|School Name:||Eastern Michigan University|
|Head coach:||Rob Murphy|
Previously known as the Eastern Michigan Hurons. The Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team has appeared in four NCAA Division I tournaments, and have a 3-4 record, tied for third best among Michigan colleges. They reached the Sweet Sixteen in the 1991 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and defeated the Duke University Blue Devils in the first round of the 1996 tournament.
EMU has competed in the Mid-American Conference since joining in 1972, and they have previously competed in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1911-1926). The team last played in the NCAA tournament in 1998. The Eagles are currently coached by Rob Murphy.
NCAA Tournament Results
The Eagles have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3-4.
|1988||First Round||Pittsburgh||L 109–90|
W 71–68 OT
|1998||First Round||Michigan State||L 83–71|
Coach Ben Braun led Eastern Michigan to their first three NCAA Division I tournament appearances during his 11-year tenure. One of the great highlights in team history came after EMU's first round victory over Duke in 1996 when the Blue Devils' Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski stated, "Eastern Michigan is very well coached, much deeper than we are and, today, much quicker than we were."
EMU reached the Final Four of the 1972 NCAA College Division National Championship, led by All-American George Gervin, an NBA Hall of Famer selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Eagles in the NBA
- Earl Boykins
- Fred Cofield
- Derrick Dial
- George Gervin
- Earle Higgins
- Grant Long
- Harvey Marlatt
- Kennedy McIntosh
- Carl Thomas
- Charles Thomas