When I last left the Eagles they had dropped a bomb in New Jersey and I thought that they would have a chance to redeem themselves against the visiting Detroit Mercy Titans. Well they came close but couldn’t close the gap against the Titans’ 50% shooting from three point land.
The leading scorer for the Eagles was James Thompson with 24 points. He also got 14 rebounds to get his second double-double of the year. Also of note was Boubacar Toure with a 12 points and 14 rebounds and his first double-double (I think). The Titans were led in scoring by Antoine Davis with 24 points. The Eagles ended up losing 78 to 74.
The Eagles then traveled down to Fort Worth where they faced the Horned Frogs of TCU. They fell 87 to 64 with the Horned Frogs shooting 60.7% from the floor and 42.3% from three point land. The Eagles would be led in scoring by Boubacar Toure with 20 points. Kouat Noi would be the leading Horned Frog scorer with 27 points.
Then the Eagles would travel to Boston where they would face the Northeastern Huskies. Eastern Michigan would find themselves ahead by three points at the half but ended up having a 20% shooting deficit in the second half to fall to the Huskies by a score pf 81 to 67. The Eagles leading scorer was Elijah Minnie with 24 points. He was matched in points by the Huskies’ leading scorer of Jordan Roland.
The 4 and 5 Eagles return to the Convocaton Center on Saturday to face the 1 and 8 Central State Marauders. Central State is the Alma Mater of Rob Murphy.