ball State (18-9) 16. Central Connecticut State (24-4) 17. East Tennessee State (18-9) 18. UNC Wilmington (19-9) 19. Texas-Pan American (20-9) 20. New Mexico State (19-10) 21. Manhattan (20-7) 22. Marist (19-8) 23. Montana State (18-8) 24. Rider (17-10) 25. Georgia State (18-9) McNeese State (17-8) Others Receiving Votes: Alabama A&M, Alcorn State, American, Arkansas-Little Rock, Boston University, Central Florida, Chattanooga, College of Charleston, Davidson, Delaware State, Detroit, Eastern Washington, Gardner-Webb, George Mason, Georgia Southern, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State, Jacksonville, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Loyola-Chicago, Monmouth, Morehead State, Oakland, Ohio, Oral Roberts, Pacific, Princeton, San Diego, Texas-San Antonio, Troy State, UC Santa Barbara, Maryland-Baltimore Co., UNC Greensboro, Vermont, Virginia Commonwealth, Wagner, Weber State, Winthrop, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wright State, Yale.
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MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
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
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College