EAST LANSING, Michigan (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University basketball team fell 83-59 in non-conference action at the Breslin Center on Saturday, November 20, at the Breslin Center en route to Michigan State University, 83-59.
Eastern (1-3; 0-0 MAC) had 23 points off the bench and shot 37.1 percent out of the field, including 47.1 percent from the three-point range. EMU achieved a total of 10 assists as well as six blocks and four steals, while Michigan State (3-1; 0-0 Big Ten) was forced to turn over 10.
The green-whites had three players in the double digits, led by Neuling Noah Farrakhan (Newark, NJ-The Patrick School (East Carolina))who had 14 points and six rebounds. classmate Colin Golson Jr. (Detroit, Michigan-Ferndale (Siena)) tacked on 11 points from the bench and senior Monty Scott (Union, NJ-St. Benedict’s Prep (Portland State)) helped with 10 points, five assists and two steals.
student in the first year Yusuf Jihad (Farmington Hills, Michigan-North Farmington (Oakland)) pulled three of Eastern’s 13 offensive rebounds, which turned the team into seven second chance points.
Eastern Michigan did a great job disrupting the Michigan’s competitive shots and got away with it six blocks. student in the first year Mo Njie (Centerville, Ohio-Centerville (DME Sports Academy)) individually listed for the Eagles with four rejections.
How it happened
Eastern started the game with Senior Nate Scott (Naperville, Illinois-Neuqua Valley (Northern Illinois)) He hit the first bucket, a three-pointer, when the Eagles led the Spartans for the first five minutes of the game. Golson Jr. led EMU offensively in the first half, scoring all 11 of his points at half time, including shooting 2 out of 2 out of three and the charity streak. Farrakhan scored 10 points in the first verse and M. Scott handed out five assists that were high in his career. The green-whites shot 36.4 percent from the ground and 50 percent from below in the first half, but found themselves again at 49:31 before half-time.
student in the first year Luka Savicevic (Skopje, North Macedonia Sports Academy Skopje) was a spark from the bank for Eastern in the second half. After hitting a threesome in the first half on his college debut, the North Macedonian hit two threesomes for a bargain. Eastern Michigan went on an 8-0 run that was ended by Scott’s three to try to narrow the deficit. The Eagles moved up in the second verse with 6:55 minutes within 16, but could not make a comeback. Eastern Michigan shot well from three-point distance at halftime, sinking four shots from deep to score 12 of their 28 points.
âThe Eagles shot well out of three-point range, knocking down 8 of 17 long-range attempts for 47.1 percent.
âThe Bank of Eastern Michigan impressed with 23 points.
âEMU lost despite a 43:41 recovery advantage as Michigan State was overtaken for the first time this season.
âThe Eagles were active in blocking shots from the defensive end, counting six blocks as a team.
Â»Eastern Michigan cleared the offensive glass and amassed 13 offensive boards in the game.
âSavicevic made his college debut, scoring eight points, including 2-out-of-2 out of three.
âM. Scott has five assists in his career in this competition.
âNjie finished with a career high of four blocks.
” Student in the first year Malcolm Clements (Ypsilanti, Mich.-Arbor Prepatory) saw his first college minutes.
Eastern Michigan is returning home to the Convocation Center and inviting Western Illinois to WEMU (89.1) and the Varsity Sports app for the DePaul Blue Demon Classic on Wednesday, November 24th in Ypsilanti, Michigan.