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EKU seeks revenge on Morehead St.

March 1, 2019

Morehead State (11-19, 7-10) vs. Eastern Kentucky (13-17, 6-11)

McBrayer Arena, Richmond, Kentucky; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Morehead State goes for the season sweep over Eastern Kentucky after winning the previous matchup in Morehead. The teams last played on Feb. 14, when the Eagles shot 42.6 percent from the field while holding Eastern Kentucky’s shooters to just 33.3 percent en route to the 78-72 victory.

TEAM LEADERS: The rugged Nick Mayo has averaged 23.6 points and 8.8 rebounds to lead the way for the Colonels. Complementing Mayo is Jomaru Brown, who is accounting for 13.8 points per game. The Eagles have been led by Jordan Walker, who is averaging 15.9 points.

JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Walker has connected on 39.2 percent of the 166 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 32 over his last five games. He’s also made 78.2 percent of his foul shots this season.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Eagles have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Colonels. Eastern Kentucky has an assist on 42 of 89 field goals (47.2 percent) across its past three outings while Morehead State has assists on 33 of 64 field goals (51.6 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Eastern Kentucky offense has scored 82.8 points per game this season, ranking the Colonels 17th among Division 1 teams. The Morehead State defense has allowed 76.8 points per game to opponents (ranked 272nd).

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