Eastern Kentucky is KU’s first round matchup. They’ll tip off on Friday in St. Louis.
Here’s a quick look at the Colonels.
- Conference: Ohio Valley
- How’d they make the tournament?: They beat No. 1 seed Belmont, 79-73, on March 8th in Nashville to win the Ohio Valley conference tournament. They are an automatic bid.
- Regular season record: 24-9
- Kenpom Ranking: 129
- Kenpom Offense: 53
- Kenpom Defense: 240
- RPI: 99
- RPI Top 50 record: 0-2
- Strength of Schedule: 234
Players to watch:
Glenn Cosey – 18.8 points per game, 4.2 assists per game, 3.2 rebounds per game
Corey Walden – 14.1 points per game, 3.0 assists per game, 4.2 rebounds per game