Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball

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Eastern Michigan Eagles
2016–17 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team
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University Eastern Michigan University
Conference MAC
Location Ypsilanti, MI
Head coach Rob Murphy (6th year)
Arena Convocation Center
(Capacity: 8,800)
Nickname Eagles
Colors Green and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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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, 2012 (MAC)

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.

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. The Eagles are currently coached by Rob Murphy.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament Division I results[edit]

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

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1988 #15 Round of 64 #2 Pittsburgh L 109–90
1991 #12 Round 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 #9 Round of 64
Round of 32
#8 Duke
#1 Connecticut
W 75–60
L 95–81
1998 #13 Round of 64 #4 Michigan State L 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[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1995 First Round Bradley L 86–85 2OT

CBI results[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2015 First Round Louisiana–Monroe L 71–67

CIT results[edit]

The Eagles have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2014 First Round
Second Round
Norfolk State
Columbia
W 58–54
L 69–56

Mid-American Conference Tournament Results[edit]

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

Second Round

Bowling Green

Kent State

W 64–58

L 58–67

1985 First Round Kent State L 74–84
1987 First Round

Second Round

Miami

Central Michigan

W 87–64

L 76–80

1988 Semifinals

Finals

Western Michigan

Ohio

W 95–88

W 94–80

1989 First Round

Second Round

Miami

Ball State

W 70–69

L 76–77

1990 First Round

Second Round

Bowling Green

Ball State

W 62–60

L 58–69

1991 Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Kent State

Bowling Green

Toledo

W 66–47

W 72–66

W 67–66

1992 First Round Miami L 66–67
1993 First Round Western Michigan L 57–65
1994 First Round Miami L 60–90
1995 Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Toledo

Ohio

Ball State

W 69–61

W 78–72

L 70–77

1996 Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Kent State

Ball State

Toledo

W 84–72

W 87–71

W 77–63

1997 Second Round

Semifinals

Finals

Ball State

Bowling Green

Miami

W 85–75

W 73–64

L 76–96

1998 Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Finals

Toledo

Ball State

Miami

W 98–79

W 93–92

W 92–77

2000 First Round Miami L 51–64
2001 First Round Toledo L 43–67
2002 First Round Toledo L 53–89
2003 First Round Marshall L 75–83
2004 First Round Marshall L 59–78
2005 First Round Akron L 78–66
2006 First Round Western Michigan L 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 Round Central Michigan L 49–62
2010 First Round

Quarterfinals

Northern Illinois

Akron

W 65–59

L 89–97

2011 First Round Akron L 53–67
2012 First Round Northern Illinois L 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

NCAA Division II tournament results[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result
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 99–73
L 107–82

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 National Division I Tournament[edit]

Year Round Opponent Result
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

NAIA District 23 Playoff[edit]

Year Round Opponent Result
1963 First Round Northern Michigan L 81–99
1967 First Round Hillsdale L 72–74
1968 First Round

Second Round

Aquinas

Michigan Lutheran

W 104–88

W 82–80

1969 First Round

Second Round

Michigan Lutheran

Michigan Lutheran

W 90–70

W 99–87

1970 First Round

Second Roud

Aquinas

Ferris State

W 106–67

W 111–69

1971 First Round

Second Round

Lake Superior State

Ferris State

W 96–66

W 96–86

Championships[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Appearances (4)

  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1996
  • 1998

Sweet Sixteen (1)

  • 1991

NAIA District 23 (4)[edit]

  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1971

NAIA National Division I Tournament[edit]

Elite Eight (2)

  • 1968
  • 1971

Semifinals (1)

  • 1971

Finals (1)

  • 1971

NCAA Division II Tournament[edit]

Elite Eight (1)

  • 1972

Final Four (1)

  • 1972

Third Place Game (1)

  • 1972

MAC Regular Season Champions (4)[edit]

  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1996
  • 2012 (MAC West)

Mid-American Conference Tournament[edit]

Finals (5)

  • 1991
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998

Champions (4)

  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1996
  • 1998

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships[edit]

  • 1921

All-Time Win-Loss Record[edit]

Source:[3]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason Leading Scorer Leading Rebounder
L.P. Whitcomb (1897–98)
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
1897–98 Whitcomb 1–1
L.P. Whitcomb: 1–1
E.E. Crook (1898–99)
1898–99 Crook 1–1
E.E. Crook: 1–1
Leslie A. Butler (1899–1900)
1899–1900 Butler 1–1
Leslie A. Butler: 1–1
M. Everett Dick (1900–01)
1900–01 Dick 0–2
M. Everett Dick: 0–2
Clayton T. Teetzel (1901–1903)
1901–02 Teetzel 1–0
1902–03 Teetzel 1–4
Clayton T. Teetzel: 2–4
Wilbur P. Bowen (1903–1909)
1903–04 Bowen 2–5
1904–05 Bowen 5–3
1905–06 Bowen 4–4
1906–07 Bowen 2–8
1907–08 Bowen 3–5
1908–09 Bowen 6–5
Wilbur P. Bowen: 22–30
Clare Hunter (1909–1911)
1909–10 Hunter 9–2
1910–11 Hunter 4–7
Clare Hunter: 13–9
Frederick Beyerman (1911–1912)
1911–12 Beyerman 3–8
Frederick Beyerman: 3–8
LeRoy Brown (1912–1914)
1912–13 Brown 5–2
1913–14 Brown 8–4
LeRoy Brown: 13–6
Thomas Ransom (1914–1915)
1914–15 Ransom 9–4
Thomas Ransom: 9–4
Elmer D. Mitchell (1915–1917)
1915–16 Mitchell 10–4
1916–17 Mitchell 15–1
Elmer D. Mitchell: 15–5
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1917–18 Rynearson 14–1
1918–19 Rynearson 10–4
1919–20 Rynearson 12–2
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) (1920–1926)
1920–21 Rynearson 12–4 8–1 1st
Elton J. Rynearson 159–129
Joseph H. McCulloch (1921–1925)
1921–22 McCulloch 11–6 7–1 2nd
1922–23 McCulloch 12–8 4–4 3rd
1923–24 McCulloch 13–8 7–3 2nd
1924–25 McCulloch 9–12 3–7 4th
Joseph H. McCulloch: 45–34
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1925–26 Rynearson 13–6 8–2 2nd
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
1926–27 Rynearson 11–8
1927–28 Rynearson 10–12
1928–29 Rynearson 12–6
1929–30 Rynearson 7–6
1930–31 Rynearson 8–5
1931–32 Rynearson 13–4
Elton J. Rynearson 159–129
Harry Ockerman (1932–1935)
1932–33 Ockerman 15–2
1933–34 Ockerman 11–7
1934–35 Ockerman 8–7
Harry Ockerman: 34–16
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1935–36 Rynearson 3–12
1936–37 Rynearson 6–10
1937–38 Rynearson 8–6
1938–39 Rynearson 5–11
1939–40 Rynearson 6–12
Elton J. Rynearson 159–129
Frank Worzniak (1940–41)
1940–41 Worzniak 4–13
Frank Worzniak: 4–13
Ray Stites (1941–44, 1946–47)
1941–42 Stites 12–6
1942–43 Stites 5–9
1943–44 Stites 4–8
Ray Stites: 29–32
Elton J. Rynearson (1917–21; 1925–32; 1935–40; 1944–46)
1944–45 Rynearson 1–11
1945–46 Rynearson 9–9 Howard Messenger
Elton J. Rynearson 159–129
Ray Stites (1941–44, 1946–47)
1946–47 Stites 8–9 Charles Sampier
Ray Stites: 29–32
William Crouch (1947–53)
1947–48 Crouch 5–13 Leo Turner
1948–49 Crouch 7–12 Fred Jackson
1949–50 Crouch 6–12 Fred Jackson
Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) 1950–1961
1950–51 Crouch 7–12 2–10 Fred Tomcyzk
1951–52 Crouch 9–11 5–5 Webster Kirksey
1952–53 Crouch 8–12 4–6 6th Webster Kirksey
William Crouch: 48–67
Robert Hollway (1953–54)
1953–54 Hollway 8–12 4–8 6th Cleon Gilliam
Robert Hollway: 8–12
James Skala (1954–1960)
1954–55 Skala 14–8 7–5 2nd Andy Shepard
1955–56 Skala 5–17 2–10 7th Dave Parks
1956–57 Skala 8–15 5–7 Dave Parks
1957–58 Skala 1–20 0–12 7th Charles Crickmore
1958–59 Skala 8–13 3–9 7th Frank Manley
1959–60 Skala 7–13 1–11 7th Bill Stephens Tom Mackenzie
James Skala: 43–86
J. Richard Adams (1960–1966)
1960–61 Adams 5–18 0–12 7th Ron Gulyas Don Massey
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
1961–62 Adams 8–13 3–9 Don Massey Gary Clark
1962–63 Adams 11–9 0–1 Ed Gallup Ed Gallup
Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) 1963–1966
1963–64 Adams 8–9 6–6 Ed Gallup Ed Gallup
1964–65 Adams 11–7 8–4 4th Rod Marlatt Steve Ditchkof
1965–66 Adams 15–3 11–1 2nd Rod Marlatt Larry Brose
J. Richard Adams 59–59
Independent 1897–1920; 1926–1950; 1961–1963; 1966–1974
James D. Dutcher (1966–1972)
1966–67 Dutcher 18–7 0–1 Harvey Marlatt Tuggle Bowens
1967–68 Dutcher 20–9 4–1 Earle Higgins Kennedy McIntosh
1968–69 Dutcher 20–9 3–1 Kennedy McIntosh Kennedy McIntosh
1969–70 Dutcher 22–7 3–1 Kennedy McIntosh Kennedy McIntosh
1970–71 Dutcher 23–10 6–1 Kennedy McIntosh Kennedy McIntosh
1971–72 Dutcher 24–7 3–2 George Gervin George Gervin
James D. Dutcher: 127–49
Allan Freund (1972–1976)
1972–73 Freund 8–17 Gary Tyson Leonard Cole
1973–74 Freund 8–18 Gary Tyson Talmadge Bell
Mid-American Conference (MAC) 1974–1997
1974–75 Freund 12–14 4–9 6th Bob Riddle Bob Riddle
1975–76 Freund 7–20 1–15 10th Bob Riddle Bob Riddle
Allan Freund: 35–69
Ray Scott (1976–1979)
1976–77 Scott 9–18 4–12 8th Bill Weaver Bob Riddle
1977–78 Scott 11–16 7–9 6th Gary Green Ken Harmon
1978–79 Scott 9–18 5–11 9th Gary Green Gary Green
Ray Scott: 29–52
Jim Boyce (1979–1986)
1979–80 Boyce 13–14 7–9 4th 0–1 Kelvin Blakely Jeff Zatkof
1980–81 Boyce 13–14 8–8 6th 0–1 Jeff Zatkof Jeff Zatkof
1981–82 Boyce 15–12 8–8 4th 0–1 Jeff Zatkof Jeff Zatkof
1982–83 Boyce 12–16 8–10 6th 0–1 Marlow McClain Vince Giles
1983–84 Boyce 12–17 8–10 6th 1–1 Fred Cofield Vince Giles
1984–85 Boyce 15–13 9–9 5th 0–1 Fred Cofield Vince Giles
1985–86 Boyce 9–18 5–13 9th Percy Cooper Grant Long
Jim Boyce: 84–94
Ben Braun (1986–1996)
1986–87 Braun 14–15 8–8 4th 1–1 Grant Long Grant Long
1987–88 Braun 22–8 14–2 1st 2–1 Grant Long Grant Long
1988–89 Braun 17–12 8–8 4th 1–1 Lorenzo Neely Isaac Henderson
1989–90 Braun 19–13 8–8 5th 1–1 Lorenzo Neely Kory Hallas
1990–91 Braun 26–7 13–3 1st 5–1 Marcus Kennedy Marcus Kennedy
1991–92 Braun 9–22 4–12 8th 0–1 Kory Hallas Kory Hallas
1992–93 Braun 13–17 8–10 6th 0–1 Ellery Morgan Wayne Simpson
1993–94 Braun 15–12 10–8 5th 0–1 Kareem Carpenter Kareem Carpenter
1994–95 Braun 20–10 12–6 3rd 2–2 Brian Tolbert Kareem Carpenter
1995–96 Braun 25–6 14–4 1st 4–1 Brian Tolbert James Head
Ben Braun: 185–132
Milton Barnes (1996–2000)
1996–97 Barnes 22–10 11–7 4th 3–1 Earl Boykins James Head
Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division 1997–Current
1997–98 Barnes 20–10 13–5 3rd 3–1 Earl Boykins James Head
1998–99 Barnes 5–20 5–13 3rd Calvin Warner Calvin Warner
1999–2000 Barnes 15–13 9–9 3rd 0–1 Calvin Warner Calvin Warner
Milton Barnes: 62–53
Jim Boone (2000–2005)
2000–01 Boone 3–25 1–17 6th 0–1 Melvin Hicks Tyson Radney
2001–02 Boone 6–24 2–16 6th 0–1 Ricky Cottrill Steve Pettyjohn
2002–03 Boone 14–14 8–10 4th 0–1 Ryan Prillman Steve Pettyjohn
2003–04 Boone 13–15 7–11 5th 0–1 Markus Austin John Bowler
2004–05 Boone 12–18 5–13 6th 0–1 Markus Austin James "Boo" Jackson
Jim Boone: 48–96
Charles E. Ramsey (2005–2011)
2005–06 Ramsey 7–21 3–15 5th 0–1 John Bowler John Bowler
2006–07 Ramsey 13–19 6–10 4th 1–1 Jesse Bunkley Brandon Bowdry
2007–08 Ramsey 14–17 8–8 2nd 1–1 Carlos Medlock Travis Lewis
2008–09 Ramsey 8–24 6–10 4th 0–1 Brandon Bowdry Brandon Bowdry
2009–10 Ramsey 17–15 8–8 2nd 0–1 Carlos Medlock Brandon Bowdry
2010–11 Ramsey 9–22 5–11 4th 0–1 Brandon Bowdry Brandon Bowdry
Charles E. Ramsey: 68–118
Rob Murphy (2011–Present)
2011–12 Murphy 14–18 9–7 1st 0–1 Darrell Lampley Jamell Harris
2012–13 Murphy 16–18 7–9 4th 2–1 Derek Thompson Da'Shonte Riley
2013–14 Murphy 22–15 10–8 3rd 4–2 Karrington Ward Karrington Ward
2014–15 Murphy 21–14 8–10 4th 2–2 Raven Lee Karrington Ward
2015–16 Murphy 10–7 2–2

Players[edit]

Players Drafted & Undrafted in the NBA and NBA-DL

Year Player Round Pick Team
1970 Earle Higgins 3 2 San Francisco
1970 Harvey Marlatt 16 2 Detroit
1971 Kennedy McIntosh 1 1 Chicago
1972 Dwaine Dillard 6 9 Baltimore
1973 Lindell Reason 8 3 Portland
1974 George Gervin 3 4 Phoenix
1977 Bob Riddle 7 10 Cleveland
1980 Kevin Blakley 5 16 Kansas City
1983 Marlow McLain 9 8 Detroit
1985 Fred Cofield 4 3 New York
1985 Vincent Giles 6 17 Detroit
1988 Grant Long 2 8 Miami
1991 Marcus Kennedy 2 27 Portland
1991 Carl Thomas Undrafted Sacramento
1991 Charles Thomas Undrafted Detroit
1998 Derrick Dial 2 23 San Antonio
1998 Earl Boykins Undrafted New Jersey
2001 Corey Tarrant* 9 69 Asheville
2006 DeSean Hadley* 2 23 Sioux Falls
2010 Carlos Medlock* 6 9 Utah
2012 Brandon Bowdry* 3 37 Erie
2015 Karrington Ward* 2 1 Bakersfield
2015 Da'Shonte Riley* 4 1 Idaho

*NBA-DL

Retired Numbers[edit]

Number Player Years at EMU
11 Earl Boykins 1994–98
24 George Gervin 1971–72
43 Grant Long 1985–88
54 Kennedy McIntosh 1967–71

Awards[edit]

MAC Awards[4][edit]

MAC Player of the Year[edit]

  • 1988 Grant Long
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy

MAC Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

  • 2014 Da'Shonte Riley

Academic All-MAC[edit]

  • 1976–75 Dan Hoff
  • 1976–75 Walt Jones
  • 1981 Patrick Miller
  • 1998 Nkechi Ezugwu
  • 2003 Steve Pettyjohn
  • 2014 Daylen Harrison[5]
  • 2015 Olalekan Ajayi
  • 2015 Trent Perry

MAC Tournament MVP[edit]

  • 1988 Grant Long
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy
  • 1996 Brian Tolbert
  • 1998 Earl Boykins[6]

1st Team All-MAC[edit]

  • 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

2nd Team All-MAC[edit]

  • 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

3rd Team All-MAC[edit]

  • 2012 Darrell Lampley
  • 2014 Karrington Ward
  • 2015 Raven Lee

MAC Honorable Mention[edit]

  • 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

MAC All-Freshman team[edit]

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

MAC West Player of the Week[7][edit]

  • 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 Raven Lee
  • Feb. 17,2014 Da'Shonte Riley
  • Nov. 24,2014 Raven Lee
  • Feb. 16,2015 Karrington Ward
  • Mar. 07,2015 Mike Talley

Preseason 1st Team All-MAC West Division[edit]

  • 2004 John Bowler
  • 2005 John Bowler
  • 2015 Raven Lee

MAC Coach of the Year[edit]

  • 1988 Ben Braun[8]
  • 1991 Ben Braun
  • 1996 Ben Braun
  • 2012 Rob Murphy

MAC Freshman Of The Year[edit]

  • 1988 Lorenzo Neely
  • 2006 Carlos Medlock

MAC All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

  • 2012 Rob Murphy

Honorable Mention All-American[9]

  • 1998 Earl Boykins

Cosida Academic All-American Selections 2nd Team[10]

  • 1976 Dan Hoff

Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award

  • 1998 Earl Boykins

USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year

  • 1997 Earl Boykins

Thompson Challenge All Tournament Team

  • 2006 Carlos Medlock

Golden Bear Classic

  • 2006 Brandon Bowdry

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islander Invitational

  • 2007 Carlos Medlock

E-Club Hall of Fame

  • 2014 Lorenzo Neely
  • 2013 Earl Boykins
  • 2013 Derrick Dial
  • 2012 Brian Tolbert
  • 2008 Lindell Reason
  • 2007 Al Jagutis
  • 2006 Gary Tyson
  • 2005 Ben Braun
  • 2005 Harold Simons
  • 2004 Earl Dixon
  • 2003 Jim Dutcher
  • 2000 Jack Brusewitz
  • 1998 Grant Long
  • 1997 Earle Higgins
  • 1996 Kennedy McIntosh
  • 1994 Robert Sims
  • 1994 C.P. Steimle
  • 1993 Joe Brodie
  • 1993 George Gervin
  • 1993 Nick Manych
  • 1992 Cleon Gilliam
  • 1992 Leo Turner
  • 1991 James Ross
  • 1991 Claude Snarey
  • 1989 William M. Cave
  • 1989 Ron Gulyas
  • 1988 Sherm J. Collins
  • 1987 William J. Stephens
  • 1985 Charles Paige
  • 1983 Charles Lappeus
  • 1983 Neville "Tex" Walker
  • 1982 Clifford D. Crane
  • 1982 Marvin R. Mittlestat
  • 1979 Louis Batterson
  • 1979 Harvey Marlatt
  • 1979 George Muellich
  • 1979 Arthur D. Walker
  • 1979 Frank "Buck" Weeber
  • 1978 William E. Crouch
  • 1978 Daniel Webster Kirksey
  • 1978 James A. Walsh
  • 1977 C. Dale Curtiss
  • 1977 Harry Ockerman
  • 1976 Edwin Shadford
  • 1976 Raymond L. Stites

All-Freshman Team

  • 1994 Earl Boykins

UPI 1st Team NCAA-College Division All-America

  • 1971 George Gervin[11]

Coaches 1st Team NCAA-College Division All-America

  • 1971 George Gervin

NAIA second-team All-District 23

  • 1971 Earl Dixon[12]

NAIA honorable mention All-America

  • 1971 Earl Dixon

1st Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

  • 1952 Daniel Webster Kirksey[13]
  • 1954 Daniel Webster Kirksey

2nd Team All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

  • 1951 Daniel Webster Kirksey
  • 1952 Cleon Gilliam
  • 1957 William J. Stephens[14]
  • 1960 Ron Gulyas

NAIA All-Star State of Michigan Team

  • 1957 William J. Stephens

Michigan Collegiate Conference Honors

  • 1928 George Muellich[15]

Ben Braun Era[edit]

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 1/2 seasons as EMU head coach, he led Eastern to the most successful decade in EMU history in the NCAA Division I ranks, finishing as the winningest head coach in EMU history with a 185–132 record ... During his EMU tenure he was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year three times (1987–88, 1990–91, 1995–96) ... Directed the basketball team to Mid-American Conference and MAC Tournament Championships three times (1987–88, 1990–91, 1995–96) ... Led EMU to three NCAA post-season tournament appearances (1987–88, 1990–91, 1995–96), including a "Sweet 16" appearance in 1990–91 ... Also coached the 1994–95 team to EMU's first-ever National Invitation Tournament (NIT).[8]

Milton Barnes Era[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

vs Michigan Universities[edit]

*As of Jan. 06, 2016

Statistics[4][edit]

National statistical champions[edit]

  • 2013/14 NCAA Statistical Championship for Field Goal Percentage Defense (36.9%)[16]

MAC Statistical Champions Team Season[edit]

  • 1986/87 Best 3-Point Field Goal Percentage Season (.465)
  • 1987 Scoring Offense (76.8)
  • 1987 Rebounding (36.1)
  • 1987 Three-Point Field Goal Pct. (.465)
  • 1987 Three-Point Field Goals Made (144)
  • 1988 Scoring Offense (82.6)
  • 1989 Scoring Offense (77.7)
  • 1991 Field Goal Percentage (.514)
  • 1991 Free Throw Percentage (.727)
  • 1996 Scoring Offense (83.7)
  • 1997 Field Goal Percentage (.495)
  • 1998 Scoring Offense (79.8)
  • 1998 Rebounding (37.4)
  • 1998 Three-Point Field Goals Made (210)
  • 2012 Scoring Defense (58.7)
  • 2013 Scoring Defense (59.1)
  • 2013/14 Scoring Defense (61.4)[17]
  • 2013/14 Field Goal Percentage Defense (.369)
  • 2013/14 Blocked Shots (6 Avg/G)
  • 2013/14 Turnover Maring (+3.57)
  • 2014 Scoring Defense (61.4)

MAC Individual Records[edit]

  • 1965 Dave Anderson - Free Throw Percentage (.863)
  • 1977 Bill Weaver- Free Throw Percentage (.826)
  • 1986 Percy Cooper- Assists (182/6.7)
  • 1987 Deron Goheen- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.532)
  • 1987 Brad Soucie- 3-Point FG Made Per Game (2.48)
  • 1987 Mike McCaskill- Field Goal Percentage (.594)
  • 1988 Lorenzo Neely-Steals (71/2.4)
  • 1989 Lorenzo Neely-Steals (78/2.7)
  • 1989 Brian Nolan- Blocked Shots (50/2.0)
  • 1990 Brian Nolan- Blocked Shots (49/1.5)
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy-Scoring (659/20.0)
  • 1991 Carl Thomas- 3-Point FG Made Per Game (2.70)
  • 1991 Marcus Kennedy- Field Goal Percentage (.682)
  • 1993 Theron Wilson- Blocked Shots (80/2.7)
  • 1994 James Reed-Assists (140/5.2
  • 1995 Early Boykins- Assists (136/4.5)
  • 1995 Theron Wilson- Blocked Shots (96/3.2)
  • 1998 Earl Boykins- Scoring (746/25.7)
  • 1998 Earl Boykins- 3-Point FG Made Per Game (2.74)
  • 2005 Michael Ross- Free Throw Percentage (.854)
  • Carlos Medlock- Best 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (Game), 6–6 vs. WMU, 2-15-06
  • 2006 John Bowler- Scoring (563/20.1)
  • 2006 John Bowler- Rebounding (301/10.8)
  • 2010 Brandon Bowdry- Rebounding (319/10.0)
  • 2010 Justin Dobbins- Field Goal Percentage (.615)
  • 2011 Brandon Bowdry- Rebounding (284/9.5)

MAC Tournament Records[edit]

Individual Single Game[edit]

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

Individual Tournament Career[edit]

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

Team[edit]

  • 1998 Field Goals Made (41 v Toledo)

References[edit]

External links[edit]