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Skyhawks end Panthers’ season in the semifinal of OVC Tournament

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Lariah Washington rises above her defender to get off a shot attempt. Eastern lost 63-52 to Tennessee-Martin in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament Friday.

Blake Faith, Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

Eastern’s women’s basketball team fought until the very end, but Tennessee-Martin’s scoring duo of Madie Waldrop and Chelsey Perry was too much for the Panthers, as Eastern lost 63-52 in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament Friday. Waldrop led the game in scoring with 20 points while Perry added...

Panthers lose by 24 on road against Skyhawks

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 16, 2020

The Eastern women’s basketball team tied its largest loss of the season Saturday against Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers lost 88-64 to the Skyhawks on the road, snapping a four-game winning streak. Eastern is now 9-5 in conference play and in fifth place. Tennessee-Martin, which lost to the Panthers o...

Eastern faces back-to-back tests this weekend

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Jordyn Hughes tries to drive past a defender as Jennifer Nehls sets a screen for her. Eastern lost 75-62 to Tennessee Tech Jan. 18 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

January 22, 2020

As luck would have it, the Eastern women’s basketball team’s schedule this week will show it no leniency following the Panthers’ (4-2 OVC) second conference loss of the season to first-place Tennessee Tech (6-0 OVC) Jan. 18. The Panthers, having just played arguably the best team in the conference...

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

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
George Dixon hangs on the rim as he slams down a two-handed dunk. Eastern defeated Tennessee Tech 84-59 Jan. 18 in Lantz Arena.

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...

Tournament Knockout: Eastern falls to Tennessee-Martin 78-71 in 1st round

Eastern guard Mack Smith takes a shot in Eastern's 78-71 loss to Tennessee-Martin Wednesday night in Evansville.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Eastern men’s basketball team’s offense is in its most lethal form when its three-point shots are falling and Josiah Wallace and Mack Smith are scoring. Wednesday, both of those things happened and the Eastern offense thrived, but only in the first half. The second hal...

Late loss by Eastern looked familiar

Eastern's Kashawn Charles surveys the court in Eastern's 78-71 loss against Tennessee-Martin Wednesday night in Evansville.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Feb. 28 the Eastern men’s basketball team led Jacksonville State 64-57 with three minutes to play in the second half of a game that would be ever important to the seeding of the conference tournament. A few late mistakes in regulation and in the two subsequent overtime period...

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