Smith scored 22 and Rhoda 21 as the Buccaneers (2-6) led most of
the way, including 34-28 at halftime.
East Tennessee State made 21-of-32 free throws while Central
Michigan (2-7) was 8-of-11. Central Michigan was whistled for 26
fouls to 17 for the Bucs.
Travis Strong added 12 points for East Tennessee State, which
shot 39.3 percent from the floor.
Smith made 8-of-8 free throws and played all 40 minutes, but was
just 7-of-20 from the field.
The Bucs built a 14-point lead at 42-28 in the second half and
withstood further rallies.