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With no time left on the clock, junior forward Jamell Harris threw up a three-point attempt that would tie the game. The ball bounced in and spun back out of the rim, bringing Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team’s season to an end. Northern Illinois took the 55-52 victory over the Eagles on Monday night at the Convocation Center.
With one second left on the clock, senior guard Darrell Lampley gave the Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team a jumpshot that sealed a 54-53 win over Western Michigan University.
With the season winding down, the Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team rebounded from its recent two-game losing streak and defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies. The final score in the game was 48-45.
The Eastern Michigan University Eagles defeated the Western Michigan Broncos on Feb. 15 in Kalamazoo, Michigan by a score of 83-56.
On this Valentine’s Day the Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team played Central Michigan University. The Eagles were looking to avenge the Jan. 11 60-56 loss they suffered at the Convocation Center, but the Eagles lost again, falling 55-52 to the Chippewas.
The Eastern Michigan University Eagles lost against the University of Akron Zips in a 30 point rout. The final score was 77-47. Eastern Michigan never took the lead nor tied the game up. Eastern Michigan had a four minute drought of continuous missed shots.
The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team defeated the Miami University RedHawks Saturday at the Convocation Center 77-66.
The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team, the top team in the MAC West division, falls in overtime against the University of Miami (OH). The final score was 62-57.
The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team defeated the Buffalo Bulls with a score of 72-54 on the road Wednesday night.
Quick baskets launched a major lead at the start of the game as the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team defeated the Central Michigan University Chippewas, 73-60, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Convocation Center.
In a neck-to-neck game between the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team and the Ball State Cardinals, the Eagles were defeated by a score of 54-51 at Worthen Arena.
A record-tying 18 rebounds from Olivia Fouty helped boost the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team to a 65-43 win over the University of Wyoming on Jan. 2 inside the Convocation Center.
In the second day of the Washington Dental Services Holiday Hoops Tournament, the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team took a 75-72 loss to the Seattle University Redhawks at the KeyArena. The win against the Saint Louis University Billikens had moved them up to the Championship Game of the Tournament.
The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team lost 75-55 to Santa Clara University in its first game of the Santa Clara Cable Car Classic that was held in Santa Clara, California.
The defense for the women’s basketball team at Eastern Michigan University rose to the occasion Thursday against Saint Louis University at Seattle’s Holiday Hoops Tourney.
Eastern (7-4) defeated St. Louis (4-9), 66-55 to advance to the Championship game of the Holiday Hoops Classic.
The women’s basketball team at Eastern Michigan University fell just short of defeating University of Detroit Mercy Tuesday night. The 2-8 Titans defeated the 6-4 Eagles in overtime, 70-69.
The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team continued its road trip and played the Radford Highlanders. The Eagles pulled out a close 52-48 victory to break a five-game losing streak.
A 21 point effort by senior Darrell Lampley boosted the Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team to a 62-51 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Friday night at the Convocation Center.
With the final buzzer sounding off on a 68-57 victory for Eastern Michigan University over the University of Illinois-Chicago, the Rob Murphy era got off to an excellent and positive start.
Junior guard Derek Thompson led EMU in the scoring with 17 points with Darrell Lampley shooting for 12 points. Junior center Matt Balkema fouled out late in the second half but contributed 10 points for EMU. Senior center Kamil Janton came off the bench to lead the team in total rebounds (7) with six of them on defense.
The Eagles returned eight letter winners and three returning seniors. They entered with three newcomers, two of which are transfer players. Redshirt sophomore guard Austin Harper transferred from Glen Oaks Community College while guard Anthony Strickland was eligible to play after sitting out last season after coming from Adrian College.
This game was the head coaching debut for Murphy, a Detroit native that graduated from Mumford High School and went to Central State University for college. He was a coach throughout the Detroit Public Schools system and later was an assistant coach at Kent State and Syracuse before being hired by Eastern Michigan. He said he has had a great experience since taking the coaching position at EMU.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for me and I’m excited each and every day about it and we have huge support here,” Murphy said.
EMU got the scoring going right away with the first two points of the game. Both teams battled for the lead with EMU taking a six point lead with less than two minutes left until halftime. UIC scored five points to cut the EMU lead to one point with a 27-26 halftime lead.
Illinois-Chicago then came out and took a seven point lead after four minutes into the second half. EMU began chipping away at the lead with a combination of free throws and layups inside the paint.
Eastern Michigan took the lead for good with Antonio Green tipping the ball in with less than eight minutes to play. Foul trouble for UIC made the Eastern Michigan lead even bigger with EMU going on to win with a final score of 68-57.
“Our guys hung in there and stuck together and continue to fight,” said Murphy. “They all had some confidence that we will win the game.
Murphy looks back at his head coaching debut as an up and down experience.
“I’ve learned from the best coaches of all time in Jim Boeheim that you stick with your game plan and more times than not you may come out on top,” said Murphy.
The next home game for Eastern Michigan takes place on Nov. 18 against Arkansas-Little Rock for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
It was a record-setting day for the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team as it defeated Northeastern 85-53 in Boston in the 2011-12 season opener.
Leading the game in points was Tavelyn James with a record-setting 42-points, passing a single-game scoring title she possessed during the 2010 season.
Along with James, Olivia Fouty and Desyree Thomas also posted double digit performances. Fouty drained a career-high 20 points while Thomas also recorded the best of her career with ten points for the Eagles.
The game got off to a slow start as the Eagles took the first basket two minutes into the first quarter. From there EMU refused to relinquish the lead taking a 19-2 lead with ten minutes remaining in the half.
With Northeastern displaying tough courage, the Eagles posed too much of a challenge, dominating every area of the stat sheet, leading to a solid 32-10 lead with five minutes left in the first half.
With three minutes left into the first half, James buried a three pointer from an assist by Thomas to take a 35-12 lead, heading into the final minutes in the first half.
The Huskies, despite being down, continued to play hard, and ended the half with a three pointer to go into the locker room down 16-35.
To open the second half the Eagles, once again, separated the lead early, taking a 41-20 lead, only several minutes into the second half.
Despite The Huskies attempts, a layup from Natachia Watkins gave the Eagles a 51-28 lead with 12 minutes left in the second half
The Eagles continued to apply pressure throughout the course of the game, pressuring the Huskies leading to 17 steals throughout the game.
With only 7 minutes left along with a media timeout, the Eagles held a dominant lead of 65-37, coming off the timeout the game continued without much changing, with Taylor Byrd making two freethrows to give the eagles a 81-53 lead, closing out the game seconds later with a 83-53 victory for the Eagles.
The Eagles will play again Nov. 14 in their home opener against Marygrove at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. Tip-off is scheduled for a 7 p.m.