EKU closes out regular season with win over Tenn St.

Posted at 9:55 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 21:54:59-05

RICHMOND, Ky. — Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team was tied with Tennessee State University with less than seven minutes to play, but the Colonels put the game away with a 13-5 run to secure an 89-84 victory, their 21st of the season.

Eastern Kentucky (21-6, 15-5) will begin play at the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday in Evansville. The third seeded Colonels will play No. 6 seed Austin Peay at 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will air live on ESPN+.

Wendell Green Jr. finished with a game-best 23 points to go along with five rebounds, five assists and one steal. He made 5-of-11 from the field, but connected on 12-of-13 from the free throw line. Curt Lewis added 20 points.