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2013–14 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team

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.

2013–14 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
CIT Second round vs. Columbia, L 56–69
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2013–14 record22–15 (10–8 MAC)
Head coachRob Murphy (3rd season)
Assistant coachMike Brown
Assistant coachKevin Mondro
Assistant coachBenny White
Home arenaEastern Michigan University Convocation Center
Seasons
2013–14 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Buffalo 13 5   .722     19 10   .655
Akron 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Ohio 11 7   .611     25 12   .676
Miami 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Kent State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Bowling Green 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
West
Toledo 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
Western Michigan 14 4   .778     23 10   .697
Eastern Michigan 10 8   .556     22 15   .595
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Central Michigan 3 15   .167     10 21   .323
Ball State 2 16   .111     5 25   .167
2014 MAC Tournament winner

Contents

ArrivalsEdit

  • Olalekan Ajayi transferred from Collin College in Plano,TX. While at Collin Ajayi ranked 17th in the nation in rebounding and was rated as the 11th best junior college player according to rivals.com.
  • Ali Farhat a freshman walk-on from Dearborn HS where he was a four time All-City award winner, three time All-League and during his senior year earned All-State accolades and named to the All-Metro West Second team.
  • Darell Combs joined EMU from Blinn College in Brenham,TX. Last season he led his team in points, with a 16.8pts per game average.
  • Mo Hughley is a graduate student transfer from CSU-Baskersfield. Before that he was named honorable mention NCJAA All-Region and ranked 8th in Region XIV in rebounding at Paris Junior College.
  • Jordan Martin a walk-on from Oakland Community College. Was a First Team All-Eastern Collegiate Conference award winner.
  • Jodan Price will have to sit out the 2013/14 after transferring from DePaul University.Ranked 143rd overall on Rivals.Ranked among the class of 2012’s top-25 three-point shooters by ESPN.com in high school.
  • Trent Perry another walk-on, attended Independence HS in Thompson Station,TN. In high school Perry was named to the District 11AAA All-Tournament Team and earned John Maher Student-Athlete of the Month.
  • Karrington Ward a transfer from Moraine Valley CC where he was named Skyway Conference Player of the Year and was a Division 1 National Junior College Athletic Association All-American. While at Kankakee Community College he earned Division II First Team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American status.

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DeparturesEdit

Name Yr Pos Reason
Derek Thompson Sr G Graduated
J.R. Sims Sr G Graduated
Jamell Harris Sr F Graduated
Austin Harper Jr G Transferred Out
Matt Balkema Sr C Graduated
Antoine Chandler So G Transferred Out
Josh Lyle Jr F Transferred Out

AwardsEdit

Academic All-MAC

  • Daylen Harrison,3.66 GPA, Chemistry[2]

Ben Jobe Award

  • Rob Murphy was a finalist[3]

MAC West Players of the Week

  • Dec 16 Raven Lee
  • Feb 17 Da'Shonte Riley

Hustlebelt.com Preseason Top 25 MAC Players

  • 10 Glenn Bryant
  • 25 Daylen Harrison
  • Honorable Mention-Mike Talley

MAC Defensive Player Of The Year

  • Da'Shonte Riley

3rd Team All-MAC

  • Karrington Ward

StatisticsEdit

National Statistical Champions

  • 2013/14 NCAA Statistical Championship for Field Goal Percentage Defense (36.9%)[4]

MAC Statistical Champions

  • 2013/14 Scoring Defense (61.4)[5]
  • 2013/14 Field Goal Percentage Defense (.369)
  • 2013/14 Blocked Shots (6 Avg/G)
  • 2013/14 Turnover Maring (+3.57)

RosterEdit

2013–14 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Raven Lee 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Fr Detroit, Michigan
G 1 Mike Talley 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Detroit, Michigan
G 2 J.R. Sims 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Fort Wayne, Indiana
F 3 Mo Hughley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Queens Village, New York
G 5 Jodan Price 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS So Indianapolis, Indiana
C 10 Da'Shonte Riley 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Sr Detroit, Michigan
F 12 Olalekan Ajayi 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G 13 Trent Perry 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Irving, Texas
F 14 Karrington Ward 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Lockport, Illinois
G 20 Ali Farhat 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Dearborn, Michigan
G 21 Jalen Ross 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Greensboro, North Carolina
G 22 Jordan Martin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Detroit, Michigan
F 23 Glenn Bryant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Detroit, Michigan
G 25 Darell Combs 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
G 33 Anthony Strickland 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr Ypsilanti, Michigan
G 35 Daylen Harrison 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Akron, Ohio
Head coach

Rob Murphy (Central State)

Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/04/2013*
7:00 pm
Marygrove W 101–38 
Convocation Center 
Ypsilanti, MI
Regular season
11/08/2013*
12:00 pm
Albion W 77–45  1–0
Convocation Center (2,677)
Ypsilanti, MI
11/12/2013*
7:00 pm
Concordia W 95–50  2–0
Bowen Field House (506)
Ypsilanti, MI
11/14/2013*
7:30 pm
Robert Morris
Keightley Classic Game
W 69–64  3–0
Bowen Field House (793)
Ypsilanti, MI
11/18/2013*
7:00 pm
Cleveland State
Keightley Classic Game
W 81–69  4–0
Convocation Center (825)
Ypsilanti, MI
11/23/2013*
7:00 pm
Texas–Arlington
Keightley Classic Game
W 74–69  5–0
Convocation Center (810)
Ypsilanti, MI
11/27/2013*
4:00 pm, FSN
at No. 3 Kentucky
Keightley Classic Game
L 63–81  5–1
Rupp Arena (22,721)
Lexington, Kentucky
12/3/2013*
7:00 pm
No. 21 Massachusetts L 57–69  5–2
Convocation Center (1,314)
Ypsilanti, MI
12/7/2013*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Purdue L 64–69  5–3
Mackey Arena (13,079)
West Lafayette, Indiana
12/10/2013*
7:00 pm
Green Bay W 67–58  6–3
Convocation Center (583)
Ypsilanti, MI
12/21/2013*
1:00 pm
at Oakland W 81–79 OT 7–3
Athletics Center O'rena (1,507)
Rochester, Michigan
12/28/2013*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 9 Duke L 59–82  7–4
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, North Carolina
12/31/2013*
3:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 2 Syracuse L 48–70  7–5
Carrier Dome (20,306)
Syracuse, New York
1/4/2014*
2:00 pm
Rochester W 92–54  8–5
Convocation Center (429)
Ypsilanti, MI
1/8/2014
4:00 pm
at Bowling Green W 56–51  9–5 (1–0)
Stroh Center (1,205)
Bowling Green, Ohio
01/11/2014
2:00 pm
at Buffalo L 66–76  9–6 (1–1)
Alumni Arena (2,616)
Amherst, New York
01/14/2014
7:00 pm, TWCSC Ohio
Western Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 56–37  10–6 (2–1)
Convocation Center (1,049)
Ypsilanti, MI
01/18/2014
7:00 pm
at Central Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 72–59  11–6 (3–1)
McGuirk Arena (2,428)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
01/22/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Akron L 68–78  11–7 (3–2)
Convocation Center (609)
Ypsilanti, MI
01/25/2014
7:00 pm
Ohio
ESPNU
L 56–58  11–8 (3–3)
Convocation Center (1,321)
Ypsilanti, MI
01/29/2014
7:00 pm
Bowling Green W 69–57  12–8 (4–3)
Convocation Center (601)
Ypsilanti, MI
02/1/2014
3:00 pm
at Miami (OH) L 61–65  12–9 (4–4)
Millett Hall (1,038)
Oxford, Ohio
02/5/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Akron L 48–52  12–10 (4–5)
James A. Rhodes Arena (3,014)
Akron, Ohio
02/08/2014
2:00 pm
Kent State W 70–53  13–10 (5–5)
Convocation Center (716)
Ypsilanti, MI
02/12/2014
7:00 pm
at Ball State W 73–62  14–10 (6–5)
Convocation Center (2,411)
Muncie, Indiana
02/15/2014
2:00 pm
Toledo W 65–44  15–10 (7–5)
Convocation Center (1,356)
Ypsilanti, MI
02/20/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Northern Illinois L 59–61 2OT 15–11 (7–6)
Convocation Center (877)
DeKalb, Illinois
02/23/2014
2:00 pm
at Western Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 67–75  15–12 (7–7)
University Arena (3,204)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
02/26/2014
7:00 pm
Central Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 64–42  16–12 (8–7)
Convocation Center (571)
Ypsilanti, MI
03/1/2014
2:00 pm
Northern Illinois W 56–52  17–12 (9–7)
Convocation Center (815)
Ypsilanti, MI
03/4/2014
7:00 pm, Ball State Sports Net
Ball State W 72–58  18–12 (10–7)
Convocation Center (903)
Ypsilanti, MI
03/8/2014
2:00 pm
at Toledo L 66–77  18–13 (10–8)
Savage Arena (5,911)
Toledo, Ohio
MAC Tournament
03/10/2014
7:30 pm
Central Michigan
First round
W 72–60  19–13
Convocation Center (863)
Ypsilanti, MI
03/12/2014
9:00 pm
vs. Northern Illinois
Second round
W 53–48  20–13
Quicken Loans Arena (513)
Cleveland, Ohio
03/13/2014
9:00 pm, TWCSC
vs. Buffalo
Quarterfinals
W 69–64  21–13
Quicken Loans Arena (4,116)
Cleveland, Ohio
03/14/2014
9:00 pm, TWCSC
vs. Toledo
Semifinals
L 44–59  21–14
Quicken Loans Arena (6,318)
Cleveland, Ohio
CIT
03/18/2014*
7:00 pm
Norfolk State
First round
W 58–54  22–14
Convocation Center (373)
Ypsilanti, MI
03/22/2014*
7:00 pm
at Columbia
Second round
L 56–69  22–15
Levien Gymnasium (2,019)
New York City, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://emueagles.com/documents/2013/11/5/Book110513.pdf?id=3007
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://emueagles.com/news/2014/3/26/MBB_0326141604.aspx?path=mbball
  4. ^ http://www.emueagles.com/news/2014/5/7/MBB_0507140349.aspx?path=mbball
  5. ^ http://mac-sports.com/custompages/stats/2014MBB/CONFLDRS.HTM