ETSU men blister nets in 70-60 win over Kennesaw State
Junior Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard had a career high 14 points in the victory.
Junior Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard had a career high 14 points in the victory.
East Tennessee State (5-14, 3-3)
at
Kennesaw State (2-17, 1-6)
1/19/2013 | Kennesaw, Ga. (KSU Convocation Center) | Attendance: 1002
1st2ndFinal
East Tennessee State373370
Kennesaw State243660
Stats at a GlanceETSUKSU
FG Percentage.632 (24-38) .393 (22-56)
3P FG Percentage.692 (9-13) .160 (4-25)
FT Percentage.722 (13-18) .462 (12-26)
Offensive Rebounds216
Defensive Rebounds2615
Total Rebounds2831
Turnovers1811
Steals310
Bench Points1418
Statistical LeadersETSUKSU
PointsWILSON - 19
ANDERSON - 13
ReboundsHARRIS - 5
WILSON - 5
ANDERSON - 14
AssistsJONES - 6
LOVE - 4
StealsHARRIS - 1
MCCLAIN - 1
JONES - 1
MONTGOMERY - 2
BROWN - 2
LOVE - 2
BlocksOSEMHEN - 1

Saturday, January 19, 2013

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2013) – Shooting a blistering 69 percent from 3-point range and an equally impressive 63 percent from the field, the ETSU men’s basketball team enjoyed their 14th straight victory over Kennesaw State since the 2005-06 season, dropping the Owls 70-60 Saturday afternoon inside the KSU Convocation Center.

The Buccaneers got a game-high 19 points from freshman forward Lester Wilson (Knoxville, Tenn.), a career best 14 points from junior Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, S.C.), and 15 points from senior guard Jarvis Jones (Memphis) en route to the victory.

ETSU improves to 5-14 overall, 3-3 in Atlantic Sun Conference play with the victory. Meanwhile, KSU drops to 2-17, 1-6.

 “I’m really proud of the way the guys bounced back after the loss to Mercer,” said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow. “That’s the second time this year we lost the first game on a road swing, and we’ve come back to win a game in which we never trailed. We shot it really well tonight and that was good to see.”

In the early going, it was ETSU’s outside shooting and Kennesaw State’s offensive ineptitude that highlighted the game. The Buccaneers hit on 8-of-11 shots from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes, while holding the Owls to 33 percent shooting from the floor.

The result was a 37-24 halftime lead for the Bucs, which was powered by a 16-5 run to open the game and an 8-3 spurt at the end of the half.

After the break, the Bucs continued to play well offensively and built a lead of 16 points at 54-38 with just over 10 minutes left in the contest. However, Kennesaw State answered at that point with an 8-0 run to make it 54-46 with seven minutes left on the clock.

From there, the Bucs responded with a 7-0 run to regain a 15-point advantage with 3:42 left in the game. KSU never really got within striking distance from there, shooting just 39 percent for the game. The Owls got a double-double effort from forward Aaron Anderson, who scored 13 points and grabbed a career high 14 rebounds in the loss.

The Buccaneers will return to action at home on Thursday night, taking on Jacksonville at 7 p.m. inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center. ETSU will play four of its next five games in the Dome.

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