ETSU's Lester Wilson nailed a 3-pointer with 2:15 left in the game to tie it at 52. Another trey by Wilson with 40 seconds left gave the Buccaneers a 5-point lead at 59-54 and the Bucs made 4 of 6 free throws inside of 16 seconds to ice it.
Wilson finished with 18 points and was 5 of 7 beyond the arc.
Both teams struggled through a close, low-scoring first half that saw East Tennessee up 22-21 at the break. Neither squad shot better than 38 percent from the floor for the game.