Eastern Kentucky was one of the great feel-good stories of last season, completing a five-year rebuilding program by winning 22 games and winning the OVC championship. One of the primary symbols of that team was a pass-first, shoot-last point guard who set the Colonel's tempo with a steady staccato drumbeat.
A year later, and Matt Witt is the star attraction for EKU. While they haven't enjoyed last year's success (11-13. 8-8), they're a solid shooting team and Witt has been putting up big numbers. Last night, he moved into the school's all-time scoring lead with 1,743 points by dropping 33 points on second-place Samford, a total which included seven threebies and which came on 63% shooting. And Witt also hit the two last-minute free throws that made the score 74-70, effectively icing the win.
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