So I went to the Eastern Michigan Basketball game tonight. They were playing the 21st Ranked University of Masschusetts Minutemen. This is the first time Eastern has played a ranked team at the Convocation Center since 1994. Based on what I saw of the game they played against Kentucky last week, they look like they are close to being up to the challenge.
Eastern actually led by 4 at the half but UMass proved too much for them in the second half as they fell 69-57. I think they are actually pretty close to being a power. They will definitely compete for the MAC.