RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team had eight players reach double figures as the Colonels broke the school’s single-game scoring record in a 145-72 win over Brescia University on Saturday night at McBrayer Arena.
Junior Lachlan Anderson paced eight Colonels in double figures, matching a career-high with 22 points and pulling down a team-best 13 rebounds. He added three steals and two assists.
Four Colonels scored career highs. Freshman Houston King came off the bench and scored all 18 of his points in the second half, going 6-of-8 from three-point range. Junior Kelvin Robinson scored 16 points and dished out four assists. Freshman Tre King posted 14 points and six rebounds, while redshirt freshman Pedro Bradshaw chipped in 14 points of his own.
On a night he was honored for breaking the EKU career scoring record, senior Nick Mayo finished with 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Redshirt junior Dujuanta Weaver knocked down five triples and tallied 17 points.
EKU (7-6) shot a season-high 56.1 percent (55-of-98) from the floor.
The Colonels turned the Bearcats over 39 times and scored 60 points off those turnovers. EKU’s 28 steals in the game is the most since at least 2003.
Eastern outscored Brescia in the paint, 75-20.
Brescia (6-7) pulled to within seven of EKU when Andre Peralta-Werns knocked down a three-pointer to make it 32-25 with 8:51 remaining in the first half. The Colonels, however, responded with a 6-0 run after a Tre King basket.
Back-to-back dunks by Mayo and Bradshaw sent EKU into halftime leading 58-44.
The Colonels opened the second half on an 11-0 run, finished off by consecutive dunks by Mayo and Tre King. That run gave EKU a 25-point advantage, 69-44, with 17:06 left in the game. The Bearcats never got close than 20 the rest of the way.
EKU will now open OVC play at Austin Peay on Thursday night, Jan. 3, in Clarksville. Tip is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET.