Recap: Eastern Ky vs. Western Carolina
Richmond, KY (Sports Network) - Mike DiNunno's layup with three seconds remaining kept Eastern Kentucky undefeated as the Colonels posted a 72-70 win over the Western Carolina Catamounts in non-conference action at McBrayer Arena.
DiNunno scored 14 points, just behind Glenn Cosey who scored a game-high 15 points for the Colonels (7-0). Reserves Corey Walden added 11 points and six rebounds, while Jeff Johnson scored 10 points in the victory.
Tawaski King led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, to go along with six rebounds for Western Carolina (3-5). James Sinclair recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Mike Brown scored 11 points off the bench as the team had a two-game win streak snapped.
Western Carolina carried a 43-32 lead into halftime after shooting 57.7 percent from the field, which included a 6-of-11 showing behind the three- point line.
EKU trailed the entire second half before tying the game with 1:15 left. Cosey made a jumper with 27 seconds left to put the Colonels up, but then Trey Sumler tied the game at 70-70 on a jumper with 16 seconds remaining, setting the scene for DiNunno's game-winner.
The Colonels shot 53.8 percent from the field throughout the game en route to their win. After converting 54.5 percent from beyond the arc in the first half, WCU made good on only 1-of-13 attempts from the outside.Game Notes