The Daily Eastern News

A name change 21 years in the making

Junior Terrell Lewis drives past two Murray State defenders in the first half on the Panthers’ 83-72 loss to the visiting Murray State Racers.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

Before anyone knew his name, people were calling him “T” or “Lil T.” Eastern men’s basketball team’s guard Terrell Lewis’ father’s name is Terrell Lewis as well and he was “Coach T,” except Lewis Jr.’s name was Cornell Johnston. Terrell Lewis Sr. was always coaching “Lil T”...

Panthers out played by Northern Kentucky

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

December 7, 2016

The Panthers and Northern Kentucky were close the whole way through, but the Norse were able to hang on to their leads and pull away with an 80-70 win over the men’s basketball team Wednesday night. On most nights, Northern Kentucky’s Lavone Holland II is the assist leader, but Wednesday it was...

Column: 3-point shooting falters in OT loss to Bradley

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

November 30, 2016

In basketball there is a relatively known phrase that says a team can live by the three or die by the three, and for the Eastern men’s basketball team it was the ladder that led to an overtime downfall. With Bradley in town for a midweek affair, the Panthers had a shot to keep their undefeated ...

Panthers host Bradley for first time in 97 years

Junior guard Cornell Johnston looks eyes the court for an open teammate Sunday Nov. 6 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers defeated the Red Devils 94-58 in their only exhibition game of the season.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 28, 2016

Home has been pretty sweet to the Panthers to start the year, the men’s basketball team remains 4-0 in Lantz arena and will have a chance to make it 5-0 when it hosts Bradley on Tuesday. The last meeting between the two schools was in 2012, which resulted in a decisive 76-53 loss for the Panthers....

Panthers face Saint Louis for second straight road game

Junior Ray Crossland attempts to shield the passing lanes with his hand while defending a St. Francis (Ill) player Friday at Lantz Arena.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

Three games into the season, the Panthers (1-1) have had more ups than downs, and the fight the Panthers showed in the second half of Tuesday’s game proved that. After watching Eastern’s exhibition game against Eureka and regular season home opener, the first half of the Panthers’ game against...

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