The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team trailed by seven going into the half as a 34-point second half gave the Eagles the 53-49 victory over the Ohio Bobcats in Athens, Ohio on Saturday.
Senior Ty Toney led the way for the Eagles with 17 points while hitting 54 percent of his shots. Toney also collected four rebounds, three assists as well as three steals in his 37 minutes on the floor.
EMU hit 40 percent of its shots while the Bobcats hit only 30 percent. The Eagles had a slight edge when it came to boards as the team compiled 36 to the 35 by Ohio. Each team gave up 13 turnovers while the Eagles forced seven steals and four blocks as a team.
The Eagles trailed after the first half and I the second half they dropped 34 points to help secure the come-from-behind victory. After a ty toney layup with 3:44 on the clock that set the score as 50-49, Eagles, neither team would score until there was 10 sec. on the clock. At that moment, junior Tim Bond hit a three-pointer give the Eagles a two-score lead.
The Eagles look to keep the momentum moving forward when they host in-state rival Western Michigan on Tuesday at the Convocation Center. Tip-off is set for 7pm.