The Daily Eastern News

Women’s basketball team loses two key games

Women’s basketball team loses two key games

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Exactly what could not happen for the Eastern women’s basketball team happened this weekend when the team dropped two games to Southern Illinois Edwardsville and Southeast Missouri, iced by an 80-54 blowout loss to the Redhawks at home on Saturday. The Panthers entered the weekend 4-8 in conference play, teet...

Eastern suffers late loss to Redhawks in Lantz Arena

Eastern suffers late loss to Redhawks in Lantz Arena

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Southeast Missouri gave Eastern fits during the two teams’ first matchup Jan. 26. The Redhawks (9-18, 4-10) made it difficult for Eastern (14-13, 7-7) to run the offense the way it would have liked to and stole a win from Eastern, after the Panthers controlled much of the first half. Saturday, Southea...

Men’s basketball has testing weekend ahead

Men’s basketball has testing weekend ahead

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team will once again be battling this weekend to keep themselves in as high a place as possible in the conference standings. On Thursday, Eastern travels to face Southern Illinois Edwardsville, and Saturday, the Panthers host Southeast Missouri. While both teams are lo...

Big week of games looms for Eastern

Big week of games looms for Eastern

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The opportunity is in front of the Eastern women’s basketball team to move back into the conference tournament this week, but to seize the opportunity the Panthers’ must beat two teams that they have lost to already this season. Eastern is 4-8 in conference play and one game out of the OVC tournam...

OVC Notebook: Eastern Kentucky remains winless in OVC play

OVC Notebook: Eastern Kentucky remains winless in OVC play

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Can someone check for a pulse on Eastern Kentucky’s women’s basketball team please? I am beginning to worry. The Eastern Kentucky women’s basketball team lost its 12th game in a row on Saturday and fell to 0-12 in the Ohio Valley Conference in what may have been its ugliest loss yet: A 57-31 ey...

Three teams tied at top of OVC standings

Three teams tied at top of OVC standings

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Basketball Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The tie atop the Ohio Valley Conference narrows to just three teams as Eastern fades toward the middle of the pack after two losses in a week of conference action. Eastern (13-12, 6-6 OVC) had a chance to even the score with Murray State on Thursday after dropping a contest to the Racers just weeks ago,...

Eastern’s depth proving it is important

Eastern’s depth proving it is important

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One thing Eastern men’s basketball head coach Jay Spoonhour was excited for before the season was the depth the team would boast. He said the players, both returning from last season and new to the roster, would be able to play multiple positions and had a lot of athleticism. His players have certa...

Austin Peay beat Eastern 94-86, Panthers fall to 6-6

Austin Peay beat Eastern 94-86, Panthers fall to 6-6

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team ended its weekend road trip with a 94-86 loss at the hands of Austin Peay. The Panthers (13-12, 6-6) nearly spoiled the home game for the host Governors (18-7, 10-2), but Eastern could not make shots down the stretch and Austin Peay secured the victory. Eastern...

Eastern wins first road game of season over Austin Peay

Eastern wins first road game of season over Austin Peay

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It has been a long time coming, 28 games in fact, but on Saturday, the Eastern women’s basketball team finally won a road game beating Austin Peay 67-57. The Panthers were stuck in a perpetual rut on the road; they were 0-10 away from Lantz Arena this season and had lost 28 road games in a row; h...

OVC race tightening up on men’s side

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The race for the OVC trophy got even closer last week as four teams share the number one spot while Eastern sits just behind the top of the pack. The Panthers (13-10, 6-4 OVC) won a thriller in Lantz Arena last Thursday to Eastern Kentucky in a 67-66 finish to kick off the week. Eastern held one of th...

Eastern wanting win in pivotal OVC week, visit Murray State Thursday

Eastern wanting win in pivotal OVC week, visit Murray State Thursday

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team is 0-9 on the road this season. Let that number sink in for a second before being told Eastern is 3-7 in conference play, in desperate need of wins to stay in the tournament picture and has two road games coming up this week. Eastern travels to play Murray Sta...

Men’s basketball to visit Murray State Thursday in rematch

Men’s basketball to visit Murray State Thursday in rematch

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The last time the Eastern men’s basketball team faced Murray State, it was on Eastern’s home court. Murray State star and top-five draft prospect Ja Morant had one vicious dunk and a reverse layup that seemed to hang in the air forever but fell straight through the net: swish. The dunk made the...

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