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November 15, 2012

OVC HOOPS: EKU set to return to action

RICHMOND — After opening the season last weekend with a comfortable win over Cincinnati Christian University, the Colonels are set to begin play in the 2012 Comfort Suites Invitational at McBrayer Arena.

EKU will play three games in three days, starting with a showdown today against Kennesaw State.

Game time is set for 6 p.m.

The Colonels will take on Towson at 6 p.m. Saturday and Radford at 5 p.m. Sunday.

There will be seven games played between five teams during the four-day tournament.

The Colonels will be facing each of their three opponents in the event for the first time.

EKU opened the season last Friday by beating Cincinnati Christian, 89-56.  Newcomer Glenn Cosey had a game-high 20 points in his EKU debut.

Kennesaw State goes into the weekend with a 1-1 record. The Owls lost by nine points at Tennessee in their season-opener, but beat South Carolina State, 67-65, on the road.

Sophomore guard Delbert Love leads the team in scoring at 16 points per game. He has hit 34 percent of his shots from the field and 29 percent from three-point range.

Aaron Anderson, a 6-foot-7 forward, is averaging 14 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Anderson has made 12-of-17 attempts from the field (70.6 percent). No other Owl is averaging more than 3.5 rebounds per game.

Anderson had 16 points and 12  rebounds against Tennessee. Love also contributed 16 points.

As a team, Kennesaw State is shooting 43 percent from the field, but is allowing its opponents to knock down 52 percent of their shots.

Towson enters the Classic with a 0-1 record and is led by 6-foot-8 forward Jerrelle Benimon, who scored 23 points in the Tigers’ season opener at the College of Charleston.

Radford is 1-1 after a loss at Wake Forest and an overtime victory at home against Cincinnati Christian. Sophomore guard R.J. Price leads the Highlanders with an average of 16 points per game.

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