The Daily Eastern News

Panthers need more production on offense

Tom O'Connor, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 13, 2018

   The market for field goals has been a bit hectic for the Eastern men’s basketball team this season.  The price for baskets has trended upward as, needless to say, the Panthers have struggled to create scoring opportunities or find open teammates. Aside from the Panthers’ woes on offense, ...

Tennessee-Martin beats Eastern in double OT

Junior Ray Crossland drives in to the lane against Murray State’s Jonathan Stark Thursday, Jan. 12 at Lantz Arena. Crossland led all Panthers with 18 points in the 83-72 OVC loss.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

January 19, 2017

Free throws. Free throws have been hard to come by for the Panthers as of late, something that coach Jay Spoonhour said the Panthers need more of. Well, that did not happen Thursday night, and the Panthers lost to Tennessee-Martin 82-71 in double overtime. Eastern shot just 11 free throws and connected...

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 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...

Men’s basketball set for special season

Junior Muusa Dama lays in a basket Sunday against Eureka College at Lantz Arena. Dama scored 14 points and recorded 3 blocks in the 94-58 exhibition game win.

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 7, 2016

While it is expected against a Division III opponent, a 36-point victory is always a nice way to kick off a season. The win over Eureka College was just an exhibition game, but it still showed plenty of what is in store for the Eastern men’s basketball team this season. The first round exit from...

Panther basketball returns Tuesday night

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team will begin its 2015-16 campaign Tuesday night, in an exhibition matchup with St. Francis of Illinois. Eastern defeated St. Francis 85-54 in its only exhibition game last year, and will face the Saints for its only exhibition game of the season. Eastern has climbed...

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