• 2019-20 Ranking: 2nd
  • 2019-20 Record: 9-0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 1990
  • NCAA Sweet 16: 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 1990
  • NCAA Elite Eight: 2014
  • UAA Championships: 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 1990, 1989

Emory Men's Basketball Wins At Home Over Oglethorpe

Emory Men's Basketball Wins At Home Over Oglethorpe

The junior duo of Matthew Schner and Matt Davet each scored 19 points in leading the No. 6-ranked Emory men's basketball team to a Saturday afternoon win over cross town foe Oglethorpe University.  The Eagles boosted their record to 4-0 following an 84-60 decision over the Stormy Petrels who fell to 2-2.

Davet connected on seven-of-15 field goal attempts, including three triples, in registering his fourth double-figure effort of the campaign. Schner knocked down four treys in six attempts, and closed out the game five-of-10 overall from the floor while also dishing out a team-high five assists.  Junior Romin Williams closed out Emory's double-digit scorers with 12 points.

The Eagles hit 47 percent (31-of-66) from field, which included 42.3 percent (11-of-26) from beyond the arc. Emory's 11 three-pointers represented the third time the squad had posted 10 or more triples in a game this season.  The Stormy Petrels struggled with their shooting, converting just 27.7 percent (18-of-65) of their floor attempts while finding the mark on just five-of-33 three-point opportunities.  Emory finished with a 46-35 advantage in rebounding with junior Lawrence Rowley topping the club with 11 boards.

The opening half saw the teams battle back-and-forth for the opening 12 minutes with Oglethorpe leading by a 20-18 count.  However, the Eagles took charge from that point, closing out the final 8:03 of the stanza on a 21-6 burst, started with an 11-0 burst that saw Lawrence Rowley score four points and Davet knock down a three.  After an Oglethorpe bucket, Emory accounted for 10 of the next 15 points over the final 2:54, highlighted by a three-point play by freshman Max Fried and another Davet three-pointer that put the Eagles up at the break, 39-26.

Three-pointers by Schner and Romin Williams helped the Eagles build a 17-point cushion at 49-32 with 16:04 left in the second half, and bucket by Rowely with 14:24 on the clock allowed Emory to maintain that point advantage.  The Stormy Petrels did manage to draw to within 11 with 11:02 remaining, but a Schner trey followed later by a Williams triple and a bucket by sophomore Mason Johnson boosted the Eagles back to a 64-47 bulge with 6:30 left.  

Emory returns to action on Tuesday (Nov. 26) when it closes out a three-game home stand with a 7:00 pm match-up against Covenant College.