The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels are being picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference East Division this basketball season. The men’s team returns four starters and 13 overall from a squad which won a school record 25 games a year ago. Guards Glenn Cosey and Corey Walden were selected to the preseason All-OVC team. Southeast Missouri and Murray State tied for the top spot in the west division.
The conference does not select an overall favorite to win the title. Eastern opens the 2013-2014 campaign on November eighth against Florida International. The E-K-U women’s team is tabbed to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference East Division. Eastern lost four of five starters from last year’s team, but the Lady Colonels do return their leading scorer from last year, guard Marie Carpenter. They open the regular season at Miami of Ohio on November eighth.