AU men’s basketball prepares to travel to Wayne State

The Eagles look to extend their four game win streak against the Warriors


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The Eagles continue to showcase young talent and a bright future atop the conference standings.

The Ashland University men’s basketball team has had an interesting year as they look to recover from a heavy-hitting offseason.

With the loss of seniors, a multitude of transfers and a new haul of underclassmen, Head Coach John Ellenwood has had a tough task as he looks to rebuild this promising roster.

The Eagles started off their 2022-2023 season struggling as they lost their opening two contests to the Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers and Illinois Springfield Praire Stars by an average of 10 points per contest. After losing those two, however, they bounced back well as they defeated the Gannon Golden Knights, 80-54.

That win gave them much-needed momentum as they headed into the Thanksgiving Classic where they went 1-1 defeating East-West University by a 108-56 blowout and losing 75-69 to Ferris State.

When conference play rolled around, the Eagles took on one of the top teams in the conference the Findlay Oilers and fell just barely, 76-68 in the final minutes.

With a fire now built under them, they steamrolled themselves past their next four opponents en route to a four-game win streak.

The Eagles, who sit 6-4, now look to take on the Wayne State Warriors after having an 11-day rest period.

The Warriors, on the other hand, sit 4-5 overall and 1-2 in conference play. They have struggled in conference play losing two and winning just one, with both losses coming with double-digit differentials.

One of the main questions however is how they will handle a 19-day hiatus from competition having not played since Dec. 11.

These two teams are set to tipoff action on Dec. 30 in Detroit, Mich. with game time set for 3 P.M.

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Attend: Wayne State Fieldhouse | 1290 West Warren Ave. Detroit, Mich.