ETSU 69, Kennesaw State 64

Micah Williams scored 20 points and Justin Tubbs hit two free

throws with 18.2 seconds left to help East Tennessee State hold off

Kennesaw State 69-64 on Friday night in the Atlantic Sun Conference


The Owls’ Markeith Cummings missed a tying 3-pointer attempt 8

seconds later and the fifth-seeded Buccaneers (19-14) advanced to

the championship game against either Mercer or Jacksonville on


Williams hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the first half

to give the ETSU its first lead, 31-29.

The Buccaneers kept a small lead early in the second half, but

the Owls (13-20) battled back to take the lead again with 11

minutes left.

Kelvin McConnell’s putback pulled Kennesaw State within 65-64

with 26.2 seconds left, but he missed the ensuing free throw.

Cummings led Kennesaw State with 23 points.