After having a thrilling comeback against North Carolina Central last Saturday, the ETSU basketball team was back in action Thursday night against the league-leading Wofford Terriers.
The Bucs came into the game with a 13-8 record and a 6-5 conference record.
In the first half, the Buccaneers had only one 3-point shot, which was shot by Rashawn Rembert.
Rembert and Jalen Riley both had seven points at the end of the half. Wofford went 3-7 from behind the arc in the first half.
The Buccaneers shot 37 percent from field goal range in the first half and went 4-6 from behind the free throw line whereas the Terriers went 10-14 from behind the free throw line in the first half.
The score at halftime was 31-35 Wofford.
The Terrier lead in the second half got up to as much as 22 points with just six minutes left to play in the game, but the Bucs made a late rally in the half outscoring Wofford 12-6 on fast break points.
“It took us a while to get going,” Rashawn Rembert said.
“I feel like when we went to the full court press in the second half that helped a lot.”
Wofford outscored ETSU in the paint 18-16. The Bucs outscored them 22-18 from players that came off the bench.
ETSU fell short in its attempt to come back, allowing the Terriers to improve their record.
Wofford now has a 19-5 overall and a 10-1 record in the Southern Conference. The Bucs fall to a 13-9 overall record and a 6-6 conference record.
“Wofford is a very good team with many great players, and this was a disappointing loss,” coach Murry Bartow said.
“We had a lot of missed opportunities in the first half only being down by 6 points. They went on a great run, and we did in the second half but came up a few plays short.”
The Bucs lost again Saturday against Samford.
They are currently fifth in the Southern Conference standings.