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EMU Men Hold Off Generals In Overtime, 91-84

The Runnin Royals survived in overtime Wednesday night, shooting 63% from the floor in the extra session to earn a hard-fought 91-84 win over Washington and Lee.  The Generals got a three pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to force OT, but EMU never trailed in the bonus time and improved to 10-4 overall. Despite leading 40-27 at halftime, the Royals watched as Washington and ...More

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Runnin Royals Hold Off Goucher On The Road, 66-63

The Runnin Royals picked up a hard-fought win on the road Monday night, holding off Goucher College in a 66-63 decision.  Eastern Mennonite improves to 6-1 overall. Despite being saddled with foul trouble over the first 20 minutes, the men led much of the opening frame.  They scored the final five points going into halftime, capped by a ...More

EMU men's and women's basketball off to a promising 2012-13 season

Basketball Season Off to Promising Start for Men and Women

EMU Basketball Men Hoping To Catch Another Round Of Lightning Update: After a 79-71 win over Mary Washington University on Dec. 19, the Runnin Royals were 1-2 within the ODAC and 8-4 overall. The team returns to the court after the holiday break on Jan. 5 at Emory & Henry College ...More

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EMU Men Run by Frostburg State, 80-59

Despite having a number of players affected by an illness, the Runnin Royals took care of business Monday in a matinee at Frostburg State, running away with an 80-59 non-conference win. Eastern Mennonite scored first in the game, but made a statement on the defensive end.  The men frustrated the Bobcats into a season low 31.7% from the floor and never trailed. FSU was still withi ...More

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Royals Romp On Shenandoah On Opening Night

Now we know how the new Runnin Royals will look – just as fast and high-pressure as last year.  In their first game of 2011-12, the men picked out 17 steals and forced 32 turnovers en route to an 87-61 rout of visiting Shenandoah. Sophomore Adam Burroughs (Roanoke, VA/Northside) st ...More

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Men’s Basketball Season Preview: Continuing A Legacy

Replacing the most successful class in EMU history is no easy task, but that’s exactly what men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean has on his plate for the 2011-12 season. Last year Eastern Mennonite finished 22-5 with a starting lineup of ...More

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Men’s Basketball Receives National Votes

Despite losing their entire starting lineup, the Runnin Royals still have enough respect around the country to get a few nods. Or votes, as the case may be. The Eastern Mennonite men received four votes in the D3hoops.com national poll, which was released today, effectively putting them in a tie for 51st place in the preseason list. EMU lost all five of their senior starters from last ye ...More

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Basketball Star Todd Phillips Named VaSID All-State First Team

Senior forward Todd Phillips (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro) led the Runnin Royals in four statistical categories this past season. The All-American also finished as Eastern Mennonite’s career leader in steals. After a heavy dose of postseason awards, Phillips wraps up his list by being named All-State First Team by the Virginia ...More

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Men’s Basketball Squad Finishes Season 22-5, No. 15 in Nation

Even though they missed a bid to the NCAA D-III National Tournament, the Runnin Royals can still see the fruits of their great year. The Eastern Mennonite men, 22-5 after a season-ending loss in the ODAC Semifinals, came in at No. 15 this week in the D3hoops.com national poll. A final poll will be released following the close of the national tourney in ...More

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Runnin Royals Move Up Two Spots To No. 16 In National Poll

The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team moved up two spots in the national poll this week, coming in at No. 16. The Runnin Royals had wins over Lynchburg and Randolph last week while a handful of other teams around the nation took losses. There was also a change in the top spot as Whitworth took over for Wooster. EMU’s move up w ...More