Northern Kentucky Norse (8-2) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (5-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 8, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels +6 -- Over/Under: 162
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Instate college basketball rivals the Northern Kentucky Norse and Eastern Kentucky Colonels collide.
The Northern Kentucky Norse fell to 8-2 with a tough 78-65 defeat at the hands of Cincinnati on Tuesday as an eleven point road dog. Northern Kentucky was done in by a 45-28 first half hole with 40% shooting and eight more looks not enough to overcome the Bearcats 46.2% marksmanship and 26-6 advantage at the line.
The Norse received 16 points from Tyler Sharpe on 6-9 accuracy including 4-7 from beyond the arc with Jalen Tate with 13 points, three yanks and three helpers on 5-13 from the floor. Drew McDonald, Dantez Walton and Zaynah Robinson gave NKU eight points each and a combined 15 rebounds followed by a seven point effort from Trevion Faulkner on 3-3 shooting.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have been on the uptick with wins in three of four after squeezing past South Carolina Upstate 79-77 as a ten point home favorite. Eastern Kentucky were outshot 43.9%-35.5% but forced 25 turnovers for ten more shots while sinking a few more free throws.
Nick Mayo led the Colonels with 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocks on 5-18 from the field. Dujuanta Weaver and Lachlan Anderson gave EKU 12 points each and a combined 13 rebounds while Kelvin Robinson and Peyton Broughton tossed in nine points apiece.
Under is 6-2 in Northern Kentucky last 8 Saturday games and Northern Kentucky are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Over is 7-3 in Eastern Kentucky last 10 non-conference games and Eastern Kentucky are 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 home games.
If Northern Kentucky continues to play as they have the potential to cover is all theirs...