NCAA Basketball

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (12-19)


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vs. Mor 
L 62-67
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@ Belmnt 
L 72-76
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@ TennSt 
L 66-68
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vs. JacSt 
W 68-65
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vs. TnTech 
W 75-71
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Mayo scores 31 to lead Eastern Kentucky over Tennessee Tech

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Nick Mayo scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Asante Gist scored 22 points with five assists, and Eastern Kentucky outlasted Tennessee Tech for a 75-71 win in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday.

Mayo, who made 12 of 18 from the field and 3 of 5 3-pointers for Eastern Kentucky (12-19, 5-11 Ohio Valley), became the first sophomore in school history and 35th overall to reach 1,000 points.

Tennessee Tech (12-19, 8-8) held its largest lead at 11-8 with 13:06 left in the first half, but Mayo hit back-to-back jumpers to give the Colonels the lead for good. Eastern Kentucky shot 57.7 percent in the first half for a 39-35 lead at the break and led by 12 with 2:21 remaining.

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Leaders
Points: N. Mayo18.5
Rebounds: Z. Charles6.5
Assists: A. Gist3.8
FG%: N. Mayo50.4%
FT%: N. Mayo77.4%
3P%: D. Avare34.8%
Steals: J. Babb-Harrison1.4
Blocks: N. Mayo1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19
West
UT Martin 10-6 22-13
Southeast Missouri State 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24
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