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Column: Panthers’ schedule could help them

Column: Panthers’ schedule could help them

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

After the Eastern men’s basketball team defeated Tennessee-Martin 95-83 Jan. 23, head coach Jay Spoonhour made sure to let everyone in the press conference know that the Skyhawks were a good team. “I think it’s your schedule as much as anything,” he said. “Your schedule and who you play and w...

3 things to build on for men’s basketball

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 26, 2020

After starting conference play 0-4, the Eastern men’s basketball team won all four games of a homestand to improve to 11-9 overall and 4-4 in conference play. There are things that if the Panthers continue to do well, they will keep their momentum going this week against the top two OVC teams, Murra...

Eastern stumbles in loss to Redhawks

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

January 26, 2020

A big run at the beginning of the first quarter and a run at the beginning of the third quarter gave Southeast Missouri the edge it needed to hand the Eastern women’s basketball team its third conference loss of the season 77-65. The Redhawks opened the game on a 14-2 run during a stretch where Southeast ...

Eastern stumbles in loss to Redhawks

Eastern stumbles in loss to Redhawks

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2020

A big run at the beginning of the first quarter and a run at the beginning of the third quarter gave Southeast Missouri the edge it needed to hand the Eastern women's basketball team its third conference loss of the season 77-65. The Redhawks opened the game on a 14-2 run during a stretch where Southeast...

Culver finds place on Eastern men’s basketball team, working on comeback

Culver finds place on Eastern men’s basketball team, working on comeback

January 24, 2020

See if you can figure out which Eastern men’s basketball player this was written about. “He could do it all. Offensively aggressive, defensively daunting, he’d block your shot, take the rock, put the ball on the floor and hit you with a move so hypnotic you’d need a pep talk and a water b...

Men’s basketball wins 3rd-straight OVC game

Men’s basketball wins 3rd-straight OVC game

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 23, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team got its revenge against Tennessee-Martin, winning its third straight conference game 95-83. Junior guard Josiah Wallace led the Panthers in scoring with 22 points while Skyhawks leading scorers Parker Stewart and Quentin Dove each scored 27 points. The Panthers exe...

Eastern’s defense showed how good it is

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

Eastern’s defense proved itself in the Panthers’ 95-83 win Thursday night. Sure, the Panthers could get three blowout games at home this season, while holding opponents to 60 points or less, but those were games where Eastern was the heavy favorite to win. Thursday night, Eastern was hosting...

Eastern women’s basketball beats 1st-place Skyhawks 74-70

Eastern women’s basketball beats 1st-place Skyhawks 74-70

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

January 23, 2020

For a little while Eastern’s Thursday night matchup in Lantz Arena felt eerily similar to the Panthers’ most recent loss to Tennessee Tech: an undefeated team taking a double-digit lead and seemingly grabbing momentum of a game. But just as quickly as the game felt the same, the Panthers ma...

Panthers showcase scoring depth against Skyhawks

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 23, 2020

When the Eastern women’s basketball team tipped off against Tennessee-Martin Thursday evening, it began its second-straight game against an OVC leader with an unbeaten conference record. After falling short against Tennessee Tech Jan. 18, losing 75-62, the Panthers bounced back five days later to...

Men’s basketball faces Tennessee-Martin Thursday in revenge game

Men’s basketball faces Tennessee-Martin Thursday in revenge game

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 22, 2020

After winning its first two conference games, the Eastern men’s basketball team will face Tennessee-Martin Thursday in the third game of a four-game home stretch for the Panthers. Last season Eastern went 2-1 against Tennessee-Martin with all three games ending with five-point differences. Eastern won bot...

Charles heating up at right time for men’s basketball team

Charles heating up at right time for men’s basketball team

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

Practice ended like it normally does, as the men’s basketball team ran its transition drill. Eastern head coach Jay Spoonhour purposefully misses a shot, and one half of the team, wearing one color of pinnies, has to get the defensive rebound and try to score in transition. However, if things...

Notebook: Big matchups loom for OVC women’s basketball teams

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 21, 2020

It is now one-third of the way through conference season for the women’s basketball teams of the OVC. The final two-thirds of the conference schedule begin this weekend with several important games featuring some of the top teams in the standings. Two of those games will feature Eastern. After se...

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