The Richmond Register


December 18, 2013

OVC BASKETBALL: Colonels set for return to McBrayer

RICHMOND — The Colonels return to the friendly confines of McBrayer Arena for the first time in almost a month when they play host to North Carolina A&T (3-7) at 7 p.m. today.

EKU (7-4) is coming off an 81-64 defeat at No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday that concluded a four-game road swing.

Wisconsin used a 21-3 run to overcome an early first-half lead by the Colonels, then cruised to the victory.

Senior point guard Glenn Cosey had a team-high 21 points against the Badgers, while Orlando Williams added 13 points off the bench.

Cosey continues to lead EKU in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game and ranks third in the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring and fifth in the league with 4.6 assists per game.

North Carolina A&T is coming off an 84-71 loss to East Carolina last week. The Aggies downed EKU 78-67 last season in Greensboro N.C. on their way to a 20-17 finish. They won the MEAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Only two starters — 6-foot-3 senior guard Lamont Middleton and 6-foot-7 sophomore Bruce Beckford — return for the Aggies from that team.

Middleton is second on the team in scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game, and second in rebounding, averaging 4.5 boards per game.

Beckford is averaging 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

The Aggies are led in scoring by 6-foot-3 senior guard Richaud Pack, a transfer from Florida International, who comes in averaging 17.8 rebounds and 3.6 rebounds. He is second on the team in both assists (2.3) and steals (2.3).

The Colonels and Aggies have played one common opponent. EKU defeated Longwood 76-67 on Dec. 7, while N.C. A&T downed Longwood  85-78.

The Aggies played Georgia Tech tough a couple of weeks ago before the Rambling Wreck pulled out a 78-71 win.

The Colonels enter the game with the third best turnover margin in the country at +7.2. The Aggies have turned the ball over an average of four more times per game than their opponents.

EKU is averaging holding its opponents to 66.5 points per game, while the Aggies come in averaging 67.3 points per game.

Text Only
AP Video
Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Bodies of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results