The men's basketball team fell short in the final seconds after overcoming a 22-point deficit, ultimately falling to Emory & Henry College, 78-76, in an ODAC Tournament semifinal game Saturday night at the Salem Civic Center.
Beating a team three times in one season is tough. The Runnin Royals proved this to be true in Tuesday night's game, pulling away from Bridgewater College in the final three minutes of the ODAC Tournament First Round. Eastern Mennonite advances to the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, where they will play top-seeded Randolph-Macon Friday at 1:00 at the Salem Civic Center.
The Eastern Mennonite University men's basketball team dropped a 74-56 decision on Saturday afternoon against visiting Emory & Henry College. The loss drops the Royals to an overall record of 10-14, and 5-11 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
The Runnin Royals ended a two-game skid in a big way on Wednesday evening, after coming up with a program record for a team shooting percentage of 63.3% from the floor as they blew past visiting Shenandoah University, 121-93. After a vital win for postseason positioning, Eastern Mennonite (10-13/5-10 ODAC) hopes to carry the momentum into their final game of the regular season on Saturday evening.
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of current assistant coach Melvin Felix as the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. He has been the lead assistant at EMU under Coach Kirby Dean the past seven seasons.
The EMUy men's basketball team fell 68-66 at crosstown rival Bridgewater College on Wednesday evening. The Eagles scored the game winning layup with just 13.3 seconds and the Royals could not get a quality look to overcome the late bucket.
The Runnin Royals (9-11/4-8 ODAC) got a much-needed victory on Saturday afternoon after taking down Hampden-Sydney 72-60. The game also honored EMU's basketball alumni through the years, highlighting four former coaches and the 2009-10 Elite Eight team.
The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team dropped a late decision to Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday evening. The Royals slip to 8-11 overall and 3-8 in the ODAC as they prepare to host Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.
The Eastern Mennonite University men’s basketball team won a thrilling overtime game over Randolph-Macon College, 70-69, on Wednesday night in Ashland, Va. R-MC was the only team in the ODAC that head coach Kirby Dean had not beaten on the road in his 15 seasons at the helm of EMU’s program.
EMU made run after run in the second half, but couldn’t overcome Washington and Lee’s lead, eventually dropping a 97-82 decision on the road Wednesday night. Now 5-8 overall, the Royals will look for their first conference win on Saturday afternoon against Lynchburg College.
EMU’s basketball men failed to find their rhythm against Guilford College in Yoder Arena on Saturday afternoon. As a result, the Runnin Royals fell to the Quakers in a 74-58 loss, shooting just 7-for-24 from long range. The decision drops the Royals to 5-7 overall and 0-4 in the ODAC.
Eastern Mennonite University has announced that head men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean will resign at the end of the current season. He has accepted a position as the director of parks and recreation for Rockingham County.
Despite a rocky game, the Runnin Royals were nearly rescued by a last-second three pointer at the end of regulation and overtime. Both went in, however, Bridgewater’s men responded with threes of their own to steal a late 81-80 decision over Eastern Mennonite Wednesday night in Harrisonburg.
When the Royals make stops on the defensive end, it’s nearly impossible to stop them on the offensive side. That simple formula held true Wednesday night, as the EMU basketball men rolled over visiting Frostburg State, 89-72.
The Runnin Royals had seven finish in double figures as Eastern Mennonite rolled over Keystone College, 109-88, on Saturday afternoon in Bridgewater, Va. EMU won both of its games at the Don Glick Classic to improve to 4-5 overall.
If close losses make you better down the road, Eastern Mennonite will become a force to be reckoned with come February. The Runnin Royals had their chances against Averett University in the final minutes but came up short in a 88-85 loss in Yoder Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has recently announced its association with the V University virtual campus supporting cancer research through the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Events in support of the initiative are scheduled for each basketball-sponsoring member institution.