2003-04 Men's Basketball News
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May 14, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 14, 2004) - East Tennessee State University head coach Murry Bartow announced on Friday that Oak Park, Ill., native Dillion Sneed has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Buccaneers beginning with the upcoming 2004-05 season. ...
May 10, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 10, 2004) - Recently graduated senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) and rising junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) were named to the Tennessee Sports Writer's Association's All-State team for the 2003-04 season, giving East Tennessee State University basketball two of the five spots on the team. Voting members of the TSWA include newspaper writers and sports information directors from throughout Tennessee. ...
April 22, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2004) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Thursday that 6-foot-6, 230-pound swingman Chris Mitchell has signed to play with the Buccaneers beginning with the 2004-05 season. ...
April 21, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 21, 2004) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced on Wednesday that 6-foot-8 forward Greg Surmacz out of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, has signed to play with the Buccaneers beginning with the 2004-05 season. ...
April 01, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2004) - East Tennessee State University senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) earned honorable mention honors on the Associated Press All-America team released earlier this week. ...
March 19, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Mar. 19, 2004) - (AP) Another 3-pointer came between East Tennessee State and a first-round upset. ...
March 18, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team participated in its final practice session and met with the media Thursday, as the Buccaneers move ever closer to their first round NCAA Tournament game with Cincinnati. ...
March 14, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 14, 2004) -- The East Tennessee State men's basketball team is headed to Columbus, Ohio as a No. 13 seed where it will face No. 4 Cincinnati this Friday, Mar. 19 in the opening round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. Game time is still to be determined. ...
March 11, 2004
SPARTANBURG, SC (March 11, 2004) - East Tennessee State sophomore basketball player Brad Nuckles has been named the TIAA-CREF SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week for March 10....
March 11, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 11, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' is proud to offer a pair of rallies designed to allow fans of ETSU basketball a chance to show their appreciation for the 2003-04 men's team and share in the excitement of the Buccaneers' second-straight trip to the NCAA. ...
March 09, 2004
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 9, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced today its Athletes of the Month for the month of February. East Tennessee State junior Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) earned the award for women's basketball, while sophomore Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) was the men's basketball recipient. ...
March 06, 2004
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 6, 2004) - East Tennessee State captured its second straight Southern Conference Basketball Championship by beating Chattanooga 78-62 Saturday in the 2004 event in front of 3,679 at the North Charleston Coliseum. ...
March 06, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2004) -- Fans of the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team are invited to a special "welcome home" rally Sunday at Brooks Gym on the ETSU campus. ...
March 05, 2004
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 5, 2004) - East Tennessee State survived foul difficulties to beat Davidson 96-84 in the semifinal round of the 2004 Southern Conference Basketball Championship at the North Charleston Coliseum. ...
March 04, 2004
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 4, 2004) - North Division top seed East Tennessee State survived a quarterfinal scare from Furman at the 2004 Southern Conference Basketball Championship held at the North Charleston Coliseum. ETSU beat Furman 94-84. ...
March 02, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2004) - One day after sweeping through the coaches' All-Southern Conference voting, the East Tennessee State men's basketball team collected even more hardware from the league's media on Tuesday. ...
March 01, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2004) -The Southern Conference named Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) of East Tennessee State as its men's basketball Player of the Week on Monday. ...
March 01, 2004
Zakee Wadood was named the SoCon Player of the Year on Monday. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2004) - When it comes to postseason honors, it was a good day for the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team. ...
February 28, 2004
CHARLESTON, S.C (Feb. 28, 2004)- Mike Benton's tip-in with 10 seconds left off a Thomas Mobley pass led the College of Charleston to a 91-89 victory over ETSU in Southern Conference men's basketball action at John Kresse Arena. Benton and Mobley each posted double-doubles with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars. ...
February 24, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2004) - To accommodate ESPN2 and its plans for Saturday's nationally-televised game between East Tennessee State and College of Charleston, the game originally scheduled to start at 7 p.m. will now tipoff at 2 p.m. ...
February 24, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2004) - Powered by a season and game-high 27 points from sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.), the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team wrapped up a perfect 12-0 season record at Memorial Center with an 84-72 victory over in-state rival Chattanooga. ...
February 23, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2004) -- Fresh off a nationally-televised victory over Fresno State in the ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday last weekend, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team is preparing for its final home game of the season Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against longtime Southern Conference rival Chattanooga. ...
February 21, 2004
FRESNO, Ca. (Feb. 21, 2004) -- Up by two points with just 48 seconds remaining, East Tennessee State missed the front end on consecutive free-throw attempts. But the Bucs grabbed offensive rebounds each time, and sophomore point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) hit two from the line with seven seconds left to give ETSU a 66-62 victory over Fresno State in ESPN's Bracket Busters Saturday. ...
February 19, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb.19, 2004) - Fans of East Tennessee State University men's basketball will have plenty of opportunities to watch their favorite team over the next two weeks, as all three of the Buccaneers remaining regular season games will be broadcast locally. ...
February 16, 2004
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2004) -- East Tennessee State posted a Southern Conference record 17 blocks en route to capturing the Southern Conference regular season title and a victory over The Citadel, 73-51, in collegiate basketball action Monday night in McAlister Field House. ...
February 14, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb.14, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team tied a program record with its 13th-straight victory, defeating Elon University 73-58 Saturday afternoon in front of 5,203 fans at Memorial Center. ...
February 12, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2004) - In cooperation with the Johnson City Transit, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is proud to provide shuttle service for fans attending Saturday's men's basketball game against Elon. ...
February 09, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2004) -- In dramatic fashion, East Tennessee State clinched its fourth straight Southern Conference North Division Championship Monday night with an 82-80 victory over in-state rival Chattanooga. ...
February 07, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team overcame a poor shooting effort at the foul line and held off a late charge from Appalachian State, as the Buccaneers improved to a perfect 11-0 in Southern Conference play with a 66-63 win over the Mountaineers Saturday in front of 7,049 fans at Memorial Center. ...
February 04, 2004
Fans interested in traveling to Fresno State with the East Tennessee State University men's basketball need to call Cecilia Campbell at AAA Travel. That number is 928-7671....
February 03, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2004) - Sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) collected his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team to a decisive 86-65 victory over Southern Conference foe UNC Greensboro Monday night in front of 4,130 fans at Memorial Center. ...
February 02, 2004
CONTEST WILL BE PART OF ESPN TELEVISION PACKAGE JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2004) - ESPN announced Monday that the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will be paired against Western Athletic Conference member Fresno State as part of the ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday on Feb. 21. The game will be part of the event's 10-game television package. ...
January 31, 2004
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2004) - The Buccaneers are still perfect. ...
January 28, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2004) - Bolstered by a 22-0 offensive run early in the first half, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team improved to 8-0 in Southern Conference play with a 76-54 victory over Wofford Wednesday night at Memorial Center. ...
January 27, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) has been named the SoCon Men's Basketball Player of the Week. It marks the second time this season that Wadood has been honored with the award. ...
January 24, 2004
BOONE, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2004) Trailing 74-66 with 7:05 left in the game at Appalachian State, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team again put together a late charge and outscored the Mountaineers 27-6 the rest of the way to take a 93-80 victory Saturday at the Holmes Center. ...
January 22, 2004
The following story and others regarding possible NCAA Cinderella teams can be found right now at ESPN.com ...
January 21, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2004) - After relinquishing a nine-point lead late in the second half Wednesday night against Davidson, the East Tennessee State men's basketball team took a 66-66 game and outscored the Wildcats 9-4 the rest of the way to garner a hard-fought 75-70 Southern Conference victory at Memorial Center. ...
January 19, 2004
ELON, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2004)-- In the first ever meeting between the two schools, ETSU overcame a tough first half to score 55 points in the second stanza and come away with a 75-72 win over Elon Monday night from Alumni Gym in Elon, N.C. ...
January 17, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2004) - Sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored a season-high 26 points and four other Buccaneers reached double figures as East Tennessee State improved to 4-0 in Southern Conference play with a 95-82 victory over Western Carolina Saturday afternoon in front of 5,705 fans at Memorial Center. ...
January 12, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2004) - It had been 23 days since the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team played a game inside Memorial Center. The Bucs made the homecoming enjoyable. ...
January 10, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senior forward Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) led East Tennessee State to an emotional 72-68 victory over UNC Greensboro Saturday night in front a boisterous crowd in Fleming Gymnasium. ...
January 05, 2004
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2004) -- East Tennessee State sophomore point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) had his best game of the season, leading the Bucs with 22 points on 10-15 shooting including a game-winning layup with just four seconds remaining in a 69-68 victory over Furman Monday evening from Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C. ...
December 31, 2003
HONOLULU (Dec. 30, 2003) - East Tennessee State University senior Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) was named to the Rainbow Classic All-Tournament Team late Tuesday evening following the championship game of the annual tournament at the Stan Sheriff Coliseum on the campus of the University of Hawaii. ...
December 30, 2003
HONOLULU (Dec. 30, 2003) - Struggling through a poor shooting night and failing to capitalize on a late comeback attempt, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team dropped the consolation championship of the Rainbow Classic to American University 71-66 Tuesday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii. ...
December 29, 2003
HONOLULU (Dec. 29, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team rebounded from a first round loss in the Rainbow Classic, downing Lamar 75-62 in the consolation bracket of the tournament Monday at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii. ...
December 28, 2003
HONOLULU - Despite shooting 54 percent from the floor and holding a lead of as many as eight points with 12:31 remaining in its game, the East Tennessee State Buccaneers fell victim to the hot shooting of IUPUI's tandem of Akeem Clark and Odell Bradley Saturday in the first round of the Rainbow Classic at the Stan Sheriff Coliseum. ...
December 26, 2003
HONOLULU (Dec. 26, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team took a break from preparation for the Rainbow Classic on Friday, spending part of the day visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. ...
December 20, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2003) - Despite a somewhat sluggish start, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team used a 19-point offensive run early in the first half to take an 81-55 victory over UVa.-Wise Saturday afternoon at Memorial Center. With the win, the Buccaneers improve to 7-2 on the season, their best start since the 1991-92 campaign. ...
December 17, 2003
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2003) -- In the first matchup between in-state rivals East Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech since 1983, the Bucs snapped the Golden Eagles' 23-game home non-conference winning streak with a 77-70 victory Wednesday night from Eblen Center in Cookeville, Tenn. ...
December 15, 2003
CLEMSON, S.C. (Dec. 15, 2003) (AP) - Clemson rallied from a six-point deficit in the final 1:16 of regulation then held on in overtime to beat East Tennessee State 100-86 on Monday night. ...
December 09, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2003) - East Tennessee State senior forward Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) has been named the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 2-8. ...
December 08, 2003
The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to invite interested ETSU basketball fans to make the trip to watch the Bucs battle Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson on Monday night, Dec. 15. ...
December 06, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2003) - East Tennessee State head coach Murry Bartow had a simple message to his team as the Buccaneers entered the locker room trailing Georgia Southern 48-46 at halftime of Saturday's game at Memorial Center. ...
December 03, 2003
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 3, 2003) - Senior forward Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while fellow senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) added 23 points and six steals to lead defending Southern Conference champion East Tennessee State to a 78-56 victory over homestanding UNC Asheville Wednesday night at the Justice Center. ...
November 29, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2003) - In a battle between two of the best mid-major programs in the country, East Tennessee State overcame an 11-point, second half deficit and rallied for a 67-62 win over UNC Wilmington Saturday afternoon at Memorial Center. ...
November 25, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2003) - After enjoying a two-game road swing through Texas in which the East Tennessee State men's basketball team defeated Conference USA opponent Houston and battled Bob Knight's Texas Tech Red Raiders, the Buccaneers opened their home schedule Tuesday night by easily dispatching NCAA Division II Mars Hill 100-57 at Memorial Center. ...
November 23, 2003
LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) (Nov. 23, 2003) -- Red Raider guard Andre Emmett scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Texas Tech past ETSU 64-53 Sunday night. ...
November 21, 2003
HOUSTON, Tex. (Nov. 21, 2003) -- Sophomore guard Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio) scored 19 points to lead East Tennessee State to a 65-51 season-opening victory over Houston Friday evening from Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Tex. ...
November 19, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2003) - Coming off a 2002-2003 season that saw the East Tennessee State men's basketball team win its third-straight Southern Conference North Division title, the SoCon Tournament championship, and make a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 seasons, the Buccaneers will start a new chapter this weekend when they open their much-anticipated 2003-04 with a road swing through Texas. ...
November 14, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 14, 2003) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced on Friday that Port Richey, Fla., native Andrew Reed has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Buccaneers. ...
November 14, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 14, 2003) - Coming off a 2002-2003 season that saw the East Tennessee State men's basketball team win their third-straight Southern Conference North Division title, the SoCon Tournament championship, and make a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 seasons, there was understandably a great deal of excitement Friday as the team hosted its annual media day inside Memorial Center. ...
November 10, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (November 10, 2003) - Global Sports' Chris Davis sank three-straight free throws with seven seconds left to give his team an 85-83 lead, and East Tennessee State sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) watched his game-tying jumper rim out in the final seconds as the Buccaneers dropped an exhibition game contest Monday night at Brooks Gym. ...
November 09, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Nov. 9, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will host the Global Sports All Stars in its one and only exhibition game of the season Monday night at 7:30 p.m. inside Brooks Gym on the ETSU campus. ...
November 03, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Nov. 3, 2003) - Fans of the East Tennessee State University basketball programs are invited to take on the Bucs Tuesday night, Nov. 4 at the Mall at Johnson City. Members of the East Tennessee State men's and women's basketball teams will be playing video games in the Food Court of the Mall and are challenging all fans who would like to go one-on-one. ...
November 02, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2003) - Freshman Aaron Scott (Houma, La.) sank two critical free throws with less than 10 seconds remaining and junior guard Sam Oatman (Neenah, Wis.) had his game-tying 3-pointer rim out as the Blue squad took a 69-66 win over the Gold in the East Tennessee State men's basketball team's first open scrimmage of the 2003-04 season Sunday at Brooks Gym. ...
October 29, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will hold a Blue-Gold scrimmage game Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in Brooks Gym on the ETSU campus. Tickets are $2, with $1 of that ticket price going to Children's Hospital at the Johnson City Medical Center. ...
October 16, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has planned several activities over the next several weeks to help build excitement for the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons. Below is a list of those events: ...
October 14, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (October 14, 2003) - The preseason honors keep coming for the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team. ...
October 13, 2003
CHARLESTON, S.C. (October 13, 2003) - The Southern Conference's head coaches and media have voted, and the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team is their pick. ...
September 09, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2003) - ESPN confirmed Tuesday during a national teleconference announcement that the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team has been offered an invitation to participate in the network's 2004 Bracket Busters Saturday. ...
July 24, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 24, 2002) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Thursday that he has filled the final vacant position on his coaching staff with former Penn State assistant Michael Boyd . ...
July 22, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 22, 2002) - East Tennessee State University head coach Murry Bartow released Tuesday the Buccaneers 2003-04 men's basketball schedule, a slate that includes several tough road games against non-conference opponents, a home contest against a 2003 NCAA Tournament participant, and a holiday tournament trip to Hawaii. ...
July 02, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 2, 2003) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Wednesday that University of Maine assistant coach Will Bailey has accepted a position on the Buccaneer coaching staff. ...
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