East Tennessee State Announces Men's Basketball Schedule

Friday, August 23, 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (August 23, 2002) - Games against ACC and SEC foes and an appearance in a holiday tournament highlight the East Tennessee State 2002-03 men's basketball schedule. While the names look much the same as last year's schedule, the 2002-03 slate will again be a challenging one, giving the Bucs plenty of opportunity to make their presence felt by other opponents in the Southeast. The Buccaneers will open the season with a home game against Guilford College on November 22. Once again, ETSU will challenge SEC and ACC foes, taking on South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia on the road, with the contest at South Carolina one of the first in the Gamecock's new arena on November 24. The Bucs also face early road tests against UNC Wilmington, a team that scored an upset of Southern Cal in the NCAA Tournament last season, Vanderbilt and Virginia. Another highlight of the schedule is ETSU's appearance in a holiday tournament for the first time six seasons. The Bucs will take part in the South Florida Tournament after Christmas as a tune-up for the always challenging Southern Conference schedule. The tournament includes teams from Belmont, Long Island and host South Florida. "The schedule is like last year's, but a little tougher," said head coach Ed DeChellis. "We are playing in the South Florida tournament and at UNC Wilmington, a team that went to the NCAA Tournament last year and has everybody back. And then we have Vanderbilt, Virginia and South Carolina, which is always a challenge against those teams. The schedule will help us prepare for our conference run and will be a challenge for us. "
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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
MSOC ETSU Macon, Ga.
Nov 1, 8:00 p.m. Mercer
WTEN ETSU
Nov 2, 8:00 p.m. University of Tennessee Fall Invite