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Talley steps up in EMU's overtime win

(12/21/13 6:40pm)

With the inconsistency at the point guard position all-season long, Mike Talley stepped up and led Eastern Michigan University to its first road win of the season 81-79 over Oakland University in overtime at the Athletics Center O’rena on Saturday. Talley posted career-highs in points (21) and assists (9) along with no turnovers. “I felt like I had to get my team involved today,” Talley said after the game on WEMU 89.1.

Eagles rout Rochester to end non-conference schedule

(01/04/14 7:17pm)

Coming off consecutive losses to top-10 ranked teams at Duke and Syracuse, Eastern Michigan University returned to the Convocation Center Saturday seeking a win in its final non-conference game of the regular season. Shooting 59.6 percent from the field and outrebounding Rochester College 43-25, the Eagles splashed a 38-point win over the Warriors, 92-54. “To end the non-conference schedule with a convincing win is good,” EMU coach Rob Murphy said.

Eagles edge out Bowling Green in MAC opener

(01/08/14 11:09pm)

Scoring 56 points Wednesday night in front of 1,205 at the Stroh Center, it was the second-lowest point total through 14 games for Eastern Michigan University. Yet it was enough to top Bowling Green State University in the teams’ Mid-American Conference opener, 56-51. “It’s always good to win, especially when you don’t play exceptionally well,” EMU coach Rob Murphy said.

EMU blows second half lead against Buffalo

(01/11/14 8:20pm)

Despite leading by eight points with 15 minutes left in the second half, Eastern Michigan University (9-6, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) could not hang on as it dropped one to the University at Buffalo, 76-66 on Saturday at Alumni Arena. Head coach Rob Murphy knows this one could have been a winnable affair, but knows it can be difficult to succeed on the road. “On the road, it is always tough,” Murphy said after the game on

EMU allows a season low 37 against Western

(01/14/14 11:14pm)

From day one, Eastern Michigan University coach Rob Murphy has put an emphasis on winning games with defense. Tuesday night was a shining example as EMU gave up a season-low 37 points to Western Michigan University, despite Karrington Ward and Glenn Bryant having off-nights as they combined for 12 points. “When you don’t get any production from Karrington and (Glenn), it speaks volumes as a team moving forward and shows how important it is for us to stay consistent on the defensive end,” Murphy said. EMU’s 56-37 victory at the Convocation Center moves them to 10-6 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-American Conference, while WMU falls to 9-6 and 2-1 in the MAC. Raven Lee was benched in favor of Darell Combs and made the most of his opportunity scoring 14 on 4-of-9 shooting, 2-for-6 from three-point range, and 4-of-6 at the foul line. Combs described his confidence in a word most people would never think of. “Yes,” Combs said in a calm and cool demeanor.