Emory Slips Up, Loses At Home

Emory Sports Information

After an abnormal week, with three snow days, the Emory Eagles took the court Friday night to take on the University of Chicago Maroons. Friday morning, Chicago’s flight was delayed three hours; pushing the starting time of the game until 10 p.m. However, the delay didn’t seems to effect the Maroons as they left Atlanta, GA with a win 69-60.

Chicago controlled the game from the opening tip, turning it into a physical, sloppy style of play. The Maroons slowed the game down, forcing the Eagles to play a half court game which isn’t what their used too. Meanwhile, Emory still managed to shoot 45% from the field and 50% from three point range. Going into halftime the game was tied 35-35.

In the second half, the Eagles struggled on the offensive end of the floor. The Maroons held them to a team low 25 points in the second half on 30% from the field and 20% from the three. While Emory couldn’t buy a bucket, Chicago did just enough to pull out the win.

In a physical contest, the Eagles simply couldn’t put it together on the offensive end of the floor. The Maroons imposed their will as they held the UAA Conference’s highest scoring offense to a season low 60 points. Furthermore, Emory only shot 37% from the field, and committed 16 turnovers. Senior Jake Davis led the Eagles with a team high 17 points, followed by Senior McPherson Moore’s 16 points. The Maroons were led by Sophomore Jordan Smith with 17 points.

Emory has a week to prepare for their rematch against the University of Chicago. Game time is scheduled for Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m.