The last EMU player to complete seven-straight double-doubles was George ''Ice Man'' Gervin who had 11 straight during the 1971-72 season. Thompson entered the game averaging 14.7 points and 11.8 rebounds.
Terry Harris' 3-pointer put Coppin State up 48-44 with 16:47 to play in the game. Mangum countered with a 3, and after Keith Shivers' free throw, Bond hit a jumper to tie the score. Mangum followed with a jumper to give Eastern Michigan the lead for good at 51-49 with 12:32 left.