2009–10 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team

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2009–10 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2009–10 record 14–13 (6–7 MAC)
Head coach Charles Ramsey
Assistant coach Derrick McDowell
Assistant coach Carl Thomas
Assistant coach Andrew Moore
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
2009–10 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
Akron 12 4   .750     24 11   .686
Miami 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Buffalo 9 7   .563     18 12   .600
Ohio 7 9   .438     22 15   .595
Bowling Green 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
West
Central Michigan 9 7   .563     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Northern Illinois 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Toledo 1 15   .063     4 28   .125
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Eastern Michigan Eagles basketball team represented Eastern Michigan University in the college basketball season of 2009–10. The team was coached by Charles E. Ramsey and played their homes game in Convocation Center.

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Matt Balkema
C
Warren, MI Cousino HS 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Nov 12, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Quiintin Dailey
SF
Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman JC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) May 7, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:1/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jamell Harris
PF
Euclid, OH Euclid HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 19, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Jay Higgins
SF
Fayetteville, NC IMG Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) May 7, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:1/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

Roster current as of September 22, when their summer prospectus was published.[1]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Matt Balkema 45 C 6-10 270 Freshman Warren, Michigan
Brandon Bowdry 33 F 6-6 220 Junior St. Louis, Missouri
Will Cooper 15 W 6-6 180 Junior Detroit, Michigan
Quiintin Dailey 21 G 6-3 173 Sophomore Las Vegas, Nevada
Justin Dobbins 25 F 6-8 245 Senior Cleveland, Ohio
Jake Fosdick 5 G 6-2 170 Freshman Saline, Michigan
L.J. Frazier 12 G 5-10 160 Sophomore Ypsilanti, Michigan
Antonio Green 13 G 6-3 190 Sophomore Inkster, Michigan
Jamell Harris 32 F 6-8 200 Freshman Euclid, Ohio
Branden Harrison 10 F 6-7 170 Sophomore Houston, Texas
Jay Higgins 1 F 6-6 195 Junior Fayetteville, North Carolina
Kamil Janton 51 C 6-10 230 Sophomore Tarnów, Poland
Carlos Medlock 3 G 6-0 186 Senior Detroit, Michigan
J.R. Sims 2 G 6-3 180 Freshman Fort Wayne, Indiana

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
Charles Ramsey Head Coach Eastern Michigan University 1992
Derrick McDowell Associate Coach Stetson University 1983
Carl Thomas Assistant Coach Eastern Michigan University 2000
Andrew Moore Assistant Coach Muskingum University 1992
Chris Highfield Director of Basketball Operations Michigan University 2000
Travis Lewis Graduate Manager Eastern Michigan University 2007

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
November 7*
4:30 p.m.
Concordia
Exhibition
W 90–47
Stats
 

Convocation Center 
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Regular Season
November 14*
7:00 p.m.
at Oakland W 81–77  1–0
Athletics Center O'rena (3,115)
Rochester, Michigan
November 20*
TBA
vs. The Citadel
Hispanic College Fund Classic
L 56–63
Stats
 
1–1
JQH Arena (5,134)
Springfield, Missouri
November 21*
TBA
vs. Maryland Eastern Shore
Hispanic College Fund Classic
W 76–51
Stats
 
2–1
JQH Arena (5,234)
Springfield, Missouri
November 22*
TBA
vs. Missouri State
Hispanic College Fund Classic
L 61–75  2–2
JQH Arena (4,491)
Springfield, Missouri
November 24*
7:00 p.m.
at Southeast Missouri State W 86–76
Stats
 
3–2
Show Me Center (1,317)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
November 28*
2:00 p.m.
Davenport W 76–66
Stats
 
4–2
Convocation Center (434)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
November 30*
TBA
Canisius W 75–58
Stats
 
5–2
Convocation Center (423)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
December 5*
12:00 p.m.
at No. 15 Ohio State L 60–111
Stats
 
5–3
Jerome Schottenstein Center (12,135)
Columbus, Ohio
December 12*
7:00 p.m.
James Madison W 75–64
Stats
 
6–3
Convocation Center (1,072)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
December 19*
4:00 p.m.
at Georgia State L 65–66
Stats
 
6–4
GSU Sports Arena (1,405)
Atlanta, Georgia
December 22*
7:00 p.m.
Samford L 56–58
Stats
 
6–5
Convocation Center (670)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
December 30*
7:00 p.m.
Northwood W 72–58  7–5
Convocation Center (713)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
January 3*
2:00 p.m.
Chicago State W 59–47  8–5
Convocation Center (396)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
January 9
4:00 p.m.
at Western Michigan L 47–61  8–6
(0–1)
University Arena (3,224)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
January 13
7:00 p.m.
Toledo W 74–59  9–6
(1–1)
Convocation Center (1,182)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
January 16
2:00 p.m.
at Northern Illinois L 69–77  9–7
(1–2)
Convocation Center (2,003)
DeKalb, Illinois
January 20
7:00 p.m.
at Central Michigan L 63–71  9–8
(1–3)
Daniel P. Rose Center (1,207)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
January 23
2:00 p.m., Ball State Sports Network
Ball State W 57–53  10–8
(2–3)
Convocation Center (1,380)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
January 27
7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green L 61–64  10–9
(2–4)
Convocation Center (1,182)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
January 30
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Miami (OH) L 51–61  10–10
(2–5)
Millett Hall (1,759)
Oxford, Ohio
February 1
7:00 p.m., FS Ohio & FS Detroit
at Akron W 62–59  11–10
(3–5)
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,674)
Akron, Ohio
February 4
7:00 p.m.
Kent State L 68–75  11–11
(3–6)
Convocation Center (874)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
February 6
4:30 p.m.
Ohio W 70–61  12–11
(4–6)
Convocation Center (1,362)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
February 10
7:00 p.m.
at Buffalo L 67–84  12–12
(4–7)
Alumni Arena (945)
Buffalo, New York
February 14
2:00 p.m., FS Detroit
Western Michigan W 66–52  13–12
(5–7)
Convocation Center (1,094)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
February 17
7:00 p.m.
at Toledo W 58–42  14–12
(6–7)
Savage Arena (3,558)
Toledo, Ohio
February 20*
3:35 p.m.
at Detroit L 66–68  14–13
(6–7)
Calihan Hall (3,020)
Detroit, Michigan
February 24
7:00 p.m.
at Ball State
Ball State Senior Night
W 72–67  15–13
(7–7)
John E. Worthen Arena (3,313)
Muncie, Indiana
February 27
2:00 p.m.
Northern Illinois
E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame Game
W 66–60  16–13
(8–7)
Convocation Center (1,499)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
March 4
6:30 p.m., FS Detroit
Central Michigan
Senior Day
L 55–56  16–14
(8–8)
Convocation Center (2,148)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
MAC Tournament
March 7
Northern Illinois W 65–59  17–14
(8–8)
Convocation Center (675)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
March 11
at Akron L 89–97 2OT 17–15
(8–8)
Quicken Loans Arena (3,084)
Cleveland, Ohio
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

Season Highlights[edit]

11/14 at Oakland[2][edit]

  • EMU's first-ever victory over Oakland in Rochester, Michigan.

03/11 vs Akron[3][edit]

  • Carlos Medlock scored 42 points, second best all time in the MAC tournament.
  • Carlos Medlock's 26 field goals attempted is good enough for second best all time in the MAC tournament behind former EMU player Fred Cofield.
  • Carlos Medlock's 14 3-point goals attempted is good enough for second best all time in the MAC tournament.

Carlos Medlock drafted by NBADL in 6th round by the Utah Flash.

Awards[edit]

2nd Team All-MAC[edit]

  • Carlos Medlock
  • Brandon Bowdry

MAC Honorable Mention[edit]

  • Justin Dobbins

MAC All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • Carlos Medlock

MAC Individual Records[edit]

  • Brandon Bowdry- Rebounding (319/10.0)
  • Justin Dobbins- Field Goal Percentage (.615)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009-10 Prospectus" (PDF) (Press release). Eastern Michigan University. 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Michigan vs Oakland (11-14-09 at Rochester, Mich. (O'Rena))". www.emueagles.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Eastern Michigan vs Akron (03-11-10 at Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena))". www.emueagles.com. Retrieved 2016-01-16.