2016-17 EMU Men's Basketball News

  • Basketball's Latimer Earns All-ODAC Third Team
    February 22, 2017
    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.
  • EMU Men Exit ODAC Tourney With Disappointing Loss At W&L
    February 20, 2017
    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.
  • Basketball Men Dropped At Emory & Henry
    February 18, 2017
    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.
  • Royals Dig A Hole They Can't Get Out Of At Roanoke
    February 15, 2017
    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.
  • Runnin Royals Earn Biggest Win Of Season, 94-63
    February 11, 2017
    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.
  • Royals Athlete Of The Week: RaShawn Latimer
    February 09, 2017
    Junior RaShawn Latimer made a significant position change, but is averaging nearly 20 points a game since making the move.
  • Iron Unkind In Cold-Shooting Loss At Bridgewater
    February 08, 2017
    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.
  • Runnin Royals Stung By Burnett And Lynchburg, 97-93
    February 04, 2017
    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.
  • EMU Men Handled By Marlins In Virginia Beach
    February 01, 2017
    EMU’s basketball men fell in an early hole and never recovered in a 95-68 loss at Virginia Wesleyan Wednesday night.
  • Men Cold In Suffering 77-66 Home Loss To Roanoke
    January 28, 2017
    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.
  • Jones Leads Charge In Overtime Win Over SU, 101-95
    January 25, 2017
    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.
  • Randolph Out-Scores EMU Men, 90-82
    January 21, 2017
    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.
  • Kearns' Three Free Throws With 0.4 Left Sink Runnin Royals, 86-85
    January 18, 2017
    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.
  • Basketball Men Storm Back To Win At H-SC, 74-68
    January 14, 2017
    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.
  • Runnin Royals Lose Lead Late To VWC
    January 11, 2017
    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.
  • EMU Men Stung By Hornets In Road Loss
    January 07, 2017
    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.
  • Runnin Royals Dominate Rival Bridgewater, 87-60
    January 04, 2017
    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.
  • Royals Raise Some Eyebrows In 82-65 Loss At D-I JMU
    December 28, 2016
    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.
  • Royals Fire On All Cylinders In 95-70 Win Over Ferrum
    December 21, 2016
    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.
  • Final Cold Spell Knocks Out Runnin Royals At Hood
    December 18, 2016
    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.
  • Royals Take Lead And Give It Back To Stockton In Final 10 Seconds
    December 17, 2016
    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.
  • Royals Athlete Of The Week: Jerome Jones
    December 15, 2016
    Early in his junior season, Jerome Jones has proven his existing capabilities while also showing new ways to spur his team to success.
  • Royals Out-Last Moravian In High-Scoring Battle, 105-100
    December 10, 2016
    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.
  • Second Five Leads EMU To 88-73 Win Over Apprentice
    December 09, 2016
    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.
  • Royals Give Great Effort In Tight 71-69 ODAC Loss
    December 06, 2016
    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.
  • Runnin Royals Shoot Their Way To 88-79 Win At Averett
    December 03, 2016
    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.
  • Royals Hot From Outside But Fall In OT
    November 30, 2016
    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.
  • Royals Athlete Of The Week: Maleke Jones
    November 28, 2016
    Over the beginning of the EMU men’s basketball season, junior Maleke Jones has shined among the many returners.
  • Royals Rain Threes In 99-75 Thumping Of Gallaudet
    November 19, 2016
    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.
  • Davis And Jones Lead Way To 84-75 Win
    November 18, 2016
    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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