JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Mike Smith scored 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as East Tennessee State earned its fifth straight victory by defeating Florida Gulf Coast 84-65 Saturday.
Adam Sollazzo also had 20 points for the Buccaneers (9-7, 4-1 Atlantic Sun Conference), but Smith's work on the glass helped East Tennessee State win the rebounding battle 44-29.
An ETSU spokesman said in a release that Smith was the first time a Buccaneer eclipsed 20 points and 20 rebounds since 1959.
Sollazzo did his damage at the free-throw line, where he sank 12 of 13 shots. The Buccaneers made 26 of 34 overall.