7:02am

Mon December 31, 2012
Sports

A Return Home for EKU and UK

It’s back to more regular intensity games this week for a few Kentucky college basketball teams.  Eastern Kentucky University comes home Thursday to open conference play against Eastern Illinois.  The Colonels fought hard against Big 12 foe West Virginia before falling 74-67 Sunday in Morgantown.  After being down by as much as 16 points in the second half, E-K-U took a brief lead at the five minute mark.  The long awaited rivalry contest between the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville is over for another year.  In the end, Louisville pulled out a three point victory of UK in the Yum Center.

The Wildcats entertain Eastern Michigan Wednesday night before they jump into conference competition.  U of L opens Big East play hosting Providence on Wednesday.