Thursday, December 1 2022


Colonels return to McBrayer Arena to welcome Marshall after four straight road games

Thanks to Jack Burford Chevrolet, a fan will be drawn to shoot a half court in order to win a car.

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After playing back-to-back road games, Eastern Kentucky returns to McBrayer Arena to host Marshall on Saturday.

Saturday is Jack Burford’s Chevrolet Youth Sports Night. Thanks to Jack Burford Chevrolet, a fan will be drawn to shoot a half court in order to win a car.

The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN +. Live radio broadcasts of the game are available in the Richmond area on WCYO 100.7 FM and can be streamed worldwide on

EKU is partnering with Toys for Tots and will be accepting new toys to give to children in need at all home games until December 18th.


– The Colonels lead the all-time streak with Marshall 23-21. The two teams first met during the 1924-25 season. The most recent meeting was on December 19, 2019 in Huntington.

– The Thundering Herd won this match 90-72. Michel Moreno finished with eight points and eight rebounds for EKU. Current colonel Iran Bennett scored 21 points and took 16 rebounds in that game for Marshall.


–East Kentucky is 5-5 this season after dropping to 15th to Southern California, 80-68, Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Braxton beverly tied his season high with four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points at No. 15 in USC.

– Eastern Kentucky had 11 interceptions and forced USC to 18 turnovers. The Colonels lead ASUN and are 23rd nationally in interceptions (9.80 / game).

Devontae Blanton leads the ASUN conference in terms of attendance to revenue ratio at 2.71. He has 38 assists and 14 turnovers this season. Blanton is sixth in the league with 3.8 assists per game.

Jannson williams is second in ASUN in blocks (2.33 / game), tied for third in rebounds (6.56 / game) and 10th in goals (12.78 / game).

– Eastern Kentucky only returned the ball seven times at the 15th USC. It was the fewest turnovers in a game by EKU this season.

– Marshall shot 28.1 percent (9 for 32) at 3 points against Bluefield College on Wednesday and is only shooting 28.8 percent from deep this season. Eastern Kentucky allowed their opponents to shoot just 28.4% from long range, which is the 47th best in the country.


– Marshall is 6-3 this season and has two straight wins. The Thundering Herd’s three losses came to Campbell (67-65) at home, Indiana (90-79) and Akron (88-86). The herd beat Bluefield College 100-57 on Wednesday.

– Marshall is averaging 83.4 points per game and has kept his opponents at 73.8 per game. The Thundering Herd shoots 47% from the field, but only 29% from behind the arc. Marshall’s opponents hit 42% from the ground and 35% from long range. MU has reached the free throw line 23 times more than his opponents.

– The Thundering Herd are second in the country with an average of 7.9 blocks per game.

– Taevion Kinsey, a 6-foot-5 junior goaltender, is the team’s leading scorer with 21.2 points per game and has managed 47% of his shots from the field.

– Andrew Taylor is the team’s second-leading scorer (13 points per game), second-best rebounder (5.7 points per game) and leads the team in assists (5.9 points per game). The 6-foot-3 second-year guard from Corbin, Ky. Has the team’s 14 best three-pointers but only hit 27 percent from deep.

– Obinna Anochili-Killen has started just two games but leads the team with 7.2 rebounds per game and is third with 12.3 points per game. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound first-year forward shot 54 percent from the field.



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