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Thursday, 20 November 2014
Savannah State vs. Eastern Kentucky University (M) November 14, 2014
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2014SAVEKUM

 

 

Savannah State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

McBrayer Arena

Richmond, KY

November 14, 2014

 

Savannah State coach Horace Broadnax started the following lineup: 6-5 So. Javaris Jenkins, 6-2 Sr. Keierre Richards, 6-7 So. Saadiq Muhammad, 6-2 Fr. Khalen Pinkett, and 6-1 Sr. Terrel Hall.  Eastern Kentucky coach Jeff Neubauer countered with 6-7 Sr. Timmy Knipp, 6-7 Jr. Ja’Mill Powell, 6-8 Sr. Eric Stutz, 6-2 Sr. Corey Walden, and 6-2 So. Isaac McGlone.

 

Coach Neubauer promised stifling defensive pressure this season and the colonels delivered tonight scoring 27 points off 33 Savannah State turnovers and recording 17 steals in a 76-53 victory.  Eastern led 36-27 at halftime and pulled away in the second half for a comfortable victory.  Eastern shot 39.75 from the field including five of 26 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 21 of 25 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 27 points off 33 Savannah State turnovers.  Savannah State shot 47.7% from the field including two of eight from beyond the arc.  They connected on nine of 20 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored nine points off 14 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

Corey Walden led Eastern Kentucky with 20 points including eight of nine free throws, five assists, and eight steals.  Ja’Mill Powell added 14 points including two three point baskets.  Eric Stutz recorded 13 points, six rebounds, and three steals.  6-5 Jr. Denzel Richardson turned in a sterling performance off the bench with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

 

Saadiq Muhammad led Savannah state with 13 points, nine rebounds, and two blocked shots.  6-7 Jr. Brian Pearson added 10 points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots.

 

Savannah State      27  26  - 53

Eastern Kentucky   36  40  - 76

 

Savannah State (53) – Jenkins 4, Richards 2, Muhammad 13, Pinkett 5, Hall 5, Fenner 6, Bryant 8, Pearson 10.

 

Eastern Kentucky (76) – Knipp 6, Powell 14, Stutz 13, Walden 20, McGlone 3, Richardson 11, Babb-Harrison 2, Hood 5, Muff 2.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


Posted by REH at 6:05 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 20 November 2014 7:03 PM EST
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