JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Daivien Williamson came off the bench to score 16 points to carry East Tennessee State to an 88-69 win over Mercer on Saturday.
Jeromy Rodriguez had 14 points and seven rebounds for East Tennessee State (21-7, 11-4 Southern Conference). Lucas N'Guessan added 12 points and four blocks. Tray Boyd III had 10 points and 11 assists for the hosts.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Lucas N'Guessan came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points and Patrick Good and Bo Hodges added 13 points apiece as East Tennessee State pulled away for a 77-64 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and East Tennessee State rolled to 79-56 win over Furman in a Southern Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon.
Rodriguez was 8 of 10 from the field for the Buccaneers (11-4, 1-1). Lucas N'Guessan and Daivien Williamson added 13 points apiece and Patrick Good had 12.
Last season: 21-15, sixth in Big 12, reached NIT quarterfinals.
Coach: Mike Boynton.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: Forward Jeffrey Carroll (NBA G-League), guard Kendall Smith, guard Tavarius Shine, center Mitchell Solomon, guard Brandon Averette, center Yankuba Sima, center Lucas N'Guessan.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State has signed a 7-footer, adding Oklahoma State transfer Lucas N'Guessan to its roster.
N'Guessan, who is from the Netherlands, will sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
ETSU coach Steve Forbes said in a statement that "having the opportunity this upcoming year to sit out and work on his game and in the weight room will be invaluable to his future and ours."
Last season: 12-20.
Coach: Brad Underwood.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: G Jeff Newberry, G Tyree Griffin.
Who's back: G Jawun Evans, last year's Big 12 Freshman of the Year. He missed the final nine games with a shoulder injury, but he has healed; G Phil Forte. He averaged 15 points per game two seasons ago, and is back after missing most of last season with an elbow injury. F Leyton Hammonds. G Tavarius Shine.