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EKU Hosts UT Martin Thursday Night

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The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will host UT Martin on Thursday night at McBrayer Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.

WHAT TO KNOW

- EKU (8-17, 2-10 OVC) fell to Tennessee State, 73-60, last Saturday at McBrayer.

- Nick Mayo led EKU with 21 points vs. Tennessee State last Saturday. The junior enters Thursday nine points shy of Demarkus Doss (No. 12/ 1,442) and 27 points shy of Jack Adams (No. 11 / 1,460) on EKU’s all-time scoring list.

- Mayo also enters Thursday four blocks shy of tying the EKU career blocks record (115).

- Mayo knocked down a season-best three three-pointers vs. TSU. He is now 4-of-5 from deep in EKU’s last two games and he is shooting 43.8% from deep this season.

- Senior Zach Charles knocked down a career-high two three-pointers and finished with a season-high 17 points vs. TSU.

- Senior Dillon Avare has hit 11 three-pointers in his two career games vs. UT Martin.

- With Jackson Davis (out for the season) and Dujuanta Weaver not playing, the short-handed Colonels used their 16th different starting lineup of the season vs. Tennessee State.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT

- UT Martin (8-17, 3-9 OVC) has lost three straight coming into Thursday’s showdown.

- The Skyhawks are paced by Matthew Butler, who is averaging 16.0 points and 2.9 assists-per-game.

- This is the 48th all-time meeting between EKU and UT Martin. The Colonels lead the series, 28-19, and defeated the Skyhawks, 78-70, on Jan. 11 in Martin.

UP NEXT

EKU hosts in-state rival Morehead State on Saturday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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