Eamon Betts put together one of the greatest stops in recent college basketball memory.
The former Memphis transfer scored 29 straight points for Eastern Michigan to close out the first half of tonight’s matchup against Toledo.
Bates outscored the rest of his Eastern Michigan teammates 29–6. He sank seven three-point shots en route to this historic half.
The hometown hero went 10-14 from the field and 7-9 from behind the arc.
The college basketball world took to Twitter to react to the ridiculous performance.
One fan wrote, “Emonnie Bates just might have had one of the best halfs in college basketball history…”.
“STOP PLAYING WITH MY BOY TOP !!!..YET LOTTO PICK,” said another.
“Dude, Penny threw the bag!! Emonie Bates just needed guidance and time to grow and Hardaway didn’t get any of that!!” another pair.
Bates initially committed to Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers as the No. 1-ranked small forward in the 2021 class. But after just one season with the program, he decided to return to his hometown school and play for Eastern Michigan.
Bates is averaging 19.3 points per game, but the Eagles are just 4-15 on the season so far.