JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Corey Walden scored a career-high 28 points as sharp-shooting Eastern Kentucky made a 14-point halftime advantage hold, beating Jacksonville State 73-62 Saturday in Ohio Valley Conference action.
Walden, a sophomore transfer from Stetson, was averaging 10.4 points per game before Saturday, when he hit 8 of 11 from the floor, 2 of 2 from 3-point range and 10 of 10 from the foul line. Walden is making 89.1 percent of his foul shots this season, and the Colonels hit 21 of 25 free throws Saturday.
Mike DiNunno tied his season high by scoring 24 points for the second straight game for Eastern Kentucky (15-4, 5-1), which led 36-22 at halftime. The Colonels are outscoring OVC opponents by a 9.3 average in the first half this year.
Hal "King" Lear, a Temple basketball star during the 1950s, died Saturday at his White Plains, New York home.
Sebastien Bellin's friend Chris Young joins Ryan Smith on Outside the Lines to discuss his friend's bravery, courage and strength after surviving the Brussels bombings in March.
Andrew White III is leaving the Nebraska men's basketball team and will play elsewhere for his final college season.
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