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UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

After a season plagued with injuries, Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans tears Achilles

Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans can finally empathize with anyone who’s torn their Achilles tendon.


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.