Eastern Kentucky bets South Carolina State 92-82
Jarelle Reischel scored 18 for the Colonels (3-1), who made 11 of 20 shots from beyond the arc (55 percent).
The Bulldogs (2-2) pulled within 46-45 after Greg Mortimer's layup, but Eastern Kentucky pulled away and led 66-55 after Paul Jackson's layup with 8:55 left and held on. Hawkins hit 3-of-4 3-pointers and sealed the win with a dunk.
Mayo and JaVontae Hawkins each scored 12 and the Colonels led 43-36 at halftime.