Eastern Kentucky surged to a 28-18 lead, but the Skyhawks fought back to pull within two at the 3:18 mark. The Colonels responded with an 11-1 run capped by an Isaac McGlone 3-pointer to take a 42-30 advantage at halftime.
The Colonels continued to pull away in the second half, leading by 30 after a Lewis dunk with 5:58 remaining.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
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