EKU Women’s Basketball Takes On In-State Rival Northern Kentucky For The First Time Since 82-83.

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RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University’s women’s basketball team opens up its 2019-20 season Wednesday at home when the Colonels take on in-state rival Northern Kentucky University.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

FREE EKU women’s basketball shirts will be given away while supplies last, there will be a poster signing after the game and a DJ will be there for the game.

The game will air live on ESPN+.  The live radio broadcast of the game is available in the Richmond area on Y92.5 FM, and can be heard worldwide on EKUSports.com.


INSIDE THE SERIES
–  NKU leads the all-time series between the two teams, 9-4.   

–  EKU won the last meeting between the two teams in 1983, 90-61.

–  The first meeting between the two teams was in 1975.

THE COLONELS
–  It will be head coach Samantha Williams‘ first game as EKU’s head coach.

–  Eastern returns four of its top five scorers off last year’s squad.  

–  EKU welcomes in nine newcomers to this year’s team, four freshman and five transfers.

–  I’Liyah Green looks to be a big contributor to this year’s team after coming from the University of Cincinnati.

–  Shay Solomon is the top returning scorer form a year ago with 10.5 points per game. Solomon also averaged 6.0 rebounds per game.

–  EKU returns four starters from a year ago.



SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
–  Northern Kentucky went 11-18, (10-8 Horizon) a year ago.

–  Camryn Whitaker is entering her fourth year as the head coach of NKU.

–  The Norse return their top four scorers from a year ago.  

–  Sophomore Taylor Clos leads the way for the Norse with her team-high 10.1 points per game.

– NKU welcome in three freshman to this year’s team.  

–  Keiley Coffee returns with her team-high 8.1 rebounds per game a year ago.

UP NEXT
Eastern Kentucky hits the road to Tennessee this weekend when the Colonels take on the University of Memphis this Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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