The Colonels will look to bounce back after dropping their conference opener to Tennessee Tech on Thursday at home.

EKU (6-6, 0-1) struggled offensively, shooting just 22 percent (12-for-54) for the night, and fell to the Golden Eagles 60-42 at McBrayer Arena.

It was EKU’s third-straight loss and the 23rd-straight loss overall against Ohio Valley Conference competition.

Tonight, the Colonels hope to end that streak.

“It’s all about getting back to fundamentals,” EKU coach Samantha Williams said of EKU’s determination to compete in the OVC. “If we stay with the process, we will continue to get better. We have to keep working.”

The Colonels will have a quick-turnaround when they face Jacksonville State.

Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at McBrayer Arena.

On Thursday, De’Arya Davis led the Colonels in scoring with nine points and had three rebounds. Bria Bass chipped in seven points and seven rebounds.

The Colonels grabbed 16 offensive rebounds, with freshman Anysa Jordan posting seven offensive boards.

EKU’s defense continued to be strong, limiting TTU to their lowest points in a win so far this season. The Colonels rank fourth in the conference in field goal percentage defense.

Jacksonville is 4-8 after falling on the road at Morehead State on Thursday in their conference opener.

The Gamecocks enter tonight’s game also on a three-game skid.

Taylor Hawks led the way for the Gamecocks, posting a game-high 14 points against Morehead State. 

Yamia Johnson chipped in 10 points and three rebounds off the bench.

The Gamecocks rank fourth in the OVC in turnover margin.

Destiney Elliott ranks 10th in the conference in scoring.

EKU leads the all-time series between the two teams, 20-14, but JSU won the last two meetings. 

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