The Daily Eastern News

Panthers ready for clash with Green Bay

Tom O'Connor, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 5, 2019

George Dixon has been there. He was in position in the final game of the Incarnate Word MTE tournament when, on a trip to the foul line with just over three minutes left, he sunk the two free throws to put Eastern up the rest of the way. The rebound he collected in the final 20 seconds of the Bethu...

Women’s basketball team back home after 4-straight on road

Women’s basketball team back home after 4-straight on road

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 5, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team (4-3) will be back on its home court Saturday afternoon for the first time since Nov. 13. In the four road games since, the Panthers went 3-1. Their first visiting opponent in nearly a month will be Omaha (4-5). The Mavericks come into the matchup on a two-game w...

Column: Eastern’s guard play leading the way for women’s basketball

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 4, 2019

Seven games into the 2019-2020 season, the Eastern women’s basketball team is playing as well as any team in the OVC. The Panthers possess the third-best offense in the conference and the stingiest defense, and are therefore outscoring their opponents by 12.4 points per game. This mark is 4.4 poi...

Panthers’ comeback stopped short, lose to Fort Wayne on road

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 4, 2019

Eastern’s men’s basketball team was down 13 points to Fort Wayne and clawed their way back to within one point. The Mastodon’s held on to their lead down the stretch and won 74-69 over the Panthers. Jarred Godfrey led the Mastodons in scoring with 20 points. Junior Marvin Johnson led the P...

Eastern to play rematch with Fort Wayne

Eastern to play rematch with Fort Wayne

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

The Eastern men’s basketball team’s opponent Wednesday may bring back bad memories for the Panthers from last season. Eastern (4-3) visits Fort Wayne (5-5) Wednesday, but a little over a year ago in Lantz Arena, Fort Wayne’s three-point shooting commanded the attention from everybody in attendanc...

Notebook: Teams sharpen up before OVC play begins

Notebook: Teams sharpen up before OVC play begins

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

In just under a month, Eastern and the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference will begin conference play, and the OVC teams have already built up a bit of a resume at this point in the season. The Panthers (4-3), slotted at 10th of 12 teams in the OVC preseason poll, showed immediate scoring improvement...

Column: Eastern finding early offense with key factors

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

  It’s been seven games up and seven games down for Eastern women’s basketball, and early offense has been the biggest consistency for the Panthers in the early portion of the season. Eastern has led ten minutes of all but one game this season, leading to a +48 point differential in ...

Analysis: 3 things that standout for men’s basketball

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 2, 2019

The men’s basketball team began their season with a 4-3 record. The season has just started, but there are three points from looking at the statistics and data that Eastern has done well and if continued at their current pace can improve their winning record and chances of being a serious cont...

Panthers beat Lipscomb for 3rd win in 4 games

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

December 1, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team (4-3) picked up a 66-56 win against Lipscomb Dec. 1, raising their record above .500 for the third time this season.  The win was the Panthers’ third in their last four games, all coming on the road. They are averaging 72.75 points per game and surrend...

Analysis: Panthers’ scoring options are abundant

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

December 1, 2019

The Eastern men’s basketball team has not played for a week and a half, but the last games it did play helped show the offensive attack the Panthers will have for the season. Last season, Eastern only had three scorers in double figures, and if the game was on the line, there were only a coupl...

Eastern to play 3 games in 3 days in Texas

Eastern to play 3 games in 3 days in Texas

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

The Eastern men’s basketball team (2-2) faces three opponents on back-to-back-to-back this weekend, and there are two factors to look for when the Panthers play. Starting Friday, Eastern plays St. Francis at 2 p.m., then follows that up with a noon game Saturday against Bethune-Cookman, ending Sunday...

Panthers annihilate Aces 90-44 on road

Panthers annihilate Aces 90-44 on road

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 19, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team (3-2) outscored Evansville (1-3) 56-19 in the second half of what would eventually become a 90-44 blowout win for the Panthers Tuesday night in Evansville. Five Panthers scored in double figures and Eastern shot 47.3 percent from the field in its third and largest wi...

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