Bartow releases 2004-05 men's basketball schedule
The Bucs finished the 2003-04 season with a 27-6 record and won their second-straight SoCon Tournament title.
The Bucs finished the 2003-04 season with a 27-6 record and won their second-straight SoCon Tournament title.

Friday, August 06, 2004

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2004) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow released the Buccaneers' 2004-05 hoops schedule on Friday, a slate that includes 14 home games, a visit from Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State, and trips to Southeastern Conference opponent Alabama and in-state rival Memphis.

"Like last year, I think this is a very demanding schedule and it will test our team," said Bartow, whose squad is coming off its second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and a fourth-consecutive Southern Conference North Division championship. "The game at Memphis is exciting because it's always good when you can stay in-state and play quality competition. And Alabama will probably be ranked as a preseason top 15 team after making the Great Eight a year ago."

The Bucs will open the year with a Tuesday, Nov. 20 non-conference meeting with UVa.-Wise, followed by a trip to MAC member Marshall on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The early season schedule is highlighted by visits from Fresno State (Nov. 27), College of Charleston (Dec. 4) and Tennessee Tech (Dec. 10), while the Bucs will travel to face major Division I conference foes such as Alabama (Dec. 1), Central Michigan (Dec. 7), Old Dominion (Dec. 18) and Memphis (Dec. 30).

As for the Southern Conference slate, the Bucs will begin with College of Charleston in December, but will start the regular conference schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 5 with a trip to Appalachian State. Other highlights of the SoCon schedule include visits from Appalachian State (Jan. 29), UNC Greensboro (Feb. 12) and Chattanooga (Feb. 21), while the Bucs will travel to Chattanooga (Jan. 22), Davidson (Jan. 26) and Georgia Southern (Feb. 26).

One non-conference game remains to be determined on Feb. 19 and the Southern Conference Tournament will be played March 3-6 in Chattanooga.

"One thing we tried to do was have more home game opportunities for our fans, and we were able to do that going from 12 to 14 home games - the highlights being visits from Fresno State and Tennessee Tech," Bartow said. "I think it's also important to point out the Marshall and Central Michigan games, which are home-and-home series. Overall, it's a good schedule for our fans and our team."

Season tickets for the 2004-05 season will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with new seating available throughout Memorial Center as part of an all-new basketball seating configuration. For more information, call 423-439-ETSU (3878).

2004-05 ETSU Men's Basketball Schedule
Saturday/Nov.13 VASDA USA Exhibition Game  
Saturday/Nov. 20 UVa.-Wise  
Tuesday/Nov. 23 at Marshall  
Saturday/Nov. 27 Fresno State  
Monday/Nov. 29 King College  
Wednesday/Dec. 1 at Alabama  
Saturday/Dec. 4 College of Charleston *  
Tuesday/Dec. 7 at Central Michigan  
Friday/Dec. 10 Tennessee Tech  
Saturday/Dec. 18 at Old Dominion  
Tuesday/ Dec. 21 Union College  
Thursday/Dec. 30 at Memphis  
Wednesday/Jan. 5 at Appalachian State *  
Saturday/Jan. 8 Furman *  
Monday/Jan. 10 at Western Carolina *  
Saturday/Jan. 15 Elon *  
Monday/Jan. 17 at UNC Greensboro *  
Saturday/Jan. 22 at Chattanooga *  
Monday/Jan. 24 The Citadel *  
Wednesday/Jan. 26 at Davidson *  
Saturday/Jan. 29 Appalachian State *  
Saturday/ Feb. 5 at Wofford *  
Monday, Feb. 7 at Elon *  
Saturday, Feb. 12 UNC Greensboro *  
Monday, Feb. 14 Western Carolina *  
Saturday, Feb. 19 TBA  
Monday, Feb. 21 Chattanooga *  
Saturday, Feb. 26 at Georgia Southern *  
March 2-5 Southern Conference Tournament  
  (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
* denotes conference game
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MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
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