Scores

Final

East Tenn St 56

(14-10, 8-3 A-Sun)

Stetson 68

(12-13, 7-4 A-Sun)

    3:00 PM ET, February 10, 2008

    Edmunds Center, Deland, Florida

    1 2 T
    ETSU 32 2456
    STET 32 3668

    Top Performers

    East Tennessee St: K. Tiggs 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Stetson: G. Blair 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast

    Stetson 68, ETSU 56

    Associated Press

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Garfield Blair scored a game-high 20 points and Stetson allowed only three points in the last 6:07 minutes in a 68-56 victory over East Tennessee State on Sunday.

    Blair, who played just 24 minutes because of foul trouble, scored eight consecutive points in Stetsons 16-3 run that closed the game. He made two free throws that gave the Hatters a 54-53 advantage with 5:05 to play.

    That was the 10th and final lead change of the game. Stetson led 60-54 with 2:14 remaining after Blair's 8-0 scoring spurt that included a three-point play and a 3-pointer.

    A layup by ETSU's Courtney Pigram made it 60-56 with 1:55 to play, but the Buccaneers could get no closer. Stetson's Kris Thomas answered with a 3-pointer and the Hatters made five of six free throws in the last 1:09 to protect the lead.

    Stetson (12-13 overall, 7-4 in Atlantic Sun Conference) also got 10 points and nine rebounds from Eric Diaz, while Sheldon Oliver and A.J. Smith each had nine points.

    Pigram and Kevin Tiggs each scored 15 points for ETSU (14-10, 8-3).

    Stetson held ETSU to 23 points under its season scoring average. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak by ETSU, which had won nine of its last 11 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ETSU
    STET
    Points 56 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-55 (.364) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 10-24 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 12

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