With the convincing win, the Eagles enter Mid-American Conference play with an 11-2 record for the most non-conference victories in program history since joining the Mid-American Conference prior to the 1974-75 season.
In reaching the 11-victory mark, EMU hit the century mark in points for the first time in the Rob Murphy era. The previous high of an Eastern ballclub coached by Murphy was 95 points, coincidentally against Concordia last season, Nov. 12, 2013. The last time EMU recorded 100 points in a game was Nov. 14, 2008 in a 119-48 victory over Marygrove, a span of 197 games.
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EMU shot a season-best 55.0 percent from the floor by converting 33-of-60 from the field. The Green and White also improved its season free throw percentage by knocking down 25-of-30 from the line for an impressive 83.3 percent clip. The Eagles forced 20 turnovers, leading to 32 points, including 18 on the fastbreak. The paint was controlled by the home squad as well, 46-10, and the Eastern bench contributed with 47 points.
Concordia (8-4) struggled against EMU's 2-3 zone defense, shooting just 15-of-53 from the floor for 28.3 percent. The Cardinals took over half of their shots from long range, going 8-of-29 from beyond the arc. Alec Turner was the leading Cardinal scorer with nine points.
Concordia made three field goals and had seven points, trailing 32-2) until Josh Fugate connected on a trey at 6:17 of the first half. A 12-0 run by Eastern allowed the hosts to take a 47-16 lead into the locker room.
EMU outscored the Cardinals 53-26 in the second half and reached the century mark when Price hit a three-ball with 51 seconds left to close all scoring.
Eastern Michigan opens MAC play Wednesday when it hosts Ball State (7 p.m. ET).