Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
High Point University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)
Paul S. McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
December 22, 2020
High Point University coach Tubby Smith started the following lineup: 6-9 Jr. Lydell Elmore, 6-4 So. Bryant Randleman, 6-8 So. Emmanuel Izunabor, 6-1 So. John-Michael Wright, and 6-3 Fr. Ahmil Flowers. Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis, 6-9 Fr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-0 Jr. Brandon Knapper.
Eastern Kentucky University took an early lead and was never threatened in an 86-67 victory over High Point University. Eastern Kentucky shot 44.8% from the field including 10 of 31 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 24 of 33 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 23 High Point turnovers. High Point shot 42.1% from the field including eight of 23 from beyond the arc. The Panthers connected on 11 of 20 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 17 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.
Brandon Knapper led Eastern Kentucky with 21 points including three three point baskets, eight of 10 free throws, and three assists. Wendell Green Jr. added 13 points, three rebounds, eight assists, and three steals. Michael Moreno recorded 12 points including two three point baskets. Tre King chipped in with nine points. 6-2 Sr. Jacquess Hobbs added seven points and five rebounds. 6-6 Fr. Devontae Blanton added six points and five rebounds. 6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb had an excellent stat line today with five points, six rebounds, and eight steals.
5-11 Sr. Denny Slay II led High Point with 12 points including two three point baskets. 6-8 So. Eric Coleman Jr. added 10 points and 10 rebounds. 6-4 Fr. Jaden House recorded nine points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Ahmil Flowers chipped in with nine points and three rebounds. John-Michael Wright recorded eight points, six rebounds, and three assists. 5-8 Fr. Bryson Childress added eight points including two three point baskets.
High Point University,30,37,67
Eastern Kentucky University,46,40,86
High Point University (67) – Elmore 6, Randelman 0, Izunabor 3, Wright 8, Flowers 9, Slay II 12, Childress 8, House 9, Coleman Jr. 10, Sanchez 2.
Eastern Kentucky University (86) – Moreno 12, Lewis 7, King 9, Green Jr. 13, Knapper 21, Hobbs 7, Broughton 3, Robb 5, Balogun 3, Blanton 6.
A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.