JOHNSON CITY, TN-The ETSU men’s basketball team boarded the bus this morning for Nashville, on their way to Las Vegas for the inaugural Vegas 16 basketball tournament.
One reason the Bucs chose this tournament over some other postseason opportunities was the destination. A trip to Vegas is something many players may never get to experience again and ETSU head coach Steve Forbes wanted his team to take in the city before their game on Monday.
“They’re going to have some fun first,” said Forbes. “We’re going to let them go out tonight and have some fun and see Vegas and then a little bit tomorrow, then we’ll start to concentrate on the game. We’ll practice tomorrow for an hour then we have shoot-around Monday, but I want them to have some fun as well. I’m sure when the game comes they’ll be ready to go.”
ETSU will face Louisiana Tech in the first round of the tournament on Monday at 11:30 p.m. eastern time.