The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will play host to Tennessee State on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Saturday is “First Responders Night” at McBrayer Arena. Admission will be FREE for first responders and two guests. Tickets for any additional guests are just $7.
A live free video broadcast of the game will be available worldwide on OVCDigitalNetwork.com.
WHAT TO KNOW
- EKU (8-16, 2-9 OVC) fell to first-place Belmont, 98-63, on Thursday night.
- Nick Mayo led EKU in points (15) and rebounds (six) vs. Belmont on Thursday. The junior eclipsed 1,400 points for his career in the process. Mayo also enters Saturday five blocks shy of tying the EKU career record (115).
- EKU was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line on Thursday and the Colonels, once again, lead the OVC in foul shooting (75.6%).
- Sophomore DeAndre Dishman ranks second in the OVC in field goal percentage (57.9%).
- Senior Dillon Avare broke out of an 0-of-13 three-point shooting slump by draining 4-of-7 from beyond the arc on Thursday. He finished with a season-high 12 points and now needs only four three-pointers to reach 100 for his career.
- With Jackson Davis (out for the season) and Dujuanta Weaver not playing, the short-handed Colonels used their 15th different starting lineup of the season on Thursday night.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
- Tennessee State (11-11, 6-5 OVC) edged Morehead State, 61-58, on Thursday night in Morehead.
- Delano Spencer paces a defensive-minded TSU team at 14.4 points-per-game.
- This is the 62nd all-time meeting between EKU and Tennessee State. The Colonels lead the series with the Tigers, 33-28; however, TSU has won three straight over Eastern.
The Colonels stay at home to host UT Martin and rival Morehead State next weekend at McBrayer Arena.
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