Mayo scored the Colonels' first six points, and his third jump shot gave Eastern Kentucky a 6-5 lead it never gave up. EKU then went on a 17-7 run with Dujuanta Weaver, Peyton Broughton and Dillon Avare each burying 3-pointers.
DeAndre Dishman and Avare each scored 12 points and Broughton added 10 for Eastern Kentucky (6-6). The Colonels led 41-30 at halftime and extended the margin to 62-35 on Broughton's jumper with 11:23 left to play.
The Colonels were 29-of-55 shooting (53 percent) and made 10 3s. Eastern Kentucky had a 33-23 rebounding advantage.
Four-star point guard Jalen Gaffney made a verbal commitment to UConn on Monday, giving the Huskies their second ESPN 100 guard in the past two weeks.
Watts is one of the most dynamic scoring guards in the country and looks to develop his game under coach Tom Izzo's tutelage.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|