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UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Before dominating in the NBA, ‘unguardable’ Damian Lillard was a nightmare matchup for Eastern Washington

Damian Lillard played six games against Eastern Washington in his four-year career at Weber State. The Wildcats won all six matchups.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga and Eastern Washington to resume basketball series after eight-year drought

The EWU athletic department confirmed Saturday that the Eagles will face the Bulldogs at the McCarthey Athletic Center during the 2019-2020 season.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s six-man recruiting class loaded with length, Northwest talent

Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans rounded out his six-man, Northwest-heavy recruiting class Wednesday.


Former Eastern Washington standout Jesse Hunt helps Big Sky advance to Sweet 16 of 3X3U National Championship

Despite going 1-2 in pool play, the four-man team representing the Big Sky will face the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in Sunday’s knockout round.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington standout Jesse Hunt teams up with Big Sky rivals at 3X3U National Championship in Minneapolis

The winner of the 3-on-3 tournament gets a $100,000 grand prize. Each tournament win nets a team $1,000.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball: Up-and-down seasons ended strongly for young, talented men’s, women’s teams

The Eagles’ deep tournament runs in Boise last week – the first time both programs played in the Big Sky championship game in the same season – didn’t equate to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Déjà vu for EWU as Montana surges past Eagles for second straight title

Sayeed Pridgett scored 18 points and Montana overcame a 12-point deficit to beat Eastern Washington 68-62 for its second straight Big Sky Tournament title and NCAA bid. Donaven Dorsey and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington cruises past Southern Utah, earns championship rematch with rival Montana

Eastern Washington got what it wanted Friday, and its 77-61 dispatching of Southern Utah in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals was only part of the equation.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington holds off Montana State, advances to semifinals

Don’t tell Mason Peatling that Eastern Washington relies solely on its long-range shooting.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington hopes to stay hot in Boise; Idaho looks to pull off upset

EWU (14-17) begins tournament play Thursday, facing the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between sixth-seeded Montana State (14-16) and No. 11 seed Idaho (6-25).


All-Big Sky men: Eastern Washington trio of Mason Peatling, Jacob Davison and Jesse Hunt honored

Jesse Hunt averaged 14.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists during the regular season for EWU, the No. 3 seed in this week’s Big Sky Conference Tournament in Boise.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington holds off Weber State 80-77 in regular-season finale

Mason Peatling had 23 points and Jesse Hunt added 22 with 12 rebounds as Eastern Washington held off Weber State.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s run to 2004 NCAA Tournament ‘set the bar for the program’

Since then, EWU has returned to the Big Dance once (2015). It came close a year ago, falling to rival Montana in the Big Sky Conference tournament championship.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Weber State preview: Eagles seek revenge on Wildcats

Weber State goes for the season sweep over Eastern Washington after winning the previous matchup in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10 p.m.

Cody Benzel’s big night leads Eastern Washington over Idaho State 91-62

Cody Benzel scored a career-high 30 points and Jesse Hunt scored 14 with 16 rebounds and Eastern Washington pulled away from Idaho State in the second half for a 91-62 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Idaho State preview: Bengals seek revenge on Eagles

Eastern Washington goes for the season sweep over Idaho State after winning the previous matchup in Cheney.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

EWU basketball coaches Shantay Legans and Wendy Schuller share a deep bond

Before Eastern Washington women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller could process one of the strangest, most frustrating endings to a game in her lengthy career, Shantay Legans took to Twitter.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Kim Aiken Jr. lifts Eastern Washington past Portland St. 68-66

Kim Aiken Jr. drained a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer to give Eastern Washington a 68-66 win over Portland State on Saturday. Aiken finished with 19 points to …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Versatile forward Jesse Hunt has been a steady presence for injury-plagued Eastern Washington

Jesse Hunt’s Australian accent is noticeable, but not as thick as it was a decade ago when his basketball-centric family moved to California.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Portland State preview: Eagles look for home win vs Vikings

Eastern Washington looks for its fourth straight win over Portland State at Reese Court


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Eastern Washington can’t overcome cold shooting in loss to Sacramento State

Shantay Legans couldn’t remember the last time Eastern Washington shot this poorly in Cheney.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Eastern Washington-Sacramento State preview: Eagles look to make it 10 straight wins over the Hornets

Eastern Washington looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Sacramento State


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Tyler Kidd leads Eastern Washington past Northern Arizona 86-73

Tyler Kidd scored 19 points as Eastern Washington got past Northern Arizona 86-73. Jesse Hunt and Ty Gibson added 16 points each for the Eagles.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Northern Arizona seeks revenge against Eastern Washington

Northern Arizona seeks revenge on Eastern Washington after dropping the first matchup in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Dre Marin scores 20 to lead Southern Utah to victory over Eastern Washington

Dre Marin had a career-high 20 points as Southern Utah defeated Eastern Washington 76-62 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

EWU guard Jacob Davison as proud of his Eagle Scout status as he is of his basketball accolades.

For all of his hoops-related praise, EWU’s Jacob Davison is just as proud to be among the 4 percent of Boy Scout members to earn the 109-year-old organization’s highest rank …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Idaho and Eastern Washington men and women hoops teams face off in Cheney doubleheader

When last-place Idaho (4-20, 1-12 Big Sky) visit Eastern Washington (9-15, 7-6) Monday at Reese Court, EWU the Eagles will be shooting for their seventh straight win in Cheney as …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington bests Northern Colorado in OT, continues winning ways at home

The Eagles needed an extra session Saturday to dispatch second-place Northern Colorado 88-78 at Reese Court, an overtime win fueled by a quartet of double-digit scorers and a key steal …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Heart of the Hustle: Former Eastern Washington standout Tyler Harvey makes the most of his time in NBA G-League

On Feb. 2, Tyler Harvey scored 58 points for the NBA G-League’s Memphis Hustle at Iowa.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Montana uses late free throw to edge Eastern Washington 75-74

Michael Oguine sank the second of two free throws in the closing seconds to give Montana a 75-74 edge over Eastern Washington.