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EMU at Colgate open thread

December 1, 2011

EMU’s men’s basketball team continues their east coast road trip tonight at Colgate. The Eagles are 2-0 against the Raiders, though both prior games were at neutral sites. EMU won 74-64, December 28, 1979, at the University of Detroit as part of the Motor City Classic (hosted by Detroit), and again on November 23, 2002, in Poughkeepsie, NY, in a 66-65 nail-biter in the Pepsi-Marist Classic (hosted by — duh — Marist).

At 7-23 last year, Colgate was about as bad as EMU, and with a 2-4 start, this season looks to be rough again. EMU and Colgate have a common opponent in Syracuse, to whom they both lost, though the Raiders lost by even more (92-47) than the Eagles. They do have three players (freshman guard Pat Moore, sophomore guard Mitch Rolls, and junior guard Mike Venezia) averaging in double-figures, while junior forward Sterling Melville is not far behind. Moore, Rolls, and Venezia are all long-range threats who have the potential to really test EMU’s new zone defense, while Nick Pascale and John Brandenburg appear to be their inside threats. Don’t be fooled by Colgate’s record; I see a possibility that the Raiders could run away with the game if their guards have a hot shooting night.

As far as I can find, this game will not be on television (anywhere) or on the radio (here). It looks like there is streaming video available from Colgate All-Access ($), free streaming audio from Eagle All-AccessColgate’s radio broadcast streamed free at Teamline, and live stats from Colgate. And, as always, you can talk about it here!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2011 7:13 pm

    And we have one answer…Sims started and Thompson came in off the bench about 5 minutes in.

  2. December 1, 2011 7:52 pm

    First half highlights: Lampley leads EMU with 11 points (4-8) followed by Sims with 6 (bad 2-6 shooting) and Strickland with 3 at the buzzer. Derek Thompson came in off the bench about 5 minutes in but only played about 3 minutes, missing his only shot (an open three-pointer) and turning the ball over once.

    For Colgate it’s been the Pat Moore show. He is 2-2 on three-pointers, 4-4 inside the arc for 14 points, and has two rebounds.

  3. Kenneth Barna permalink
    December 2, 2011 9:26 am

    Dear cmadler,
    A tough loss. Eastern shot as well as they could, except for three-pointers. Had they made just a couple more of those they win the game. Eastern also ran into a hot shooting team, (which you mentioned could happen) and it is always difficult to overcome even when you are playing well yourself. The other tough outcome here is Lampley scoring thirty-seven points and Eastern losing. What a great effort.

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