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Eastern Kentucky among the best in the country at the three-ball

Once the ball is tipped in Rupp Arena tonight, fans can expect the opposing team to rain three-pointers all over the place. It seems to always happen in these non-conference games, no matter the opponent — and tonight’s opponent is one of the best shooting teams in the entire country.

Eastern Kentucky ranks sixth in the nation entering the game at 44.3% percent on the season, connecting on 10 of its 23 three-point attempts per game. Only Oklahoma, Western Illinois, Northern Florida, Kansas and SMU shoot the ball at a better clip, and EKU has 60 more attempts than four of those five.

“We’re playing a team in Eastern Kentucky who should be 9-0,” John Calipari said yesterday. “Scoring in bunches. Shooting 45 percent from the three. Athletes at all the positions… They’re a good team. They’re playing good right now.”

As a 24-point favorite, Kentucky is in no way on upset alert in tonight’s game, but it must contain the Colonels’ outside shooting.

Keep eyes on K.J. Bluford, who has fired the long ball once every three minutes he’s played this year.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

2 Comments for Eastern Kentucky among the best in the country at the three-ball



  1. freethrow
    11:23 am December 9, 2015 Permalink

    The Cats, hopefully, will find their shooting touch again in this game.

    On another note, I have watched the UCLA game 5 times to the point where Lee leaves the game and have never seen him get whacked on the head. What am I missing?



  2. The Rest of the story
    6:21 pm December 9, 2015 Permalink

    EKU plays a half azz zone and hits 3s UK could be in trouble when our 3 point shooting is so terrible.