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MBB looks for road split at Eastern Kentucky
Saturday, January 29, 2011


Nashville, Tenn. - The Tigers will finish their conference swing when they travel to Richmond, Ky. for a conference match-up against Eastern Kentucky.

The Ohio Valley Conference game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29, at the McBrayer Arena with a 6 p.m. tip-off.

The Tigers defeated the Colonels at the Gentry Center in December 2010, 62-49. Robert Covington posted a double-double, leading all scorers with a season-high, 22 points, and a game-best, 12 boards. RECAP...

TSU narrowed the series record with the win, but, EKU still holds the advantage, 25-23, winning three out of the last four meetings.

The Tigers (10-10, 7-3 OVC) are ranked second in the conference standings and will look to rebound after a, 72-65, league loss to Morehead State on Thursday. Kenny Moore registered a team high, 16 points, from 5-of-9 shooting. RECAP...

Moore is TSU's top scorer with 14.8 points per game. Covington (13.4 ppg), Patrick Miller (11.8 ppg) and Wil Peters (11.0 ppg) round out the Big Blue's leading scorers.

Both Moore and Covington average a team best 7.5 rebounds per game. Peters carries a 4.6 assists average per contest and OVC Freshman of the Week, Miller, leads the team in minutes with 34.7 per game.

The Tigers have been a threat from long range and lead the league with a .381 average. Some of the outside shooting can be credited to the top three-point marksmen in the league in Moore (.466), Covington (.452) and Peters (.443).

EKU (11-10, 5-5 OVC) also has four players scoring in double digits. Spencer Perrin (12.4 ppg / 5.3 rpg), Josh Daniel (10.4 ppg), Joshua Jones (10.4 ppg) and Justin Stommes (10.1 ppg) spearhead the Colonels who are a top the conference in three-pointers per game with eight. EKU also ranks second in five other categories including scoring defense giving up 61.6 per game.

The Colonels had their four-game streak broken by Austin Peay State on Thursday and are in the middle of the pack in the OVC standings.