Eric Stutz scores 20 and Eastern Kentucky tops Austin Peay 76-64

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    RICHMOND, Kentucky — Eric Stutz scored 20 points and Eastern Kentucky topped Austin Peay 76-64 on Monday.

    Denzel Richardson scored 13 points for Eastern Kentucky (17-10, 9-5 Ohio Valley), while Ja'Mill Powell and Timmy Knipp added 12 points apiece.

    After a first half where the teams weren't separated by any more than five points, Knipp's dunk with 12 seconds before the half gave Eastern Kentucky a 33-30 lead.

    EKU scored the first eight points after intermission to open a 41-30 advantage. Austin Peay used an eight-point run later to draw to within five with 6:45 left, but the Colonels responded with the next six points — including Richardson's 3-pointer — to push the lead back to nine.

    Paul Jackson made 5 of 6 from the line down the stretch to seal the win.

    Ed Dyson and Josh Robinson led Austin Peay (7-21, 2-12) with 13 points apiece.

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