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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.
Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball assistant coach Cassandra Callaway has been promoted to recruiting coordinator, per EMU Athletics. Callaway will be going into her fourth season as an assistant coach alongside Fred Castro.
The 2019-20 college basketball season will begin on Nov. 5, 2019, and Eastern Michigan’s season will start soon after. The Eagles, who were picked to win the MAC West division prior to last year, are going to deal with a different level of expectations this time around.
John Bowler played four years for the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team from 2003-2006. After playing professionally in Germany for multiple years, he was promoted to head coach at Des Moines Area Community College on July 1, 2018. Bowler’s goal is to continue the recent success on and off the court at DMACC.
Former Eastern Michigan guard, Tim Bond was added to the New York Knicks summer league roster last month, per Eastern Michigan Athletics. Bond played for the Eagles from 2014-2018 and was named the 2018 MAC Defensive Player of the Year in his senior campaign.
Jamell Harris joined the Eastern Michigan basketball program as a freshman and knew if he worked hard enough, he’d earn minutes and work himself into the rotation. Four years later, he became one of the best shot blockers and rebounders in school history and helped bring the program their first ever MAC West division title.