EASTERN ILLINOIS (0-3) vs. Rockford University (3-1)
Thursday, Nov. 18 • 7 pm
Charleston, Ill. • First Mid Court at Lantz Arena
Eastern Illinois hosts Rockford University for the Panthers second home game of the season. EIU dropped a 62-61 decision on Monday night to Central Michigan as the Chippewas hit the game winning shot as time expired. EIU had taken a 61-60 lead with 2.4 seconds remaining in the game. EIU faces a Rockford team that is 3-1 on the season following a win over Maranatha Baptist on Tuesday night. Rockford will play this game as an exhibition.
FRIDAY SOLID DOWN LOW
Sammy Friday IV was solid in the low block for Eastern Illinois in Monday’s contest with Central Michigan. Friday finished with 12 points, all in the first half, as he was one of two Panthers in double figures in the game. Friday was 4-of-6 from the field and 4-of-6 from the foul line. After missing the opening game of the season, Friday was 2-for-2 from the field at Saint Louis and is now shooting 75 percent from the floor this season. Last season he shot 60 percent from the floor for the fifth best single season shooting percentage in school history.
ABRAHAM SCORES IN DOUBLE FIGURES
Sophomore guard Henry Abraham added two more 3-pointers to his season total against Central Michigan as he ranks seventh in the OVC this season in 3-pointers made. Abraham scored 11 points as he had his fourth career double figure scoring game for the Panthers. Abraham has six made 3-pointers this season and is averaging 7.7 points per game. He posted three double figure scoring games as a freshman last season with a high of 16 points against Tennessee State. His other double figure scoring games came against Green Bay and Tennessee State in the second meeting with the Tigers.
Monday, Nov. 22 at Eastern Kentucky – 6 pm (ESPN+)