Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Eastern Illinois University (Men)
Eastern Illinois University
January 16, 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. Eastern Illinois coach Jay Spoonhour countered with 6-6 Sr. Marvin Johnson, 6-5 Sr. George Dixon, 6-9 Gr. Sammy Friday IV, 6-1 Sr. Keshawn Charles, and 6-2 Sr. Mack Smith.
Eastern Kentucky University defeated Eastern Illinois University 93-85 in overtime. There were 11 lead changes and 12 ties in this game. Eastern Kentucky shot 43.8% from the field including 12 of 23 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 17 of 26 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 18 Eastern Illinois turnovers. Eastern Illinois shot 43.8% from the field including six of 28 from beyond the arc. They connected on 15 of 25 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 16 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.
Tre King led Eastern Kentucky with 24 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, and two steals. Curt Lewis added 18 points including two three point baskets, four of four free throws, and six rebounds. Wendell Green Jr. recorded 17 points including two three point baskets and six assists. Cooper Robb chipped in with 11 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Michael Moreno added 10 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
Marvin Johnson led Eastern Illinois with 20 points including six of eight free throws, seven rebounds, and eight assists. Sammy Friday IV added 18 points and four rebounds. Geroge Dixon recorded 10 points and six rebounds. Kashawn Charles chipped in with 10 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Mack Smith added seven points, four rebounds, and seven assists.
Eastern Kentucky University,41,33,19,93
Eastern Illinois University,38,36,11,85
Eastern Kentucky University (93) – Moreno 10, Lewis 18, King 24, Green Jr. 17, Robb 11, Blanton 7, Cruickshank 3, Faye 2, Balogun 1.
Eastern Illinois University (85) – Johnson 20, Dixon 10, Friday IV 18, Charles 10, Smith 7, Abraham 6, Diarra 6, Alleruzzo IV 6, Leonard 2.
A special thanks to the Eastern Illinois University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.