EKU men's basketball scores a school record over Brescia

Senior Nick Mayo shoots a free throw during the Brescia game on Dec. 29. EKU won 145-72. Mayo was honored before the game for breaking the EKU career scoring record. (Zachery Combest/Progress)  

Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball honored Nick Mayo for becoming the all-time scoring leader in school history while also breaking another record. The Colonels defeated Brescia University on Dec. 29 by a final of 145-72.

The Colonels broke the school’s single-game scoring record with 145 points.

Senior Nick Mayo was honored before the game to a standing ovation. Mayo finished with 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.

After the game head coach A.W. Hamilton said, "He is a once in a lifetime player. He's awesome so anytime we can celebrate him we got to do it. I'm so thankful that so many fans came out to honor Nick. What a great crowd." 

As a team, EKU shot lights out. Eastern shot a season-high 56.1 percent (55-of-98) from the floor. 

Eastern was led by junior Lachlan Anderson. He matched a career-high with 22 points and grabbed a team-best 13 rebounds. He added three steals and two assists in the game against the Bearcats.

Eight Colonels were also in double digits. Mayo, Tre King, Dujuanta Weaver, Jomaru Brown, Houston King, Anderson, Kelvin Robinson and Pedro Bradshaw all scored in double figures against Brescia.

This was also Bradshaw’s first game action after coming off of an injury. He scored 14 points and collected nine rebounds.

The Colonels shut down the Bearcats offense from the start. EKU turned the Bearcats over 39 times and scored 60 points off those turnovers. EKU’s 28 steals in the game is the most since at least 2003.

Eastern Kentucky is back in action in the new year as they start Ohio Valley Conference play. EKU will travel to Austin Peay on Thursday, Jan. 3. Tip is scheduled for 9 p.m.

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