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Sunday, 28 February 2021
Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) February 27, 2021
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men




Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

Paul S.McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

February 27, 2021


Tennessee State University coach Brian “Penny” Collins started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Shakem Johnson, 6-6 Sr. Ravel Moody, 6-8 Fr. Josh Linder, 5-10 So. Mark Freeman, and 6-5 Jr. Shakwon Barrett.  Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-5 Jr..Peyton Broughton, 6-9 Jr. Tre King, 6-0 Sr. Russhard Cruickshank, and 6-2 Sr. Jacquess Hobbs.


Eastern Kentucky University led by 14 early in the second half but had to withstand a furious rally by Tennessee State to earn an 89-84 victory.  Eastern buoyed was buoyed by their free throw shooting (27-28) including 12 of 13 by Wendell Green Jr. The score was tied four times and there were three lead changes in the game.  Eastern Kentucky shot 44.4% from the field including six of 19 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 27 of 28 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 27 points off 16 Tennessee State turnovers.  Tennessee State shot 53.3% from the field including six of 18 from beyond the arc.  The Tigers connected on 14 of 18 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 11 Eastern  Kentucky turnovers.


5-11 Fr.. Wendell Green Jr. led Eastern Kentucky with 23 points including 12 of 13 free throws, five rebounds, and five assists.  6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis added 20 points including five of five free throws, and six rebounds.  Michael Moreno recorded 10 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and two assists.  Tre King chipped in with 10 points and three rebounds.  6-6 Fr. Devontae Blanton added six points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.  6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb recorded two points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals.


Mark Freeman led Tennessee State with 21 points including two three point baskets, five of six free throws, two rebounds, and five assists.  Shakem Johnson added 19 points19 points and six rebounds.  6-3 So. Monty Johal recorded 17 points and three rebounds.  Shakwon Barrett added 12 points, four rebounds, and two steals.  Josh Linder chipped in with nine points including four of four free throws and five rebounds.


Tennessee State University,35.49,84

Eastern Kentucky University,43,46,89


Tennessee State University (84) – Johnson 19, Moody 3, Linder 9, Freeman 21, Barrett 12, Womack 3, Johal 17.


Eastern Kentucky University (89) – Moreno 10, Broughton 2, King 10, Cruickshank 5, Hobbs 6, Lewis 20, Green Jr. 23, Robb 2, Balogun 2, Blanton 6, Faye 3.


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


Posted by REH at 4:44 PM EST
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