JOHNSON CITY — The East Tennessee State basketball teams are coming off seasons they would like to forget. Instead, they’re using last year’s failures as motivation.
After the men posted a 10-22 record and the women went 8-18 last year, there’s plenty of room for improvement.
ETSU men’s coach Murry Bartow and women’s coach Brittney Ezell, along with selected players, met with the media Monday at Beef O’Brady’s in Boone Creek for a preseason get-together. It was a time for optimism since nobody’s missed a shot that counts or lost a game.
“Last season was rough and it left a bad taste in my mouth,” senior forward Hunter Harris said. “I haven’t lost like that ever, so it was pretty tough. We let the fans down. That’s something Coach Bartow and all the other coaches take pride in, giving the fans a good product on the court.
“We worked hard over the summer. We’re looking pretty strong this year.”
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