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Eastern Washington basketball faces tough test in Montana State, high-scoring talent Tyler Hall

Eastern will have plenty more time to savor its last victory, but head coach Shantay Legans prefers to embrace the extra rest and practice time afforded his team.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Eastern Washington overcomes early struggles, surges past Montana for second Big Sky win

Saddled with foul woes, too many turnovers and an early deficit, EWU dramatically reversed course and roared back to secure a 78-71 victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Montana match up for first time since Big Sky championship

The last time Eastern Washington faced rival Montana, the Eagles were denied an NCAA Tournament berth.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Mason Peatling scores 19 points but Northern Colorado beats EWU 75-63

Jordan Davis scored 30 points with five assists, freshman Bodie Hume had 21 points and eight rebounds and Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington 75-63 on Monday night.


Idaho builds double-digit lead, holds off Eastern Washington rally for first Big Sky victory

The victory is Idaho’s first in the Big Sky Conference against two losses and gives the Vandals a 4-10 overall mark. It also stopped a six-game losing streak.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Taylor Pierce’s 30-point effort helps Idaho down Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington had no answer for Idaho’s Taylor Pierce, whose 30 points, including eight three-pointers, led the Vandals to an 84-68 win on Thursday at the Cowan Spectrum.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington surges back from first-half deficit to top Idaho State

Eastern Washington came from 11 points down in the first half to beat Idaho State 65-55, evening its conference record at 1-1.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Weber State handles Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball opener

Weber State turned the Eagles’ misses into transition buckets, shot 53 percent from the field and took advantage of a near eight-minute lull in the second half in which EWU …


After tough nonconference slates, Eastern Washington, Idaho begin Big Sky play

Syracuse, Oregon, Washington, Stanford, upstart San Francisco and Summit League power South Dakota State provided tough tests for the guard-heavy Eagles, but undesirable results.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Ex-Ferris High star Cody Benzel leads Eastern Washington men in win over Corban

Cody Benzel and Dalton Patchen turned Eastern Washington’s 92-73 dispatching of NAIA-member Corban into a local basketball showcase.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

All-American forward Mike Daum, South Dakota State pull away from Eastern Washington

Ten times EWU cut the South Dakota State’s lead to one in front of a meager Christmas break crowd at Reese Court. Ten times All-American forward Mike Daum’s senior-laden Jackrabbits …


Eastern Washington tasked with stopping All-America forward Mike Daum, South Dakota State

When EWU (1-9) concludes its brawny conference slate Tuesday at Reese Court against Summit League power South Dakota State (9-4), it won’t get any easier in the paint.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Stanford pulls away from Eastern Washington, 78-62

Daejon Davis scored 19 points, one of four to reach double figures, and Stanford beat Eastern Washington 78-62. Cormac Ryan scored 12 points, all on three pointers, for the Cardinal …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Frankie Ferrari drives San Francisco past Eastern Washington, 85-63

Frankie Ferrari put up 15 points and led five Dons into double-figure scoring as San Francisco roared back from a week off to wallop Eastern Washington, 85-63 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 11:46 p.m.

Vinnie Shahid, Deng Geu help North Dakota State hold off Eastern Washington

Vinnie Shahid scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Deng Geu had 18 points and eight rebounds to help North Dakota State hold on for a …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Myles Carter leads Seattle to 5th straight win 88-68

Jesse Hunt had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Washington’s 3-point shooting too much for Eastern Washington; Huskies win 83-59

Dominic Green hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points, David Crisp added 14 points and Washington cruised past Eastern Washington 83-59 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Jesse Hunt helps Eastern Washington top UMKC in overtime for first win of season

Wide open in the corner in the final minute overtime, Eastern Washington forward Jesse Hunt squared up, hesitated, then remembered he had the hot hand.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Eastern Washington men can’t hold late lead, lose in overtime in home opener

Eastern Washington welcomed the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix to Reese Court on Friday for its first home game of the season. After struggling against two top-20 teams (Syracuse and Oregon) on …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9 p.m.

Eastern Washington opens home slate against Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2K Empire Classic

After lopsided losses to a pair of college basketball heavyweights, Eastern Washington is ready to take on someone its own size. And in its own arena. The Eagles (0-2) host …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Uriah Howard, Violet Kapri Morrow lead Eastern Washington women past Eastern Oregon

Uriah Howard and Violet Kapri Morrow combined for 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Eastern Washington Eagles pulled away in the second half for a 66-45 victory over the …


Shadle Park’s Jacob Groves headlines Eastern Washington’s signing class

Eastern Washington men’s basketball has signed a pair of players – including the brother of a current member of the team – to letters of intent to play for the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Bol Bol’s double-double leads No. 14 Oregon over Eastern Washington

Bol Bol’s double-double, his second for the Ducks, was capped by a spinning drive from the left wing that sent his defender sprawling and led to a rim-hanging, two-hand dunk …


No. 16 Syracuse shuts down shorthanded Eastern Washington in season opener

The good for Eastern Washington: The Eagles limited 16th-ranked Syracuse to 28 first-half points in Tuesday’s season opener at the Carrier Dome. The bad: scoring a meager 10 points. The …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington men open their season at 16th-ranked Syracuse

As a player, second-year Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans often locked up with the nation’s premier basketball institutions. Legans has never crossed paths with longtime power Syracuse, though. That …


Eastern Washington men: ‘Next man up’ approach for guard-heavy Eagles

When EWU begins its 2018-19 campaign Nov. 6 at national power Syracuse, the Eagles will have four returning starters who averaged less than double figures.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Montana men, Idaho women picked to win Big Sky Conference basketball titles

Eastern Washington, which returns four starters from last year’s 20-12 squad but lost the conference’s all-time leading scorer, Bogdan Bliznyuk, was picked fourth in both polls, where it finished last …


Seattle U gives former Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford contract extension

Jim Hayford, who coached the Redhawks to a 20-14 record in his first season, received a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Shadle Park hoops standout Jacob Groves commits to Eastern Washington

Shadle Park senior sharpshooter Jacob Groves announced his verbal commitment to EWU on Sunday, where he’ll join his 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman brother, Tanner Groves.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley signs with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers

Wiley, who recently played in the NBA Summer League for the Dallas Mavericks, has signed a one-year deal with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers.