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EMU upsets U of M 45-42

(12/09/14 11:25pm)

Playing a stifling zone defense, Eastern Michigan Basketball upset the University of Michigan at the Crisler Center Tuesday night, winning 45-42.EMU coach Rob Murphy said it was not only a huge win for EMU basketball but the entire athletic department.The Wolverines had no answer for the Eagles swarming defense which invaded Michigan passing lanes and contested every shot UofM tried to put up.EMU faculty and students attending the game took to twitter to come together to enjoy the victory, please follow @EEchoSports and @Amascharka for details.A complete game summary to follow soon.

Eagles upset Wolverines 45-42; Improve to 8-1

(12/10/14 3:09pm)

The Eastern Michigan University Men's basketball team upset the University of Michigan 45-42 at the Crisler Center Tuesday night, boosting their record to 8-1.This is the fist time the Eagles have defeated the Wolverines since 1997.The victory marks EMU’s second big win against a Big Ten Conference team while having Rob Murphy as coach.Eastern started weak in the first half, with Michigan up 10-0 at the halfway mark. Eventually, Eastern found its way back in the game, ending the first half trailing by only two points, 21-19.As the second half began, Eastern clawed its way into the lead, improving off of their first half mistakes. The Eagles found their groove with a 9-0 run in the second half. Guard Mike Tally sank two free throws to push Eastern to its biggest lead of the night.Michigan answered back, cutting Eastern’s 9-0 run and resulting in a tied game with 40 even.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from EMU's loss to MSU

(12/19/14 12:56pm)

Rob Murphy’s Eastern Michigan team had a chance to really shock the world Wednesday night in East Lansing. Coming off a huge win for the program defeating the University of Michigan; expectations were high to possibly see something that hadn’t happened since 1987. Unfortunately, Murphy’s squad was not able to pull off the upset but there were some good things to take note of and some not so great.

Women's Basketball gets ready to take the court against the MAC

(01/07/15 1:23am)

EMU hopes to shake off poor start to MACA 6-point overtime loss to Northern Illinois University last Saturday kicked off EMU Women’s basketball conference play on the wrong foot, leaving them 0-1 in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The NIU huskies were also the same team that knocked out the Eagles first round of MAC tournament play last year.

EMU blows huge halftime lead to Miami (OH), fall to 0-2 in the MAC

(01/11/15 11:51am)

There is a saying in sports that no lead is safe until the clock hits zero, and the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team provided the perfect example for that old adage Saturday with an 82-81 defeat in overtime on the road at Miami, OhioThe Eagles’ took a comfortable 49-30 lead into halftime, but coming out of the half the game turned into a back-and-forth affair between EMU (11-4, 0-2 MAC) and the host Redhawks of Miami (6-9, 1-1 MAC). Miami tied the score at 78 in the end of regulation and was able to shutdown EMU in overtime for the one point win.“Anytime you are in situations like this, you have to step up and make plays,” EMU coach Rob Murphy said.