Mayo hit all six of his free throws and didn't miss a shot from the field until midway through the second half when he whiffed on his final two 3-pointers. Avare supplied the firepower in the first half for Eastern Kentucky (10-19, 4-12 Ohio Valley Conference), sinking four of his five made 3-pointers to guide the Colonels to a 31-24 lead at intermission. EKU shot 48 percent in the opening half, while the Tigers (15-12, 10-6) made just 7 of 24 attempts (29 percent), including 2 of 10 from distance.
Three of Eastern Kentucky's four wins in OVC play have come on the road.
UK plays annual Blue-White Game
Graduate transfer Nate Sestina scores 22 points on 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range in the Wildcats' intrasquad scrimmage.
Mississippi State ready for another March Madness run
After making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years, Bulldogs head coach Ben Howland is confident they can make another
Hassan Diarra commits to play for Aggies, coach Buzz Williams
Guard Hassan Diarra, who averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer, has committed to Texas A&M and coach Buzz Williams.