EKentucky 30 51 81
Belmont 50 34 84
Date of game: 1/25/2014

Eastern Kentucky (14-6) at Belmont (15-7)

GAME NOTES: Two teams vying for the Ohio Valley Conference East Division crown will square off at the Curb Events Center on Saturday, evening, as the Belmont Bruins play host to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

The Bruins enter this contest with a three-game win streak in tow. Belmont, which is an impressive 7-1 at home this season, knocked off Morehead State in Nashville on Thursday and sits atop the OVC East Division at 6-1.

The Colonels are only a game behind at 5-2 in league play. Eastern Kentucky brings a four-game win streak into this contest after running away with a 94-78 decision at Tennessee State on Thursday.

Belmont holds a 3-2 series advantage over Eastern Kentucky, but it is the Colonels seeking the regular-season sweep after recording a 74-63 win at home against the Bruins on Jan. 16.

The Colonels found their rhythm early and cruised to the win over Tennessee State, shooting a sizzling 54.7 percent from the floor, fueled in part by an impressive 13-of-25 effort from behind the arc. EKU also took advantage of TSU's sloppy ball-handling, turning 16 turnovers into 26 points. Glenn Cosey had a strong all-around game, finishing with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. Four other Colonels joined Cosey in double figures, as Tarius Johnson finished with 13 points, both Marcus Lewis and Isaac McGlone tacked on 11, while Eric Stutz chipped in with 10.

Offensive fireworks are nothing new for Eastern Kentucky, which enters this game averaging a solid 78.2 ppg on an efficient .481 shooting. The Colonels have a balanced attack, led by Cosey, who ranks third in the OVC at 18.9 ppg. Corey Walden (12.9 ppg) and Lewis (10.9 ppg) have started every game alongside Cosey, while Orlando Williams (10.2 ppg) provides a spark coming off the bench for EKU.

The Bruins would probably feel comfortable turning this game into a shootout, as they have the personnel to match. Belmont is averaging 78.8 ppg this year on an even 50 percent shooting from the floor. JJ Mann headlines a quarter of Bruins in double figures at 16.5 ppg. Craig Bradshaw is a close second with 15.8 ppg, while Drew Windler and Reece Chamberlain check in with 10.8 and 10.4 ppg, respectively.

Belmont was right on its season average, knocking down half of its shots against Morehead State in the 14-point victory on Thursday. Bradshaw led all scorers with 24 points, going 8-of-17 from the floor and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line. Mann poured in 19 points, while Chamberlain added 17, while doling out a team-high six assists.

This one should be fun to watch as both teams have a knock for scoring. The Bruins have a chance to avenge the only conference loss on the docket thus far and should be able to use their homecourt advantage to do so.

GAME NOTES: Two teams vying for the Ohio Valley Conference East Division crown will square off at the Curb Events Center on Saturday, evening, as the Belmont Bruins play host to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

Fact Stats

FACTS & STATS: Site: Curb Events Center (5,085) -- Nashville, Tennessee. Television: OVC Digital Network. Home Record: EKU 7-1, Belmont 7-1. Away Record: EKU 6-4, Belmont 6-6. Neutral Record: EKU 1-1, Belmont 2-0. Conference Record: EKU 5-2, Belmont 6-1. Series Record: Belmont leads, 3-2.

Game Date and Time

Saturday, January 25, 8 p.m. (ET)

Predicted Outcome

Belmont 78, Eastern Kentucky 74

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Easley puts himself back in the mix

There are plenty of boom-or-bust types in every draft, but perhaps none in the 2014 version poses a more interesting dilemma for NFL teams than former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.

Phillies and Braves to make up rainout on June 28

The postponed April 15 game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will be made up as part of a day- night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, June 28.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.