Reed leads ETSU in 76-56 win over Eastern Kentucky

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP)—Andrew Reed’s 17 points and 8 rebounds helped ETSU to a 76-56 win over Eastern Kentucky in the Buccaneers home opener on Saturday.

Reed was one of four ETSU players in double digits as East Tennessee shot 58 percent from the floor and held Eastern Kentucky to just 33 percent.

The Colonels, defending Ohio Valley Conference tournament champions, hit a string of three-pointers to lead 9-8 three minutes into the game, but ETSU grabbed the lead less than a minute later and never trailed after that.

Courtney Pigram scored 16, Kevin Tiggs added 14 and Kenyona Swader added another 10 with 8 rebounds for the Buccaneers.

Mike Rose led the Colonels with 13 points followed by Josh Daniel and Josh Taylor with 12 each. Harrison Brown added another 10.

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 Eastern Kentucky
M. Rose M. Rose
3-7,  13 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
 E. Tennessee St.
C. Pigram C. Pigram
6-11,  16 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists

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