Recent Stories in Basketball

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.

EMU Names Fred Castro Head Women’s Basketball Coach

The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team held a press conference to introduce their new head coach Fred Castro at the EMU President's House Monday morning.

"We are incredibly proud to announce Fred Castro as our next head women's basketball coach," EMU Athletic Director Heather Lyke said.

Verdi leaves EMU for UMass job

The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball program will look to fulfill their head coaching position after Head Coach Tory Verdi accepted a similar position at the University of Massachusetts.