Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball

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Eastern Michigan Eagles
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UniversityEastern Michigan University
Head coach Stan Heath (1st season)
Conference Mid-American
Location Ypsilanti, Michigan
Arena Convocation Center
(Capacity: 8,800)
Nickname Eagles
ColorsGreen and White [1]
         
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Away
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1991
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1991, 1996
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1988, 1991, 1996, 1998
Conference tournament champions
1988, 1991, 1996, 1998
Conference regular season champions
1921 (MIAA)
1988, 1991, 1996 (MAC)
Conference division season champions
2012

The Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represents Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The team currently competes in the West division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). They have appeared in four NCAA Division I tournaments and have a 3–4 record, tied for third best among Michigan colleges. They reached the Sweet Sixteen in the 1991 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and defeated the Duke Blue Devils in the first round of the 1996 tournament.

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EMU has competed in the MAC since joining in 1972, and previously competed in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1920–1926). The team last played in the NCAA tournament in 1998.

Postseason

NCAA Tournament Division I results

The Eagles have appeared in four NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–4.

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1988 #15Round of 64#2 PittsburghL 109–90
1991 #12Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
#5 Mississippi State
#13 Penn State
#1 North Carolina
W 76–56
W 71–68 OT
L 93–67
1996 #9Round of 64
Round of 32
#8 Duke
#1 Connecticut
W 75–60
L 95–81
1998 #13Round of 64#4 Michigan StateL 83–71

Coach Ben Braun led Eastern Michigan to their first three NCAA Division I tournament appearances during his 11-year tenure. One of the great highlights in team history came after EMU's first round victory over Duke in 1996, when the Blue Devils' Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski stated, "Eastern Michigan is very well coached, much deeper than we are and, today, much quicker than we were." [2]

NIT results

The Eagles have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1995 First RoundBradleyL 86–85 2OT

CBI results

The Eagles have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2015 First RoundLouisiana–MonroeL 71–67

CIT results

The Eagles have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 2–2.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2014 First Round
Second Round
Norfolk State
Columbia
W 58–54
L 69–56
2018 First Round
Second Round
Niagara
Sam Houston State
W 83–65
L 62–69

NCAA Division II tournament results

The Eagles have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament one time. Their record is 3–2.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1972 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Third Place Game
Kentucky Wesleyan
Evansville
Assumption
Roanoke
Tennessee State
W 61–59
W 93–88
W 93–88
L 73–99
L 82–107

EMU reached the Final Four of the 1972 NCAA College Division National Championship, led by All-American George Gervin, an NBA Hall of Famer selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

NAIA District 23 Playoff

YearRoundOpponentResult
1963First Round Northern Michigan L 81–99
1967First Round Hillsdale L 72–74
1968First Round
Second Round
Aquinas
Michigan Lutheran
W 104–88
W 82–80
1969First Round
Second Round
Michigan Lutheran
Michigan Lutheran
W 90–70
W 99–87
1970First Round
Second Round
Aquinas
Ferris State
W 106–67
W 111–69
1971First Round
Second Round
Lake Superior State
Ferris State
W 96–66
W 96–86

NAIA National Division I Tournament

YearRoundOpponentResult
1968 First Round

Second Round

Elite Eight

Stephen F. Austin

Hanover

Westminster

W 82–80

W 94–81

L 84–92

1969 First Round

Second Round

Georgetown (KY)

Eastern New Mexico

W 87–85

L 69–77

1970 First Round

Second Round

East Central State

Guilford

W 108–85

L 85–89

1971 First Round

Second Round

Elite Eight

National Semifinals

National Championship

Ohio Dominican

Whittier

Eau Claire State

Fairmont State

Kentucky State

W 119–81

W 71–70

W 87–80

W 89–78

L 82–102

Mid-American Conference Tournament Results

YearRoundOpponentResult
1980First Round Bowling Green L 49–54
1981First Round Toledo L 88–95
1982First Round Western Michigan L 42–44
1983First Round Ohio L 60–74
1984First Round

Second Round

Bowling Green

Kent State

W 64–58

L 58–67

1985First RoundKent StateL 74–84
1987First Round

Second Round

Miami

Central Michigan

W 87–64

L 76–80

1988Semifinals

Finals

Western Michigan

Ohio

W 95–88

W 94–80

1989First Round

Second Round

Miami

Ball State

W 70–69

L 76–77

1990First Round

Second Round

Bowling Green

Ball State

W 62–60

L 58–69

1991Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Kent State

Bowling Green

Toledo

W 66–47

W 72–66

W 67–66

1992First RoundMiamiL 66–67
1993First RoundWestern MichiganL 57–65
1994First RoundMiamiL 60–90
1995Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Toledo

Ohio

Ball State

W 69–61

W 78–72

L 70–77

1996Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Kent State

Ball State

Toledo

W 84–72

W 87–71

W 77–63

1997Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Ball State

Bowling Green

Miami

W 85–75

W 73–64

L 76–96

1998Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Finals

Toledo

Ball State

Miami

W 98–79

W 93–92

W 92–77

2000First RoundMiamiL 51–64
2001First RoundToledoL 43–67
2002First RoundToledoL 53–89
2003First Round Marshall L 75–83
2004 First RoundMarshallL 59–78
2005 First Round Akron L 78–66
2006 First RoundWestern MichiganL 55–60
2007 First Round

Quarterfinals

Ball State

Toledo

W 51–48

L 54–62

2008 First Round

Quarterfinals

Ball State

Western Michigan

W 59–55

L 61–70

2009 First RoundCentral MichiganL 49–62
2010 First Round

Quarterfinals

Northern Illinois

Akron

W 65–59

L 89–97

2011 First RoundAkronL 53–67
2012 First RoundNorthern IllinoisL 52–55
2013 First Round

Second Round

Quarterfinals

Northern Illinois

Miami

Western Michigan

W 45–44

W 58–47

L 55–70

2014 First Round

Second Round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Central Michigan

Northern Illinois

Buffalo

Toledo

W 72–60

W 53–48

W 69–64

L 44–59

2015 First Round

Second Round

Quarterfinals

Miami

Bowling Green

Toledo

W 62–61

W 73–67

L 67–78

Championships

NCAA Tournament

Appearances (4)

Sweet Sixteen (1)

NAIA District 23 (4)

NAIA National Division I Tournament

Elite Eight (2)

Semifinals (1)

Finals (1)

NCAA Division II Tournament

Elite Eight (1)

Final Four (1)

Third Place Game (1)

MAC Regular Season Champions (4)

Mid-American Conference Tournament

Finals (5)

Champions (4)

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships

Michigan Normal Championships

All-Time Win-Loss Record

Source: [4]

SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonLeading ScorerLeading Rebounder
L.P. Whitcomb (1897–98)
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
1897–98 Whitcomb1–1
L.P. Whitcomb:1–1
E.E. Crook (1898–99)
1898–99 Crook1–1
E.E. Crook:1–1
Leslie A. Butler (1899–1900)
1899–1900 Butler1–1
Leslie A. Butler:1–1
M. Everett Dick (1900–01)
1900–01 Dick0–2
M. Everett Dick:0–2
Clayton T. Teetzel (1901–1903)
1901–02 Teetzel1–0
1902–03 Teetzel1–5
Clayton T. Teetzel:2–4
Wilbur P. Bowen (1903–1909)
1903–04 Bowen2–5
1904–05 Bowen6–3
1905–06 Bowen4–4
1906–07 Bowen2–8
1907–08Bowen3–5
1908–09Bowen6–5
Wilbur P. Bowen:23–30
Clare Hunter (1909–1911)
1909–10Hunter9–2
1910–11Hunter4–7
Clare Hunter:13–9
Frederick Beyerman (1911–1912)
1911–12Beyerman3–8
Frederick Beyerman:3–8
LeRoy Brown (1912–1914)
1912–13Brown5–2
1913–14Brown8–4
LeRoy Brown:13–6
Thomas Ransom (1914–1915)
1914–15Ransom9–4
Thomas Ransom:9–4
Elmer D. Mitchell (1915–1917)
1915–16Mitchell10–4
1916–17Mitchell15–1
Elmer D. Mitchell:15–5
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1917–18Rynearson14–1
1918–19Rynearson10–4
1919–20Rynearson12–2
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) (1920–1926)
1920–21Rynearson12–48–11st
Elton J. Rynearson159–129
Joseph H. McCulloch (1921–1925)
1921–22McCulloch11–67–12nd
1922–23McCulloch12–84–43rd
1923–24McCulloch13–87–32nd
1924–25McCulloch9–123–74th
Joseph H. McCulloch:45–34
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1925–26Rynearson13–68–22nd
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
1926–27Rynearson11–8
1927–28Rynearson10–12
1928–29Rynearson12–6
1929–30Rynearson7–6
1930–31Rynearson8–5
1931–32Rynearson13–4
Elton J. Rynearson159–129
Harry Ockerman (1932–1935)
1932–33Ockerman15–2
1933–34Ockerman11–7
1934–35Ockerman8–7
Harry Ockerman:34–16
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1935–36Rynearson3–12
1936–37Rynearson6–10
1937–38Rynearson8–6
1938–39Rynearson5–11
1939–40Rynearson6–12
Elton J. Rynearson159–129
Frank Worzniak (1940–41)
1940–41Worzniak4–13
Frank Worzniak:4–13
Ray Stites (1941–44, 1946–47)
1941–42Stites12–6
1942–43Stites5–9
1943–44Stites4–8
Ray Stites:29–32
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1944–45Rynearson1–11
1945–46Rynearson9–9Howard Messenger
Elton J. Rynearson159–129
Ray Stites (1941–44, 1946–47)
1946–47Stites8–9Charles Sampier
Ray Stites:29–32
William Crouch (1947–53)
1947–48Crouch5–13Leo Turner
1948–49Crouch7–12Fred Jackson
1949–50Crouch6–12Fred Jackson
Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) 1950–1961
1950–51Crouch7–122–10Fred Tomcyzk
1951–52Crouch9–115–5Webster Kirksey
1952–53Crouch8–124–66thWebster Kirksey
William Crouch:48–67
Robert Hollway (1953–54)
1953–54Hollway8–124–86thCleon Gilliam
Robert Hollway:8–12
James Skala (1954–1960)
1954–55Skala14–87–52ndAndy Shepard
1955–56Skala5–172–107thDave Parks
1956–57Skala8–155–7Dave Parks
1957–58Skala1–200–127thCharles Crickmore
1958–59Skala8–133–97thFrank Manley
1959–60Skala7–131–117thBill StephensTom Mackenzie
James Skala:43–86
J. Richard Adams (1960–1966)
1960–61Adams5–180–127thRon GulyasDon Massey
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
1961–62Adams8–133–9Don MasseyGary Clark
1962–63Adams11–90–1Ed GallupEd Gallup
Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) 1963–1966
1963–64Adams8–96–6Ed GallupEd Gallup
1964–65Adams11–78–44thRod MarlattSteve Ditchkof
1965–66Adams15–311–12ndRod MarlattLarry Brose
J. Richard Adams59–59
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
James D. Dutcher (1966–1972)
1966–67Dutcher18–70–1 Harvey Marlatt Tuggle Bowens
1967–68Dutcher20–94–1 Earle Higgins Kennedy McIntosh
1968–69Dutcher20–93–1Kennedy McIntoshKennedy McIntosh
1969–70Dutcher22–73–1Kennedy McIntoshKennedy McIntosh
1970–71Dutcher23–106–1Kennedy McIntoshKennedy McIntosh
1971–72Dutcher24–73–2 George Gervin George Gervin
James D. Dutcher:127–49
Allan Freund (1972–1976)
1972–73Freund8–17Gary TysonLeonard Cole
1973–74Freund8–18Gary TysonTalmadge Bell
Mid-American Conference (MAC) 1974–1997
1974–75Freund12–144–96thBob RiddleBob Riddle
1975–76Freund7–201–1510thBob RiddleBob Riddle
Allan Freund:35–69
Ray Scott (1976–1979)
1976–77Scott9–184–128thBill WeaverBob Riddle
1977–78Scott11–167–96thGary GreenKen Harmon
1978–79Scott9–185–119thGary GreenGary Green
Ray Scott:29–52
Jim Boyce (1979–1986)
1979–80Boyce13–147–94th0–1Kelvin BlakelyJeff Zatkof
1980–81Boyce13–148–86th0–1Jeff ZatkofJeff Zatkof
1981–82Boyce15–128–84th0–1Jeff ZatkofJeff Zatkof
1982–83Boyce12–168–106th0–1Marlow McClainVince Giles
1983–84Boyce12–178–106th1–1 Fred Cofield Vince Giles
1984–85Boyce15–139–95th0–1Fred CofieldVince Giles
1985–86Boyce9–185–139thPercy Cooper Grant Long
Jim Boyce:84–94
Ben Braun (1986–1996)
1986–87Braun14–158–84th1–1Grant LongGrant Long
1987–88Braun22–814–21st2–1Grant LongGrant Long
1988–89Braun17–128–84th1–1Lorenzo NeelyIsaac Henderson
1989–90Braun19–138–85th1–1Lorenzo NeelyKory Hallas
1990–91Braun26–713–31st5–1 Marcus Kennedy Marcus Kennedy
1991–92Braun9–224–128th0–1Kory HallasKory Hallas
1992–93Braun13–178–106th0–1Ellery MorganWayne Simpson
1993–94Braun15–1210–85th0–1Kareem CarpenterKareem Carpenter
1994–95Braun20–1012–63rd2–2Brian TolbertKareem Carpenter
1995–96Braun25–614–41st4–1Brian TolbertJames Head
Ben Braun:185–132
Milton Barnes (1996–2000)
1996–97Barnes22–1011–74th3–1 Earl Boykins James Head
Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division 1997–Current
1997–98Barnes20–1013–53rd3–1Earl BoykinsJames Head
1998–99Barnes5–205–133rdCalvin WarnerCalvin Warner
1999–2000Barnes15–139–93rd0–1Calvin WarnerCalvin Warner
Milton Barnes:62–53
Jim Boone (2000–2005)
2000–01 Boone3–251–176th0–1Melvin HicksTyson Radney
2001–02 Boone6–242–166th0–1Ricky CottrillSteve Pettyjohn
2002–03 Boone14–148–104th0–1Ryan PrillmanSteve Pettyjohn
2003–04 Boone13–157–115th0–1Markus AustinJohn Bowler
2004–05 Boone12–185–136th0–1Markus AustinJames "Boo" Jackson
Jim Boone:48–96
Charles E. Ramsey (2005–2011)
2005–06 Ramsey7–213–155th0–1John BowlerJohn Bowler
2006–07 Ramsey13–196–104th1–1Jesse BunkleyBrandon Bowdry
2007–08 Ramsey14–178–82nd1–1Carlos MedlockTravis Lewis
2008–09 Ramsey8–246–104th0–1Brandon BowdryBrandon Bowdry
2009–10 Ramsey17–158–82nd0–1Carlos MedlockBrandon Bowdry
2010–11 Ramsey9–225–114th0–1Brandon BowdryBrandon Bowdry
Charles E. Ramsey:68–118
Rob Murphy (2011–2021)
2011–12 Murphy14–189–71st0–1Darrell LampleyJamell Harris
2012–13 Murphy16–187–94th2–1Derek ThompsonDa'Shonte Riley
2013–14 Murphy22–1510–83rd4–2Karrington WardKarrington Ward
2014–15 Murphy21–148–104th2–2Raven LeeKarrington Ward
2015–16 Murphy18-159-94th1-1Raven LeeJames Thompson IV
2016–17 Murphy16-177-114th1-1Ray LeeJames Thompson IV
2017–18 Murphy22-1311-72nd1-1Elijah MinnieJames Thompson IV
2018–19 Murphy15-179-93rdPaul JacksonJames Thompson IV
2019-20Murphy16-166-125thTy Groce Boubacar Toure

Players

Players Drafted & Undrafted in the NBA and NBA-DL

YearPlayerRoundPickTeam
1970 Earle Higgins 32San Francisco
1970 Harvey Marlatt 162 Detroit
1971 Kennedy McIntosh 11Chicago
1972 Dwaine Dillard 69Baltimore
1973Lindell Reason83Portland
1974 George Gervin 34Phoenix
1977Bob Riddle710Cleveland
1980Kevin Blakley516Kansas City
1983Marlow McLain98Detroit
1985 Fred Cofield 43New York
1985Vincent Giles617Detroit
1988 Grant Long 28Miami
1991 Marcus Kennedy 227Portland
1991 Carl Thomas Undrafted Sacramento
1991 Charles Thomas UndraftedDetroit
1998 Derrick Dial 223 San Antonio
1998 Earl Boykins UndraftedNew Jersey
2001Corey Tarrant*969Asheville
2006DeSean Hadley*223Sioux Falls
2010Carlos Medlock*69Utah
2012Brandon Bowdry*337Erie
2015Karrington Ward*21 Bakersfield Jam
2015Da'Shonte Riley*41 Idaho Stampede
2016Karrington Ward*42 Oklahoma City Blue

*NBA-DL

Current Pro Players

Da'Shonte Riley - Salt Lake City Stars

Karrington Ward - Oklahoma City Blue

Raven Lee - Santa Cruz Warriors

Retired numbers

No.PlayerYears at EMU
11 Earl Boykins 1994–1998
24 George Gervin 1971–1972
43 Grant Long 1985–1988
54 Kennedy McIntosh 1967–1971

Awards

MAC Awards [5]

MAC Player of the Year

  • 1988 Grant Long
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy

MAC Defensive Player of the Year

  • 2014 Da'Shonte Riley

Academic All-MAC

  • 1975–76 Dan Hoff
  • 1975–76 Walt Jones
  • 1981 Patrick Miller
  • 1998 Nkechi Ezugwu
  • 2003 Steve Pettyjohn
  • 2014 Daylen Harrison [6]
  • 2015 Olalekan Ajayi
  • 2015 Trent Perry
  • 2016 Trent Perry
  • 2017 Blake Brown
  • 2017 Nick Madray
  • 2017 James Thompson IV

MAC Tournament MVP

  • 1988 Grant Long
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy
  • 1996 Brian Tolbert
  • 1998 Earl Boykins [7]

1st Team All-MAC

  • 1981 Jeff Zatkoff
  • 1985 Fred Cofield
  • 1987 Grant Long
  • 1988 Grant Long
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy
  • 1991 Lorenzo Neely
  • 1992 Kory Hallas
  • 1994 Kareem Carpenter
  • 1995 Brian Tolbert
  • 1996 Brian Tolbert
  • 1997 Earl Boykins
  • 1998 Earl Boykins
  • 2006 John Bowler
  • 2018 James Thompson IV

2nd Team All-MAC

  • 1975 Bob Riddle
  • 1979 Gary Green
  • 1980 Kelvin Blakely
  • 1982 Jeff Zatkoff
  • 1984 Fred Cofield
  • 1984 Vince Giles
  • 1986 Percy Cooper
  • 1987 Mike McCall
  • 1988 Howard Chambers
  • 1990 Lorenzo Neely
  • 1991 Carl Thomas
  • 1993 Ellery Morgan
  • 1995 Kareem Carpenter
  • 1996 Earl Boykins
  • 1997 Derrick Dial
  • 1998 Derrick Dial
  • 2003 Ryan Prillman
  • 2009 Brandon Bowdry
  • 2010 Carlos Medlock
  • 2010 Brandon Bowdry
  • 2011 Brandon Bowdry
  • 2016 James Thompson IV
  • 2017 James Thompson IV
  • 2019 James Thompson IV

3rd Team All-MAC

  • 2012 Darrell Lampley
  • 2014 Karrington Ward
  • 2015 Ray Lee
  • 2018 Elijah Minnie

MAC Honorable Mention

  • 1975 Dan Hoff
  • 1976 Bob Riddle
  • 1977 Bill Weaver
  • 1978 Ken Harmon
  • 1978 Gary Green
  • 1980 Jeff Zatkoff
  • 1981 Tim Bracey
  • 1982 Jack Brusewitz
  • 1983 Phil Blevins
  • 1983 Marlow McClain
  • 1983 Vince Giles
  • 1985 Vince Giles
  • 1988 Lorenzo Neely
  • 1989 Howard Chambers
  • 1989 Lorenzo Neely
  • 1990 Kory Hallas
  • 1993 Bryant Kennedy
  • 1993 Theron Wilson
  • 1996 Theron Wilson
  • 1998 James Head
  • 2000 Calvin Warner
  • 2005 John Bowler
  • 2008 Carlos Medlock
  • 2010 Justin Dobbins
  • 2013 Glenn Bryant
  • 2015 Karrington Ward
  • 2016 Ray Lee
  • 2018 Paul Jackson
  • 2019 Paul Jackson
  • 2019 Elijah Minnie
  • 2020 Boubacar Toure

MAC All-Freshman team

  • 1988 Lorenzo Neely
  • 1989 Kory Hallas
  • 1995 Earl Boykins
  • 2000 C.J. Grantham
  • 2006 Carlos Medlock
  • 2007 Brandon Bowdry
  • 2016 James Thompson IV

MAC All-Defensive team

  • 2016 Tim Bond
  • 2017 Tim Bond
  • 2018 James Thompson IV
  • 2019 James Thompson IV

MAC West Player of the Week [8]

  • Dec. 28, 2003 John Bowler
  • Nov. 10, 2006 Carlos Medlock
  • Jan. 01, 2007 Jesse Bunkley
  • Nov. 13, 2007 Carlos Medlock
  • Nov. 21, 2011 Darrell Lampley
  • Feb. 27, 2012 Darrell Lampley
  • Dec. 16, 2013 Ray Lee
  • Feb. 17, 2014 Da'Shonte Riley
  • Nov. 24, 2014 Ray Lee
  • Feb. 16, 2015 Karrington Ward
  • Mar. 07, 2015 Mike Talley
  • Feb. 15, 2016 James Thompson IV
  • Mar. 05, 2016 Tim Bond
  • Nov. 28, 2016 James Thompson IV
  • Jan. 03, 2017 Jordan Nobles
  • Dec. 18, 2018 James Thompson IV [9]

Preseason 1st Team All-MAC West Division

  • 2004 John Bowler
  • 2005 John Bowler
  • 2015 Ray Lee
  • 2016 James Thompson IV
  • 2017 James Thompson IV [9]

MAC Coach of the Year

  • 1988 Ben Braun [10]
  • 1991 Ben Braun
  • 1996 Ben Braun
  • 2012 Rob Murphy

MAC Freshman Of The Year

  • 1988 Lorenzo Neely
  • 2016 James Thompson IV

MAC All-Tournament Team

  • 1987 Grant Long
  • 1988 Grant Long
  • 1988 Lorenzo Neely
  • 1991 Lorenzo Neely
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy
  • 1995 Brian Tolbert
  • 1995 Theron Wilson
  • 1996 Brian Tolbert
  • 1996 Earl Boykins
  • 1996 Theron Wilson
  • 1997 Derrick Dial
  • 1998 Earl Boykins
  • 1998 Derrick Dial
  • 2010 Carlos Medlock

National Awards

Co-Coach of the Year in the NCAA District 14 Division I

Honorable Mention All-American [11]

Cosida Academic All-American Selections 2nd Team [12]

Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award

USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year

Thompson Challenge All Tournament Team

Golden Bear Classic

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islander Invitational

Hoosier Tipoff Classic All-Tournament Team [13]

E-Club Hall of Fame

All-Freshman Team

UPI 1st Team NCAA-College Division All-America

Coaches 1st Team NCAA-College Division All-America

NAIA second-team All-District 23

NAIA honorable mention All-America

1st Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

2nd Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

NAIA All-Star State of Michigan Team

Michigan Collegiate Conference Honors

Ben Braun Era

Ben Braun served as head coach of the EMU men's basketball team from 1985 to 1996, before leaving to take over the head coaching duties at the University of California-Berkeley. In his 10 ½ seasons as EMU head coach, he led Eastern to its most successful decade as an NCAA Division I school, finishing as the winningest head coach in EMU history with a 185–132 record. During his tenure he was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year three times (1987–88, 1990–91, 1995–96). Those three seasons saw the Eagles win Mid-American Conference and MAC Tournament Championships and NCAA post-season tournament appearances, including a "Sweet 16" appearance in 1990–91. He also coached the 1994–95 team to EMU's first-ever National Invitation Tournament (NIT). [10]

Milton Barnes Era

Following the departure of Ben Braun to California, Eastern Michigan hired Milton Barnes, he would spend four season as a head coach, earning 63 victories in those years.

Jim Boone Era

In 2001, EMU hired Jim Boone to lead its basketball program. Boone compiled a 48–96 record in 5 seasons at the helm.

Charles Ramsey Era

Ypsilanti native and EMU graduate Charles Ramsey was hired following the 2005 season. In his first game as head coach, Ramsey pulled off an upset over a Ben Braun coached California team, however that would be the highlight of his stint as head coach in Ypsilanti. After a 68–118 record in six years at the helm, EMU would fire Ramsey after the 2010–11 basketball season.

Rob Murphy Era

Rob Murphy, a Detroit native was hired in the spring of 2011 to take over for Charles Ramsey. Prior to EMU, Murphy spent seven years as an assistant coach at Syracuse under Jim Boeheim. In his first season, Murphy would lead the Eagles to a 14–18 record. However, with its 9–7 record in conference play, the Eagles took 1st place in the MAC-West. In 2021, he left the team to join the Motor City Cruise of the NBA G League as president and general manager. [19] [20]

vs Michigan Universities

*As of Jan. 06, 2016

Statistics [5]

National statistical champions

MAC Statistical Champions Team Season

MAC Individual Statistical Champion

MAC Tournament Records

Individual Single Game

  • 1980 Greg Floyd- Field Goal Pct. (1.000/7-7)
  • 1984 Fred Cofield- Field Goals Attempted (28)

Individual Tournament Career

  • Earl Boykins- Field Goals Made (34)
  • Earl Boykins- Field Goal Attempts (60)

Team

  • 1998 Field Goals Made (41 v Toledo)

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2009–10 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

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2012–13 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2012–13 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by second year head coach Rob Murphy, played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 16–18, 7–9 in MAC play to finish in fourth place in the West Division. They won two games in the MAC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Western Michigan.

2013–14 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2013–14 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by third year head coach Rob Murphy, played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 22–15, 10–8 in MAC play to finish in third place in the West Division. They advanced to the semifinals of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Toledo. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Norfolk State in the first round before losing in the second round to Columbia.

2014–15 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2014–15 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by fourth year head coach Rob Murphy, played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 21–14, 8–10 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the West Division. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Toledo. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they lost in the first round to Louisiana–Monroe.

2005–06 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2005–06 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by 1st year head coach Charles E. Ramsey, played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 7–21, 3–15 in MAC play. They were knocked out in the 1st round of the MAC Tournament by Western Michigan.

2008–09 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2008–09 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by 4th year head coach Charles E. Ramsey, played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 8–24, 6–10 in MAC play. They team finished 4th in the MAC West. They were knocked out in the 1st round of the MAC Tournament by Central Michigan.

2007–08 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2007–08 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2007–08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by 3rd year head coach Charles E. Ramsey, played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 14–17, 8–8 in MAC play. They team finished 2nd in the MAC West. They were knocked out in the 2nd round of the MAC Tournament by Western Michigan. The team captains were Carlos Medlock, Travis Lewis and Jesse Bunkley.

2006–07 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2006–07 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2006–07 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by 2nd year head coach Charles E. Ramsey, played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 13–19, 6–10 in MAC play. They team finished 4th in the MAC West. They were knocked out in the 2nd round of the MAC Tournament by Toledo The team captains were Carlos Medlock, Craig Cashen.

2001–02 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2001–02 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2001–02 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by 2nd year head coach Jim Boone. The Eagles played their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 6–24, 2–16 in MAC play. They finished 6th in the MAC West. They were knocked out in the 1st round of the MAC Tournament by the Toledo Rockets.

Derrick Gragg is an American college athletics administrator. He is the athletic director at the University of Tulsa, a position he has held since 2013. He previously spent seven years, 2006 to 2013, as the athletic director at Eastern Michigan University and six years, 2000 to 2006, as senior associate athletic director at the University of Arkansas. Gragg played college football at Vanderbilt University, lettering as a wide receiver for the Commodores for four seasons, 1988 to 1991.

2017–18 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2017–18 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by seventh-year head coach Rob Murphy, played their home games at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 22–13, 11–7 in MAC play to finish in second place in the West Division. They defeated Akron in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to Toledo. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Niagara in the first round before losing in the second round to Sam Houston State.

2018–19 Eastern Michigan Eagles mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2018–19 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by eighth-year head coach Rob Murphy, played their home games at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 15–17, 9–9 in MAC play to finish in third place in the West Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Tournament to Ball State.

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