The Daily Eastern News

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...

Notebook: Belmont moves back into 1st place

Notebook: Belmont moves back into 1st place

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

If anyone had forgotten just how good Belmont’s women’s basketball team was, it reminded everyone of it this weekend. Belmont has spent most of the season tied with Tennessee Tech atop the conference, each with one loss, but Tennessee Tech lost to Austin Peay 72-65 on Thursday, and Belmont respon...

Tattoos help men’s basketball players remember past

Tattoos help men’s basketball players remember past

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

One remembers a loved one lost, one remembers a home land he wants to return to and the other remembers the chance to play the sport he loves. All three have those things imprinted on their skin forever. When JaQualis Matlock is fighting inside the lane for a rebound or makes a basket during an Eastern men...

Late turnover sinks men’s basketball in loss to Morehead State

Late turnover sinks men’s basketball in loss to Morehead State

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern’s men’s basketball team tried every possible way to come back and tie or beat Morehead State Saturday, but the Eagles (9-14, 5-5) made too many free throws down the stretch and secured an 84-78 win over Eastern (13-10, 6-4). With 1:59 left in the game, Shareef Smith got a steal and was fouled on his s...

Women’s basketball team falls short in loss to Morehead State

Women’s basketball team falls short in loss to Morehead State

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team mounted a serious comeback in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Morehead State. But Morehead State had a serious lead, and the Panthers’ comeback bid proved to be too little, too late as the Eagles picked up a 67-57 win. Morehead State held an 18-po...

How Ja Morant, Dylan Windler and Nick Mayo aim to make the NBA and change the OVC forever

How Ja Morant, Dylan Windler and Nick Mayo aim to make the NBA and change the OVC forever

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Editors note: This article chronicles the journeys of the Ohio Valley Conference’s Ja Morant, Dylan Windler and Nick Mayo as they transition from OVC basketball players and NBA prospects to professional players and ambassadors for their conference and schools. It was not Madison Square Garden, it was cer...

Pace, Steele combine to snap Eastern’s losing streak

Pace, Steele combine to snap Eastern’s losing streak

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball Team wanted a win, it could even be said they needed a win Thursday night against Eastern Kentucky. Riding a 29-point performance from sophomore guard Karle Pace, Eastern got just what they wanted, and needed, in an 80-60 win. A win over a now 0-9 (OVC) Eastern Kentucky ...

Eastern wins 67-66 on Colonels missed last shot

Eastern wins 67-66 on Colonels missed last shot

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Eastern Kentucky gave the Eastern men’s basketball team literal fits during the first half of the two’s contest Thursday night, which ended in a 67-66 Eastern victory. The Colonels (10-12, 3-6) started the game by giving Eastern (13-9, 6-3) a hard time just setting up its offense by pressing all of E...

Eastern wants to get back on track against Colonels

Eastern wants to get back on track against Colonels

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Eastern Kentucky is 0-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference this season and have won just two games all season long. The Colonels rank last in the conference is offense (54 ppg) and 9th in defense (69.9 ppg). Eastern, despite all of that, will not be underestimating the Colonels Thursday in Lantz Arena. Eas...

Mayo, Eastern Kentucky coming to Lantz Arena

Mayo, Eastern Kentucky coming to Lantz Arena

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Eastern Kentucky comes into Lantz Arena Thursday to face the host Eastern, and although the Colonels are 3-5 in OVC play, they present a big threat to Eastern. That big threat is Nick Mayo. Sitting in the lane at 6 feet, 9 inches and weighing 250 lbs, he has been arguably the most athletic big man in the OVC an...

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