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Thursday, 12 March 2020
Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) OVC Tournament Quarterfinal March 5, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men




Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

OVC Tournament Quarterfinals

Ford Center

Evansville, IN

March 5, 2020


Tennessee State University coach Brian “Penny” Collins started the following lineup: 6-7 Jr. Shakem Johnson, 6-6 So. Carlos Marshall Jr., 6-9 Gr. Wesley Harris, 5-10 Fr. Mark Freeman, and 5-10 Sr. Michael Littlejohn.  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 So. Jomaru Brown.


Eastern Kentucky University outscored Tennessee State University 32-20 in the second half to earn a 58-48 victory.  There were five ties and nine lead changes in the game.  Eastern Kentucky shot 30.4% from the field including seven of 23 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 17 of 24 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 26 Tennessee State turnovers.  Tennessee State shot 37.5% from the field including three of 18 from beyond the arc.  They connected on nine of 14 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored four points off 13 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.


Jomaru Brown led Eastern Kentucky with 12 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, and four rebounds.  Ty Taylor added 11 points including two three point baskets and three steals.  Michael Moreno recorded 10 points including two three point baskets and eight rebounds.  Tre King chipped in with nine points, seven rebounds, and four steals.


Carlos Marshall Jr. led Tennessee State with 11 points and six rebounds.  6-7 Sr. Emmanuel Egbuta added nine points and eight rebounds.  Wesley Harris recorded seven points, seven rebounds, and two assists.  Michael Littlejohn chipped in with seven points and two assists.  Shakem Johnson added six points and 10 rebounds.


Tennessee State University,28,20,48

Eastern Kentucky University,26,32,58


Tennessee State University (48) – Johnson 6, Marshall Jr. 11, Harris 7, Freeman 5, Littlejohn 7, Moody 3, Egbuta 9.


Eastern Kentucky University (58) – Moreno 10, Taylor 11, T. King 9, Cruickshank 3, Brown 12, Anderson 4, Hobbs 5, Balogun 4.


A special thanks to the OVC Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.

Posted by REH at 10:51 PM EDT
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