The Daily Eastern News

Panthers’ 2019-20 season viewed as success

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 9, 2020

Two years ago the Eastern women’s basketball team wrapped up a 3-26 season in February with a win over Southern Illinois Edwardsville in Lantz Arena. That season as a whole was a disappointment in almost every way it could be diced up. But even then the Panthers, who at the time were a young team...

Eastern can look ahead to next season

Eastern can look ahead to next season

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The men’s basketball team once again looks forward to next year for a chance at winning the OVC Tournament, but not without promise. Despite going 9-9 in conference play and playing poorly in the first half of their quarterfinal loss to Austin Peay in the tournament last week, the Panthers can look t...

Analysis: Despite tournament exit, Panthers played well

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 8, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team played the exact same way in their two OVC Tournament games. Despite the Panthers going 1-1 in their games and being knocked out in the semifinals, the Panthers found ways to be successful in their help defense and the ability of having multiple players making big pla...

Skyhawks end Panthers’ season in the semifinal of OVC Tournament

Skyhawks end Panthers’ season in the semifinal of OVC Tournament

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team fought until the very end, but Tennessee-Martin’s scoring duo of Madie Waldrop and Chelsey Perry was too much for the Panthers, as Eastern lost 63-52 in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament Friday. Waldrop led the game in scoring with 20 points while Perry added...

Analysis: Men’s basketball struggled against resurging Austin Peay

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

EVANSVILLE,IND- Easterns men’s basketball team dug themselves into a deep 19-2 hole to begin the first half against Austin Peay and failed to recover until late in the second half. That and the Governors keying in on juniors Mack Smith and Josiah Wallace helped them win 76-65 in a game that the...

Eastern loses 76-65 to Austin Peay in the quarterfinals, season ends

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

It seemed like, from the tip, that Austin Peay had a clear vendetta against the Eastern men’s basketball team. It seemed like the Governors took out all their anger of losing 83-80 to Eastern in Lantz Arena Feb. 22 Thursday night. “That’s what I was just saying with some other people, I felt like it was a rev...

Eastern, Austin Peay clash in quarterfinals Thursday night

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

If recent history is any indication, Eastern’s men’s basketball team and Austin Peay should put on a great show Thursday evening in the quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament. Eastern lost by four points on the road to the Governors, but the Panthers beat Austin Peay a couple weeks later in Lantz Arena ...

Analysis: Panthers made big plays at right time to clinch semifinals appearance

Analysis: Panthers made big plays at right time to clinch semifinals appearance

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- Eastern’s women’s basketball team was predicted to finish tenth in the preseason poll and finished last season with an 11-18 record. This season the Panthers finished fourth in the conference making the OVC Tournament for the first time since 2015, and won their first game in...

Women’s basketball team defeats Gamecocks 49-46, first tournament win since 2010

Women’s basketball team defeats Gamecocks 49-46, first tournament win since 2010

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- The Eastern women’s basketball team came out on top in a tug-of-war between two defensive heavyweights, beating Jacksonville State 49-46 in the first round of the OVC Tournament Thursday. Scoring was expected to be low in the game, which featured the OVC’s second-and-third-bes...

Column: Eastern should use its big men more in Thursday’s game

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- In somewhat surprising fashion, Eastern’s big men were almost a no-factor, offensively, in the first half, and even into the second half in Eastern’s 67-61 win Wednesday. Jacksonville State is a big, strong and long defensive team, emphasis on defensive team because the Gamecocks...

Panthers defeat Jacksonville State in 1st round of OVC Tournament.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- Eastern's men’s basketball team started slow offensively, but secured a lead late in the first half and finished strong in the second half to defeat Jacksonville State 67-61. The Panthers were led by their leading scorers, juniors Josiah Wallace and Mack Smith, who combined for...

Pace, Washington win OVC awards Tuesday afternoon

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Eastern women’s basketball freshman Lariah Washington took home the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year award to go along with an OVC All-Newcomer Team selection and an All-OVC First-Team pick along with junior Karle Pace. Washington got the nod after taking home four OVC Freshman of the Wee...

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