Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Morehead State University (Men)
OVC Tournament (Semifinal)
March 5, 2021
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. Morehead State University coach Preston Spradlin countered with 6-6 Sr. James Baker, 6-4 Jr. DeVon Cooper, 6-10 Fr. Johni Broome, 6-3 Jr. KJ Hunt, and 6-3 Jr. Skyelar Potter.
Morehead State led by 11 mid way through the second half but had to withstand an Eastern Kentucky rally to earn a 67-64 victory and advance to the championship game. There were five lead changes and seven ties in this game. Morehead State shot 49% from the field including five of 12 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on 14 of 18 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 13 points off nine Eastern Kentucky turnovers. Eastern Kentucky shot 41% from the field including nine of 24 beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on five of 12 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 19 Morehead State turnovers.
DeVon Cooper led Morehead State with 25 points including three three point baskets, eight of eight free throws, six rebounds, and four assists. Johni Broome added 17 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocked shots. Skyelar Potter recorded nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. James Baker chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.
Wendell Green Jr. led Eastern Kentucky with 29 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, and four assists. Michael Moreno added 14 points including four three point baskets, eight rebounds, and two assists. Curt Lewis recorded 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists.
Eastern Kentucky (64) – Moreno 14, Lewis 11, King 5, Green Jr. 29, Robb 0, Blanton 4, Balogun 1.
Morehead State (67) – Baker 8, D. Cooper 25, Broome 17, Hunt 0, Potter 9, T. Cooper 6, Bryan 2.
A special thanks to the event staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.