Taylor sparks Eastern Kentucky past Tennessee State 83-62
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Ty Taylor tossed in 22 points and Eastern Kentucky rolled to an 83-62 victory over Tennessee State on Thursday night.
Taylor hit 6 of 14 shots from the floor, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and all seven of his free throws for the Colonels (14-14, 11-4 Ohio Valley Conference). Tre King had 17 points and seven rebounds. Jomaru Brown pitched in with 16 points, matched his career high with six steals and added four rebounds and four assists. JacQuess Hobbs scored 11 off the bench.
Wesley Harris had 18 points and seven rebounds to pace the Tigers (16-12, 8-7). Shakem Johnson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Reserve Mark Freeman had 10 points and nine assists, but he also committed nine of Tennessee State’s 22 turnovers.
Eastern Kentucky shot 49% from the floor but just 29% from distance (6 of 21). The Colonels made 13 of 16 free throws. Tennessee State shot 45% overall, 39% from distance (9 of 23) but made just 7 of 14 foul shots.
The Colonels improved to 2-0 against the Tigers for the season. Eastern Kentucky defeated Tennessee State 92-88 on Jan. 18.