Friday, March 5, 2010

ETSU's Run to Final Hardly Unlikely

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.

Not hardly.

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?

1 comment:

  1. It seems to me that the key to title game as well as the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season is who can shoot the 3 and who can control the back boards. The title game should be a very good game but I predict ETSU will win.

    On a second note, the Atlantic Sun has to stop holding the Conference games in the local gym. It is embarrassing. I know it helps on the cost savings and provides some local income but if the Atlantic Sun wants to be taken seriously, improve their regular season schedules and play in an arena or stadium. The arena in Greensboro, NC is a nice stadium. Hold the Conference games in a stadium that holds 12 to 17 thousand people.


    Joshua Lowe
    ETSU 1992

    PS: Obviously, I am bias on the ETSU win.


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