Look for Bucs to play at Creighton and Illinois when basketball schedule is released

Joe Avento • Aug 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM

East Tennessee State has not released its basketball schedule for the coming season, but the Bucs are starting to pop up as other schools release theirs.

ETSU will be scheduled to play at Creighton and Illinois and in a tournament in El Paso, Texas.

The Creighton game is scheduled for Nov. 11 in Omaha, Nebraska. Creighton went 21-12 last year and lost to Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament.

The game, said to be associated with the Cayman Islands Classic, will result in ETSU getting some additional home games.

ETSU is also on Illinois’ schedule for a Dec. 15 matchup in Champaign, Illinois. The Illini are coming off a 14-18 season an finished 4-14 in the Big Ten Conference.

In addition, the Bucs will face Wyoming at the UTEP tournament, the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational. That event is set for Dec. 21-22. ETSU will also play either UTEP or Norfolk State on the second day.

Wyoming went 20-13 last year and lost to New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals.

ETSU released last year’s schedule Sept. 6.

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