ETSU coach Desmond Oliver tries to get his team going during a regular-season game.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The most exciting weekend in Southern Conference basketball is underway and East Tennessee State is hoping to stay around for a while.

The SoCon tournament got going Friday night at Harrah’s Cheroke4e Center. The Bucs avoided one of the dreaded play-in games, where they lost last year.

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