Colonels close trip to Florida with game in Stetson on Saturday

Colonels close trip to Florida with game in Stetson on Saturday

The only other meeting between these two teams took place on December 19, 1986 at the Hawaiian Tropic Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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DELAND, Florida –

The Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball team concludes its two-game road trip to Florida on Saturday in Stetson, DeLand.

The match kicks off at 4 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN+. The live radio broadcast of the game is available in the Richmond region on WCYO 100.7 FM and can be heard worldwide on EKUSports.com.

WITHIN THE SERIES

– This is the second ever meeting between the two programs.

– The only other meeting took place on December 19, 1986, when Stetson won 88-68 at the Hawaiian Tropic Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida.

THE COLONELS

– Eastern Kentucky is 10-11 and 2-5 in the ASUN conference after falling off Florida’s Gulf Coast, 77-72, on Thursday.

Jomaru Brown led the team by 20 points against FGCU.

Curt Lewis pulled off a team-best 12 rebounds against the Eagles.

– Eastern Kentucky leads ASUN with 80.29 points per game this season, but Stetson has only given away 68.8 points to his opponents.

– The Colonels are under 7-1 and 40-11 this season AW Hamilton, when scoring 80 or more points in a game.

– Three Colonels are among the top 10 in blocked shots in the ASUN. Jannson Williams (1.63) is second, Tariq Balogun (1.47) is fourth and Michael Wardy (0.88) is 10th.

– After shooting the Florida Gulf Coast at 28.6 percent (8-for-28) from a 3-point range, Eastern Kentucky now leads the conference in 3-point defense shooting percentage with 30.3 percent. FGCU came into play, hitting 35.8 percent of his long range attempts.

Scouting THE OPPONENT

– Stetson is 8-12 this season and sitting at 2-5 in the ASUN Conference. The Hatters defeated North Alabama, 67-65, on the road on Saturday, but lost at home to Bellarmine, 72-47, on Thursday.

– Despite the team’s record, Stetson was only beaten by 1.8 points per game this year. The Hatters averaged 67 and 68.8 points per game.

– Stetson makes 43 percent of his shots, while his opponents made 45 percent. The Hatters have bounced back their enemies at 2.3 per game.

– Rob Perry leads the team with 15.9 points per game, but has not played since January 8. Chase Johnston has played in all 20 games and is second on the team with 12.7 points per game. He has hit 40 percent of his shots and has a team-best 63 three-pointers.

– Mahamadou Diawara is Stetson’s best rebounder (5.8 rpg) and Stephan Swenson averages a team-high 4.9 assists per game.

– Johnston led the Hatters by 13 points on 5-for-16 shooting against Bellarmine. Mahamadou grabbed 10 rebounds and scored three points. Stetson made only 28 percent (15-of-53) of his shots from the field, while Bellarmine took 57 percent down.

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