Fresh off their trip to the Virgin Islands the Colonels are set for a big early season game against one of the top teams in the SEC. Colonels are 3-3 on the young season and this will be the third ranked team that they will face. Marshall was a top 25 team, Kansas State was 12th, and the Volunteers are #6.
EKU will be led into the game by senior Nick Mayo who will be playing in his 100th game as a Colonel, he has started every game he has played in. Mayo is averaging 25 points a game which is 2nd best in the OVC and 9th in the country. He has 1732 career points, he needs 100 more points to tie the all-time record at EKU. Mayo also averages 9.2 rebounds a game. Lachlan Anderson having a great season averages 10 points a game and 6 rebounds, both totals are good for 2nd best on the team. Jomaru Brown was voted the OVC Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday. Brown came off the bench and scored a career-high 21 points in the win over Kennesaw State last Monday. He added four rebounds and two assists. He is averaging 8.5 points a game.
EKU currently leads the OVC in turnover margin (+4.0). The Colonels rank second in the league in steals (9.0 steals-per-game) and offensive rebounds (13.5 offensive rebounds-per-game). EKU ranks 20th in the country in scoring offense (86.3 points-per-game).
Tennessee (4-1) lost to No. 2 Kansas, 87-81, last Friday.
The Vols are led by the duo of Grant Williams (21.6 points-per-game) and Admiral Schofield (15.4 points-per-game).
This will be the fifth all-time meeting between EKU and Tennessee. The Vols leads the series, 4-0. The two teams last met on Nov. 25, 2005.
The game can be heard on the flagship station of Colonel Athletics 100.7 FM WCYO. If you are out of the local area you can use the tunein.com app and search for WCYO 100.7 to stream it live