• 2019-20 Final Ranking: 18th
  • 2019-20 Final Record: 22-5; 11-3 UAA, t-1st
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 1990
  • NCAA Sweet 16: 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 1990
  • NCAA Elite Eight: 2014
  • UAA Championships: 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 1990, 1989

On This Date - Feb. 22, 2009

On This Date - Feb. 22, 2009

Junior Anthony Fernandez scored a team-high 19 points to pace four double-figure scorers in leading the Emory men's basketball team to a double-overtime victory at New York University.  

Fernandez sank seven-of-14 from the floor and five-of-seven from the charity stripe while adding five rebounds.  Junior Chad Hixon totaled 15 and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.  Rounding out the team's double-figure scorers were freshmen Alex Gulotta and Austin Claunch with 12 and 11 points, respectively.  Gulotta accounted for all of his point production on four-of-eight shooting from three-point range, while Claunch also doled out a season-high nine assists in the triumph.

Down by two points midway through the second stanza, the Eagles held the Violets scoreless and stunned the hosts with a 12-0 run, seven coming from Fernandez and five from Hixon to bolt to a 56-46 lead with 6:34 left in regulation. However, NYU regrouped and rattled off 10 unanswered points over the next two minutes and thirty seconds to deadlock the count at 56 apiece.  NYU did have a chance to win the game with one second left but a miss on a second free throw attempt forced the extra session.

Emory trailed by three points in the first overtime, 70-67, with 1:41 remaining but a three-point field goal by Gulotta with 30 seconds remaining knotted the scored and forced the second extra session.  The Violets went ahead by a point early on but a trey by sophomore Julien Williams with 3:19 on the clock put the Eagles ahead for good.  Emory stretched its lead to four points less than a minute later when Hixon came through with a bucket.  A pair free throws by both Fernandez and Claunch down the stretch helped seal the win for Emory.

Emory shot 43.9 percent from the floor (29-of-66) and 75.0 percent from the foul line (15-of-20) with its performance from the charity stripe a big factor in the outcome as NYU was able to convert only 12-of-25.  The Eagles pounded the boards hard and finished with a 47-36 edge in rebounding. The ultra-competitive affair featured 21 ties and 20 lead chaanges.