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Little humbled by college success

Junior forward Emmanuel Little drives to the basket against Lewis University Saturday afternoon at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Emmanuel Little’s family encouraged him to play basketball after growing three or four inches in the summer of his eighth-grade year.    Despite his height increase, Little wasn’t considered the best player on his team.   “I'm getting defended differently than I was in t...

Homecoming game ends in narrow victory

Homecoming game ends in narrow victory

February 16, 2020

The men's basketball team fought hard against the Missouri - St. Louis, narrowly edging out the Tritons on their way to a 67-66 victory. The Eagles struggled to keep up the Tritons for much of the game, falling behind to open the third quarter. “This is the best team we’ve beaten so far and w...

Versatility guides Eagles to 5-0 start

Braden Fitzjerrells. junior guard, shoots the ball Monday night at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

The Men’s basketball team is currently undefeated at 5-0. The Screaming Eagles offense has been firing on all cylinders, scoring a total of 459 points in those five games, an average of 92 points per game. Junior Forward Emmanuel Little leads the Eagles in scoring with 21 points per game. Little has...

“We’re not done yet.”

Emmanuel Little shooting at practice Friday.

Nik Cunningham

March 26, 2019

Nate Hanson describes the feeling of winning that game like he was seeing it on TV. “First half, we started out really well, and they ended up going on a run. They went up about 18. Second half, Coach Gant, gotta give credit to him, came up and it really got us motivated to play and we have a r...

Freshmen fitting into the formula

Freshmen Mateo Rivera (3) and Emmanuel Little (14) watch from the sidelines during the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Ford Center Nov. 3-4.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

In the most recent regular season game, the USI men’s basketball team played, an 88-75 win against Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday to conclude the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Ford Center, Alex Stein had a rough night. The junior shooting guard went 1-of-9 from the floor and neede...

Freshman basketball player shot at Indianapolis party

Emmanuel Little, 18, was shot at an Indianapolis house party Saturday morning.

Gabi Wy and Taylor Hall

August 6, 2017

Emmanuel Little, a university freshman and USI basketball player, was shot twice at a house party on the north side of Indianapolis just past midnight Saturday morning, according to a police report. Little, 18, survived despite "possible internal injuries" in the police report, and he tweeted about...

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