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Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Jacksonville State University (Men) February 2, 2021
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men




Eastern Kentucky University vs. Jacksonville State University (Men)

Pete Matthews Coliseum

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

February 2, 2021


Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton started the following lineup: 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb, 6-9 Jr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-0 Sr. Russhard Cruickshank.  Jacksonville State University coach Ray Harper countered with 6-9 So. Jay Pal, 6-7 Sr. Kayne Henry, 6-10 Sr. Brandon Huffman, 6-1 Jr. Jalen Finch, and 6-3 Sr. Darian Adams.


Wendell Green Jr. banked in a three point basket at the top of the circle the score 10 points in overtime to lead Eastern Kentucky University to an 86-82 victory over Jacksonville State University.  The score was tied four times and there were five lead changes in this game.  Eastern Kentucky University shot 42.7% from the field including 14 of 37 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 Jacksonville State turnovers.  Jacksonville State shot 45.7% from the field including nine of 21 from beyond the arc..  The Gamecocks connected on nine of 14 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored eight points off six Eastern Kentucky turnovers.


Wendell Green Jr. led Eastern Kentucky University with 22 points including four three point baskets, seven rebounds, eight assists, and two steals.  Cooper Robb added 20 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.  Michael Moreno recorded 15 points including four three point baskets, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.  6-10 So. Tariq Balogun chipped in with 11 points and six rebounds.


6-7 Sr. Kayne Henry led Jacksonville State with 22 points including three three point baskets and six rebounds.  Jalen Finch added 19 points including three three point baskets and seven rebounds.  Brandon Huffman recorded 12 points and six rebounds.  Darian Adams chipped in with 12 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and three assists.  Jay Pal added five points, seven rebounds, and two assists.


Eastern Kentucky University,40,33,13,86

Jacksonville State University,36,37,9,82


Eastern Kentucky University (86) – Moreno 15, Robb 20, King 6, Green Jr. 22, Cruickshank 6, Balogun 11, Blanton 6.


Jacksonville State University (82) – Pal 5, Henry 22, Huffman 12, Finch 19, Adams 12, Ngumezi 2, King 3, Henderson 2, Perdue 5.


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



Posted by REH at 9:07 PM EST
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