Bucs' reward for 2nd straight A-Sun title? UK Cats

Bucs' reward for 2nd straight A-Sun title? UK Cats

Bucs' reward for 2nd straight A-Sun title? UK Cats

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Posted on March 14, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 14 at 7:29 PM

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have waited for more than a week to learn who and where they play in the NCAA tournament. Well, the two-time Atlantic Sun Conference tournament champs earned a doozy.

Second-ranked Kentucky with a No. 16 seed in the East Region on Thursday in New Orleans.

This is the Bucs' ninth all-time trip to the NCAA tournament.

It was a challenging season for coach Murry Bartow.

He had to deal with the death of rising sophomore Seth Coy in a car accident last July. The 6-foot-11 Coy, 19, was killed when his car hydroplaned on a wet highway and flipped. He played in 24 games as a freshman, averaging 2.9 points. Key scorer Mike Smith also was hurt, but the Bucs went 20-14.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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