The Mercer women's basketball team continued its undefeated journey through the Southern Conference, although East Tennessee State made sure it wasn’t an easy path.
Liberty overcame a late East Tennessee State rally and a major mistake to hold off the Bucs 89-86 Tuesday night in a nonconference women’s basketball game at Brooks Gym.
The Bucs open the season Friday at 7 p.m. at Cincinnati and then head to Michigan State for a 1 p.m. game on Sunday. ETSU defeated Cincinnati 87-77 in last season’s opener in Johnson City and later pushed Michigan State to overtime.
East Tennessee State will play at James Madison on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. in a first-round matchup in the Women's NIT basketball tournament.
No. 25 Mercer defeated East Tennessee State 68-53 in Sunday's Southern Conference women's basketball championship game at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Britney Ezell’s Bucs earned a 54-52 win over the UNC Greensboro in the Southern Conference tournament semifinals on Friday afternoon at the Asheville Civic Center.
UT’s Diamond DeShields finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and a career-high seven steals to help the eighth-ranked Lady Vols top ETSU on Wednesday night in Knoxville