Eastern Kentucky gets hoops season started with convincing win over Georgetown

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RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) – Tuesday marked the official start of the college basketball season across the nation, and a mid-major team garnering a ton of attention got it started with a win.

Eastern Kentucky welcomed Georgetown College into McBrayer Arena on Tuesday night and picked up a 93-63 win. This was the first meeting since 1960 between these two schools separated by less than an hour on I-75.

After a back-and-forth first few minutes, the Colonels went on a 17-1 run to take a 38-18 lead and never looked back. They led by 26 points at halftime.

Cooper Robb, a Georgetown native and Scott Co. grad, knocked down a career-high 21 points and sank five three-pointers. Michael Moreno, also from Georgetown and a former Scott Co. High School star, scored 15 and also grabbed nine rebounds.

Hazard-native Braxton Beverly is back to playing basketball in his home state of Kentucky. He started his college career at N.C. State but transferred to EKU to play his final season back home. He scored nine points and threw out seven assists in his Colonels debut.

The Tigers already started their NAIA season and got off to a hot start, but now fall to 3-1 on the young season. They return to action on Nov. 13 against Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Eastern Kentucky turns around for another home game on Thursday against Ohio Valley.

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