Eastern Kentucky Colonels (13-8, 6-2 ASUN) at Bellarmine Knights (9-12, 4-4 ASUN)
Louisville, Kentucky; Thursday, 6:30 PM EST
Bottom line: Eastern Kentucky will visit the Bellarmine Knights after Devontae Blanton scored 20 points in Eastern Kentucky’s 74-59 win over the Austin Peay Governors.
The Knights are 5-4 in home games. Bellarmine is eighth in the ASUN at 35.9% shooting from downtown, led by Langdon Hatton at 100.0% shooting from 3-point range.
The Colonels went 6-2 against ASUN rivals. Eastern Kentucky is sixth in the ASUN shooting 36.3% from 3-point range.
Thursday’s game is the first conference meeting between the two teams of the season.
TOP PERFORMANCE: Juston Betz is averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Knights. Garrett Tipton is averaging 11.7 points over his last 10 games for Bellarmine.
Blanton is averaging 15.6 points per game with 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Colonels. Michael Moreno is averaging 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds on 42.9 percent shooting over his last 10 games for Eastern Kentucky.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knights: 4-6, averaging 61.6 points, 26.1 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 6.7 steals and 1.6 blocks per game on 45.2 percent shooting from the field. Their opponents are averaging 65.1 points per game.
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Colonels: 8-2, averaging 75.5 points, 37.1 rebounds, 15.0 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.0 blocks per game on 42.9 percent shooting from the field. Their opponents are averaging 70.5 points.
The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.