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Mens basketball senior guard Tiger Booker attempts to shot a basket during the basketball game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tuesday evening, Feb 27, 2024 at Groniger Arena 
The Panthers won 84-79.

There’s a Tiger on the loose

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Setting a season high of 33 points, senior guard Tiger Booker and the Panthers ended the home season with an 84-79 win over the Cougars Tuesday night at Groniger Arena. “They beat us earlier in the...

Senior guard Tiger Booker dribbles past defender on Saturday, February 17, 2024 in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Lindenwood Lions 72-57 Saturday afternoon.

Panthers dominate Lions on senior night

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 17, 2024

Honoring their four seniors tonight, guards Dan Luers, Tiger Booker, and Caleb Donaldson and forward Jermaine Hamlin, the Panthers secured an exhilarating 72-57 win on senior night, against the Lindenwood...

Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis hangs onto the rim in Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 72-57 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Panthers blow out Redhawks in conference win

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 15, 2024

With an 18-point margin and 13 more rebounds than Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), Eastern beat SEMO 75-57 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. Junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis led the team...

Eastern’s senior guard Tiger Booker shoots a contested layup over University of Tennessee-Martin’s junior guard Jordan Sears. The Panthers lost to the Skyhawks 76-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Panthers struggle with rebounds in loss against Skyhawks

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 1, 2024

Eastern’s men's basketball fell to the University of Tennessee-Martin 76-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. This tough loss was mainly credited to rebounds. UT Martin clinched 52 rebounds while...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker during the mens basketball game against Tennessee Tech Thursday night at Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59.

EIU obtains first home conference win

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter January 25, 2024

Eastern men’s basketball clinched the victory against Tennessee Tech University in a fast paced game as the Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. Starting with the...

Sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi scores a point against Morehead State Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

Men’s basketball loses two straight conference games

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 14, 2024

Eastern men’s basketball lost two straight games this week. On Thursday evening in Groniger Arena, the Panthers lost to the Morehead State Eagles 78-52. Three Panthers scored double figures against...

The mens basketball team won their home opener 91-45 against the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Wednesday evening Nov. 8, 2023 at Lantz Arena.

EIU looks to end road stretch on a high note

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

The Eastern men’s basketball team takes a trip to Oxford, Ohio this weekend where they will face Coppin State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Miami (Ohio) on Sunday at noon. Miami (Ohio) will cap...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker pushes the defense during Easterns home opener on Wednesday evening at Lantz Arena . Brooker scored 10 points and went 2-2 on free throws as well as 4-7 on field goals.

EIU blows out Monmouth in home opener

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 8, 2023

Eastern held the Monmouth Fighting Scots to just 9-25 (36%) from the floor in the first half, while the Panthers converted half of their 36 shot attempts Wednesday evening. The Panthers started off their...

The Eastern men’s basketball head coach Marty Simmons (seated left) instructs players on what to do during a timeout during the Panthers’ game against Murray State on Jan. 17 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 72-46 to the Racers.

Eastern men’s basketball continues to prepare for tip-off in less than one month

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 12, 2023

Eastern’s men’s basketball team have 25 days until their 2023-2024 season starts. Panthers’ Head Coach Marty Simmons will enter his third year as the head coach for Eastern men’s basketball. “I...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements attempts a layup in Easterns game against Southeast Missouri on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Clements scored 14 points in the game, which Eastern lost 87-58.

Panthers lose 9th-straight game, fall to 0-5 in conference play

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter January 22, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team lost by 25 or more points for the third straight game on Saturday, falling to Southeast Missouri 87-58. The Panthers’ record dropped to 2-16 overall and 0-5 in...

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