ETSU men beat Wofford, earn spot in NCAA Tournament
The ETSU men’s basketball team is going dancing.
For the second time in the last four years and the 11th time in program history, ETSU is heading to the NCAA Tournament, as the top-seeded Buccaneers defeated the seventh-seeded Wofford Terriers 72-58 in Monday’s Southern Conference Championship at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.
The Bucs, who earned the league’s automatic bid, became the fourth team in the 100-year history of the SoCon to reach the 30-win mark after improving to 30-4 on the season. They join Wofford (30-5, 2018-19), North Carolina (30-5, 1945-46) and North Carolina State (30-7, 1950-51) as the only teams to accomplish the feat. In addition, the Bucs’ eight SoCon tournament championships are now tied with North Carolina for the fourth-most in league history.
The Bucs will now await their destination in the NCAA Tournament as the bracket will be unveiled Sunday at 6 p.m. on CBS.