Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Eastern Kentucky University vs. University of Kentucky (Men)
November 8, 2019
Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton started the following lineup: 6-8 So. Tre King, 6-4 So. Houston King, 6-8 Jr. Darius Hicks, 6-2 So. Jomaru Brown, and 6-3 Sr. Ty Taylor. University of Kentucky coach John Calipari countered with 6-9 GS Nate Sestina, 6-6 Fr. Kahlil Whitney, 6-11 Jr. Nick Richards, 6-3 So. Ashton Hagans, and 6-3 So. Immanuel Quickley.
University of Kentucky raced out to a 46-25 halftime lead on their way to a 91-49 victory over Eastern Kentucky University. Kentucky shot 54.8% from the field including two of 14 from the three point line. The Wildcats connected on 21 of 32 free throws, pulled down 54 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 21 EKU turnovers. EKU shot 25% from the field including eight of 33 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on nine of 11 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 18 Kentucky turnovers.
Nick Richards led Kentucky with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots. Richards was 10 of 11 from the field and one of two from the free throw line. Immanuel Quickley added 16 points and five assists. Nate Sestina recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds. Ashton Hagans added 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals. 6-7 Fr. Keion Brooks Jr. recorded 11 points and eight rebounds. Kahlil Whitney chipped in with 11 points.
6-7 Fr. Michael Moreno led EKU with 14 points including four three point baskets and five rebounds. Ty Taylor added nine points including two three point baskets. 6-2 Jr. Jacquess Hobbs recorded six points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Tre King added six points and four rebounds.
EKU (49) – T. King 6, H. King 0, Hicks 4, Brown 5, Taylor 9, Moreno 14, Hobbs 6, Cruickshank 5.
UKY (91) – Sestina 12, Whitney 11, Richards 21, Hagans 11, Quickley 16, Maxey 9, Brooks Jr. 11.
A special thanks to the UKY Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.