The Colonels of Eastern Kentucky (5-4) travel to Southern California to face off with the 15th ranked Trojans (8-0).
This will be EKU’s first game west of the Mississippi River since playing Prairie View AM and Eastern Washington in the 2017 MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas and first game in the state of California since 1999.
The Colonels are in for a tough battle in Los Angeles as the Trojans look to keep their season undefeated.
The Colonels are coming off a tough inter-state loss to Western Kentucky on Saturday, but the loss came with some positives. Devontae Blanton recorded his first career double-double and Cooper Robb made seven threes. Eastern Kentucky will be relying heavily on these two players along with their big-man, Jannson Williams.
Southern Cal is looking to build off what got them to their undefeated start: domination on the boards and on the defensive side of the ball. The Trojans are out-rebounding their opponents by an average of 7.5 boards per game. USC averages just 8.9 turnovers per game and its opponents average 10.4 per game.
The Trojans rebounding capabilities stem from their 6-foot-10 big man Isaiah Mobley who’s averaging over 9 rebounds per game. He’s also the team’s second leading scorer with 12.9 points per game and leads the team in steals. It’s no surprise that the Trojans will be feeding the big man in the paint and will challenge the Colonels to defend him.
Tune in Tuesday 10PM ET on PAC-12 Network!
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| Title: EKU vs USC
| Author: Jack Corr
| Date: Dec 6, 2021