Eastern Michigan men's basketball loses eighth straight, 74-67, to Valparaiso
ROCHESTER—Another double-double from Brandon Bowdry wasn’t enough for the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team.
The Eagles lost 74-67 Monday to Valparaiso in the first round of the Lou Henson Award Tournament at Oakland University. It was the eighth straight loss for Eastern (1-9).
Bowdry went 13 of 15 from the free-throw line and scored a game-high 24 points while grabbing 10 rebounds,—the 29th double-double of his career, according to EMUEagles.com.
After the Eagles shot 23 percent in the first half of their last loss, at home against Detroit, they shot 29 percent before halftime Monday.
Valparaiso (8-4) led 29-20 at halftime and by as many as 17 in the second half before the Eagles narrowed the margin late in the game.
An Antonio Green 3-pointer cut the lead to six points with 5:27 left, but the Eagles would come no closer.
Darrell Lampley scored 10 for Eastern Michigan and Green added eight. Brandon Wood led Valparaiso with a career-high 21 points.
The Eagles will play Rochester College in Tuesday's consolation game. Host Oakland beat Rochester, 103-79, on Monday.