Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 73

(3-8, 0-8 away)

E Kentucky 84

(8-4, 5-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 18, 2013

Alumni Coliseum Arena, Richmond, Kentucky

1 2 T
NCAT 26 4773
EKY 44 4084

Top Performers

North Carolina A&T: L. Middleton 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

Eastern Kentucky: M. Lewis 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

Eastern Kentucky defeats North Carolina A&T 84-73

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Marcus Lewis scored 20 points and Glenn Cosey 19 as Eastern Kentucky rode a big first half to an 84-73 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night.

The Colonels (8-4) were up 44-26 at halftime after shooting 63 percent. The Aggies (3-8) committed 14 turnovers in that half, which the Colonels, third in the nation in steals, turned into 24 points.

The Aggies suffered from poor 3-point shooting, making 3 of 15 attempts. They still managed to get within eight points twice in the second half, including with 1:48 left, but a 3-pointer and free throw by Lewis put the game out reach.

The Colonels were outrebounded 36-18 but overcame that with the help of 46.4 percent 3-point shooting (13 of 28).

Bruce Beckford and Lamont Middleton led the Aggies with 21 points apiece.

EKU tied a program record with its 21st straight home nonconference victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCAT
EKY
Points 73 84
FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 28-50 (.560)
3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 13-28 (.464)
FT Made-Attempted 22-30 (.733) 15-27 (.556)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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