Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Men)
First Community Arena
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
February 8, 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. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville coach Brian Barone countered with 6-7 So. Shamar Wright, 6-5 Sr. Mike Adewunmi, 6-7 So. Lamar Wright, 6-1 Jr. Courtney Carter, and 6-2 Jr. Carlos Curtis.
Eastern Kentucky University defeated SIUE by the score of 78-74 for the first victory over the Cougars at SIUE since January 2011. There were three lead changes and six ties in this game. EKU shot 40.3% from the field including eight of 22 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 20 of 24 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 17 SIUE turnovers. SIUE shot 47.3% from the field including seven of 14 from beyond the arc. The Cougars connected on 15 of 20 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 26 points off 15 EKU turnovers.
Wendell Green Jr. led a balanced EKU scoring attack with 18 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, and two assists. Tre King added 12 points including eight of 10 free throws, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Curt Lewis recorded 10 points and seven rebounds. Michael Moreno chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets, six rebounds, and two assists. Cooper Robb added 10 points including two three point baskets and two rebounds. 6-7 Fr. Devontae Blanton recorded nine points, two assists, and two steals.
Mike Adewunmi led SIUE with 23 points including four three point baskets, three of three free throws, and four rebounds. 6-7 Jr. Sidney Wilson added 14 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Shamar Wright recorded 11 points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Lamar Wright chipped in with 10 points including four of four free throws and four rebounds. Courtney Carter recorded seven points, six rebounds, and four assists.
EKU (78) – Moreno 10, Lewis 10, King 12, Green Jr. 18, Robb 10, Blanton 9, Balogun 4, Faye 5.
SIUE (74) – S. Wright 11, Adewunmi 23, L. Wright 10, Carter 7, Curtis 5, Polk 2, Wilson 14, James 2.
A special thanks to the SIUE Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.