Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Eastern Kentucky University vs. SIU Edwardsville (Men)
February 2, 2019
Eastern Kentucky University coach A.W. Hamilton started the following lineup: 6-8 Fr. Tre King, 6-4 Fr. Houston King, 6-9 Sr. Nick Mayo, 5-10 Jr. Dujuanta Weaver, and 6-2 Jr. Kelvin Robinson. SIU Edwardsville coach Jon Harris countered with 6-7 Jr. Anselm Uzuegbunem, 6-4 Sr. David McFarland, 6-7 Jr. Brandon Jackson, 5-10 Jr. Tyresse Williford, and 6-2 Fr. Cameron Williams.
SIU Edwardsville defeated Eastern Kentucky University 88-82 in double-overtime. SIUE led 37-22 at halftime but Eastern Kentucky rallied in the second half to force overtime. The score was tied five times and there were eight lead changes in the game. SIUE shot 41.8% from the field including four of 22 from the three point line. The Cougars connected on 28 of 44 free throws, pulled down 57 rebounds, and15 points off 13 Eastern Kentucky turnovers. Eastern Kentucky shot 40% from the field including five of 25 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on 17 of 28 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 18 SIUE turnovers.
Tyresse Williford led SIUE with 27 points including 10 of 14 free throws, four rebounds, and four assists. Brandon Jackson added 25 points and nine rebounds. David McFarland recorded 17 points and four rebounds. Cameron Williams chipped in with 11 points. Anselm Uzuegbunem pulled down 13 rebounds and 6-2 Jr. Christian Ellis added six points, 11 rebounds, and six assists.
Nick Mayo led Eastern Kentucky with 33 points including eight of 10 free throws, 11 rebounds, and two assists. Kelvin Robinson added 18 points and six rebounds. 6-2 Fr. Jomaru Brown recorded 13 points, four rebounds, six assists, and six steals.
Eastern Kentucky University,22,47,9,4,82
Eastern Kentucky University (82) – T. King 0, H. King 7, Mayo 33, Weaver 5, Robinson 18, Brown 13, Oakley 4, Broughton 2.
SIU Edwardsville (88) – Uzuegbunem 2, McFarland 17, Jackson 25, Williford 27, Williams 11, Ellis 6.
A special thanks to the SIU Edwardsville Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.