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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern guard CJ Lane looks to pass to guard Kejuan Clements in Easterns game against Rockford on Nov. 18 in Lantz Arena. Lane had 11 points in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers return home to play North Park

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team will have their fourth home game this Saturday afternoon against Division III North Park at 2 p.m.  The Panthers are 1-2 at home and 1-7 overall following a 55-45...

Eastern forward Jermaine Hamlin dunks the ball in Easterns win over Rockford on Nov. 18 in Lantz Arena.

Panthers have shooting struggles in loss to Huskies

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 1, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball was on the road for the third time in four games Wednesday as they lost 55-45 to Northern Illinois.  The Panther offense struggled throughout the game, shooting 15-of-50...

Eastern guard Henry Abraham drives along the baseline in Easterns game against Rockford on Nov. 18 in Lantz Arena. Abraham had 15 points and five assists in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers set to visit Huskies Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2021

The Eastern men’s basketball team will be on the road this Wednesday at 7 p.m. to face off against Northern Illinois for what will be the home opener for the Huskies.   The Huskies are currently...

Eastern guard Kejuan Clements (right) guards an opponent in a game against Rockford on Nov. 18 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 12 points and 7 assists in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Men’s basketball team loses to Evansville at home

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 28, 2021

The Eastern men's basketball team returned home Sunday afternoon, losing to Evansville 70-54 in Lantz Arena.  It is the third-straight loss for the Panthers, who are now 1-6 on the season.  The...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV makes a move in the paint during Thursday nights game against Rockford in Lantz Arena. Friday IV set a new career high with 21 points in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers beat Rockford 96-64 for 1st win of season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 18, 2021

Eastern’s men’s basketball team secured their first win of the season at home Thursday against Rockford University 96-64, improving their record to 1-3.  Sammy Friday IV had a good Thursday,...

Eastern forward Jermaine Hamlin (34) jumps to deflect an inbounds pass in the final seconds of Easterns loss to Central Michigan Monday. The pass was gathered by Central Michigan guard Jermaine Jackson Jr. (10) who scored on a layup as time expired, giving the Panthers a 62-61 loss.

Panthers lose at buzzer in home opener

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 15, 2021

Eastern’s men’s basketball team lost 62-61 in a thriller Monday night against the Central Michigan Chippewas in their home opener. The Panthers were down 60-58 with 27 seconds left when forward...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV battles with two Chicago State defenders in the paint in a game last December, which Eastern won 78-56.

Men’s basketball team to play home opener Monday

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter November 14, 2021

Lantz Arena will hold it’s first men’s basketball game of the season Monday night at 7 p.m. as the Panthers host the 0-2 Central Michigan Chippewas. Both teams are winless entering their 51st ever...

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV battles with two Chicago State defenders in the paint in a game last December, which Eastern won 78-56.

Men’s basketball team loses opener to Northwestern

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2021

The Marty Simmons’ era for the Eastern men’s basketball team has begun with a mark in the loss column as Northwestern beat the Panthers 80 to 56 Tuesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.  The Wildcats...

Senior forward Muusa Dama celebrates with fans and teammates after knocking off the University of Illinois 80-67. He finished with 14 points and 5 rebounds. The University of Illinois basketball team set up the game as a way to raise money for a hurricane relief fund. It was the first time the Panthers faced the Big Ten university.

Eastern men’s basketball team takes big win over Illinois

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 5, 2017

In just ten days, the Eastern men’s basketball team set up a game with the University of Illinois, sold out Lantz Arena and ended with the Panthers beating Big Ten Illinois 80-67. All of this contributed...

Column: Experience may help men’s basketball team be successful

Sean Hastings, Sport's Editor September 13, 2016

  There will be just two freshmen on this year’s roster for the Eastern men’s basketball team, and there will be a few key members from last year returning to the court. Cornell Johnston...

Panthers host Baker University in non-conference game

Jehad Abbed, Assistant Sports Editor February 2, 2015

The Eastern men’s basketball team hosts NAIA school Baker University at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the Panthers’ last home game for the next two weeks. The game against Baker (7-14) will be Eastern’s...

Panthers look for ninth straight win

Jehad Abbed, Assistant Sports Editor January 15, 2015

Eastern men’s basketball head coach Jay Spoonhour looks for his team to continue its strong conference start as they meet Morehead State University this weekend. The Panthers (11-6) have not beat...

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