Central Michigan wrap-up
Well, the Eagles had balanced scoring, with five players reaching double digits, but the depth (no other scorers) certainly leaves something to be desired. The Chippewas weren’t much better, getting 83% of their scoring from just three players. Ultimately, the difference was shooting. Eastern finished at 35.7%, 28.0% on 3-point attempts, and 59.3% on free throws, compared to 51.2%, 41.2%, and 66.7% for Central. Eastern was only able to keep it close by taking 13 more attempts.
With this loss, Eastern falls to 9-8 for the season (7-8 against Division I opponents) and the 1-3 conference records drops them to fifth place in the MAC West, a game ahead of Toledo, with three quarters of the conference schedule still remaining. Next up, the Eagles will host Ball State, coming in at 8-8 (2-2), this Saturday at 2pm at the Convocation Center.