EKU Welcomes Western Kentucky For Battle Of Bluegrass.


RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will host long-time rival Western Kentucky on Friday night at McBrayer Arena. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

The game will be streamed live on ESPN+. The live radio broadcast of the game is available in the Richmond area on WCYO-100.7 FM, and can be heard worldwide on EKUSports.com.

There is a ‘Wear White for Western’ theme for the game. EKU fans are encouraged to wear white to the arena. FREE white ‘Most Exciting 40 Minutes in Sports’ shirts will be passed out to fans before the game, while supplies last.


EKU (2-1) rolled past Ohio Chillicothe, 129-43, on Tuesday evening at McBrayer. 

Eight Colonels reached double figures in the game, led by sophomore Jomaru Brown’s 22.

Senior Ty Taylor poured in 20 points on six three-pointers. Junior Russhard Cruickshank made his first career start and responded with 15 points and team bests in assists (six) and steals (six).

Junior Cameron Carmical scored a career-high 10 points in the win.

Freshman Michael Moreno recorded his first career double-double on the night. The Georgetown, Kentucky native finished with 10 points and a team-best 13 rebounds (six of them offensive).

6-10 Freshman Tariq Balogun made his collegiate debut vs. Ohio Chillicothe and delivered 13 points and five rebounds.


WKU comes into the matchup with a record of 2-0 following wins versus a pair of Ohio Valley Conference teams – 76-64 over Tennessee Tech and 97-75 over Austin Peay.

Graduate transfer Camron Justice leads the Hiltoppers in scoring at 18.5 points-per-game. Charles Bassey averages a double-double of 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds-per-game.

This will be the 159th meeting between EKU and WKU. The Hilltoppers lead the all-time series, 114-44, and won the last meeting between the two teams on Nov. 29, 2017 in Bowling Green.

The last time WKU visited McBrayer Arena, the Colonels defeated the Hilltoppers, 78-59, on Nov. 30, 2016.


EKU will host Alice Lloyd College at McBrayer Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.