Emory Makes A Statement to Begin Conference Play

Emory Sports Information

Coach Zimmerman and the Emory Men’s Basketball Team sent out an early message to their competitors of the UAA Conference.

The Eagles began conference play on Saturday, January 11, 2014 against the University of Rochester. Emory controlled the 77-54 blowout win from the opening tip beginning with a 13-4 run, but Rochester soon responded with a few baskets of their own to shrink the lead. Emory finished on a 10-4 run to go into the half up 39-26.

The Eagles kept up the intensity in the second half, increasing their lead to as high as 25 points. They held Rochester, one of the top field goal shooting percentage teams in the nation, to a team low of 32%. On the contrary, Emory shot 50% from the field. Senior McPherson Moore led the Eagles with a game high 21 points while All-American senior Jake Davis finished with 15 points. Davis said that coming out right from the beginning is critical for his squad.

“We wanted to come out strong, and control the game. In our past few games we’ve had slow starts not really turning up the heat until the second half. We understand that it’s conference season now, and that we have to play a full 40 minutes of Emory basketball,” said Davis.

The Eagles will be back in action tonight at 8:00 p.m. versus conference foe Carnegie Mellon.