E. Kentucky holds off Morehead St.; Mayo scores 18 PTs
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Nick Mayo scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked four shots and Eastern Kentucky made 4 of 6 foul shots down the stretch to hold off Morehead State 75-73 on Saturday night.
Butler’s late 3-pointer lifts UT Martin over EKU 70-69
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Matthew Butler made a 3-pointer with four seconds left to give Tennessee-Martin a 70-69 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.
Dujuanta Weaver and Nick Mayo hit consecutive 3s, and DeAndre Dishman added a dunk with 10 seconds left during an 8-1 surge that gave the Colonels a 69-67 lead before Butler scored the game-winner.
Stark, Miller lead Murray St. past E. Kentucky, 88-73
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Jonathan Stark scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and Terrell Miller Jr. had his eighth double-double of the season to help Murray State beat Eastern Kentucky 88-73 on Saturday night.
Miller finished with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 12 rebounds. Ja Morant and Byron Hawkins scored 16 points apiece for Murray State (16-5, 8-2 Ohio Valley Conference).
Jacksonville St downs E Kentucky 68-60
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Malcolm Drumwright scored 20 points with four assists, Jason Burnell added 15 points with eight rebounds and Jacksonville State beat Eastern Kentucky 68-60 on Saturday night for their fourth win in five games.
Norbertas Giga scored 12 points for the Gamecocks (15-6, 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who were outrebounded 44-31, but shot 41 percent from the floor while holding the Colonels to 35 percent. Jamall Gregory had five assists and three steals.
Mack lifts Tennessee Tech over Eastern Kentucky 70-67
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kajon Mack scored the final six points of the game — all at the free-throw line — and Tennessee Tech rallied for a 70-67 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.
Eastern Kentucky holds off Southeast Missouri late, 91-86
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — DeAndre Dishman and Dedric Boyd each scored four points in the final minute to carry Eastern Kentucky to a 91-86 win over Southeast Missouri State in an Ohio Valley Conference battle Saturday.
The Colonels now have beaten SEMO seven straight times and leads the all-time series 33-15.
Boyd has hot hand, Eastern Kentucky tops UT Martin 78-70
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Dedric Boyd went off for a career-high 31 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and added three steals as Eastern Kentucky led for all but four minutes to defeat Tennessee Martin 78-70 Thursday night.
Boyd opened the game with a 3-pointer and didn't shoot from inside the arc until seven minutes remained in the first half.
Dama guides Eastern Illinois past Eastern Kentucky 54-53
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Muusa Dama notched his second double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds and Eastern Illinois held off Eastern Kentucky 54-53 on Saturday.
Montell Goodwin added 15 points and six boards for the Panthers (6-9, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) in a cold-shooting affair. Eastern Illinois shot just 36.5 percent from the floor, made just 4 of 14 from 3-point range and missed six of its 18 free throws.
E. Kentucky uses balanced attack to dump Norfolk St. 83-66
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Jackson Davis scored 15 points and Nick Mayo had 14 points and Eastern Kentucky downed Norfolk State 83-66 on Monday night for its second consecutive win.
Mayo scored the Colonels' first six points, and his third jump shot gave Eastern Kentucky a 6-5 lead it never gave up. EKU then went on a 17-7 run with Dujuanta Weaver, Peyton Broughton and Dillon Avare each burying 3-pointers.
Weaver’s 3 in OT, Mayo’s 22 lead Eastern Kentucky 70-65 OT
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Dujuanta Weaver nailed a 3-point jumper to open the extra period and Eastern Kentucky made six free throws to secure a 70-65 overtime victory over Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Weaver took just three shots all night, but made the one that gave Eastern Kentucky (4-4) the lead for good.
Eastern Kentucky routs Kentucky State 97-66
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Reserves DeAndre Dishman and Dedric Boyd scored 18 points apiece and Eastern Kentucky dominated the second half to beat Division II Kentucky State 97-66 on Thursday night.
The Thorobreds jumped out to a 7-0 lead and didn't trail in the first half until A.J. Youngman buried a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to give Eastern Kentucky a 35-34 lead. Kevin Hayes answered with a tip-in at the buzzer and Kentucky State had a one-point lead at halftime.
Mayo scores 19, has 7 blocks as E. Kentucky earns 57-52 win
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Nick Mayo scored 19 points and the 6-foot-9 sophomore blocked a career-best seven shots as Eastern Kentucky held Jacksonville State to 18 made field goals in a 57-52 upset Thursday night.
Eastern Kentucky (9-14, 2-6 Ohio Valley Conference) ended a five-game losing skid with Asante Gist adding 13 points and Zach Charles 11 with six rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Gist, the OVC's five-time Freshman of the Week, scored nine in the first half.
Belmont stays unbeaten in OVC with win over Colonels
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Evan Bradds scored 22 points and Belmont beat Eastern Kentucky 72-59 on Saturday night to remain the only undefeated team in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Austin Luke added 15 points and Kevin McClain 11 for the Bears (11-4, 5-0), winners of six straight.
Gist hits season-high 25, E. Kentucky tops SIU-Edwardsville
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Asante Gist scored a season-high 25 points and Eastern Kentucky defeated SIU-Edwardsville 78-61 on Thursday night.
Gist scored 10 points, including back-to-back 3-point plays, as the Colonels (8-9, 1-1) opened the second half on a 14-7 run to break away. The run featured DeAndre Dishman having his shot blocked, getting the rebound and going up again and scoring on the putback. Dishman finished with eight points.
SE Missouri routs Eastern Kentucky 81-48 in OVC opener
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney and Jamaal Calvin scored 15 points apiece and Southeast Missouri routed Eastern Kentucky 81-48 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Saturday.
Mahoney and Calvin each made three 3-pointers as the Redhawks shot 13 of 24 (54 percent) from long range. Antonius Cleveland added 14 points for Southeast Missouri (6-10, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Jaylen Benton and Tahj Eaddy had 10 points apiece.
Eastern Kentucky beats Div. II Virginia Wise 70-51
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Nick Mayo and Asante Gist scored 16 points apiece as Eastern Kentucky beat Division II Virginia Wise 70-51 on Wednesday night.
Mayo was 7 of 9 from the field while Gist was 4 of 13 and scored all of his points from beyond the arc for the Colonels (7-8). DeAndre Dishman added 15 points and seven rebounds. The team averaged 42 percent shooting from the field and had a 40-35 rebounding edge over Virginia Wise.
Wade, Williams lead Norfolk St past E Kentucky 87-80 in OT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Wade scored 25 and Kyle Williams added a career-high 23 and they sparked a 12-1 closing run in overtime to help Norfolk State snap an eight-game losing streak with an 87-80 win over Eastern Kentucky on Monday night.