East Tennessee State (10-21) and Stetson (14-15) Meet in Atlantic Sun Tournament

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Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  East Tennessee State 24 22 46 +5.5
  Stetson 21 46 67 -5.5
Thu, Mar 07 2013, 02:30 PM

Hawkins Arena
Macon, GA
TV: ESPN3.com

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East Tennessee State matches up against Stetson in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament at Hawkins Arena on Thursday. It takes place at 2:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Buccaneers beat the Hatters 62-61 on Feb. 9 and are 6-5 against them over the last four years.

In their last game on Mar. 1, Hunter Harris put up 13 points and six rebounds for the Buccaneers in a loss to USC Upstate, 88-56. He contributes a team-high 5.4 rebounds per game and 0.9 blocks per game. The Hatters were defeated by Mercer 77-65 on Mar. 2 despite 14 points from Joel Naburgs. He is averaging 10.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.0 assists per game.

There are two important categories where Stetson has a statistical edge. The Hatters have an advantage over the Buccaneers in assists, with an average of 16.5 per game to 10.3 per game. Stetson also has an advantage in scoring, 70.9 points per game to 62.8 points per game. A key area of strength for Stetson is effective field goal percentage at 53.0, which ranks first in their conference (and 34th nationally).

StatSmack! East Tennessee State is better than Stetson
  • The East Tennessee State three-point leader (Lester Wilson, 72 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Stetson three-point leader (Aaron Graham, 64 three-pointers).
  • Hunter Harris is ranked 7th in the Atlantic Sun in blocks.
  • Jarvis Jones is ranked 6th in the Atlantic Sun in steals.
  • East Tennessee State has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Stetson (four vs. zero).
ETSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Marcus Dubose 30 16 5 2 1 0 1
C Jarvis Jones 37 16 3 3 2 0 3
C Sheldon Cooley 33 10 4 4 2 0 2
C Lester Wilson 32 13 5 0 1 0 1
C- Hunter Harris 27 8 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Rashawn Rembert 27 9 2 1 1 0 2
D John Walton 22 6 4 0 1 1 1
D K. Gadsden-Gilliard 24 5 4 2 1 0 2
D Petey McClain 21 3 2 3 1 0 2
D- Yunio Barrueta 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- M. Stramaglia 13 4 1 1 0 0 1
F Todd Halvorsen 6 2 1 1 1 0 1
STET Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Adam Pegg 29 16 6 1 0 0 2
C Chris Perez 30 15 4 2 1 0 3
C Joel Naburgs 29 10 4 4 1 0 2
C Willie Green 27 8 6 2 0 1 2
C Aaron Graham 27 12 4 2 1 0 2
D Logan Irwin 22 6 2 3 0 0 2
D Hunter Miller 22 4 2 3 1 0 2
D Brian Pegg 13 3 2 2 0 0 2
D Liam McInerney 16 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- Dennis Diaz 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Tanner Plemmons 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
F Leke Solanke 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F J.R. Weston 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Atlantic Sun Standings

OverallConf
1 Mercer 27-9 14-4
1 FGCU 22-13 14-4
3 USC Upstate 19-15 11-7
 4ETSU 19-16 10-8
4 North Florida 16-16 10-8
4 Lipscomb 15-15 10-8
7 Jacksonville 12-18 8-10
8 NoKY 9-21 5-13
8 Stetson 7-24 5-13
10 Kennesaw State 6-25 3-15
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#21 Tyler Ailshie Jr G 6-1 195
#10 Isaac Banks Fr F 6-7 215
#32 Adam Denison Jr F 6-3 190
#23 Darius Forrest Jr F 6-6 190
#35 K. Gadsden-Gilliard Sr F 6-6 250
#0 Ron Giplaye Jr F 6-6 250
#11 Todd Halvorsen Jr G 6-2 190
#2 Devin Harris Fr G 6-4 200
#20 Hunter Harris Sr F 6-7 235
#1 Petey McClain So G 6-0 185
#13 A. Merriweather Fr G 6-2 185
#34 Lukas Poderis Sr F 6-8 250
#4 Rashawn Rembert Jr G 6-3 195
#5 Jalen Riley Jr G 6-0 150
#15 Lester Wilson So F 6-4 215