Bucs to play host to Reinhardt without Forbes

Joe Avento • Updated Dec 2, 2018 at 7:20 PM

The East Tennessee State basketball team will be short-handed Monday night when it returns home to face Reinhardt College.

There won’t be any players missing. It will be the Bucs’ coach.

Steve Forbes will sit out the game after being ejected from ETSU’s 79-62 loss at Wofford on Saturday night. The defeat at Wofford broke the Bucs’ five-game winning streak and dropped them to 6-3.

Forbes complained to the officials after he thought Bo Hodges was fouled with two minutes left and was hit with two quick technical fouls and ejected.

Assistant Jason Shay is expected to call the shots in Forbes’ absence.


The Bucs have five players scoring in double figures, led by Tray Boyd III at 12.3 points per game. Isaiah Tisdale averages 12.0; Bo Hodges, 11.8; Patrick Good, 11.1; and Jeromy Rodriguez, 10.7.

Rodriguez leads the country in total rebounds (100) and is second in rebounds per game (12.5).


ETSU has made at least one 3-pointer in 972 consecutive games, the sixth-longest streak in the country. UNLV has the longest, at 1046 games.


Reinhardt is an NAIA school based in Waleska, Georgia. Its teams played the Appalachian Athletic Conference, along with Milligan College.

The Eagles come in with a 5-6 record. They are coming off an 84-79 loss to Bluefield College and have a win over Milligan to their credit this season.

Reinhardt’s two leading scorers are from Michigan. Samuel Bunkley, a 6-foot-3 senior, is shooting nearly 42 percent from 3-point range while averaging 16.3 points per game. Dorea Wilson,a 6-foot-5 senior, averages 16.0.

Michael Mays, a sophomore guard from Bristol who averaged 24.5 points per game as a senior at Tennessee High, has played the last three games and is averaging 10.2 ppg for the Eagles.

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