Final: EMU 89, Oakland 77

The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team took on the Oakland University Grizzlies Monday at the Convocation Center. The Eagles won, 89-77.

Eastern’s 89 points is the most since Rob Murphy was hired in 2011.

Ray Lee was the leading scorer for the Eagles (2-0). He had 24 points on 7-of-13 shooting (3-of-6 from three-point range).

Karrington Ward added 22 points and 12 rebounds – his first double-double of the season.

Max Hooper had 18 points for the Grizzlies (0-2) – all from three-point range.

Three other OU players were in double digits – Kahlil Felder and Tom McCune (15), and Corey Petros (13).

The Eagles went on a 12-2 run midway through the half, taking a 26-13 lead – its largest lead of the half.

Oakland outscored EMU 23-16 in the last 6:47, but the Eagles maintained the three point lead at the break.

OU took its first lead of the game with 17:00 left in the second half on a three from Max Hooper.

The second half was hotly contested, but the Eagles pulled away in the last two minutes – leading 87-77 with a minute left.

News and notes

Anali Okoloji was assessed a technical foul with 16:17 remaining in regulation.

Tom McCune fouled out for Oakland with 4:49 remaining in the second half.

Jalen Hayes fouled out for Oakland with 2:25 remaining in the second half.

Looking Ahead

The Eagles take on Youngstown State University on Friday.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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