Defense shines as Ball St. beats E. Michigan 61-43
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Tahjai Teague recorded 15 points as Ball St. topped Eastern Michigan 61-43 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tourney on Monday night. Ishmael El-Amin added...
Ball State, E. Michigan meet in MAC tourney
No. 11 seed Ball State (15-16, 6-12) vs. No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan (15-16, 9-9)
Mid-American Conference Tourney First Round, Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Monday, 6 p.m....
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jaelan Sanford had 14 points and six rebounds as Toledo beat Eastern Michigan 64-58 on Friday night.
Spencer Littleson had 14 points for Toledo (25-6, 13-5 Mid-American...
Toledo looks to extend streak vs E. Michigan
Eastern Michigan (15-15, 9-8) vs. Toledo (24-6, 12-5)
Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Toledo looks for its fifth straight conference win against Eastern...
Thompson IV carries E. Michigan over Ball St. 68-61
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV had 20 points and 23 rebounds as Eastern Michigan beat Ball St. 68-61 on Tuesday night.
Thompson, who had eight offensive and 15 defensive boards,...
E. Michigan looks to sweep Ball State
Ball State (15-14, 6-10) vs. Eastern Michigan (14-15, 8-8)
Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ball State seeks revenge on Eastern Michigan after...
N. Illinois looks for home win vs E. Michigan
Eastern Michigan (13-15, 7-8) vs. Northern Illinois (13-15, 6-9)
Convocation Center, DeKalb, Illinois; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Illinois looks for its fourth straight...
McKay lifts Central Michigan past Eastern Michigan 77-66
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Kevin McKay had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Central Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 77-66 on Tuesday night.
David DiLeo had 18 points for Central Michigan (20-8,...
E. Michigan looks for home win vs C. Michigan
Central Michigan (19-8, 8-6) vs. Eastern Michigan (13-14, 7-7)
Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Michigan looks for its fourth straight...
Jackson carries E Michigan over W Michigan 77-76 in OT
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Paul Jackson scored 18 points as Eastern Michigan narrowly defeated Western Michigan 77-76 in overtime on Saturday.
Jackson's jumper gave the Eagles a 74-66 lead with...
E. Michigan looks to seep W. Michigan
Western Michigan (8-18, 2-11) vs. Eastern Michigan (12-14, 6-7)
Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Michigan goes for the season sweep...
Minnie scores 23 to carry E. Michigan over Toledo 76-69
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie had 23 points as Eastern Michigan beat Toledo 76-69 on Tuesday night.
Minnie made 4 of 6 3-pointers. He added nine rebounds.
Williams scores 20 to carry Kent St. past E. Michigan 71-58
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Antonio Williams had 20 points as Kent State defeated Eastern Michigan 71-58 on Saturday night.
Philip Whittington had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Kent State (19-6, 8-4 Mid-American Conference). Jaylin Walker added 15 points.
Kevin McAdoo had 13 points for the Eagles (11-14, 5-7). Tariq Silver added 10 points. Elijah Minnie had seven rebounds.
Paul Jackson, the Eagles' second leading scorer heading into the matchup at 14 points per game, had only 3 points (1 of 10).
Jackson lifts E. Michigan past N. Illinois 57-49
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Paul Jackson had 23 points as Eastern Michigan topped Northern Illinois 57-49 on Saturday.
Elijah Minnie had 11 points and three blocks for Eastern Michigan (10-13, 4-6 Mid-American Conference). Boubacar Toure added 10 rebounds and three blocks. James Thompson IV had 10 rebounds for the home team.
Brown, Adaway help Miami (Ohio) defeat E. Michigan 59-48
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Dalonte Brown and Jalen Adaway scored 15 points each and Miami (Ohio) pulled away in the second half to defeat Eastern Michigan 59-48 Saturday.
Brown was 4 of 13 from the floor, hitting just one 3-pointer in seven tries, Adaway was 7 of 14 shooting and had eight rebounds and three blocks for the RedHawks (12-10, 4-5 Mid-American Conference), who shot 33 percent.
Minnie’s 29 points lead E. Michigan past W. Michigan 93-67
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie tied a career-high 29 points and James Thompson IV notched another double-double and Eastern Michigan smoked Western Michigan 93-67 on Saturday.
Minnie’s 22 leads Eastern Michigan past Kent State 95-61
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 22 points, making five 3-pointers, and led five players into double-figure scoring as Eastern Michigan blew past Kent State in the second half for a 95-61 victory on Saturday.
The Eagles (8-8, 2-1 Mid-American) scored 56 points with 67 percent shooting after halftime, 18 of 27, including making 5 of 7 from beyond the arc, 71 percent.
Jackson, Minnie lead Eastern Michigan in 105-53 win
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Paul Jackson scored 16 points and had four assists to lead four Eagles in double-digit scoring and Eastern Michigan never trailed in beating Division II Central State (Ohio) 105-53 on Saturday to snap a four-game skid.
Elijah Minnie also scored 16 points, Ty Groce added 14 with nine rebounds and two steals and Boubacar Toure had 11 points for Eastern Michigan (5-5), who held the Marauders to 30 percent shooting and outrebounded them 47-28.
Minnie with 28 points, Eastern Michigan beats Boston 80-62
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 28 points with four rebounds, four assists and three steals and Eastern Michigan beat Boston 80-62 on Saturday.
Minnie was 10 of 17 from the field including five from distance for the Eagles (4-1). Paul Jackson added 15 points and four assists and James Thompson IV scored 14 points and led the team with 14 rebounds.
E. Michigan seizes early control over Goshen in 97-74 win
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 17 points and Boubacar Toure scored 10 with seven rebounds and Eastern Michigan beat NAIA-member Goshen 97-74 on Sunday.
Two of Eastern Michigan's first three wins have come against NAIA-member schools.
Elijah Minnie, who in his first season playing at Eastern Michigan led the team in scoring, will declare early for the NBA Draft, according to a source with knowledge of the redshirt junior forward's immediate plans.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Marreon Jackson scored 26 points and the go-ahead 3-pointer with nine seconds left and No. 2 seed Toledo beat No. 3 seed Eastern Michigan 64-63 Friday night to advance to the Mid-American Conference championship game.
Jackson tied it at 61 with a 3 with 45 seconds left before Eastern Michigan's Paul Jackson made it a two-point advantage 24 seconds later.
E. Michigan beats Akron 67-58, heads to MAC semis
CLEVELAND (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Eastern Michigan rallied with a 28-4 second-half run to beat Akron 67-58 in Thursday night's Mid-American Conference quarterfinal, defeating the Zips for the first time in six chances in tournament play.
Tim Bond and Paul Jackson scored 15 points apiece for the third-seeded Eagles (21-11), who play No. 2 seed Toledo (22-10) in Friday's semifinal.
Eastern Michigan's men's basketball team finished the regular season with a five-game winning streak, which paid major dividends – on multiple fronts.
For starters, the Eagles earned a coveted bye into the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals in Cleveland.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 25 points, Paul Jackson added 16, including the game-winning 3-point play with 8.8 seconds left, and second-place Eastern Michigan beat first-place Toledo 71-69 on Friday in the Mid-American Conference Western Division finale for both teams.
Kalamazoo — Paul Jackson had 21 points with eight assists to help Eastern Michigan roll to a 74-58 win over Western Michigan on Tuesday night to clinch a first-round bye in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Eastern Michigan (19-11, 10-7) took the fourth and final first-round bye.
Eastern Michigan clinches 1st-round bye in tourney with win
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Paul Jackson had 21 points with eight assists to help Eastern Michigan roll to a 74-58 win over Western Michigan on Tuesday night to clinch a first-round bye in the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Eastern Michigan (19-11, 10-7) took the fourth and final first-round bye.
The Eagles had a 23-6 run to open the game to take a 35-24 lead into the break. They kept a double-digit lead for most of the second half to ease to the win.
Minnie scores 26, Bond has memorable day in EMU victory
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 26 points and Eastern Michigan's lone senior, Tim Bond, had a record-setting final home game as Eastern Michigan defeated Northern Illinois 82-53 Saturday for the Eagles' fourth straight win.
Thompson IV, Minnie help Eastern Michigan beat Toledo 85-79
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV and Elijah Minnie each scored 23 points and Paul Jackson had 18 points and 10 assists to help Eastern Michigan beat Toledo 85-79 on Tuesday night.
Minnie was 8-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and Thompson made 11 of 14 from the field. Tim Bond added 17 points for Eastern Michigan (17-11, 8-7 Mid-American Conference). The Eagles have won three in a row and five of their last six.
Ronald Booth finished with 25 points on 11-of-25 shooting while Marcus Moore added 24 as Wayne State won its sixth in seven games, downing Northwood, 87-73, at the Matthaei Center.
Ypsilanti — Elijah Minnie tossed in 24 points and James Thompson IV finished with his 18th double-double of the season to help Eastern Michigan hold off Miami (Ohio), 58-57, on Tuesday night.
Eastern Michigan holds off Miami (OH) 58-57
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie tossed in 24 points and James Thompson IV finished with his 18th double-double of the season to help Eastern Michigan hold off Miami (Ohio) 58-57 on Tuesday night.
Wiggins, Fox help Bowling Green beat E. Michigan in OT
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Demajeo Wiggins had 17 points and 15 rebounds — his 10th double-double of the season — and Matt Fox scored 12 points, including a critical 3-pointer, and Bowling Green beat Eastern Michigan 70-63 in overtime on Saturday.
Dylan Frye also scored 12 points and Justin Turner added 10, including five after regulation, for Bowling Green (15-10, 6-6 Mid-American Conference).
Jackson, Minnie help Eastern Michigan beat Kent State 71-67
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Paul Jackson had 17 points and eight assists, Elijah Minnie added 15 points, three blocks and three steals and Eastern Michigan beat Kent State 71-67 on Tuesday night.
Eastern Michigan (14-10, 5-6 Mid-American Conference) won in Kent for the first time since beating the Golden Flashes 79-73 on Feb. 7, 1998.
Minnie leads E Michigan to 58-41 win over Ball State
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 16 of his 22 points in a close first half and Eastern Michigan used a big run in the second half to roll to a 58-41 win over Ball State on Saturday.
Oxford, Ohio – Paul Jackson had 10 of his 15 points in the second half, James Thompson IV finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Eastern Michigan beat Miami of Ohio 58-48 on Saturday.
Eastern Michigan holds off Miami of Ohio 58-48
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Paul Jackson had 10 of his 15 points in the second half, James Thompson IV finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Eastern Michigan beat Miami of Ohio 58-48 on Saturday.
Elijah Minnie hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 1:17 left to make it 53-47 and finished an alley-oop off Jackson's assist to extend the lead to eight with 48 seconds to go.
Eastern Michigan finishes strong to beat Akron 63-49
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie had 22 points, Paul Jackson added 20 and Eastern Michigan finished strong to roll over Akron 63-49 on Tuesday night for its second Mid-American Conference win.
Minnie was 8 of 15 from the floor, and Jackson made 6 of 12 field-goal attempts with eight rebounds and four assists for Eastern Michigan (11-7, 2-3). John Thompson IV added eight points with eight rebounds and four blocks.
German leads Northern Illinois over Eastern Michigan 72-66
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German scored 26 points and Northern Illinois snapped a two-game skid, beating Eastern Michigan 72-66 on Saturday.
Levi Bradley added 14 points and six rebounds, Justin Thomas had 11 points and Lacey James had nine points and eight rebounds.
Minnie has hot finish to lead Eastern Mich. to 79-74 win
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 14 of his 25 points in the final minutes and James Thompson IV added 17 points with 12 rebounds as Eastern Michigan held off Central Michigan 79-74 for its first Mid-American Conference win on Tuesday night.
Thompson scored six points to start the second half as Eastern Michigan broke a 38-38 halftime tie to go ahead 52-46 following a 14-8 sprint. Gavin Peppers nailed a trey to tie at 56-56 with 8:59 remaining.
Ball State tops Eastern Michigan 72-62 for 10th straight win
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Kyle Mallers had 17 points, Trey Moses scored 13 with 10 rebounds and Ball State rolled to a ninth straight victory, beating Eastern Michigan 72-62 in a Mid-American Conference opener on Tuesday night.
Mallers hit 7 of 10 shots from the floor and snagged seven rebounds for the Cardinals (10-4), while Tahjai Teague chipped in with 12 points, eight boards and four assists.
Thompson has 19 points, 18 boards to lead E. Michigan to win
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV had 19 points and a season-high 18 rebounds to help lead Eastern Michigan to an 80-65 win over Division II Central State (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon.
Eastern Michigan (7-2) which garnered its sixth straight home win, jumped out to an early lead and never trailed, taking a 45-27 advantage into the half.
Thompson, Jackson, Minnie lead EMU over Oakland 95-89
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV, Paul Jackson and Elijah Minnie each scored 24 points and Eastern Michigan beat Oakland 95-89 on Wednesday night.
Eastern Michigan (6-2) bounced back from an 84-81 loss at North Florida on Nov. 29 and is 5-0 at home. Oakland (5-4) had its three-game win streak snapped.
Ypsilanti — Junior James Thompson IV had his 41st career double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and passed the legendary George "Ice Man" Gervin in double-doubles as Eastern Michigan beat NAIA Division II Michigan-Dearborn, 97-73, on Sunday.
Thompson sets record; E. Michigan downs Mich-Dearborn 97-73
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Junior James Thompson IV had his 41st career double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and passed the legendary George "Ice Man" Gervin in double-doubles as Eastern Michigan beat NAIA Division II Michigan-Dearborn 97-73 on Sunday.
Elijah Minnie led Eastern Michigan (2-0) in scoring with 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting, and Paul Jackson and Tim Bond each scored 15 points for the Eagles.
Eastern Michigan tops Spring Arbor in 1st D1 game of season
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 22 points, James Thompson IV had 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Eastern Michigan beat NAIA Spring Arbor 92-60 on Friday in the first Division I college basketball game of the season.
Zach Medendorp scored the nation's first points as Spring Arbor took an early 6-2 lead.