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Analysis: Men’s basketball struggled against resurging Austin Peay

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

EVANSVILLE,IND- Easterns men’s basketball team dug themselves into a deep 19-2 hole to begin the first half against Austin Peay and failed to recover until late in the second half. That and the Governors keying in on juniors Mack Smith and Josiah Wallace helped them win 76-65 in a game that the...

Eastern loses 76-65 to Austin Peay in the quarterfinals, season ends

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

It seemed like, from the tip, that Austin Peay had a clear vendetta against the Eastern men’s basketball team. It seemed like the Governors took out all their anger of losing 83-80 to Eastern in Lantz Arena Feb. 22 Thursday night. “That’s what I was just saying with some other people, I felt like it was a rev...

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...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

Today is March 4, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. City Council approves marijuana tax The Charleston City Council approved a tax on all marijuana sales in Coles County at its meeting Tuesday night. The tax is not to exceed three percent and comes even tho...

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...

3 men’s basketball players earn OVC awards

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Josiah Wallace, Mack Smith and George Dixon were recognized Tuesday with OVC awards, as the OVC announced men’s and women’s awards before the conference tournaments start Wednesday. "Very happy for them. It's well-desreved," Eastern head coach Jay Spoonhour said. "When you look at the names they'...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

Today is March 3, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Eastern alumnae in China talk coronavirus experience Two Eastern alumnae living in China detail their experiences living in China during the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Full story: https://...

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