The Daily Eastern News

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

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Lariah Washington rises above her defender for a shot attempt. Eastern defeated Jacksonville State 49-46 to advance to the semifinals Friday in the OVC Tournament.

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

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Eastern's fan section at the OVC Tournament cheers on the women's basketball team as the Panthers leave the court. Eastern defeated Jacksonville State 49-46, its 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...

Analysis: Panthers, Eagles should win Wednesday

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Despite the trials and tribulations and problems the Eastern men’s basketball team encountered this season, the Panthers find themselves as the sixth seed of the OVC Tournament this week. It is the same seed Eastern had last season, but things should turn out differently this year. Eastern meets...

Analysis: There are good matchups in the women’s OVC Tournament

Abby Wahl looks for a pass with a couple defenders around her. Eastern defeated Austin Peay 73-72 Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2020

The Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament picture is finally set. Beginning Thursday, the top eight women’s teams from the OVC will battle for the conference championship title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.  The seeds are set, the matchups are scheduled, and it all looks exactly how ...

Panthers finish regular season strong

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 1, 2020

Timing and momentum can change any season in sports, and the Eastern men’s basketball team is evidence of that. In the span of two weeks Eastern finished the season on a four-game winning streak after getting two come-from-behind wins against Murray State and Austin Peay. The Panthers then funne...

Panthers close resurgent season with win

Adam Tumino, Women’s Basketball Reporter

March 1, 2020

It turns out a win against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Saturday was not needed for the Eastern women’s basketball team to clinch the four seed in the upcoming OVC tournament, but the Panthers got the win anyway. They beat the Cougars 65-62, giving them a 12-6 conference record just two years after p...

Panthers secure tournament spot with win

Eastern guard Josiah Wallace defends an Austin Peay defender on Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 83-80 in overtime and Wallace scored 23 points.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

Southeast Missouri gave Eastern a scare, but it did not matter as the Eastern men’s basketball team defeated the Redhawks 72-70 on the road and secured an OVC Tournament spot. In fact, Belmont defeated Tennessee Tech with about 10 minutes left in Eastern’s game, so win or lose, Eastern had a tourn...

Panthers lose by 16 on road to Redhawks

Eastern guard Taylor Steele drives around a defender in the Panthers' 73-72 win against Austin Peay Feb. 22 in Lantz Arena. Steele had five points, six rebounds and four assists in the game.

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 28, 2020

An explosive first quarter from Southeast Missouri set the tone against the Eastern women’s basketball team for the second time this season as the Panthers lost to the Redhawks 72-56 Thursday. Eastern led 9-7 in the first quarter before Southeast Missouri closed out the quarter on a 17-2 run. The Pant...

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