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Men’s basketball falls late to Austin Peay, now 0-6 in road OVC games

Vince Lovergine, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 1, 2020

It seems evident that the Eastern men’s basketball team struggles away from home, but these last two games would say otherwise based on their performances. Eastern is now only 3-10 on the road, after coming up short in the final seconds against Austin Peay Saturday, 68-64. The Panthers found the...

Panthers cruise 76-47 against Austin Peay

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 1, 2020

After back-to-back tough losses, the Eastern women’s basketball team bounced back in a big way against Austin Peay to begin the second half of the conference season. The Panthers never trailed to the Governors and led by as many as 31 points on their way to a 76-47 victory. Eastern head coach...

Men’s basketball falls short against Murray State

Eastern guard Josiah Wallace shoots a jumper from the baseline against Southeast Missouri Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena. Wallace scored 11 points and the Panthers won the game 61-59.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team nearly flipped the script from a year ago against Murray State Thursday, but fell just short. The Panthers lost 73-70 to undefeated Murray State on the road Thursday night, but the Panthers put up a fight that made the game as close as the final score turned out to ...

Panthers lose to Racers 92-87 in overtime

Eastern freshman Lariah Washington picks up her dribble against Southeast Missouri Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena. Washington scored a team-high 17 points in the game, a 77-65 loss for the Panthers.

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 31, 2020

A double-digit, fourth-quarter lead and 35-point outburst from Lariah Washington were not enough for the Eastern women’s basketball team Thursday against Murray State. Eastern fell 92-87 to the Racers. The Racers’ Macie Gibson hit a three pointer with 4.3 seconds remaining to tie the game at 78, settin...

More road matches ahead for men’s tennis

Max Pilipovic-Kljajic nails a serve to his opponent and completes his follow-through last September at Eastern's Darling Courts. The Panthers play three more road matches this weekend.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

January 30, 2020

Another week comes around for the Eastern men’s tennis team, which means, more matches on the road.  Eastern has another three road matches this weekend facing Illinois Tech Friday at noon, North Dakota at 6 p.m., then travel to Muncie, Indiana with a date against Ball State.  Everything has go...

Panthers go on the road to face top OVC teams

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Shareef Smith looks around his defender to try and get a pass attempt off. Eastern defeated Southeast Missouri 61-59 Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 29, 2020

The Eastern men’s basketball team’s game Thursday will be a matchup of contrasting records. Murray State has yet to lose a game at home and the Panthers have yet to win a conference game on the road. Murray State is currently 15-5 overall, 8-0 in conference play, and 10-0 at home. The Racers come in to...

Women’s basketball prepared for Murray State, Austin Peay in road conference games

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Grace McRae tries to get a layup attempt off as two defenders sandwich her in the post. Eastern lost to Southeast Missouri 77-65 Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

On paper the Eastern women’s basketball team (5-3 OVC) looks like it should be headed into a weekend where it can pick up wins against two opponents in Murray State and Austin Peay, who both have 2-6 conference records. That’s on paper at least. The reality behind the paper tells a different stor...

Eastern to face top two teams in the OVC this week

Forward JaQualis Matlock looks to pass the ball in Eastern’s 61-59 win against Southeast Missouri on Jan. 25 at Lantz Arena.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 28, 2020

Murray State and Austin Peay have yet to lose a conference game as they sit at the top two places in the OVC standings. Both are the Panthers opponents this week in two games on the road that are tough adversaries for a team that hasn’t won a conference game on the road. Murray State lost their...

5 OVC women’s basketball teams over .500

Guard Kira Arthofer dribbles past a defender in Eastern’s 77-65 loss against Southeast Missouri on Jan. 25 at Lantz Arena.

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 28, 2020

There are 10 games remaining in the conference schedule for the women’s basketball teams of the OVC. The standings are split at this point of the season, with five OVC teams posting conference records above .500 and five teams sitting below .500. Pacing the conference so far is Tennessee Tech (15-4,...

Analysis: By the numbers: Eastern improved this season

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Despite some ups and downs, and some harmful tendencies that returned from last season, the men’s basketball team has improved this year and looks to have a good season ahead of it still. The positive sign is that the improvements are on things that the team needed to work on after last season becaus...

Column: Panthers’ schedule could help them

Eastern guard Marvin Johnson rises up over a defender to attempt a shot against Southeast Missouri Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 61-59.

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...

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