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1st 2nd Final
Eastern Kentucky 30 46 76
4-1 (0-0 OVC)
BYU 32 58 90
5-2 (0-0 WCC)

Team Statistics

EKU BYU
24/49 (49.0%) Field Goals 32/55 (58.2%)
9/24 (37.5%) 3-Point FG 15/28 (53.6%)
19/23 (82.6%) Free Throws 11/15 (73.3%)
21 (5/16) Rebounds (O/D) 32 (10/22)
2nd Chance Pts
13 Assists 24
17 Turnovers 19
Points off TO
Pts in the Paint
Fastbreak Pts
Bench Pts

Tempo Tracker (Possessions)

Four Factors

Learn more in our tempo-free stats primer

Eastern Kentucky offense

BYU offense

 Top Performers

EKU BYU
Points: Powell (23) Haws (26)
Rebounds: Knipp (5) Winder (5)
Assists: Walden (7) Collinsworth (5)
Steals: Walden, Muff (2) Collinsworth (3)

Bullet Points

  • Eastern Kentucky was down just two points at the half, but a 30-8 BYU run in the second put the Colonels away.
  • EKU continues to force turnovers: 19 against BYU. The Colonels are forcing more than 20 a game on the season.
  • Ja’Mill Powell scores a career-high 23 points on 7-13 shooting from the field.

 

Reaction

Make no mistake: BYU is a very good team. You’re obviously encouraged by the Colonels play in the first half, but the defense just wasn’t there in the second. We’ve kind of seen shades of this: EKU is very good at forcing turnovers, they’re not so good when teams are able to get off a shot. Four starters finish with double-digit scoring, which is something we’ve been waiting for a bit: it’s been the Corey Walden show in EKU’s division I games to this point. You never want to lose, but there’s still a lot to like about the Colonels so far this year.

 

Recap

Eastern Kentucky trailed by only two at halftime, but Brigham Young University used a 30-8 run early in the second half to pull away for a 90-76 victory on Saturday in Provo, Utah.

The Cougars led by six, 23-17, before the Colonels scored six straight, including four by Corey Walden, to tie the game with 4:40 left in the first half. Ja’Mill Powell’s bucket at the 3:14 mark gave Eastern a 27-26 lead. His three-pointer with less than a minute left in the opening stanza knotted the score 30-30. Frank Barley’s bucket with 37 seconds on the clock sent BYU to the locker room in front by two, 32-30.

Powell scored EKU’s first three points of the second half and his basket with 18:30 left in the game got the visitors within one, 34-33. However, the Cougars answered with nine straight to begin the game-changing 30-8 run. BYU had a stretch where seven consecutive field goals came from three-point range. The Cougars hit 9-of-12 from behind the arc to start the half.

Tyler Haws three-pointer with 11:12 left in the game finished off BYU’s streak of seven straight from deep and put his team up 64-41.

Powell led Eastern Kentucky with a career-best 23 points. He connected on 7-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-5 from three-point range. Walden finished with 15 points, seven assists and two steals. Haws had a game best 26 for BYU. He made 4-of-8 from behind the arc. Chase Fischer added 20 points.

The Cougars went 15-of-28 from three-point range and shot 58 percent from the field for the game.

EKU committed a season-high 17 turnovers while BYU turned it over 19 times.

The Colonels will return home to host Valparaiso University on Wednesday. Tipoff at McBrayer Arena is secheduled for 7 p.m.
Recap section provided by Eastern Kentucky Sports Information


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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

EAST

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

WEST

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


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