Eastern Michigan University Men's Basketball team (9-16, 4-10 MAC) journeyed to Mount Pleasant, MI to battle Central Michigan (6-17, 2-13 MAC) on Feb.15.
Tuesday's matchup between the Eagles and Chippewas marked the 50th meeting since 1999. The win over the Chippewas extends the Eagles' lead in the series to 30-20. The Eagles' dominated over the Chippewas, leading since the start of the game. By the end of the first half, the Eagles pushed the lead to 43-30.
Center Mo Nije was active early, scoring six points and snagging three rebounds in the first half. Nije finished with 10 total points and five rebounds by the end of the game.
Entering the second half, the Eagles' offense stalled out allowing the Chippewas to creep back into the game. The Chippewas climbed back within five points, 49-44, with 13:07 remaining in the second half. Dominant late scoring efforts from Noah Farrakhan and Nate Scott, combining for 21 points of the eagles last 26 points, maintained a 75-70 lead over the Chippewas.
Freshman Noah Farrakhan led the Eagles' in scoring with 24 points, 15 coming in the second half. Farrakhan added four assists and four rebounds on top of his scoring efforts.
Nate Scott scored eight of the Eagles' final 10 points in the second half. Scott tallied four rebounds and two assists with two big three pointers to keep the Eagles ahead of CMU.
Eastern Michigan University begin a three game home stand, starting with a matchup against the University of Buffalo (14-8, 8-4 MAC) on Feb.17 inside the George Gervin GameAbove center at 7 PM. The Mid-American Conference matchup will be live on ESPN3 as well as WEMU (89.1 FM) live radio.
Following the matchup against Buffalo, the Eagles host Akron on Feb. 19 and Northern Illinois on Feb. 22.