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Analysis: By the numbers: Eastern improved this season

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Despite some ups and downs, and some harmful tendencies that returned from last season, the men’s basketball team has improved this year and looks to have a good season ahead of it still. The positive sign is that the improvements are on things that the team needed to work on after last season becaus...

Culver finds place on Eastern men’s basketball team, working on comeback

Culver finds place on Eastern men’s basketball team, working on comeback

January 24, 2020

See if you can figure out which Eastern men’s basketball player this was written about. “He could do it all. Offensively aggressive, defensively daunting, he’d block your shot, take the rock, put the ball on the floor and hit you with a move so hypnotic you’d need a pep talk and a water b...

Men’s basketball faces Tennessee-Martin Thursday in revenge game

Men’s basketball faces Tennessee-Martin Thursday in revenge game

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 22, 2020

After winning its first two conference games, the Eastern men’s basketball team will face Tennessee-Martin Thursday in the third game of a four-game home stretch for the Panthers. Last season Eastern went 2-1 against Tennessee-Martin with all three games ending with five-point differences. Eastern won bot...

Men’s basketball remains undefeated at Lantz Arena

Men’s basketball remains undefeated at Lantz Arena

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 18, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team defended their unbeaten record at Lantz Arena defeating Tennessee Tech 84-59 winning their second straight game and conference game. Junior guard Kashawn Charles led the Panthers in scoring with 23 points shooting 63% from the three-point line for the game. The...

Men’s basketball hopes to bounce back Thursday after rough start to OVC play

Men’s basketball hopes to bounce back Thursday after rough start to OVC play

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 15, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is on a five-game losing streak with an 0-4 conference record from a long road stretch. The timing of a home game against Jacksonville State is what the Panthers hope to capitalize on with their undefeated record at home this season. Eastern hosts Jacksonville State...

Analysis: Film session: Panthers can’t handle scoring runs

Analysis: Film session: Panthers can’t handle scoring runs

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

If Eastern’s men’s basketball team wants to get back on track, going 3-1, or 4-0, over the next four games is almost necessary. With that said, Eastern’s 0-4 start to conference play is not unfamiliar to the Panthers because the things that happened played out last season. The Panthers got off t...

Men’s basketball loses 4th straight OVC game

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 12, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team’s inability to hit shots during a six-minute stretch and a Morehead State 12-0 run late in the second half caused the Panthers to lose their lead and the game 69-66. Junior Josiah Wallace led the Panthers in scoring with 17 points. With less than 13 minutes left...

Column: Men’s basketball struggles early in OVC

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

A lot happened over the break, and for the men’s basketball team specifically, that meant an 0-4 start to its conference schedule. The winless start to OVC play is shocking to say the least, and Eastern does need to start kicking it into gear to bounce back before it gets out of hand. Four stra...

Men’s basketball defeats Green Bay 93-80

Men’s basketball defeats Green Bay 93-80

Tom O’Connor, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 8, 2019

Eastern head coach Jay Spoonhour knows how much his players obsess about internal apprehensions once they trot out on to the court. Sometimes these thoughts, as he sees it, can have apparent implications pertaining to their playmaking. “A lot of guys playing in their ninth ever game, some guys ...

Analysis: Dixon and Smith shine in win Dec. 7

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 8, 2019

In Eastern’s 93-80 win over Green Bay, the Panther offense benefited from the hard work of junior George Dixon and the shooting consistency of junior Mack Smith that if repeated can become even more cogs on a team that can be successful in the OVC. Dixon led the Panthers in blocks, points and reboun...

Panthers’ comeback stopped short, lose to Fort Wayne on road

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 4, 2019

Eastern’s men’s basketball team was down 13 points to Fort Wayne and clawed their way back to within one point. The Mastodon’s held on to their lead down the stretch and won 74-69 over the Panthers. Jarred Godfrey led the Mastodons in scoring with 20 points. Junior Marvin Johnson led the P...

Analysis: 3 things that standout for men’s basketball

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

December 2, 2019

The men’s basketball team began their season with a 4-3 record. The season has just started, but there are three points from looking at the statistics and data that Eastern has done well and if continued at their current pace can improve their winning record and chances of being a serious cont...

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