The Colonels passed the mid-way point of a grueling, two-week, three-state road swing on Monday with another solid victory.

Four games down, three more to go.

The next stop is a trip to Martin, Tenn.

Game time for the match-up between the Colonels (17-5, 11-4 OVC) and the Skyhawks (7-13, 5-11 OVC) is set for 9 p.m. today.

The broadcast will be available live on ESPN+.

"It's funny," EKU coach A.W. Hamilton said of the road trips. "You kind of lose track of the days. But, we have such a great group of guys, that it is fun to be around them. We've been gone forever, it feels like, but the guys have enjoyed being around each other. We are enjoying this time."

The Colonels have won three of the first four games of the road swing. They remain in third place in the Ohio Valley Conference after an 83-72 win over Tennessee Tech, Monday in Cookeville, Tenn.

The Colonels are a game and a half behind Morehead State (16-7, 13-3) and a game ahead of Jacksonville State (14-7, 10-5). Austin Peay (9-7) and Murray State (9-7) are tied for fifth.

"These games of huge," Hamilton said of the road games. "The better we play now, the better position we will be in to win the OVC Tournament. We are in a good position, but there's great teams behind us who are playing well."

The Colonels got off to a fast start against the Golden Eagles on Monday. EKU connected on its six three-pointers and ran out to a 26-point halftime lead.

The Colonels shot 69 percent from the field in the first half (9-of-13 from three-point range). EKU finished the game with 26 assists.

"We have 45 assists in the past two games," Hamilton said. "I'm really proud of how we are moving the ball."

Michael Moreno had 18 points (on 5-of-7 three-point shooting) in the win over TTU. Tre King added 13 points and Curt Lewis had 10 points as the Colonels tied a school record with their sixth OVC road win of the season.

EKU had 10 players record a point and had 11 players log more than eight minutes of action.

The Colonels also had 10 players score in a 93-73 win over Tennessee State last Saturday.

"It's going to take everyone if we are going to finish this road swing off on a positive note," Hamilton said of EKU's depth.

The Colonels tied an OVC-record by hitting 20 three-pointers in a 113-73 win over UT-Martin on Jan. 21 at McBrayer Arena.

EKU scored 67 points in the second half and shot 60 percent from the field for the game.

The Skyhawks are currently in ninth place in the OVC, but have played better recently. They won two-straight at home before falling last weekend on the road at Austin Peay and Murray State.

"Since then, they've won some games. They play much better at home," Hamilton said of UT-Martin. "They beat Austin Peay at home. They are playing with a lot of confidence."

The Colonels wrap up the road swing with a pair of games (Saturday and Monday) at Southeast Missouri State.

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