EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Colonels Gearing Up for Tennessee St.

01/10/2017 07:30 PM

The EKU Colonels (8-10, 1-2) are hoping to bounce back on the winning track Thursday night against Tennessee St. (11-5, 2-1).

Tip-off between the two Ohio Valley Conference programs is at 7 p.m. ET inside McBrayer Arena.

The Colonels are coming off a 74-60 loss to Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

The good news for the Colonels though is that EKU has won five of its last six games vs. Tennessee St.

A lot of the focus for the visitors Thursday will be on EKU’s Asante Gist. Gist was named OVC Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season on Monday.

Gist averaged 22.5 ppg and 4.5 apg last week.

cn|2 Sports’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Eastern head coach Dan McHale via SKYPE on Tuesday to preview Thursday’s match-up:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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