On Nov. 18, the EMU Eagles men’s basketball team (1-2, 0-0 MAC) traveled to Highland Heights, KY to face Northern Kentucky University (2-1, 0-0 MAC).The Eagles fell short in the final seconds to the Norse, 74-73.
The Eagles lead for the majority of the game until the Norse outscored the Eagles 21-13 with just over five minutes left in the game.
After an Eagle timeout in the fourth quarter, Guard Bryce McBride completed a layup for the Eagles with 13 seconds left. NKU Guard Bryson Langdon quickly responded with a layup, breaking the hearts of the Eagles in a 74-73 defeat.
Noah Farrakhan and Monty Scott led the team in scoring, both recording 21 points. Farrakhan went 44.4 percent on field goals made/attempted and 50 percent from the three-point line. Farrakhan also recorded two assists and a steal.
Monty Scott went 66.7 percent on FGM/A, completing three assists and a steal on top.
Nate Scott shot 83.3 percent with 15 points and two blocks. Bryce McBride, Darion Spottsville, and Mo Njie each contributed a block, recording a season team-high of five blocks in one game. Njie led the team in rebounds with seven against NKU.
EMU athletics recorded that Noah Farrakhan, Monty Scott, and Nate Scott combined for 78 percent of the Eagles scoring efforts.
Overall, EMU completed 50 percent field goals, 43.8 percent three-pointers, and 80 percent free throws attempted.
On Nov. 24, come out to the Convocation Center at 3 p.m. to watch the Eagles face Western Illinois. You can also watch the game on ESPN 3 or listen at WEMU 89.1.
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