It’s back to the top for Science Hill in Big 7 Conference boys basketball, according to preseason expectations among the coaches. The Dobyns-Bennett Indians lost most of their scoring from last year’s 30-5 team, which lost to state champion Bearden in the sectionals.
Sullivan South and Elizabethton are expected to battle it out at the top of the Three Rivers Conference in boys basketball this season.
Among other action Tuesday, the girls of Sullivan Central and the boys of Sullivan North tipped off high school basketball season with wins.
An impressive fourth-quarter rally came up just short for the Daniel Boone boys basketball team Tuesday night when the Trailblazers dropped a 62-60 decision to Greeneville.
Sullivan Central's basketball teams settled for a split Tuesday night on the road at Unaka. The Lady Cougars tipped off the night with a 66-36 win, but the boys fell to the Rangers in their matchup, 65-58.
East Tennessee State made a run at the fourth-ranked men’s basketball team in the country Tuesday night but never got over the hump.
Rennia Davis scored 15 points and Rae Burrell had a double-double to lead the No. 23 Tennessee women’s basketball team to a 73-46 victory over Stetson on Tuesday night.
East Tennessee State is treating Tuesday night’s men’s basketball game at No. 4 Kansas as an opportunity — the same way Evansville treated going to Kentucky last week.
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Virginia-Wise took the win. That was the good news. The bad news, though, is there’s still a lot of work to do for the women’s basketball squad, according to Cavaliers coach Jamie Cluesman.
King announced the planned retirement of its men’s basketball coach, George Pitts, effective at the close of the 2019-20 season.
Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes is a big believer in challenging his teams with tough nonconference schedules. On Saturday, Barnes’ squad passed its first test in style.
With the season just around the corner, boys basketball teams from the Big 7 and Three Rivers conferences hit the court at Sullivan East on Thursday night for their annual jamboree.
ETSU got down and dirty Thursday night and ground out a 61-58 victory over Winthrop at Freedom Hall, in the process improving to 3-0 for the first time since 1998.
It’s only two games into the season, but it appears as though a couple of questions are being answered for the East Tennessee State basketball team.