EMU Men's Basketball's Mike Talley, MAC player of the week

The league office of the Mid-American Conference West Division announced Eastern Michigan University’s point guard Mike Talley player of the week on Monday. This is a first for the red-shirt senior.

He is only the second Eagle this year to dribble away with this honor, the other being Ray Lee in November.

Talley led the Eagles to a two-game win in the MAC play this past week, moving the Eagles to a 14-7 season record and a 3-5 record in the MAC after a blow out win against Ohio on Tuesday (76-40) and a victory against Western Michigan on Saturday (69-63).

Talley averaged an overall 20 points per game, shooting 52.2 percent from the floor, 4-of-8 from behind the arc and 92.3 percent while shooting 12-of-13 from behind the free throw.

“I was a little bit more aggressive knowing that Karrington Ward's ankle was tweaked and knew we needed some more points,” he said after the game against Western.

The red-shirt senior averaged 5.5 assists per game while grabbing two broads and taking a steal on the defensive end.

He also led the Eagles to a career high of 24 points against the Western Michigan Broncos, shooting 6-of-12 in field goals range while dropping 12 of his points from the three-point range.

His overall season record is 12.1 percent shooting per game with 46 percent field goal shooting, 29.4 three-point percentage and 71.1 percent shooting from behind the free throw line.

The Eagles return to the hardwood on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. against the University of Toledo at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio.

Tip off begins at 7 p.m. and WEMU (89.1 FM) will be broadcasting the game.

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