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Eastern Michigan Downs Ball State in Two Overtimes 84-82

It took them extra time to do it, but the Eagles beat Ball State.

Any excuse to publish a picture of the man I affectionately call the “Joe Isuzu coach”.
Kenneth Bailey

Of the teams that I hate watching since I’ve been covering Eastern Michigan basketball, Ball State probably stands at the top. It seems like every time I watch them play the Eagles they somehow come up on top. So it is always nice when Eastern Michigan beats them.

Elijah Minne lead Eastern Michigan in scoring.
Kenneth Bailey

Eastern Michigan was lead in scoring by Elijah Minnie with 25 points. Also of note was James Thompson IV with 18 points and 19 rebounds. Eastern Michigan was able to shot 50% from the field but their three point shooting was especially hot at 61.5%. One of the key points was Minnie sinking the three pointer to send the game into overtime.

The Cardinals were led in scoring by Tahjal Teague. Their shooting from the field was 44.6% but the difference maker was the fact that they only shot 36% from three point land.

Eastern Michigan returns to Ypsilanti to face Kent State. Ball State hosts Ohio on Saturday.