The Daily Eastern News

Lennox’s final season not everything it looked like

Lennox’s final season not everything it looked like

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern point guard Grace Lennox’s final game as a Panther looked, on the surface at least, like the exact type of game of performance that had come to be expected of Lennox over her five seasons at Eastern. The redshirt-senior had made a name for herself as a high-motor player, who rarely took a mi...

Column: Assessing OVC’s chances in March Madness

Column: Assessing OVC’s chances in March Madness

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

All the bidders doing Belmont’s work on Twitter can cheerfully watch the Bruins play in the NCAA tournament Tuesday. After losing to Murray State in the OVC championship game, it was questionable whether the Bruins would make it in the tournament. They certainly had the wins to do so: defeating L...

Spoonhour, OVC talk problematic floor logos

Spoonhour, OVC talk problematic floor logos

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Losing in the first round of the OVC tournament was a sour way for the Eastern men’s basketball team’s season to end. The regular season itself ended on a sour note, as the Panthers started the conference schedule with a 5-2 record, but finished the regular season on a 2-9 stretch, not including ...

Morehead State knocks off SIUE, takes aim at Austin Peay

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Defeating Southern Illinois Edwardsville in the first round of the OVC tournament is not something to brag about. But, nonetheless, Morehead State did so by a 72-68 score. The score is not even that impressive, but the fifth-seeded Morehead State got the job done and now faces fourth...

Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Tuesday Eastern sophomore Josiah Wallace was named to the all-OVC first team, an honor he achieved after averaging 15.2 points per game for the Eastern men’s basketball team this season. While the honor was great, Wallace on Wednesday night stepped onto the court for Eastern...

Tournament Knockout: Eastern falls to Tennessee-Martin 78-71 in 1st round

Tournament Knockout: Eastern falls to Tennessee-Martin 78-71 in 1st round

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Eastern men’s basketball team’s offense is in its most lethal form when its three-point shots are falling and Josiah Wallace and Mack Smith are scoring. Wednesday, both of those things happened and the Eastern offense thrived, but only in the first half. The second hal...

Late loss by Eastern looked familiar

Late loss by Eastern looked familiar

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Showcase, Sports

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Feb. 28 the Eastern men’s basketball team led Jacksonville State 64-57 with three minutes to play in the second half of a game that would be ever important to the seeding of the conference tournament. A few late mistakes in regulation and in the two subsequent overtime period...

Notebook: OVC tournament field set with Belmont owning top seed

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Basketball Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The OVC field has already been whittled down to eight as the conference tournament gets underway Wednesday in Evansville, Indiana, as each team, including Eastern, must have a win-or-go-home mentality. The first matchup of the day comes between fifth-seeded Morehead State and eighth-seeded Southern...

Column: Panthers need to score inside in OVC tournament

Column: Panthers need to score inside in OVC tournament

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

There has never been a better time for the Eastern men’s basketball team to step up. Eastern faces Tennessee-Martin Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the first round of the OVC tournament, and while Eastern is the higher seed (six over seven), recent play is not indicative of an Eastern team ready for a tou...

Column: Jacksonville State will win the OVC tournament

Column: Jacksonville State will win the OVC tournament

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

Discussions about which team will represent the Ohio Valley Conference in the NCAA tournament later this month have gotten a bit too one-sided. It seems to be the consensus around the media that either Murray State (25-4, 16-2) or Belmont (25-4, 16-2) will win the conference tournament and play in the NCA...

Four seniors end career with women’s basketball team

Four seniors end career with women’s basketball team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern seniors Grace Lennox, Jalisha Smith, Carmen Tellez and Halle Stull played in their final game on Saturday, wrapping up five-year careers for Lennox and Smith and four-year careers for Stull and Tellez, in a 68-51 loss to Tennessee Tech. All four players got the start against Tennessee Tech. Lennox...

Eastern falls apart late in loss to Golden Eagles

Eastern falls apart late in loss to Golden Eagles

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The worst team in the OVC came in to Lantz Arena Saturday and defeated the Eastern men’s basketball team 63-57 on the Panthers’ senior night. Tennessee Tech, who went into Saturday with a 3-14 record (good for last place in the OVC), came up clutch late in the game and killed any chance for East...

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