E. Kentucky routs Winston-Salem 69-44
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP)—Mike Rose scored 20 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 69-44 win over Winston-Salem State on Tuesday night.
The Colonels (1-1) connected on nine shots from long range, including five in the second half, to pull away from the Rams (1-1), in their home opener.
The score was tied at 25 at halftime, but Eastern Kentucky held the Rams to 30.8 percent shooting (8 of 26) and just 19 points in the second half.
Winston-Salem, coached by former Eastern Kentucky standout Bobby Collins, scored the first three points of the second half for a 28-25 lead, but the Colonels put the game away with a 24-5 run.
Rose led three players in double figures, followed by Papa Oppong with 15 points and Justin Stommes with 11.
Jamal Durham and Paul Davis led the Rams with 12 points each.