The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team fell to the Akron Zips, 70-63, on the road on Friday, Jan. 20.
The Zips (16-3, 6-0) were riding a nine-game win-streak heading into the contest as the Eagles (12-7, 4-2) looked to upset Akron. EMU outshot its opponent but hit a lower percent as the team hit a combined 38.1 percent compared to the 42.6 percent of Akron. The Eagles also only made four three-pointers compare to the Zips’ seven.
Even though the team hit only 44 percent of its free throws the Zips were able to get to the line for a 38 total shots. This was due to the Eagles committing 26 personal fouls.
Senior guard Ty Toney led the way for the Eagles with his 17 points, four rebounds and five assists on 53 percent shooting. Willie Mangum hit an inefficient 26.6 percent of his shots while Tim Bond joined him with 25 percent of his shots going in.
The Eagles will look to rebound as they host Ball State at the Convocation Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9 pm.