Men's Basketball

  • 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.
  • Eureka College Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Class
    September 21, 2018
    EUREKA – The Eureka College Department of Athletics is proud to introduce its 2018 Hall of Fame Class. Ryan Brewster '96 (football, baseball) and James Humphrey '65 (men's basketball) will join former women's basketball head coach Sandy Schuster (1991-07) and former softball head coach Karen Sweitzer (1991-2008) as individuals voted into the Hall of Fame. The 1975 men's golf team and the 1978-79 men's basketball team will be enshrined as teams and Eureka College History Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard Sanders will be inducted as an honorary member. The group will be formally inducted during an Oct. 6 ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the Reagan Athletic Complex.
  • Eureka College to Host Fall Youth Basketball League
    August 29, 2018
    EUREKA – Eureka College and 12th-year men's basketball head coach Chip Wilde will host a fall basketball league for area youths on four consecutive Sundays with dates scheduled for Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $60 for all four sessions or $20 for a single session. Boys and girls in first through eighth grade are eligible to participate, and campers may sign up as an individual or a team.
  • Griffith, Wiegand Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 17, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Eureka College senior guard Chet Griffith (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) and junior forward Alex Wiegand (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, according to an announcement from the organization on Tuesday. The announcement marks the sixth consecutive season an EC men's basketball student-athlete has earned the academic honor from the NABC, as well as the second consecutive selection for Griffith.
  • Chip Wilde Announces Summer 2018 Camp Dates
    May 03, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – -Eureka College men's basketball head coach Chip Wilde will host three different youth basketball camps this summer inside the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center on the campus of Eureka College. Wilde will host a Father-Child Clinic on June 16, two session of the popular Boys & Girls Day Camp from July 16 through July 19 or July 23 through July 26 and an Advanced Skills Camp on July 29.
  • Shea Feehan Repeats on D3hoops.com All-Region Team
    March 13, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – One day removed from earning Eureka College’s first National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District recognition since 2013, junior guard Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) added to his list of accolades Tuesday by earning a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Central Region Second Team. Feehan is the fourth Red Devil to earn the regional honor from the website and the first Eureka men’s basketball player to be honored by D3hoops.com in multiple seasons.
  • Shea Feehan Named to NABC All-District Team
    March 12, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Eureka College junior guard Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) has been voted to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Central District Second Team, according to a Monday announcement from the NABC. Feehan, who was also named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year last month, led the Red Devils to 18 wins and their first league tournament bid since 2013.
  • Blackburn Ousts Eureka From SLIAC Tournament, 86-80
    February 22, 2018
    GREENVILLE, Ill. -- Eureka College junior guard Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) scored 27 points to break EC's single-season scoring record and junior Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) tallied 12 points to become the 24th player in program history reach 1,000, but third-seeded Blackburn withstood a last-second 3-pointer in regulation and ultimately earned an 86-80 overtime victory over the second-seeded Red Devils in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal, Thursday night in Greenville, Ill.
  • Feehan Named SLIAC Player of the Year, Four Red Devils Honored
    February 22, 2018
    GREENVILLE, Ill. -- Eureka College junior guard Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) has been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, according to an announcement from league commissioner Angie Morenz at the SLIAC Tournament, Thursday night in Greenville, Ill. Additionally, junior Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) and sophomore Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) were selected to the All-SLIAC Third Team and senior Ryan McElmurry (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg H.S./Black Hawk) was voted to the SLIAC All-Defensive Team.
  • Preview: Eureka Ready For SLIAC Semifinal Versus Blackburn
    February 20, 2018
    GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The Eureka College men’s basketball team will take the floor in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament game for the first time since 2013 when the second-seeded Red Devils square off against third-seeded Blackburn Thursday in a 6 p.m. semifinal in Greenville, Ill.
  • Red Devils Bounce Fontbonne in Regular-Season Finale, 93-76
    February 17, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College junior guard Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) logged a game-high 27 points, Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) followed with 25 and the Red Devils rolled to a 93-76 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Fontbonne, Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Preview: Red Devils Host Fontbonne in Regular-Season Finale
    February 16, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The 2017-18 regular season will come to a close Saturday when the Eureka College men’s basketball team hosts Fontbonne in a 3 p.m. St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tip-off at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. Eureka’s senior class will be recognized during a ceremony immediately prior to tip-off.
  • Eureka Goes Wire-to-Wire to Drop Iowa Wesleyan, 93-77
    February 14, 2018
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Eureka College sophomore Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) put up his third collegiate double-double with game highs of 25 points and 12 rebounds and junior guard Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) tacked on 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting in the Red Devils’ 93-77 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win at Iowa Wesleyan, Wednesday night in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
  • Preview: Eureka Takes Final Regular-Season Road Trip Wednesday
    February 13, 2018
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- The Eureka College men’s basketball team will enter the final week of the regular season still in pursuit of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship when the Red Devils visit Iowa Wesleyan Wednesday for an 8 p.m. league bout in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The game against the Tigers represents EC’s final road trip of the regular season.
  • Eureka Overpowers Westminster, 91-59, Clinches SLIAC Tourney Bid
    February 10, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College sophomores Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) and Jordan Dehm (Metamora, Ill./Metamora H.S.) each put up double-doubles, two of six Red Devils to score in double figures in EC’s 91-59 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rout of Westminster, Saturday afternoon at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. The victory secured a SLIAC Tournament berth for the Red Devils, their first since 2013.
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