E. Kentucky uses foul line to outlast SIU-Edwardsville

January 11, 2020

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Jomaru Brown scored 20 points and Lachlan Anderson added 14 — both off the bench to lead Eastern Kentucky past SIU-Edwardsville 78-72 on Saturday.

Michael Moreno added 14 and Tre King 12.

Zeke Moore's 3-point play with 23 seconds brought SIU-Edwardsville within 74-72. After being intentionally fouled, Russhard Cruickshank made two foul shots for a four-point lead. Shamar Wright missed a 3-point attempt with nine seconds to go, Brown grabbed the rebound and made two from the line to end it.

The Colonels (5-11, 2-1 Ohio Valley) took the lead for good when Anderson made a pair of foul shots with 12:10 remaining for a 57-56 lead. SIU-Edwardsville (4-12, 1-2) led 42-40 at halftime.

Eastern Kentucky made 27 of 35 (77.1%) from the foul line and committed just 10 turnovers.

Tyresse Williford led the Cougars with 20 points, Zeke Moore 17 and Brandon Jackson and Cameron Williams 10 apiece.