Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)
Eastern Kentucky University
February 13, 2016
Tennessee State coach Dana Ford started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Demontez Loman, 6-5 Jr. Tahjere McCall, 6-5 Sr. Marcus Roper, 6-2 Sr. Xavier Richards, and 6-4 So. Darreon Reddick. Eastern Kentucky coach Dan McHale countered with 6-7 Fr. Anthony Pratt Jr. 6-7 Sr. Ja’Mill Powell, 6-9 Fr. Nick Mayo, 6-2 Jr. Isaac McGlone, and 6-4 Jr. Jaylen Babb-Harrison.
Eastern Kentucky’s Jarelle Reischel missed a potential game winning shot at the buzzer and Tennessee State held on for a 79-78 victory. The score was tied four times and there were six lead changes in the game. Tennessee State shot 47.8% from the field including six of 19 from the three point line. They connected on 29 of 37 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 18 Eastern Kentucky turnovers. Eastern Kentucky shot 40% from the field including 13 of 31 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on 17 of 19 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 18 Tennessee State turnovers. Eastern Kentucky suffered from foul woes as Nick Mayo and Anthony Pratt Jr. both fouled out. Mayo was limited to 14 minutes of playing time.
Tahjere McCall led Tennessee State with 22 points including 11 of 13 free throws. 6-2 Sr. Keron DeShields added 18 points, seven assists, and three steals. Xavier Richards chipped in with 11 points. Demontez Loman pulled down nine rebounds and blocked three shots.
Ja’Mill Powell led Eastern Kentucky with 25 points including six three point baskets. 6-7 Sr. Jarelle Reischel added 13 points and seven rebounds. Isaac McGlone added 11 points including three three point baskets, four assists, and four steals. 6-1 So. Paul Jackson recorded nine points and eight assists. Anthony Pratt Jr. chipped in with eight points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.
Tennessee State (79) – Loman 4, McCall 22, Roper 5. Richards 11, Reddick 2, Chaney 7, Oyediran 2, DeShields 18, Martin 8.
Eastern Kentucky (78) – Pratt Jr. 8, Powell 25, Mayo 6, McGlone 11, Babb-Harrison 6, Jackson 9, Reischel 13.
A special thanks to the EKU Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.