Coming off last year’s District 1-AA championship, Sullivan Central is favored to win this season’s Three Rivers Conference girls basketball championship.
The Sullivan East boys basketball team has that look this year, and John Dyer’s Patriots were the consensus favorite at media day this past week.
After Daniel Boone was hit hard with graduation, Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett are expected to battle it out for Big 7 Conference girls basketball supremacy.
Dobyns-Bennett boys basketball coach Chris Poore doesn’t mind that Big 7 Conference coaches picked his team as the league favorite for the 2018-19 season.
The Bucs open the season Friday at 7 p.m. at Cincinnati and then head to Michigan State for a 1 p.m. game on Sunday. ETSU defeated Cincinnati 87-77 in last season’s opener in Johnson City and later pushed Michigan State to overtime.
While David Crockett is in the midst of a historic football season, basketball is right around the corner with the school hosting the 29th annual Hardee’s Classic on Nov. 20-24.
The East Tennessee State basketball team didn’t have much time to feel sorry for itself after Tuesday night’s opening loss to Georgia State. Not with the home opener scheduled for two nights later.
Jordan Bone scored 18 points, Kyle Alexander added 16 and the No. 6 Tennessee men’s basketball team rolled to an 86-41 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday night.
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Sophomore forward Mladen Armus led the way with 12 points and 21 rebounds, while Kevon Tucker tallied a game-high 17 points and five assists.
Basketball season is about to begin for East Tennessee State, and fourth-year coach Steve Forbes is ready to go.
College basketball scheduling expert Mark Adams: “The Power Five and the Big East, they schedule together. It’s a cartel. It’s collusion although it’s legal. Those teams play 88 percent of their nonconference games at home or a neutral site. That stacks all the metrics in their favor.”
When East Tennessee State men’s basketball coach Steve Forbes met with members of the media this week at Wild Wing Cafe, he offered a glimpse into the upcoming season.
East Tennessee State’s basketball teams are ready to tip off the season after the men were picked third and the women shared the role of preseason favorite in the Southern Conference coaches’ poll.