Eastern Kentucky Colonels

General Information

Conference: ASUN Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Richmond, Kentucky

Stadium: Alumni Coliseum



  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 6 (1953, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1972, 1979)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 8 (1953, 1959, 1965, 1972, 1979, 2005, 2007, 2014)

Past Conferences:

  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Eastern Kentucky Standings & Analysis

Check out all the updated Eastern Kentucky standings, recent college basketball news, and NCAAB betting tips, here at Point Spreads.

All-Time Eastern Kentucky Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Nick Mayo, 2,316
  • Matt Witt, 1,832
  • Mike Rose, 1,763


  • Mike Smith, 977
  • Jim Baechtold, 933
  • Garfield Smith, 884


  • Bruce Jones, 699
  • Matt Witt, 630
  • John DeCamillis, 381

Overview of the Eastern Kentucky Standings

Last Season Standings

The Eastern Kentucky standings men’s basketball team had an eventful 2021-2022 season. As members of the ASUN Conference, they played in the West Division and finished the season with an overall record of 17-16 and a conference record of 11-7. While they didn’t make it to the NCAA tournament, they did play in the Postseason Tournament (CIT), where they made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Louisiana.

One of the standout players for Eastern Kentucky standings during the 2021-2022 season was senior guard Wendell Green Jr. He led the team in points per game with an average of 16.3 and also contributed 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. He was named to the All-ASUN First Team for his efforts and was also a finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels had some ups and downs throughout the 2021-2022 season. They started theseason off strong, winning five of their first six games, including a win over conference rival Lipscomb. However, they hit a rough patch in the middle of the season, losing seven of eight games between January and February. They were able to rebound towards the end of the season, winning six of their last eight regular season games before making a run in the CIT.

Overall, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels had a solid 2021-2022 season. While they didn’t achieve their ultimate goal of making the NCAA tournament, they were able to make it to the quarterfinals of the CIT and had a number of strong performances throughout the season. With the departure of several key players, including Wendell Green Jr., it will be interesting to see how the Colonels perform in the upcoming season.

Before Betting on Eastern Kentucky, Check Out These Tips:

Monitor the NCAAB team’s injury report

Injuries can greatly affect a team’s performance, so it’s important to keep track of who is and isn’t available to play. This information can often be found on the team’s official website or through sports news outlets.

Monitor latest basketball trends and statistics

Keep track of the team’s recent performance and pay attention to any trends or patterns in their statistics, such as their scoring average, defensive efficiency, or their success rate on the road versus at home.

Look at college basketball betting trends and odds

Pay attention to the odds being offered by different sportsbooks, as well as any betting trends. This can give you a sense of how the public is viewing the team and help you make informed betting decisions. However, it’s important to remember that odds and trends are just one factor to consider and should not be the sole basis for your betting decisions.

Consider the NCAA team’s overall talent level

Look at the team’s roster to see if they have any star players, as well as their depth at each position. This can give you a sense of the team’s overall talent level and help you predict how they may perform in future games.

Eastern Kentucky Basketball History

Eastern Kentucky started playing basketball in the 1909-10 season under coach Clyde H. Wilson. Even though the team went 3-2 in its first year, its level of competition wasn’t the strongest.

One of those two losses was a 60-11 setback to Lexington High School. Fortunately, the team got better over the years and by the time the 1930s rolled around, the NCAA team was winning more often than not in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Eastern Kentucky advanced to the NAIA Tournament in 1945 and 1946, but became a Division I school in 1948 when it was one of the founding members of the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Colonels were strong from the start, winning the conference tournament in 1950 and the regular season title in 1953, earning the team’s first berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Eastern Kentucky also qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1959, 1965, 1972 and 1979. Getting to the tournament wasn’t a problem for the Colonels. Winning a game, once there was, however, as Eastern Kentucky is 0-8 all-time in the Big Dance.

After Eastern Kentucky’s appearance in the 1979 NCAA Tournament, the Colonels fell on some hard times, turning in 11 straight losing seasons between 1993-94 and 2003-04.

The Colonels bounced back in a big way, reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2005 and 2007. Eastern Kentucky was invited to play in the CBI in 2010 and the CIT in 2013.

The Colonels were back in the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and returned to the CIT in 2015, where the squad advanced to the quarterfinals. Before the start of the 2021-22 NCAA season, Eastern Kentucky switched conferences and joined the ASUN.

Eastern Kentucky NCAAB FAQs

When did Eastern Kentucky teams become the Colonels?

Eastern Kentucky University athletic teams were known as the Maroons until 1966. In 1963, EKU President Robert Martin was at a loss as to how he could create a physical “Maroon” to excite the audience. Martin began searching for a mascot and chose the Colonel.

How many Eastern Kentucky players have played in the NBA?

EKU has sent seven players to the NBA. The most successful was Arnie Risen, who played for the Rochester Royals and the Boston Celtics between 1948 and 1958. A four-time NBA All-Star, Risen averaged 11.98 points and 9.73 rebounds over his career. A two-time NBA champion, Risen was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.

How many times has Eastern Kentucky been ranked?

EKU has been ranked by the Associated Press in three different seasons and has spent a total of six weeks in the polls. Eastern Kentucky was ranked once in 1948-49 and 1951-52. The team spent four weeks in the 1952-53 poll, falling out after the seventh poll of the year but returning for Weeks 11 and 12. The highest EKU was ranked is No. 15.
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