2016-17 EMU Men's Basketball News

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    February 22, 2017
    Basketball's Latimer Earns All-ODAC Third Team EMU’s RaShawn Latimer has been named All-ODAC Third Team in a vote of the league’s men’s basketball coaches. The junior was playing his best ball by the end of the season, finishing with a career-best mark of 13.9 points per game.
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    February 20, 2017
    EMU Men Exit ODAC Tourney With Disappointing Loss At W&L The Runnin Royals nearly erased a deflating final minutes, but a good-looking halfcourt shot from Isaiah Harris-Winn rimmed out at the buzzer, leaving EMU with a heart-wrenching 70-69 loss at Washington and Lee in the ODAC Tournament First Round Monday night.
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    February 18, 2017
    Basketball Men Dropped At Emory & Henry EMU’s starters were cold and host Emory & Henry’s entire team was hot. As a result, the Runnin Royals ended the regular season with a 97-75 loss on the road, falling to 10-15 overall and 4-12 in the ODAC.
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    February 15, 2017
    Royals Dig A Hole They Can't Get Out Of At Roanoke EMU made run after run in the second half, but couldn’t overcome Roanoke’s lead, eventually dropping a 75-65 decision on the road Wednesday night. Now 10-14 overall and 4-11 in the ODAC, the Runnin Royals were eliminated from contention to host an ODAC Tournament First Round game.
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    February 11, 2017
    Runnin Royals Earn Biggest Win Of Season, 94-63 The Runnin Royals broke out of their recent slump in a big way on Saturday, shooting a season-best 57.6% from the floor as they blew past visiting Randolph College, 94-63. Snapping a four-game losing skid, Eastern Mennonite hopes to build a little momentum heading into the final week of the season.
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    February 09, 2017
    Royals Athlete Of The Week: RaShawn Latimer Junior RaShawn Latimer made a significant position change, but is averaging nearly 20 points a game since making the move.
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    February 08, 2017
    Iron Unkind In Cold-Shooting Loss At Bridgewater EMU’s basketball men never found their rhythm in Bridgewater’s Nininger Hall Wednesday night, shooting just 1-for-19 from long range in a 79-54 loss to the rival Eagles. It was the lowest-scoring game of the season for the Royals, who are second in the ODAC with 622 three-point field goal attempts this year.
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    February 04, 2017
    Runnin Royals Stung By Burnett And Lynchburg, 97-93 Normally shooting 49% from the floor, including 47% from three-point range, is good enough to get a win, especially with a +8 rebounding margin. But when Lynchburg’s Zack Burnett hit his 10th triple of the day with 12 seconds left, he personally negated what had been a great effort for the Runnin Royals, handing EMU’s basketball men a 97-93 loss in Harrisonburg.
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    February 01, 2017
    EMU Men Handled By Marlins In Virginia Beach EMU’s basketball men fell in an early hole and never recovered in a 95-68 loss at Virginia Wesleyan Wednesday night.
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    January 28, 2017
    Men Cold In Suffering 77-66 Home Loss To Roanoke Despite doing all of the little things well, at the end of the day, the iron was simply unkind to EMU. The Runnin Royals shot a season-low 26.8% from the floor, including just 19% from outside, as they fell at home to Roanoke College on Saturday by a final of 77-66.
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    January 25, 2017
    Jones Leads Charge In Overtime Win Over SU, 101-95 When Jerome Jones nailed his fifth three pointer of the night with 1:19 left in overtime, EMU fans had a good feeling their Runnin Royals had finally gotten over the hump. The junior then finished off the night with a pair of free throws with 3.5 seconds left, pushing Eastern Mennonite to a 101-95 win over Shenandoah University.
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    January 21, 2017
    Randolph Out-Scores EMU Men, 90-82 The Runnin Royals continue to put up points. The issue has come on the defensive end, where injuries seem to have hurt the men the most. Such was the case on Saturday when EMU put up 82 points, including a 15-for-37 showing from outside, but still got outscored in a 90-82 loss at Randolph.
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    January 18, 2017
    Kearns' Three Free Throws With 0.4 Left Sink Runnin Royals, 86-85 The 344 in attendance in Yoder Arena Wednesday night experienced the full gamut of emotions, from joy to sadness, elation to frustration, and everywhere in between. And that was just in the final five seconds.
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    January 14, 2017
    Basketball Men Storm Back To Win At H-SC, 74-68 The Runnin Royals ended the game on a 33-12 run, picking up a 74-68 road win at Hampden-Sydney Saturday afternoon. EMU’s basketball men (8-7/2-4 ODAC) got a much-needed victory in the rigorous Old Dominion Athletic Conference, snapping a two-game skid.
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    January 11, 2017
    Runnin Royals Lose Lead Late To VWC For 30 minutes, Eastern Mennonite and Virginia Wesleyan went back and forth, locked in an intense battle packed with 17 lead changes and 10 ties. But midway through the second half, something changed.
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    January 07, 2017
    EMU Men Stung By Hornets In Road Loss One had to figure EMU’s basketball men were due for an “off” game. Unfortunately, it paired with an “on” game for host Lynchburg College, resulting in a 104-74 loss Saturday afternoon.
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    January 04, 2017
    Runnin Royals Dominate Rival Bridgewater, 87-60 The pre-game hype for Wednesday’s rivalry game between EMU and Bridgewater never paid dividends on the floor, as the Runnin Royals scored the first 10 points on their home court and never looked back in a convincing 87-60 win.
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    December 28, 2016
    Royals Raise Some Eyebrows In 82-65 Loss At D-I JMU The Runnin Royals played D-I James Madison University to a 37-37 draw in the first half, and were still within 53-50 midway through the second, before the Dukes pulled away for an 82-65 final. The Eastern Mennonite basketball men made a great showing in the meeting against their Division-1 neighbors before the mismatch on paper finally played out on the court.
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    December 21, 2016
    Royals Fire On All Cylinders In 95-70 Win Over Ferrum The Royals used good shooting and stingy defense to run away to a 95-70 win over Ferrum College Wednesday night in Harrisonburg. EMU’s basketball men improve to 6-5 as they prepare for a few days off for Christmas before playing a D-I James Madison next week Wednesday.
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    December 18, 2016
    Final Cold Spell Knocks Out Runnin Royals At Hood Hood College turned on the defense over the final four minutes of Sunday’s game, scoring the final 12 points to send EMU’s basketball men to a 74-62 loss. The Runnin Royals allowed an opponent to shoot 51% for the second straight day, as they came home from the Rotary of Frederick Holiday Classic with a pair of losses.
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    December 17, 2016
    Royals Take Lead And Give It Back To Stockton In Final 10 Seconds The Runnin Royals had enough to erase a 17-point margin with just seconds remaining, but not enough to win, as Stockton University got the game-winning layup with 1.0 second left in an 80-79 decision at the Rotary of Frederick Holiday Classic Saturday evening.
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    December 15, 2016
    Royals Athlete Of The Week: Jerome Jones Early in his junior season, Jerome Jones has proven his existing capabilities while also showing new ways to spur his team to success.
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    December 10, 2016
    Royals Out-Last Moravian In High-Scoring Battle, 105-100 The Runnin Royals broke the century mark and it was just enough to hold off a talented Moravian College team, earning a 105-100 win. Coupled with Friday’s 88-73 over Apprentice, Eastern Mennonite finishes 2-0 at the Don Glick Classic, improving their record to 5-3 on the year.
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    December 09, 2016
    Second Five Leads EMU To 88-73 Win Over Apprentice EMU’s bench accounted for 55 points as the basketball men rolled over the Apprentice School 88-73 at the Don Glick Classic on Friday. Four of the second unit scored in double figures as Eastern Mennonite improved to 4-3 on the year.
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    December 06, 2016
    Royals Give Great Effort In Tight 71-69 ODAC Loss The bench made the difference Tuesday night in Harrisonburg, where EMU’s basketball men dropped a 71-69 decision to ODAC-rival Randolph-Macon College. The Yellow Jackets’ subs out-scored EMU’s 44-8, as the Royals fell to 0-2 in the conference and 3-3 overall.
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    December 03, 2016
    Runnin Royals Shoot Their Way To 88-79 Win At Averett The offense is certainly working, as EMU’s basketball men shot a season-high 55.6% from the floor in an 88-79 non-conference win at Averett Saturday afternoon. The Runnin Royals hit 12 three pointers and trailed for only 58 seconds as they improved to 3-2 on the season.
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    November 30, 2016
    Royals Hot From Outside But Fall In OT Despite a record-setting performance from beyond the arc, EMU’s basketball men couldn’t stop host Guilford, dropping a 94-88 decision in overtime Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C. The Runnin Royals even their overall record at 2-2 in the ODAC opener for both teams.
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    November 28, 2016
    Royals Athlete Of The Week: Maleke Jones Over the beginning of the EMU men’s basketball season, junior Maleke Jones has shined among the many returners.
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    November 19, 2016
    Royals Rain Threes In 99-75 Thumping Of Gallaudet Junior Maleke Jones tied an EMU record with eight three-pointers as the Runnin Royals rolled to a 99-75 win over Gallaudet Saturday afternoon in Yoder Arena. Eastern Mennonite won both of their games at the EMU Tip-Off Invitational to improve to 2-1 on the young season.
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    November 18, 2016
    Davis And Jones Lead Way To 84-75 Win A 24-8 first-half run gave the Runnin Royals a lead they would not relinquish in an 84-75 win over Methodist Friday night in Yoder Arena. The win on day one of the EMU Tip-Off Invitational was the men’s first of the year.
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    November 15, 2016
    Royals Downed By CAC Power Mary Washington In Road Opener Playing in their 2016-17 season opener, EMU’s basketball men didn’t do themselves any favors in an 88-71 road loss to Mary Washington. The Royals struggled to stop their opponents from scoring while also being cold from both the free throw line and three-point range in falling to 0-1.
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    November 12, 2016
    SEASON PREVIEW: Basketball Men Looking To Pair Experience With Chemistry Coach Kirby Dean and the Runnin Royals have a set base of talented returning players to begin the 2016-17 season. With a team that returns everybody, Dean is confident that his group of players can compete with anybody in the talented ODAC.
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    October 27, 2016
    Runnin Royals Picked No. 8 In ODAC Poll Despite returning all five starters from last year’s team, EMU’s basketball men were given no favors in the 2016-17 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. The Runnin Royals were picked for eighth in a vote of league coaches, showing the depth of one of the nation’s premiere men’s basketball conferences.
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    September 26, 2016
    Runnin Royals' 2016-17 Schedule Includes Return Trip To D-I JMU A lot of things will look familiar this year for Runnin Royals. EMU’s basketball men return all five of their starters in 2016-17 and return a number of non-conference opponents as well, including D-I James Madison University.