Back in October, the Eastern Michigan basketball team was predicted to win the Mid-American Conference West Division, but the team's season came to an end on Thursday in Cleveland when they fell to Akron, 79-62. The team has now listed as the fourth ranked team in the west division.
A double-double by forward James Thompson was not enough to give the Eagles the upset victory over the number one seeded Zips. Thompson scored 18 points while adding in 16 points and a pair of steals.
The team as a whole hit only 36.8 percent of their shots as well as 18.8 percent from the three-point line. Ray Lee and Ty Toney ended their tenure at EMU on a rough not with their combined 7-24 from the field.
The Eastern Michigan bench failed to make an impact in the loss as they scored four points on 1-8 shooting and a pair of free throws. This didn't help when Akron scored 49 points in the second-half to pull away from the Eagles.
The Eagles have now ended their season in the losing column of both the overall record (16-17) and the MAC (7-11) in a season where they were projected to dominate.