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Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Tuesday Eastern sophomore Josiah Wallace was named to the all-OVC first team, an honor he achieved after averaging 15.2 points per game for the Eastern men’s basketball team this season. While the honor was great, Wallace on Wednesday night stepped onto the court for Eastern...

Men’s basketball: A season in review

Men’s basketball: A season in review

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The 2017-2018 season was supposed to be “the year” for the Eastern men’s basketball team. Its core seniors were coming back and led by Terrell Lewis, Montell Goodwin, Muusa Dama and Ray Crossland, who were regular starters the season before. This season also featured a flurry of transfer...

Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Student Senators received information regarding the Senate’s spring elections and were asked to discuss the potential plan to take students to watch the Eastern men’s basketball team play in the OVC tournament in Evansville,Ind. during its meeting Wednesday night. Student Body President Luke Young told senat...

OVC standings shaping up for playoff time

OVC standings shaping up for playoff time

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team secured its trip to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a win over Tennessee-Martin Saturday, but there is still plenty of action left ahead of the postseason. The Panthers have their bid in hand, yet their opponent for the first round is still to be determined...

Panthers need more production on offense

Tom O'Connor, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

   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, ...

Eastern’s comeback falls short, lose to Austin Peay

Eastern’s comeback falls short, lose to Austin Peay

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

With just four games left in the season, the Eastern men’s basketball team is in a three-way battle for the final two spots to get into the OVC Tournament. Saturday’s 76-69 loss to Austin Peay did not help Eastern’s chances, but Southeast Missouri did help Eastern by beating Tennessee-Martin, kee...

Panthers escape with big road win

Panthers escape with big road win

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team is starting to adjust its play to overcome difficult obstacles, and that was enough for a 78-74 road win against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Thursday night. The Panthers continue to hang onto being tied for that eighth and final spot of the Ohio Valley Confer...

Panthers planning guard-less life after losing 3 players

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Panthers have lost three players in the same position this season leaving coach Jay Spoonhour at a loss for words on how to describe what has happened to the Eastern men’s basketball team. Sophomore Logan Koch left Saturday’s game with a strained calf, senior Terrell Lewis is pursuing a redshirt f...

Panthers lose another guard in loss to Tigers

Panthers lose another guard in loss to Tigers

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

January 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Senior guard Terrell Lewis has been out since the ninth game of the season, junior guard D’Angelo Jackson has been out since the 12th game of the season and in the men’s basketball team’s Saturday night loss to Tennessee State, sophomore guard Logan Koch went down with an apparent injury. Koc...

Foul trouble hurts Panthers in loss

Foul trouble hurts Panthers in loss

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team’s plan to stop Belmont Thursday was to make the three-pointers the Bruins shot “as hard as possible.” Maybe it made it slightly harder, as the Bruins sank 10-of-28, after hitting 13 the last time the two teams played each other, but Belmont still came away w...

Men’s basketball team searching for special stretch

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team is going through its fair share of struggles this season, but it may be following a similar trend as years past. Since the 2014-15 campaign, the Panthers have followed a nearly identical rollercoaster-type feel to their seasons consisting with a slow start, then an up and down ...

Men’s basketball team lacking offensive leadership

Men’s basketball team lacking offensive leadership

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team is ailing with injuries to some vital players, and it is hurting in many ways offensively. Leg injuries to Terrell Lewis and D’Angelo Jackson have depleted the Panthers of a viable shot creator. The lack of spacing in the absence of those two has been seen through ...

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