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UNCG Basketball: Spartans impressive in ending Bucs’ streak

In News, SoCon by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross As Greensboro ended East Tennessee State’s 16-game winning streak with a 74-56 victory in the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday evening, Buccaneers coach Steve Forbes felt like a performance like this might have been on the horizon. It’s the ebb and flow of basketball.  The Bucs had ridden the sea while navigating all the combers for longer than …

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ETSU wins SoCon with the grit of a Buccaneer

In College Basketball, SoCon by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes outlined the qualities that his Buccaneers would have to play with in order to win the Southern Conference against UNC Greensboro on Monday night. “Coach preached before the game, we’ve got to be gritty, tough, and grind it out,” said ETSU’s T.J. Cromer following a 23-point effort that led the Buccaneers …

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SoCon quarterfinals spark ‘Madness’

In SoCon by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross It’s been a banner year for the Southern Conference as the league has risen to a No. 15 RPI out of the 32 D-1 Conferences and it also saw a three-way tie for first between UNC Greensboro, East Tennessee State, and Furman.  As the college basketball clock strikes mid-night across the nation, the play of these mid-major …