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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.