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Men's basketball loses first game in the season against Indiana

Eastern Michigan University’s men’s basketball team traveled to Bloomington, Indiana to take on Indiana University, Nov. 24. The match marked the third game out of four for the Eagles during the Hoosier Tipoff Classic. EMU lost for the first time this year to Indiana by a final score of 67-87. The Eagles kept things close in the first half but just couldn’t manage to keep up with Indiana’s offense in the later stages of the game. 

Men's Basketball earns 3-1 record in Hoosier Tipoff Classic

Eastern Michigan University’s men’s basketball team traveled to southern Florida for a match against the University of South Florida, Sunday, Nov. 26. The Eagles overcame a slim first half deficit to take the victory with a final score of 65-47. The Eagles played smothering defense in the second half which lead to the easy victory. The win marks the fifth in the season and gives them a 3-1 record in the Hoosier Tipoff Classic. The Eagles were lead in scoring by guard Paul Jackson who scored 15 with three other teammates joining him in scoring double digits.  

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.