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...
Thompson IV leads E. Michigan over N. Illinois 75-69
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — James Thompson IV recorded 15 points and 17 rebounds as Eastern Michigan defeated Northern Illinois 75-69 on Saturday. Boubacar Toure added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the...
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.
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.
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.
Bowling Green wins 10th straight game, 80-67 over EMU
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Justin Turner scored 19 points, Demajeo Wiggins had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Bowling Green won its 10th straight game with an 80-67 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.
Bowling Green (14-5, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) is off to its best start in league play since the 1961-62 team won seven straight. BGSU is one of just four teams in the country with active winning streaks of at least 10 games, including Hofstra, Tennessee and Michigan State.
Utomi, Ivey help Akron hold off Eastern Michigan 51-49
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi and Jimond Ivey scored 12 points each and Akron held off Eastern Michigan 51-49 on Tuesday night despite poor shooting from both teams late.
Eastern Michigan (8-9, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) shot 2 of 9 from the floor and had a turnover over the last five minutes while the Zips (10-7, 2-2) missed three field goals and a free throw, and turned the ball over four times.
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.
Eastern Michigan rolls over NAIA Siena Heights, 91-71
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Kevin McAdoo and James Thompson IV combined to score 35 points as Eastern Michigan cruised past NAIA-member Siena Heights in its final home game of 2018, 91-71 on Saturday afternoon.
Eastern Michigan snapped a two-game losing streak that included a loss to UC Irvine Wednesday where the Eagles held the Anteaters to just 52 points, a season best for points allowed, but managed to score just 48.
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.
Jackson, Toure help E Michigan rally past Rochester 77-67
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Paul Jackson poured in a career-high 27 points, transfer Boubacar Toure had a double-double and Eastern Michigan pulled away from NAIA Rochester College for a season-opening 77-67 win on Tuesday night.
Toure had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Eagles, who were voted the preseason favorite to win the Mid-American Conference West Division. Damari Parris also had 15 points and James Thompson IV added 12.
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.
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.
Western Michigan dominates 2nd half, beats E. Michigan 71-57
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Brandon Johnson had 14 points with Bryce Moore and Reggie Jones adding 11 apiece as Western Michigan dominated the second half for a 71-57 win over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.
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.
Dartis makes 7 3-pointers in Ohio’s 72-66 victory
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Jordan Dartis tied a career high with seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Ohio over Eastern Michigan 72-66 on Saturday.
Dartis hit 7 of 10 3-point attempts with the Bobcats making 10 of 18 from the arc. Mike Laster added 16 points and Teyvion Kirk 12 for the Bobcats (9-9, 2-4 Mid-American), who snapped a three-game losing streak and won their first true road game.
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.
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.
Paul Jackson scored 15 points, James Thompson IV had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Eastern Michigan pulled away in the second half to beat South Florida, 65-47, Sunday at the USF Sun Dome.
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.
Ypsilanti – James Thompson IV submitted his name for the NBA draft after last season and learned a lot about the process before backing out. He hopes to give the scouts and coaches a better glimpse of his talent this winter while trying to help Eastern Michigan contend for the Mid-American Conference championship.
E. Michigan eliminates N. Illinois with a 72-69 win
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV scored 21 points with 11 rebounds, Ray Lee scored 20 and Eastern Michigan beat Northern Illinois 72-69 on Monday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday.
Ty Toney blocked Eugene German's 3-point attempt at the buzzer to preserve the win. Eastern Michigan (16-16) will play top-seed Akron (24-7) in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Ray Lee hit a school record 10 3-pointers and recorded the third 50-point game in Division I this season to lead Eastern Michigan to a 109-81 win over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.
Lee joined South Dakota State's Mike Daum and Central Michigan's Marcus Keene, ironically the Eagles opponent in the game, in the 50-point club for 2017.
Mangum, Lee combine for 44, E. Michigan ends 7-game slide
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV notched his 35th career double-double and erased an early deficit with a pair of free throws as Eastern Michigan rolled to an 84-68 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday, halting a seven-game losing streak.
Willie Mangum IV led the Eagles with 22 points, Ray Lee added 21 — his third straight game at 20-plus — and Thompson finished with 17 points and 12 boards. He shot 4-for-6 from the floor and was 9 of 11 at the line.
Haymond’s double-double leads WMU over EMU 88-80
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Tucker Haymond scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Western Michigan to an 88-80 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
It was Haymond's second straight double-double for the Broncos (11-15, 7-7 Mid-American Conference), who have won four straight and five of their last six games. Eastern Michigan (13-14, 5-9) has lost six in a row.
Dartis perfect at line in Ohio’s 79-71 win over E. Michigan
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Jordan Dartis scored a career-high 26 points and made all 12 of his free throws, Jason Carter had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Ohio held off a late Eastern Michigan rally for a 79-71 win Tuesday night.
Jordan Nobles' layup brought Eastern Michigan to within 71-63 with 45 seconds left. The Eagles' Ty Toney and Willie Mangum IV each hit 3s and Nobles added a layup in a 19-second stretch to cut the deficit to 75-71, but they couldn't get closer.
Halls’ 24 points, 11 boards lead Kent State past E. Michigan
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Jimmy Hall had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Jaylin Walker grabbed a key offensive rebound and made two late free throws, and Kent State held off Eastern Michigan 70-64 on Tuesday night.
The game was tied at 64 when Walker missed a 3-point shot and Deon Edwin was off on a putback. Walker grabbed Edwin's rebound and then drew a flagrant foul from Baylee Steele, who unintentionally hit Walker in the face when trying to block his right-handed hook shot with 11.9 seconds left.