Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Eastern Illinois University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)
Paul S. McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
January 9, 2020
Eastern Illinois University coach Jay Spoonhour started the following lineup: 6-5 Jr. George Dixon, 6-5 Sr. JaQualis Matlock, 6-6 Jr. Marvis Johnson, 6-2 Jr. Mack Smith, and 6-4 Jr. Josiah Wallace. Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 Fr. Michael Moreno, 6-3 Sr. Ty Taylor, 6-8 So. Tre King, 6-0 Jr. Russhard Cruickshank, and 6-2 Jr. JacQuess Hobbs.
Eastern Kentucky University led by 18 points in the first half but had to rally from a four point deficit late in the game to earn a 77-74 victory over Eastern Illinois University. The score was tied three times and there were two lead changes in the game. EKU shot 45% from the field including four of 14 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 19 of 28 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 11 EIU turnovers. EIU shot 43.8% from the field including three of 16 from beyond the arc. The Panthers connected on 15 of 19 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 14 EKU turnovers.
6-2 So. Jomaru Brown led Eastern Kentucky University with 24 points, three rebounds, and three steals. Ty Taylor added 17 points including two three point baskets and seven of nine free throws. 6-9 Sr. Lachlan Anderson recorded 13 points and six rebounds. Michael Moreno pulled down nine rebounds.
Josiah Wallace led Eastern Illinois University with 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists. George Dixon added 15 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, and two steals. Marvin Johnson recorded 15 points including five of five free throws, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Mack Smith chipped in with 13 points, three rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Eastern Illinois University,32,42,74
Eastern Kentucky University,46,31,77
Eastern Illinois University (74) – Dixon 15, Matlock 2, Johnson 15, M. Smith 13, Wallace 16, Charles 5, Skipper-Brown 4, S. Smith 4.
Eastern Kentucky University (77) – Moreno 2, Taylor 17, T. King 5, Cruickshank 4, Hobbs 8, Hicks 4, Brown 24, Anderson 13.
A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.