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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...

Panther Profiles: Ep. 13: Nakyel Shelton

Panther Profiles: Ep. 13: Nakyel Shelton

Aidan Cusack and Patrick Schmitz February 13, 2024

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4YwEgTOdaEwdxRQzovYtL6?si=SPmb7Xy7TP-FQNX2oX_-Dw Aidan and Patrick talked to junior guard Nakyel Shelton. Shelton talked about his upbringing playing basketball,...

Eastern’s junior guard Corey Sawyer Jr. shoots a contested layup over University of Tennessee-Martin’s junior forward David Kamwanga. The Panthers lost to the Skyhawks 76-59 Thursday evening in Groniger Arena.

EIU loses third straight conference game

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 3, 2024

Eastern men’s basketball continues to struggle with rebounding as the Panthers lost to the Little Rock Trojans 71-47 Saturday evening in Groniger Arena. The Panthers got out-rebounded by the Trojans...

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...

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

Panthers of the Week: Nakyel Shelton, Macy McGlone

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 21, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is going to Nakyel Shelton from the basketball team. The junior guard from Chicago was one of three Panthers to score 16 points against the Lindenwood Lions on Saturday afternoon. Shelton...

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...

Senior Guard Jordan Booker jumpshot against Morehead State Thursday 11, 2024 evening in Groniger Arena

Men’s basketball loses thriller OVC game

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 13, 2024

With a little under three minutes left in the game, junior guard/forward Kyndall Davis grabbed a defensive rebound and went down the court for the dunk, putting the Panthers only four points behind the...

Junior guard Kyndall Davis makes the first dunk of the night against Morehead State Thursday in Groniger Arena

Men’s basketball faces second conference loss

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor January 11, 2024

Eastern was three of 13 for three-pointers as the Panthers lost to the Morehead State Eagles 52-78 on Thursday evening in Groniger Arena. One of the main factors of this competitive game was the lack...

The Panthers mens basketball team huddle together before the start of the mens game vs. the Fighting Illini Monday evening.

EIU falls short to Central Arkansas in close game

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter December 10, 2023

Eastern’s men's basketball team lost a close game to the Central Arkansas Bears 73-70 Sunday afternoon in Groniger Arena. The Panthers had multiple chances to either win the game or send it to overtime. Eventually,...

Kooper Jacobi (40) led the Panthers with 14 points and went 6-9 in field goals helping to secure the Panthers triple-digit win over University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Saturday afternoon at Groniger Arena.

EIU scores triple digits in win

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter December 2, 2023

The Panthers scored 112 points, the most in a game since 2019, in a 112-50 win against the UHSP Eutectics. Fifth-year senior forward Jermaine Hamlin would score the opening bucket for the Panthers,...

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...

Redshirt sophomore forward Kooper Jacobi puts the ball up in the paint during the Panthers first mens basketball game of the season against the Fighting Illini in the State Farm Center Monday night. Jacobi led the Panthers by scoring 10 points and rebounding 11 shots.

Jacobi records double-double in loss against Fighting Illini

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 6, 2023

Although the Panthers lost to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Monday evening, Eastern fans got to see how the newest Panthers can be significant contributors for the team this season. Redshirt...

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