ETSU clinches No. 1 Southern Conference seed, share of title

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Tray Boyd III had 16 points as East Tennessee State extended its win streak to eight games, defeating Wofford 60-54 on Wednesday night as the Buccaneers clinched at least a share of the Southern Conference regular-season title and the No. 1 seed to the league tournament.

Isaiah Tisdale had 13 points for East Tennessee State (26-4, 15-2 Southern Conference). Lucas N’Guessan added 12 points and nine rebounds.

East Tennessee State scored 19 first-half points, a season low for the team, before outscoring the Terriers 41-25 in the second half.

Messiah Jones had 19 points and three blocks for the Terriers (16-14, 8-9), whose losing streak reached six games. Nathan Hoover added 11 points and six rebounds.

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The Buccaneers improve to 2-0 against the Terriers on the season. East Tennessee State defeated Wofford 49-48 on Jan. 1.

East Tennessee State finishes out the regular season against Western Carolina at home on Saturday. Wofford finishes out the regular season against Mercer on the road on Saturday.

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