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Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Xavier (Men) November 30, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Xavier (Men)

Cintas Center

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

November 30, 2020

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton started the following lineup: 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis, 6-9 Jr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb.  Xavier coach Travis Steele countered with 6-8 Sr. Jason Carter, 6-4 Sr. Paul Scruggs, 6-9 So. Zach Freemantle, 6-1 Fr. Dwon Odom, and 6-4 Sr. Nate Johnson.

 

Xavier defeated Eastern Kentucky University 99-96 in overtime.  There were five lead changes and nine ties in the game.  Xavier shot 58.3% from the field on 35 of 60 from the field including six of 19 from the three point line.  The Musketeers connected on 23 of 30 free throws, pulled down 47 rebounds, and scored 11 turnovers off 11 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.  Eastern Kentucky shot 38.5% from the field on 35 of 91 from the field including 11 of 38 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on 15 of 17 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 25 Xavier turnovers.

 

Zach Freemantle led Xavier with 24 points and 13 rebounds.  Freemantle was 11 of 12 from the field including one of two from beyond the arc and one of two from the free throw line.  Jason Carter added 20 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.  Nate Johnson recorded 18 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, and three assists.  6-2 So. KyKy Tandy added 18 points including 11 of 13 free throws and three assists.  Paul Scruggs chipped in with nine points, three rebounds, and four assists.  Dwon Odom recorded six points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three blocked shots.

 

Tre King led Eastern Kentucky with 25 points including three three point baskets, 13 rebounds, and four steals.  Curt Lewis added 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists.  Cooper Robb recorded 19 points including four three point baskets.  6-2 Jr. Jomaru Brown added 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists.  Wendell Green chipped in with nine points and seven assists.

 

Eastern Kentucky University,39,44,13,96

Xavier,48,35,16,99

 

Eastern Kentucky (96) – Moreno 5, Lewis 20, King 25, Green 9, Robb 19, Brown 12, Faye 3, Cruickshank 3.

 

Xavier (99) – Carter 20, Scruggs 9, Freemantle 24, Odom 6, Johnson 18, Tandy 18, Griffin 4.

 

A special thanks to the Xavier Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


Posted by REH at 8:07 PM EST
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