Eastern Mennonite Royals

All times Eastern
Overall: 12-15 - Conference: 6-10
11/15 vs. Shenandoah W, 87-61 BX BX BX RC
11/18 vs. Springfield L, 90-81 BX
@ Arlington, VA
11/19 at DeSales L, 70-66 BX
@ Arlington, Va.
11/26 vs. Emory and Henry * • W, 81-78 BX
11/30 at Hampden-Sydney * • L, 108-65 BX
12/3 at Randolph-Macon * • L, 87-86 BX
12/5 at Ferrum L, 90-79 BX
12/9 vs. Bluefield Col. L, 92-63 BX
@ Bridgewater, VA
12/10 vs. Johnson & Wales (NC) W, 91-51 BX
@ Bridgewater, VA
12/17 vs. Messiah W, 68-57 BX
12/20 at Shenandoah W, 88-87 RC PH
1/4 vs. Washington and Lee * • L, 72-65 BX
1/9 at Frostburg State W, 80-59 BX RC
1/11 vs. Randolph-Macon * • L, 74-71 BX RC RC
1/14 at Guilford * • L, 79-73 BX RC
1/18 at Bridgewater (Va.) * • W, 80-49 BX RC PH
1/21 vs. Randolph * • W, 74-71 BX RC
1/25 at Virginia Wesleyan * • L, 91-65 BX RC RC PH
1/28 vs. Roanoke * • L, 81-79 BX RC
2/1 vs. Lynchburg * • W, 78-75 BX RC PH
2/4 at Randolph * • L, 64-47 BX RC
2/8 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) * • L, 79-77 BX RC RC
2/11 at Emory and Henry * • L, 81-80 BX RC
2/15 at Washington and Lee * • W, 70-53 BX RC
2/18 vs. Guilford * • W, 62-61 BX RC RC
2/21 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) W, 79-65 BX RC PH
2/24 at Randolph-Macon L, 99-91 BX PH
@ Salem Civic Center - Salem, Va.

(* Conference; • Region)
All times Eastern
Overall: 12-15 - Conference: 6-10
11/26 vs. Emory and Henry * • W, 81-78 BX
11/30 at Hampden-Sydney * • L, 108-65 BX
12/3 at Randolph-Macon * • L, 87-86 BX
1/4 vs. Washington and Lee * • L, 72-65 BX
1/11 vs. Randolph-Macon * • L, 74-71 BX RC RC
1/14 at Guilford * • L, 79-73 BX RC
1/18 at Bridgewater (Va.) * • W, 80-49 BX RC PH
1/21 vs. Randolph * • W, 74-71 BX RC
1/25 at Virginia Wesleyan * • L, 91-65 BX RC RC PH
1/28 vs. Roanoke * • L, 81-79 BX RC
2/1 vs. Lynchburg * • W, 78-75 BX RC PH
2/4 at Randolph * • L, 64-47 BX RC
2/8 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) * • L, 79-77 BX RC RC
2/11 at Emory and Henry * • L, 81-80 BX RC
2/15 at Washington and Lee * • W, 70-53 BX RC
2/18 vs. Guilford * • W, 62-61 BX RC RC

(* Conference; • Region)

2011-12

Virginia Wesleyan 14-2 27-4
Randolph-Macon 12-4 21-7
Hampden-Sydney 11-5 19-8
Guilford 11-5 17-9
Lynchburg 9-7 15-11
Randolph 7-9 15-14
Emory and Henry 6-10 12-14
Eastern Mennonite 6-10 12-15
Washington and Lee 5-11 13-14
Bridgewater (Va.) 4-12 7-19
Roanoke 3-13 7-19

Past Records

2013-14 (17-11, 10-6 ODAC)
2012-13 (15-12, 7-9 ODAC)
2011-12 (12-15, 6-10 ODAC)
2010-11 (22-5, 12-4 ODAC)
2009-10 (25-5, 14-2 ODAC)
2008-09 (15-11, 9-7 ODAC)
2007-08 (9-17, 5-13 ODAC)
2006-07 (7-17, 3-15 ODAC)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: Kirby Dean
Conference: ODAC

Eastern Mennonite

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 941
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Colors: Royal Blue, White
Region: South
Arena: University Commons (1500)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

December 21, 2014
EMU Men Claim Classic Title To Finish First Half Of Season 8-3
The Runnin Royals are heading into their Christmas break on a high note after beating Frostburg...
December 20, 2014
Royals Beat Lions 69-66 In OT
Playing in their fourth two-day event of the season, the EMU basketball men showed they know the...
December 16, 2014
Royals Get By VUL In Close Contest, 76-69
EMU’s basketball men did enough to get the win Tuesday night at home, getting past the...
December 13, 2014
Royals Can't Out-Score Greensboro in 92-91 Loss
In a game crowded with 15 ties and 22 lead changes, the difference came down to a single rebound in...
December 6, 2014
EMU's Rally Comes Up One Point Short In 81-80 Loss
A huge second half rally couldn't erase the damage done in the first half, as EMU's basketball men...
December 3, 2014
Falk Free Throw With 4.7 Seconds Left Gives EMU Win
With 4.7 seconds left, EMU’s hopes rested squarely on the shoulders of big man David Falk. At...
November 22, 2014
Messiah Slows Down Runnin Royals For First Loss, 70-65
Free throws made the difference Saturday night, as the EMU basketball men nearly erased a 12-point...
November 21, 2014
EMU Men Escape With 65-64 Win Over DeSales
Just as Coach Kirby Dean predicted in the preseason, the EMU basketball men are getting experience...
November 16, 2014
Williams Helps EMU To 82-80 Win Over St. Mary's
Drama was plenty in Sunday's finale of the Loyal Royals Tip-Off Classic, where EMU's Runnin Royals...
November 15, 2014
EMU Men Start Out Year With Win
A hot start wasn't enough for the Runnin Royals, as they had to sweat out an 80-74 season-opening...
March 1, 2014
Hot-Shooting Tigers Knock Out Runnin Royals
Despite shooting 47% from the floor, and forcing four more turnovers than they committed, the EMU...
February 28, 2014
Records Fall As Falk And Yates Power EMU Men Into ODAC Semis
During their recent winning streak, the Runnin Royals have made a habit of grabbing the lead early...
February 25, 2014
EMU's Win Streak At Five As Runnin Royals Head To Salem
Beating a team three times in one season is tough. Same thing with back-to-back games. The Runnin...
February 22, 2014
Royals Top Emory & Henry In ODAC Preview, 84-75
Even though nothing was officially was on the line, the EMU basketball men didn't play that way...
February 19, 2014
Men Foil Bridgewater Comeback Attempt For Big ODAC Victory
With 1:09 left to play, the Runnin Royals trailed for the first time in nearly 119 straight minutes...
February 15, 2014
Threes And Free Throws Give Royals Important ODAC Win
The Runnin Royals entered Saturday night's clash with Randolph College shooting just 30% from three...
February 11, 2014
Runnin Royals Take Down Another Nationally-Ranked Foe
Coming into Tuesday night’s rescheduled game against No. 21 Randolph-Macon, the Runnin Royals...
February 8, 2014
Royals Drop Tough One To Tigers
Eastern Mennonite lost a tough ODAC matchup Saturday afternoon against the Hampden-Sydney Tigers...
February 5, 2014
Royals Pick Up Huge OT Win At No. 16 Virginia Wesleyan
Marcel Crump (Richmond, Va./Highland Springs) sent the game to extra time and Ryan Yates (Alexandria...
January 29, 2014
EMU's Offense Clicks In ODAC Win At Shenandoah
Marcel Crump (Richmond, Va./Highland Springs) and RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) combined...
January 25, 2014
Cold Shooting Drops Runnin Royals
ODAC-leading Guilford proved their worth Saturday afternoon, holding off the EMU basketball men in...
January 22, 2014
Sims Breaks 1,000 To Help Royals To Road Win
In the ODAC, you simply protect your home court and try to steal a few wins on the road. The Runnin...
January 18, 2014
EMU Men Shut Down Wasps In Final Minutes
The Runnin Royals have their first ODAC winning streak of the season after picking up a hard-fought...
January 15, 2014
Sims Catches Fire To Push EMU Men Past Eagles
EMU senior RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) picked a great time to break out of his offensive...
January 11, 2014
Tigers Close On Run To Top Royals, 71-61
The final score was not indicative of the actual game in EMU’s 71-61 loss at home to Hampden-S...
January 8, 2014
WildCats Steal Win From Royals In Crazy Final Seconds
The Royals earned an 11-point lead early in the second Wednesday night at Randolph College, but...
January 6, 2014
Royals Don't Have Enough To Get Past Gophers At Home
The EMU men made a few runs at Goucher Monday night, but ended up on the short end of an 87-81...
January 3, 2014
Falk Keys Defensive Effort In Win Over Dragons
Despite never trailing in Friday’s non-conference game against Virginia University of...
December 14, 2013
North Central Escapes Royals At Don Glick Classic
The Runnin Royals had their chances against nationally recognized North Central (Ill.) Saturday...
December 13, 2013
Huge Second Half Pushes EMU Men Over Cobras
The EMU basketball men shot 58% and outscored Virginia Intermont 48-22 in the second half Friday...
December 7, 2013
Yates Jumper In OT Helps Runnin Royals To First ODAC Win
Despite never trailing in the first half, the Runnin Royals needed a late 8-0 run to force overtime...
December 1, 2013
Captains Down EMU Men In Non-Conference Contest, 68-59
The Eastern Mennonite basketball men hosted nationally-regarded Christopher Newport in a non-confere...
November 26, 2013
EMU's Offense Back In High Gear In Win At Ferrum, 91-85
The Runnin Royals picked up an impressive road win Tuesday afternoon, ousting Ferrum College on the...
November 23, 2013
Runnin Royals Cold In Home Loss To Lynchburg
The home iron was unkind Saturday night, as the Eastern Mennonite men struggled to hit shots in...
November 20, 2013
Runnin Royals Out-Shoot Elizabethtown On The Road, 94-84
EMU’s offense was in high gear Wednesday night, shooting a scorching 56.9% from the floor en...
November 17, 2013
Late First-Half Run Pushes Mary Washington Past EMU Men
A late first-half run gave Mary Washington the momentum they needed to get by the EMU basketball...
November 16, 2013
Sims And Yates Lead EMU Past Dolphins In Overtime
The Runnin Royals started the year on the right foot, getting an impressive 95-93 win over Staten...
February 22, 2013
Marlins Knock Out EMU Men In ODAC Quarterfinals
Eastern Mennonite’s year came to an end Friday afternoon, as top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan held...
February 19, 2013
Royals Earn Road Win To Advance To ODAC Quarterfinals In Salem
With host Washington and Lee forced to foul late, EMU’s Owen Longacre (Telford, PA/Christopher...
February 16, 2013
Tough Loss To Roanoke Denies Runnin Royals ODAC Home Game
Faced with a chance to clinch the ODAC Tournament’s No. 7 seed and a First Round home game...
February 13, 2013
Thorne Breaks 1,000 And Leads EMU Men To Key Win Over Bridgewater
A big lead early was enough for the Runnin Royals, as they held off rival Bridgewater College 72-62...
February 9, 2013
Yellow Jackets Take Down EMU Men In Ashland, 85-71
Despite scoring the first bucket of the game, the EMU men couldn’t contain a determined...
February 6, 2013
Royals Fall To Second-Place Virginia Wesleyan, 70-65
Despite a quick start to the game, a bad stretch going into halftime cost the EMU men, as they...
January 30, 2013
Royals Roll Over Shenandoah At Home, 81-59
The Eastern Mennonite men's basketball team overwhelmed Shenandoah University Wednesday night in...
January 26, 2013
Hornets Steal Decision From EMU Men With Late Comeback
The EMU men’s basketball team had a chance to knock off a talented Lynchburg squad on the road...
January 23, 2013
Thorne And Sims Push EMU Past Rival Eagles, 72-68
Senior Andrew Thorne (Front Royal, VA/Skyline) grabbed an offensive rebound and R.J. Sims (Fort...
January 19, 2013
Royals Score 59 In Second But Fall To Hampden-Sydney, 104-94
Only in a league like the Old Dominion Athletic Conference can a team score 94 points and still...
January 15, 2013
EMU's Second-Half Rally Comes Up Short At VWC
The Runnin Royals played one of their finest halves of basketball Tuesday night, holding the...
January 12, 2013
Quakers Make Clutch Plays To Hold Of EMU Men, 77-66
Guilford College was too much for the EMU men Saturday afternoon, taking a 77-66 decision in...
January 9, 2013
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...
January 5, 2013
Runnin Royals Close On Run To Grab Win At Emory & Henry
In the ODAC, you’re happy to pick up a win on the road, no matter what it looks like. Such...
December 19, 2012
Royals Start Strong Against UMW To Head Into Break With 79-71 Win
The Eastern Mennonite men closed their first half of the season with a solid win Wednesday night,...
December 17, 2012
EMU's Offense Fizzles In Loss At No. 20 Christopher Newport
Just two days after dropping in 112 points in a win over Maryland Bible, Eastern Mennonite’s...
December 15, 2012
EMU Men Roll Over Maryland Bible College, 112-61
The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid Saturday afternoon,...
December 14, 2012
Royals Dropped By Wesley In Overtime, 75-73
In a game full of wild swings and momentum-changing calls, the Runnin Royals lost a 75-73 decision...
December 8, 2012
Thorne's Career High 30 Negated In Loss To Randolph-Macon
Hoping to end a seven-game losing streak to rival Randolph-Macon, the Runnin Royals came out flat...
December 3, 2012
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...
December 1, 2012
Longacre Helps EMU Men Hold Off Roanoke For First ODAC Win
The Eastern Mennonite basketball men picked up their first ODAC win Saturday afternoon, scoring the...
November 28, 2012
Guilford Escapes EMU Men With Shot At The Buzzer
In a game full of wild swings, host Guilford had the final say, getting a long range three pointer...
November 25, 2012
Second Half Run Keeps EMU Men Perfect On Season
The Runnin Royals controlled the second half Sunday afternoon, dumping in 50 points in the period to...
November 20, 2012
Runnin Royals Pour In 64 In Second Half to Start 3-0
The EMU men have plenty to be thankful for as they head into the Thanksgiving Break on the heels of...
November 17, 2012
EMU Men Erase Late Deficit To Top Ferrum In OT, 91-81
The EMU men did the right things at the right time Saturday afternoon, coming back from a seven-poin...
November 16, 2012
Runnin Royals Get By Elizabethtown To Start Year With Win
An up-and-down season opener ended on the positive side for the Runnin Royals Friday night, as they...
February 21, 2012
Runnin Royals Control BC 79-65 And Head To Salem
Rivalry games always have a little something special about them, and Tuesday night was no exception...
February 18, 2012
Runnin Royals Grab 62-61 OT Win From Guilford And Roll Into Postseason
The Royals all but locked up a home game in the First Round of the ODAC Tournament as they won a...
February 11, 2012
Royals Erase 14-Point Deficit But Lose In OT
After digging out of a big hole to start the game, the Runnin Royals did everything they need to do...
February 8, 2012
Royals Give Up 10-Point Lead In Final Five Minutes
Rivalry games often have interesting twists, and this one sure did. The Runnin Royals hosted rival...
February 4, 2012
Cold Shooting Spells Doom For Runnin Royals
The RAD Center at Randolph College is a tough place to play, and the Runnin Royals gave evidence to...
February 1, 2012
Burroughs Three-Ball Wins It In Overtime For The Royals
The young Runnin Royals have needed a big win to get the ball rolling. Wednesday night they may...
January 28, 2012
EMU Men Give Up Double Digit Lead In 81-79 Loss To Roanoke
The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team suffered a gut-wrenching loss Saturday night in...
January 25, 2012
Runnin Royals Can't Keep Up With No. 5 Marlins
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA --- For 15 minutes, the young Royals hung with No. 5 Virginia Wesleyan. Then the...
January 21, 2012
Royals Ice Tough Win Over Randolph With Free Throws
In ironic fashion, free throws made the difference for the Royals. After 39 minutes loaded with...
January 18, 2012
EMU Men Dominate Second Half To Control Bridgewater
The first half wasn’t so pretty, but the second half was something to write home about, as...
January 11, 2012
R-MC Stings Runnin Royals Again With Last Second Three Pointer
HARRISONBURG, VA -- Just when it looked like the Runnin Royals would have the final say, Randolph-Ma...
January 9, 2012
EMU Men Never Trail And Run By Frostburg State, 80-59
FROSTBURG, MD -- Despite having a number of players affected by an illness, the Runnin Royals took...
December 20, 2011
Daniel's Layup At The Buzzer Earns Men 88-87 Win
WINCHESTER, VA - Dajon Daniel capped a crazy night with a game-winning layup at the buzzer of...
February 26, 2011
R-MC Trips Up Men Again, Waiting for Selection Show Begins
For the second year in a row, Eastern Mennonite locked horns with Randolph-Macon in the ODAC...
February 25, 2011
Crawford Putback With 1.8 Left Gives EMU 76-75 Win
Eastern Mennonite gave up a 16-point first half lead, but got three offensive rebounds on their...
February 19, 2011
Hinson Pushes EMU To Eight-Game Winning Streak, Third Seed
The nice part about having the five seniors that EMU has is that any one of them are capable of...
February 16, 2011
EMU Seniors Each Score In Double Figures In Final Home Game
Wednesday night was a chance for the EMU community to recognize what five seniors have done to the...
February 14, 2011
Royals Take Big Win Over No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan, 86-71
Eastern Mennonite has had its share of good wins this season, but the men were still looking for a...
February 12, 2011
Runnin Royals Blow Open Game In First Half, Top Emory & Henry
For the Runnin Royals, it was simply a matter of taking care of business. Despite an off-game...
February 9, 2011
Pancione Has Career Night As EMU Gets First Win At BC Since 1990
Records and streaks are meant to be broken. For this group of Runnin Royals, breaking them has...
February 5, 2011
Defense Allows Three First-Half Field Goals In 85-50 Rout
When the teams met two weeks earlier, Randolph slowed the game down and upset the Runnin Royals...
February 2, 2011
Free Throws Again Seal The Deal For Eastern Mennonite In 88-79 Win At Lynchburg
Even a 19-point lead is not safe in the ODAC. Eastern Mennonite led by 19 as late as 9:40 left in...
January 29, 2011
Royals Fire On All Cylinders In 116-89 Route Of Roanoke
Even after a week off, the offense was in fine form at halftime Saturday. But the defense was a bit...
January 22, 2011
Time to restack the ODAC
No. 2 Virginia Wesleyan made the long trip to Guilford and came away with its first loss, 64-61,...
January 22, 2011
Royals Cold From The Floor In 64-61 Loss At Randolph
LYNCHBURG, VA -- The Eastern Mennonite men's basketball team was in Lynchburg Saturday afternoon for...
January 19, 2011
Hot Start And Record-Setting Free Throws Seal Eastern Mennonite's Win Over Rival BC
Generally when two rivals get together you can throw the records out the window and know that it...
January 15, 2011
Defense Shuts Down Quakers In The 2nd For A 79-67 Win
On Wednesday his late heroics nearly gave the Runnin Royals a comeback win. Saturday George Johnson...
January 12, 2011
Johnson's Heroics Come Up Short As R-MC Takes 83-78 Win
In a game of 11 lead changes and 10 ties, a heroic effort by George Johnson (Richmond, Va./Miller...
January 8, 2011
Runnin Royals Take Big Win Over Berkeley To Move To 11-2
Day two of the Southern Virginia Classic was over early, as Eastern Mennonite allowed the first...
January 7, 2011
EMU Men Use Big First-Half Runs To Grab Control In 98-71 Win
The Eastern Mennonite men's basketball team got back on the winning track in a big way Friday night,...
January 5, 2011
EMU Loses Lead Late In Upset Loss At Washington & Lee, 93-92
There are no nights off in the ODAC, and Eastern Mennonite was reminded of that Wednesday in...
January 3, 2011
Rising in the East
Two East region teams upset ranked opponents, Eastern Mennonite faced undefeated Ferrum and both...
January 3, 2011
Royals Score Six Of Final Seven To Hand Ferrum First Loss
Last year the Runnin Royals were the new kids on the block. This year Ferrum might just be the team...
December 12, 2010
Big Win Over Bluefield Leaves EMU Men 8-1 Going Into Break
The Eastern Mennonite men's basketball team wanted to head into the Christmas break on a positive...
December 11, 2010
Runnin Royals Explode In Second For 97-89 Win At Don Glick Classic
The Runnin Royals thought they led by a score of 48-45. The scoreboard showed 46-46. After a lengthy...
December 4, 2010
R-MC Knocks Off Runnin Royals In Battle Of Top 10 Teams
Saturday night had all the makings of a classic. The two teams playing had split their two meetings...
December 1, 2010
Va Wes strikes first in ODAC race
Virginia Wesleyan picks up a big road win and the event formerly known as the JP Morgan Chase...
December 1, 2010
EMU Men Take Control Early And Beat Hampden-Sydney By 16
Even with Saturday's match against No. 7 Randolph-Macon looming, the Runnin Royals would not be...
November 27, 2010
EMU Men Pick 19 Steals To Swat Wasps In ODAC Opener, 77-63
While the Runnin Royals may not have hit their stride so far this season, they have certainly been...
November 15, 2010
Men Close Game On 24-9 Run To Claim Season Opening Win
On a night when the Runnin Royals looked as rusty on offense as one might expect in the first game...
March 12, 2010
Elite Eight is ODAC's dominion
Three Old Dominion Athletic Conference teams are in the Elite Eight as the Sweet 16 of Division III...
January 23, 2010
MIT, EMU get first D-III defeat
There aren't any unbeaten men's basketball teams remaining in Division III. And after Saturday,...
January 13, 2010
Last men's unbeaten teams fall
No. 18 Eastern Mennonite trounced No. 1 Randolph-Macon 90-67 knocking the Yellow Jackets from the...

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