Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Morehead State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)
Paul S. McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
December 7, 2020
Morehead State University coach Preston Spradlin started the following lineup:6-7 So. Julius Dixon, 6-6 Sr. James Baker, 6-10 Fr. Johni Broome, 6-4 So. Ta’lon Cooper, and 6-4 Jr. DeVon Cooper. Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 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.
Eastern Kentucky trailed by 17 points in the first half but rallied to earn a 71-68 victory over Morehead State. The score was tied in the final seconds but Michael Moreno penetrated to the basket and threw up a runner that was called a goal tend and he was also fouled on the play and converted the three point play for the win. Morehead State inbounded the ball but was unable to get off a good shot for the win. The score was tied two times and there were eight lead changes in the game. It was a game of two halves as Morehead State shot 75% from the field including six of eight from beyond the arc to Eastern Kentucky’s 31.4% from the field. Eastern’s pressure took its toll in the second half and EKU completed their comeback.
Eastern Kentucky shot 41.5% from the field including 10 of 34 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on seven of 11 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 27 Morehead State turnovers. Morehead State shot 67.4% from the field including six of 13 from beyond the arc. The Golden Eagles connected on four of 11 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 11 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.
Michael Moreno led Eastern Kentucky with 29 points including six three point baskets and five rebounds. Tre King added 13 points, nine rebounds, and seven steals. Wendell Green Jr. recorded nine points, three rebounds, six assists, and four steals.
Johni Broome led Morehead State with 13 points and seven rebounds. 5-11 Jr. KJ Hunt added 13 points, five rebounds, and seven assists. 6-3 Jr. Skyelar Potter recorded 11 points including three three point baskets and three rebounds. James Baker also scored 11 points and blocked two shots. DeVon Cooper chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds, and two assists.
Morehead State University,44,24,68
Eastern Kentucky University,28,43,71
Morehead State University (68) – Dixon 0, Baker 11, Broome 13, T. Cooper 4, D. Cooper 10, Hunt 13, Potter 11, Garrett 2, Bryan 4.
Eastern Kentucky University (71) – Moreno 29, Lewis 5, King 13, Green 9, Robb 5, Cruickshank 5, Brown 4, Balogun 1.
A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.