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Women’s hoops defeat Florida A&M, 83-61

The Eastern Michigan University’s women’s team started the 2017-18 season with a solid 83-61 win over the Rattlers of Florida A&M University, Friday, Nov. 10 at the Convocation Center.The Eagles (1-0) utilized a balanced scoring attack with ten players registering at least one point, and five scoring at least nine points. Offensively, EMU was more than efficient finishing 31-62 as a team from the field and 7-17 behind the three-point line. They also rebounded the Rattlers 44-40.  

EMU's men's basketball undefeated in off-season

The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team hosted the University of Michigan-Dearborn for the team’s second match of the season Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Convocation Center. Unlike their match against Spring Arbor, U of M-D proved to be a more competitive opponent. In the first half, U of M-D shot the ball extremely well from behind the arc keeping them in the game. However, the Eagles proved to be the better all-around team, winning the game with a final score of 97-73. The victory starts the Eagles season off undefeated with a pair of victories at home.  

Preview of the 2017-18 women's basketball team

The Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball season began Wednesday, Nov. 1 with a 70-57 exhibition win against Hillsdale College. For the 2017-18 squad, there's a lot more to prove after a rough season last year had the Lady Eagles finishing with a 6-25 record in head coach Fred Castro's inaugural season.

Underwhelming season comes to an end in loss to Akron

Back in October, the Eastern Michigan basketball team was predicted to win the Mid-American Conference West Division, but the team's season came to an end on Thursday in Cleveland when they fell to Akron, 79-62.

Shots don't fall in heartbreaker on Senior Night, 60-56 to UT

The Eastern Michigan men's basketball team was unable to keep its win-streak going as it fell to Toledo on Senior Day,60-56, on Friday night at the Convocation Center.

Senior guards Willie Mangum and Ray Lee went a combined 9-30 from the field in their final home game.

​Eagles end seven-game losing streak against NIU, 84-68

The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team ended its seven game losing skid and picked up a win against the Northern Illinois Huskies at the Convocation Center on Saturday.

A 22-point game by EMU guard Willie Mangum helped the lift the Eagles (14-16, 6-10) over the Huskies (15-14, 7-9) along with his four assists.

Men's basketball drops fourth straight to soaring Akron

The Akron Zipps hit 18 threes which led to the 87-76 win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti on Friday night.

The Eagles (13-12, 5-7) won the rebound  and turnover battles but were unable to keep up with jump-shooting of Akron (21-4,11-1). Akron had five players in double figures as the Eagles could not stop the offense of Zipps.

EMU guard Willie Mangum led the way with his 22 points,five rebounds and two assists.

Eagles struggle down the stretch against NIU, 81-69

With a seven-point halftime deficit, Eastern Michigan was unable to come back and defeat the Northern Illinois huskies as the fell 81-69 at on the road on Saturday. 

Coming off a loss to Kent State, the Eagles (13-10, 5-5)| could not afford to lose a game to Northern Illinois (14-9, 6-4) who the team was tied with for second-place in the Mid-American Conference West Division.

Eagles Eye: 11/14

The Eastern Michigan football team came beck from a 21 point deficit to become bowl eligible for the first time in 20 years on Election Night at Ball State.