ETSU Men's Basketball Road to the NCAA Tournament

Sunday, March 12th

NCAA Selection Show

Over 1,000 ETSU fans gathered inside the Millennium Centre to learn of the Bucs' matchup for the tournament.

The ETSU men's basketball team has its assignment, and once again the Buccaneers will have the opportunity to play the Cinderella role in the NCAA Tournament.

During Sunday evening's live CBS Selection Show, the Buccaneers and the rest of the nation learned that ETSU has received a No. 13 seed in this week's NCAA Tournament and will face off with No. 4 seed Florida from the Southeastern Conference on Thursday, March 16th in Orlando, Fla.

Tuesday, March 14th

Trip to Orlando

Travel day has arrived as the Bucs load up to fly down to Florida...

A crowd of Buc fans and media give the Blue and Gold a warm sendoff outside the MSHA Athletic Center!

Departing from the TriCities Airport

Landing in Orlando

Wednesday, March 15th

Press Conference

The Bucs face the media on the eve of opening play in the NCAA Tournament
“We have some guys from the Land of Misfit Toys,” Forbes said Wednesday before his team practiced for Thursday’s matchup with No. 4 seed Florida. “If you ever watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you know what I'm talking about. They all need a home. We all have a home here. We all have a story, and we've come together for a common goal, though. And that is to win and to go to the NCAA tournament.”

Open Practice

ETSU's Open Practice Dunk display generated over 1.5 million views on social media.

Thursday, March 16th

GAMEDAY - No. 13 ETSU vs. No. 4 Florida


1st Half


2nd Half

A magical season for the ETSU men’s basketball team came to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as the No. 13-seeded Buccaneers dropped an 80-65 contest to the No. 4-seeded Florida Gators inside the Amway Center.

Press Conference

"I'm proud of our team to get here and battle all year long. We are proud of what we have accomplished this year." - Coach Forbes
"We had the time of our lives at the NCAA Tournament" - T.J. Cromer

Game Highlights

Image Credit: Dakota Hamilton

Video Credit: Collin Crews, Steven May

Prepared by: Dakota Hamilton, Nate Palcowski

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