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.
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|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|