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Eastern Kentucky’s home stand continues as they host NAIA Kentucky Christian. A look at the matchup by the numbers:

The Good

84.0%The offense wasn’t exactly firing on all cylinders in the Colonels win against Savannah State, but the Colonels picked up where they left off at the charity stripe, hitting 21-25 from the line. EKU led the league, and were 16th in the nation in free-throw shooting last season.

The Bad

39.7%The Colonels never really got the offense going against the Tigers. They hit just 25-63 from the field. If you take away the 19 fast-break points, mostly generated by that huge turnover total, EKU scored just 57 points out of their set offense.

-7Eastern Kentucky was outrebounded against the Tigers, losing the battle of the boards 38-31. They were also outrebounded in the exhibition game against a NAIA team. They were in the negatives in rebounding margin last year as well, so it’s now new. It’s, just, not on pace to be much different.

The !?*#%!$@

33This is just insane. 33 turnovers. EKU forced 33 turnovers — against a Division I opponent. Last year, which featured a great defense, the most EKU forced was 24 against Chattanooga. We had to go all the way back to the 2002-03 year just to find a time the Colonels forced more than 25. (29 against Tennessee Tech) It’s their highest forced turnover total in a game since at least 1997 — that’s as far back as I could find box scores.

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2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24