First half offensive run lifts ETSU past Jax, 72-58
Play Video ETSU senior Tommy Hubbard scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win.
ETSU senior Tommy Hubbard scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win.
ETSU (9-7, 4-2 A-Sun)
at
Jacksonville (2-15, 0-6 A-Sun)
1/14/2012 | Jacksonville, Fla. (Vet Memorial Arena) | Attendance: 2240
1st2ndFinal
ETSU383472
Jacksonville193958
Stats at a GlanceETSUJU
FG Percentage.547 (29-53) .426 (20-47)
3P FG Percentage.273 (3-11) .333 (6-18)
FT Percentage.579 (11-19) .706 (12-17)
Offensive Rebounds1215
Defensive Rebounds1517
Total Rebounds2732
Turnovers1319
Steals107
Bench Points727
Statistical LeadersETSUJU
PointsSOLLAZZO - 18
GRAHAM - 10
CABELL - 10
McDOUGALD - 10
ReboundsHUBBARD - 9
GRAHAM - 8
AssistsSOLLAZZO - 7
POWELL - 3
StealsSOLLAZZO - 4
GALVIN - 2
POWELL - 2
BlocksGRAHAM - 2

Saturday, January 14, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2012) – Using a first half scoring surge, the ETSU men’s basketball team built a 19-point halftime lead and went on to take a 72-58 win over Jacksonville in Atlantic Sun Conference men’s basketball play Saturday afternoon at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

With the win, the Buccaneers improved to 9-7 overall, 4-2 in A-Sun play. Meanwhile, the Dolphins dropped to 2-15, 0-6.

“It’s a good win any time you win on the road – especially in conference play,” said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow. “The key for us was the first half and building that big lead. I thought we made some big shots down the stretch when they made their run in the second half.”

The Bucs got a game-high 18 points from senior guard Adam Sollazzo (Tampa), while fellow senior guard Tommy Hubbard (Boston) provided a 16-point, nine-rebound effort. Along with that duo, senior forward Isiah Brown (Miami, Fla.) had 13 points, and junior guard Sheldon Cooley (Tampa) netted 11.

In the first half, ETSU led just 15-14 with 12 minutes left before the break, but closed out the first 20 minutes on a 23-5 run to take a 38-19 lead into the locker room.

The Bucs shot a blistering 55.2 percent from the floor in the first half, while holding the Dolphins to just 36.4 percent shooting and forcing 10 turnovers by JU. ETSU got a team-high 12 points from Hubbard in the first half, as the Bucs held a 26-12 advantage on points in the paint and a 12-2 edge on points off turnovers.

In the second half, ETSU led by as many as 21 points at 60-39 with 8:38 left. However, Jacksonville managed to cut into that deficit and made it an 11-point game at 63-52 with 4:04 remaining.

ETSU answered at that point with a 6-0 run to make it 69-52 and ended any JU chance for a rally.

For the game, ETSU shot 55 percent from the floor and forced Jacksonville into 19 turnovers on 10 steals. The Bucs outscored JU 44-28 in the paint, and 23-17 off turnovers. The Dolphins shot 43 percent from the floor for the game.

For JU, three players led the way with 10 points apiece, they were Aloys Cabell, Keith McDougald, and Evin Graham.

The Bucs will continue their current Florida road swing on Monday evening, taking on North Florida at 7 p.m. inside the UNF Arena. For more on ETSU men’s basketball throughout the 2011-12 season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s hoops link.

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
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 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
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