2018-19 Eureka Men's Basketball News

  • Balanced Eureka Attack Downs Blackburn, 76-73
    December 15, 2018
    CARLINVILLE, Ill. – All five Eureka starters scored in double figures, including identical 17-point, 5-rebound efforts from Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) and Jordan Dehm (Metamora, Ill./Metamora H.S.), allowing the Red Devils to secure their first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win in a 76-73 decision at Blackburn, Saturday afternoon at Dawes Gymnasium in Carlinville, Ill.
  • Preview: Red Devils to Visit Blackburn Saturday in Carlinville
    December 14, 2018
    EUREKA -- Eureka will look to get back into the win column Saturday in a 3 p.m. St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference bout at Blackburn in Carlinville, Ill. The game with the Beavers is Eureka’s final league action before breaking for the holidays.
  • Westminster Pulls Away to Sink Red Devils, 88-72
    December 08, 2018
    EUREKA – Westminster knocked down 14 3-pointers en route to an 88-72 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Eureka, Saturday afternoon at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center. Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) netted 21 points for the Red Devils, one of three starters to score in double figures.
  • Preview: Eureka, Westminster Renew SLIAC Rivalry Saturday
    December 07, 2018
    EUREKA -- Following a 15-day stretch that included five contests away from home, Eureka will play in front of the Reagan Athletic Complex crowd for the first time since Nov. 15 in Saturday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference clash with longtime rival Westminster at 3 p.m.
  • Spalding Staves Off Second-Half Eureka Rally, 88-80
    December 01, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) scored 17 points to lead a group of four Eureka starters in double figures and Alex Wiegand (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) collected a game-high 10 rebounds, but a big second-half rally couldn’t erase an early deficit in the Red Devils’ 88-80 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference defeat at Spalding, Saturday afternoon at Columbia Gym in Louisville, Ky.
  • Preview: Eureka and Spalding to Collide Saturday in Louisville
    November 30, 2018
    EUREKA – Eureka will play its second game in the state of Kentucky in a 15-day span when the Red Devils take their longest annual St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road trip Saturday for a 2 p.m. CT contest against Spalding.
  • Greenville Outpaces Red Devils, 139-126
    November 28, 2018
    GREENVILLE, Ill. – Playing at Greenville for the fourth time since the Panthers introduced their frantic, up-tempo style, Eureka dropped a 139-126 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest Wednesday night at H.J. Long Gymnasium. The game was the first league competition of the season for both teams.
  • Old NAIA Foe Cardinal Stritch Downs Eureka, 79-68
    November 25, 2018
    JOLIET, Ill. – Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) hit the 15-point plateau for the fifth time in six outings this season and Austin Juergens (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) added 14 points and seven rebounds, but Eureka dropped its second contest of the USF Classic Sunday in a 78-67 setback to NAIA Cardinal Stritch in Joliet, Ill.
  • St. Francis Shoots Past Red Devils, 107-77
    November 24, 2018
    JOLIET, Ill. – NAIA St. Francis made 16 3-pointers during Saturday’s contest against visiting Eureka, helping turn an eight-point halftime lead into a 107-77 non-conference triumph over the Red Devils during the opening night of the USF Classic at the Sullivan Center in Joliet, Ill.
  • Dakota Bennington Named SLIAC Player of the Week
    November 19, 2018
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Eureka junior Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) has been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, according to a Monday announcement from the league office. Bennington averaged 26.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in the three non-conference contests last week.
  • Late Bucket Sinks Eureka at Berea, 90-88
    November 17, 2018
    BEREA, Ky. – Torell Carter’s driving layup in the closing seconds proved to be the difference as Berea downed Eureka in non-league action, 90-88 at Seabury Center in Berea, Ky.
  • Eureka Overwhelms Knox, Breaks Into Win Column, 116-69
    November 15, 2018
    EUREKA – Eureka shot 58 percent from the floor, hit 17 3-pointers and dominated the battle on the glass in a 116-69 non-conference romp over Knox, Thursday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center.  
  • Red Devils Run Out of Time at Grinnell, 131-108
    November 13, 2018
    GRINNELL, Iowa – Eureka carved more than 20 points off an early second-half deficit in Tuesday night’s non-conference game at Grinnell, but the Pioneers were able to weather the late rally and secure a 131-108 win over the Red Devils at Darby Gymnasium in Grinnell, Iowa. Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) led the visitors with 29 points.
  • Eureka Drops Opener to Monmouth, 101-91
    November 10, 2018
    EUREKA -- Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) pumped in 30 points and Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) tacked on 25 as part of a 14-for-16 effort at the foul line, but visiting Monmouth overcame a slim halftime deficit to notch a 101-91 season-opening non-conference victory, Saturday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center.
  • Preview: Red Devils Ring in New Season Saturday With Monmouth
    November 09, 2018
    EUREKA -- Eureka will tip-off the 2018-19 regular season Saturday night when the Red Devils host Monmouth in a 7:30 p.m. start at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center.
  • Red Devils Fall in Exhibition at Eastern Illinois, 79-44
    November 02, 2018
    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) scored 17 points and Austin Juergens (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) followed with 12 points, but Eureka came up short in a 79-44 exhibition decision at NCAA Division I Eastern Illinois, Saturday night at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.
  • Preview: Red Devils Visit Eastern Illinois in Friday Exhibition
    November 01, 2018
    EUREKA -- Eureka will continue preseason preparation for its 41st season at the NCAA Division III level and the 12th season of the Chip Wilde coaching era Friday night when the Red Devils play their first of two exhibitions in a 7 p.m. start at NCAA Division I Eastern Illinois.
  • SLIAC Coaches Vote Eureka Fifth in Preseason Men’s Basketball Poll
    October 29, 2018
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A preseason poll conducted by St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball head coaches has tabbed Eureka fifth in the league in 2018-19. Greenville, the three-time defending regular-season champion and 2018 SLIAC Tournament winner, was picked to repeat as conference champion.