Holding an 11-point lead, Northern Illinois University appeared to be in the driver’s seat looking to end Eastern Michigan University’s season Wednesday night.
After being at the bad end of a 14-1 run, Eastern Michigan University saw its 20-point lead over Kent State University melt to seven with 5:05 to play.
Glenn Bryant III came off the bench and led Eastern Michigan University for the second straight game Wednesday night. After leading the Eagles with 14 points in Saturday’s loss to Ohio University, the redshirt senior forward checked in 5:50 into the first half to begin his career-high 26-point game. “I feel like I had a pretty good game against (Ohio) and I just wanted to bounce back and help my team get a win [tonight],” Bryant III said. His performance propelled the Eagles 69-57 win over Bowling Green State University at the Convocation Center, ending the team’s two-game losing skid and bumping them up to second in the Mid-American Conference West Division at 4-3 (12-8 overall). “Glenn came in with a certain level of focus tonight— with a certain level of energy— and the rest of our team fed off of it,” EMU coach Rob Murphy said.
With 7.2 seconds left, Anthony Strickland grabbed a rebound after Karrington Ward’s missed free-throw that would have pulled Eastern Michigan University within a point. He dribbled, trying to regain control near the out-of-bounds line.
An up and down week for the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team concluded with a win and two losses in Mid-American Conference play.
In February 2013, Cha Sweeney was cutting down the nets after winning a second-straight league championship with Toledo Rogers High School.
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.
The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team is putting its perfect home record on the line Thursday when Ball State University comes to town. Tip-off at the Convocation Center is set for 7 p.m.
Over winter break, the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team went 4-0 improving its mark to 11-1 and 1-0 in the Mid-American Conference.
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.