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Basketball extravaganza this weekend at EKU

RICHMOND, Ky. – Seven men’s basketball games will be played over four days this weekend as Eastern Kentucky hosts the 2012 Comfort Suites Invitational at McBrayer Arena.

The Colonels will play the first game each day – 6 p.m. on Friday against Kennesaw State, 6 p.m. on Saturday against Towson and 5 p.m. on Sunday against Radford.

Here is the complete schedule:
Friday Kennesaw State at EKU, 6 p.m.
Radford vs. Towson, 8 p.m.
Saturday Towson at EKU, 6 p.m.
Kennesaw State vs. Radford, 8 p.m.
Sunday Radford at EKU, 5 p.m.
Towson vs. Kennesaw State, 7 p.m.
Monday Cincinnati Christian vs. Towson, 1 p.m.

The live radio broadcast of each EKU game is available in the Richmond area on WCYO 100.7 FM, and can be heard worldwide on EKUSports.com. A live video broadcast of each EKU contest is available on OVCDigitalNetwork.com.

Eastern will be facing each of its three opponents for the first time. The Colonels are 1-0 this season after beating Cincinnati Christian, 89-56, in the first game of the Comfort Suites Invitational last Friday. Newcomer Glenn Cosey had a game-high 20 points in his EKU debut.

Kennesaw State enters the game with a 1-1 record. The Owls lost by nine points at Tennessee in their season-opener. KSU beat South Carolina State, 67-65, on the road.

Sophomore guard Delbert Love leads the team in scoring at 16 points per game. He has hit 34 percent of his shots from the field and 29 percent from deep. Aaron Anderson, a 6-foot-7 forward, is averaging 14 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Anderson has made 12-of-17 attempts from the field (70.6 percent). No other Owl is averaging more than 3.5 rebounds per game. Anderson had 16 points and 12 rebounds against Tennessee. Love also contributed 16 points.

As a team, Kennesaw State is shooting 43 percent from the field, but is allowing its opponents to knock down 52 percent. KSU’s opponents have made 46 percent from three-point range.

Towson enters the Classic with a 0-1 record and is led by 6-foot-8 forward Jerrelle Benimon who scored 23 points in the Tigers’ season opener at the College of Charleston. Radford stands at 1-1 after a loss at Wake Forest and an overtime victory at home against Cincinnati Christian. Sophomore guard R.J. Price leads the Highlanders with an average of 16 points per game.


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