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The real Emoni Bates has officially stood up.
Bates, a former No. 1 recruit coming out of high school, dropped 43 points for Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, including 29 straight to close the first half.
The Eagles fell at Tulane by a score of 84-79, but Bates remained the star of the show, converting on 15 of his 23 field goal attempts and nine of his 14 3-point attempts.
Bates spent one season at Memphis under head coach Penny Hardaway before transferring to Eastern Michigan after last season.
On the year, Bates — a 6-foot-10, 170-pound forward out of Ypsilanti, Michigan — is now averaging 20.5 points on the season. His previous career high was 36, which he scored against South Carolina on Dec. 30.
The Eagles are 4-16 on the season and 1-6 in MAC play.
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