The Daily Eastern News

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...

Analysis: Skyhawks remain a thorn in Eastern’s side, even in preseason poll

Analysis: Skyhawks remain a thorn in Eastern’s side, even in preseason poll

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Eastern finished sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference last season and prepared to face Tennessee-Martin, the seventh seed in the conference tournament, March 6 in the first round of the tournament. The Panthers had already beaten the Skyhawks twice before in the regular season, so there was a feeling ...

Analysis: Perimeter defense is key for men’s basketball

Analysis: Perimeter defense is key for men’s basketball

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

While the offense could certainly be up-and-down at times last season, the Eastern men’s basketball team could usually rely on a basket to help its case. What the Panthers could not rely on, though, was their defense. Until the second half of the season, Eastern struggled to keep opposing teams...

OVC race tightening up on men’s side

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 6, 2019

The race for the OVC trophy got even closer last week as four teams share the number one spot while Eastern sits just behind the top of the pack. The Panthers (13-10, 6-4 OVC) won a thriller in Lantz Arena last Thursday to Eastern Kentucky in a 67-66 finish to kick off the week. Eastern held one of th...

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