ETSU beats Stetson 90-76

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Kevin Tiggs scored 37 points and Mike Smith notched a double-double to lead East Tennessee State in a 90-76 win over Stetson on Wednesday night in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.

Smith scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Buccaneers (21-10), who finished second in the conference after winning three of their last four regular-season games. ETSU has won three straight overall.

Courtney Pigram chipped in 15 points and five assists.

A.J. Smith paced the Hatters (13-17) with 24 points and Tim Lang also recorded a double-double, scoring 18 points and pulling down 12 boards. He also tallied four blocks. Mark Lohuis added 11 points and Garfield Blair had 10 for Stetson, which ended its season on a five-game losing skid.

The Buccaneers led by four at the break, but outscored the Hatters 53-43 in the second.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Stetson
A.J. Smith A.J. Smith
8-19,  24 Pts
8 Rebs, 8 Assists
 E. Tennessee St.
Kevin Tiggs Kevin Tiggs
15-23,  37 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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