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The Eastern Michigan (1-2) women's basketball team lost 79-77 to non-conference foe Youngstown State at the Beeghley Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. Jenna Annecchiarico was the leading scorer for the Eagles with 19 points and three steals. Freshman Aaliyah Stanley had a season-high 16 points and was 4-for-7 on 3-pointers.
Eastern Michigan men’s basketball head coach Rob Murphy, who just started his ninth season with the Eagles, released his first book over the summer. The book, “DEEP” is Murphy’s lifelong story through his eyes. Murphy discusses growing up in Detroit, getting his “dream job” at Syracuse University, learning life lessons through basketball and much more.
The Player of the Game is... @TyGroce❗️ Groce led the team with 19 points for a new career-high. #EverythingMatters | #EMUEagles pic.twitter.com/u7uNNvDP8r
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team (1-0) will play its second game of the year versus the Goshen Maple Leafs (3-3) at the Convocation Center Nov. 12. Eastern Michigan defeated Goshen 97-74 last season.
The Eastern Michigan women’s basketball team earned their first win of the season against the Olivet Comets on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Convocation Center. The Eagles bounced back from an 85-50 loss against Michigan State earlier in the week, defeating Olivet 95-38. EMU had five players score 10+ points in the blowout win.
Eastern Michigan started the 2019-20 campaign with a 93-51 win over Siena Heights on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Convocation Center. The Eagles brought three fresh faces into the starting lineup with Yeikson Montero, Noah Morgan and Darion Spottsville, while Ty Groce and Boubacar Toure were the only starters from last year in the lineup.
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team starts its 2019-20 season on Friday, Nov. 8 against Siena Heights at the Convocation Center. The game tips off at 9:45 a.m. as EMU hosts the annual Education Day.
The Eastern Michigan’s women’s basketball team started their 2019-20 season with a loss versus No. 17 Michigan State. The Eagles lost 85-50 on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Corrione Cardwell led EMU with 13 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals.
Six teams in the MAC East are looking to tip-off the 2019-20 season with high levels of competition. Those six teams are Buffalo, Ohio, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Akron and Kent State.
Teams in the MAC West are getting prepared for competition with less than two weeks before tip off. The division consists of Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan.
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball program is looking to improve on last year’s 9-9 record in the Mid-American Conference.
Transfers in college sports has become more common over the past few years. Shortly after the end of last season, the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball program witnessed a slight downfall after several players graduated or transferred.
Jalen King is heading into his junior season with the Eastern Michigan basketball program. King is a 6-foot-10-inch power forward/center from Kings Academy in Pasco, Washington.
Eastern Michigan’s men’s basketball team has seen many additions to the program in recent years and Boubacar Toure has been one to standout amongst the rest. The Senegal native is a 7’0” center who made his way to EMU in 2018. Before his arrival to Eastern Michigan, Toure played collegiate basketball at Grand Canyon University. He started his career as a redshirt freshman during the 2015-16 season.
Eastern Michigan University’s Women’s Basketball team has an updated roster going into the 2019-20 season. The current 14-player roster consists of two freshmen, one transfer and 11 returning players. The Eagles picked up freshmen guards Aaliyah Stanley and Constance Chaplin in the off season.
Eastern Michigan men’s basketball head coach Rob Murphy announced 10 new signees to the roster for the season, on Monday, Aug. 26. Four of the signees are incoming freshmen while the remaining six signees are transfers. Shamar Dillard, Marcus Gibbs, Chris James and Luis Pacheco are the four new freshmen.
Head coach Fred Castro released the 2019-20 schedule for EMU women’s basketball on Sept. 4. This also marks coach Castro’s fourth year as the head coach.
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball 2019-20 schedule was released on Aug. 26. The Eagles will compete in 31 games in the upcoming regular season, excluding the MAC Tournament.
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball program is just over two months away from the beginning of the 2020 campaign. The Eagles will hope to bounce back from last season with nine new additions to the program.
1. Nate Thurmond (Bowling Green Falcons): Thurmond was dominant for the Falcons in his three seasons as he averaged 17.8 points, to go along with an incredible 16.6 rebounds per game for his career. He was named to the All-MAC First Team three times and was an All-American in 1963. Thurmond went on to earn seven NBA All-Star appearances for the Golden State Warriors.