Eastern Kentucky University vs. Charleston Southern (Men)
Buccaneer Field House
Charleston Southern University
December 15, 2017
Eastern Kentucky University coach Dan McHale started the following lineup: 6-8 Jr. .Jackson Davis, 6-7 Sr. Zach Charles, 6-9 Jr. Nick Mayo, 5-11 So. Asante Gist, and 5-10 So. DeJuanta Weaver. Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh countered with 6-6 Jr. Travis McConico, 6-4 Fr. Phlandrous Fleming, 6-8 So. Jordan Jones, 6-1 Fr. Deontaye Buskey, and 6-4 So. Christian Keeling.
Eastern Kentucky University rallied late to defeat Charleston Southern by a score of 70-65. The score was tied three times and there were seven lead changes in the game. Eastern Kentucky shot 38.5% from the field including nine of 20 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 21 of 26 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 16 Charleston Southern turnovers. Charleston Southern shot 44.9% from the field including six of 15 from beyond the arc. The Buccaneers connected on 15 of 24 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 15 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.
6-4 Fr. Dedric Boyd led Eastern Kentucky with 19 points including four three point baskets. Nick Mayo added 15 points and three steals. 6-6 So. DeAndre Dishman recorded 10 points and eight rebounds. Zach Charles added 10 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.
Christian Keeling led Charleston Southern with 26 points including two three point baskets, 10 of 11 free throws, and four steals. Travis McConico added 10 points and four rebounds.
Eastern Kentucky University,43,27,70
Charleston Southern University,36,29,65
Eastern Kentucky University (70) – Davis 4, Charles 10, Mayo 15, Gist 0, Weaver 6, Dishman 10, Avare 6, Boyd 19.
Charleston Southern University (65) – McConico 10, Fleming 7, Jones 6, Buskey 2, Keeling 26, David 1, Mitchell 6, Howard 7.
A special thanks to the Charleston Southern Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.