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.
Tennessee State beats E Kentucky 73-60
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Delano Spencer scored 20 points with six 3-pointers, Christian Mekowulu added 19 points, and Tennessee State beat Eastern Kentucky 73-60 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight.
Darreon Reddick scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Tigers (12-11, 7-5 Ohio Valley Conference), who shot 50 percent from the field and made 16 of 20 free throws.
Charles blocks shot late, helps EKU beat Jacksonville State
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Nick Mayo scored 22 points and Zach Charles blocked a key shot late to help Eastern Kentucky beat Jacksonville State 68-65 on Thursday night.
Mayo's jumper with 1:20 to play gave Eastern Kentucky a 63-61 lead, and the Colonels shot 4 of 4 from the line to stretch it to 67-64 with 26 seconds left. Greg Tucker missed a 3-pointer for Jacksonville State, but the Gamecocks forced a turnover on the Colonels' next possession.
McCall helps Tennessee State pull away late to beat EKU
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tahjere McCall scored eight of his 20 points in the final two minutes to help Tennessee State pull away and beat Eastern Kentucky 68-66 on Saturday night.
Zach Charles' putback pulled Eastern Kentucky to a tie at 57 with 2:25 remaining. McCall then converted a 3-point play, made a layup and 3 of 4 free throws to give the Tigers a 65-60 lead with 25 seconds to play. Darreon Reddick split a pair of free throws to stretch the Tigers' lead to 66-60.
Eastern Kentucky rolls past Tennessee Tech 79-66
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Mayo had 21 points, Asante Gist added 20 and Zach Charles 19 to help Eastern Kentucky beat Tennessee Tech 79-66 on Saturday night.
The Colonels (10-14, 3-6 Ohio Valley) had a pair of second-half runs to pull away — an 8-0 run to take the lead for good early in the period and a 12-2 run to push the margin to 69-53 with 4:34 to go. The lead stayed in double digits for the rest of the way.
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.
Tennessee State beats Eastern Kentucky 63-49
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Wayne Martin had 14 points and 17 rebounds to help Tennessee State win its third straight with a 63-49 win over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.
Delano Spencer added four 3-pointers and 12 points and Tahjere McCall had 10 points and seven assists for the Tigers (12-5, 3-1 Ohio Valley).
Eastern Kentucky dominates from start to finish versus Berea
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Nick Mayo scored 19 points on an efficient 5-of-8 shooting and Eastern Kentucky had no trouble cruising by Division III Berea College 92-64 on Saturday night.
Mayo also added nine rebounds, five assists, and hit 8 of 9 at the free throw line. Zach Charles finished with 14 points while Dillon Avare and Marlon Adams each added 11 for the Colonels (3-4).
Eastern Kentucky beats Idaho State 91-82 in overtime
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Nick Mayo scored 21 points, including five in overtime, and Eastern Kentucky defeated Idaho State 91-82 at the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday.
Mayo opened the overtime with a 3-pointer and Dillon Avare dropped in two treys of his own and Isaac McGlone another before Mayo added a tip-in for an 85-80 lead. Zach Charles then made six straight free throws.
Texas Tech pulls away to beat Eastern Kentucky 90-71
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — After facing the first real test of Chris Beard's coaching tenure at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders quickly separated from Eastern Kentucky late in a 90-71 win Saturday behind 20 points and seven rebounds from Shadell Millinghaus.
Justin Gray added 17 points and six rebounds for Texas Tech. Aaron Ross finished with 16 points, including making all 10 of his free throws.
UNC Wilmington turns on jets in OT, beats E. Kentucky 78-69
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — C.J. Bryce scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds and UNC Wilmington rallied in overtime after losing a double-digit halftime lead to beat Eastern Kentucky 78-69 on Monday night.
The Seahawks (2-0) led 34-24 at the half and 59-52 with 6:25 to play. But a late rally by Eastern Kentucky, completed by two Zach Charles free throws in the final minute, tied it at 63 and sent the game into overtime.