The A-Fun starts counting casualties today in Johnson City at the home of its new-oldest member. And while ETSU would much rather be fighting it out with their old SoCon buddies in Charleston, S.C. this week, getting to host the conference tourney isn't all bad. They'll get a tough test in hot No. 4 Gardner-Webb, who come into this game winners of 10 of 12, a team that's come together defensively since losing six of seven early -- Simon Conn
(15.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg) had one of the better seasons in the conference.But Conn wasn't the POY, ETSU's speedy shooter Tim Smith
(22.1 ppg) was. And since the Bucs are the No. 5 on their home court and will play at the convenient 7:00 after-dinner timeslot, that higher seed doesn't look very advantageous. Let's see if G-Webb lets them wear white.