- Associated Press - Saturday, February 17, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nick Mayo scored 25 on 9-of-11 shooting, Dillon Avare came off the bench to score a season-high 15 and Eastern Kentucky upset Tennessee State 72-59 on Saturday night.

Mayo hit all six of his free throws and didn’t miss a shot from the field until midway through the second half when he whiffed on his final two 3-pointers. Avare supplied the firepower in the first half for Eastern Kentucky (10-19, 4-12 Ohio Valley Conference), sinking four of his five made 3-pointers to guide the Colonels to a 31-24 lead at intermission. EKU shot 48 percent in the opening half, while the Tigers (15-12, 10-6) made just 7 of 24 attempts (29 percent), including 2 of 10 from distance.

Armani Chaney and Christian Mekowulu each scored 12 to pace Tennessee State.

Three of Eastern Kentucky’s four wins in OVC play have come on the road.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide