A fifth-seeded team winning a close game in the final minute of a semifinal match-up has Cinderella story written all over it. At the least, some might call ETSU’s run into its third straight final unlikely.
The Bucs finished the season one game behind the A-Sun’s unprecedented quartet of regular season champions and could reflect on a two-point loss to Stetson and a one-point overtime setback versus Lipscomb, both at home. Additionally, ETSU has beaten three of the four co-champs during the season as well as collecting notable non-conference wins over Arkansas and College of Charleston.
So, now that ETSU has dispatched one co-champion and two others did not make it out of the quarterfinals, the Bucs are in position to become just the sixth team in league history to win consecutive tourney titles.
And if their opponent is favored in the title game, it won’t be by much. This week, ETSU claims two of the best players in the conference. Micah Williams is averaging 26.0 points per game in the championship while Tommy Hubbard continues to provide defense and leadership while contributing to the offensive production.
The Bucs look to provide a happy ending for the league’s most fervent fan base.
Macon needs to start preparing for a Buccaneer invasion tomorrow.
Has the Bucs run to the finals surprised you?