Stories tagged: Shantay Legans
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
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.
The last time Eastern Washington faced rival Montana, the Eagles were denied an NCAA Tournament berth.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 11:07 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Mon., July 30, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
It will be a season full of challenges for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team when the Eagles embark upon their 2018-19 nonconference schedule. The schedule, announced Monday, has …
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:54 p.m.
Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leading scorer, will likely know his first professional destination following today’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard is projected to go either undrafted or …
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
Five years ago, Sir Washington somehow made it through high school, despite every obstacle life placed in his way. Two years later, he overcame injury and was on the court …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Eastern Washington has added a high-scoring guard from Southern California, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday.
Sat., May 12, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Press Box Podcast: Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans discusses Bogdan Bliznyuk’s talents, comings and goings of his Eagles
On Friday, Shantay Legans joined host Larry Weir on The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box Podcast
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Eastern Washington has added some size in the frontcourt with the signing of Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu, coach Shantay Legans announced Thursday.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans says mid-major upsets might become more rare with new college basketball reforms
Is March about to lose some of its Madness? Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans agrees with most of the recommendations made Wednesday by the Commission on College Basketball.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
After successful season, Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans ready to roll into next year
With the season over, you’d think Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans could relax. Not so fast – his wife Tatjana is due soon with their second child.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
While stepping through the wreckage, Eastern Washington was already picking up the pieces Saturday night.
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
The Big Sky Conference’s automatic bid belongs to Montana. The Grizzlies rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Eastern Washington 82-65 on Saturday night in the championship game of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 11:21 p.m.
Bogdan Bliznyuk becomes Big Sky’s all-time leading scorer while leading Eastern Washington to title game
By the end of the night, every basketball fan in the Big Sky Conference had to wonder: How much more history can Bogdan Bliznyuk and Eastern Washington make in one …
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
On a day when the favorites played down to the level of the competition, the Eastern Washington Eagles elevated their game to new heights Thursday night.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
Either way, Bogdan Bliznyuk is the surest thing in the Big Sky Conference, the basketball version of another lightly recruited Eagle by the name of Cooper Kupp.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
As Idaho and Eastern Washington step under the lights Thursday night, they can only hope their opponents don’t shoot them out.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:23 p.m.
Why not Eastern Washington? Coach Shantay Legans has been asking that question since before the season began, when his Eagles were picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
Saturday afternoon at Reese Court was all about saying bye to a trio of seniors, including career scoring leader Bogdan Bliznyuk, Sir Washington and Benas Griciunas. Then the Eagles went …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
Besides the chance to build on a four-game winning streak, the Eagles have a chance to earn a first-round bye in next week’s Big Sky Conference tournament and send three …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10 p.m.
After Saturday’s win over Montana State, the topic at Eastern Washington’s postgame presser turned to free throws – especially Bogdan Bliznyuk’s knack for making a lot of them. Bliznyuk has …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Eastern Washington was coming off its biggest win over the season, Thursday night over Big Sky Conference leader Montana. But if this were a trap game, the Eagles barely noticed. …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 19 points with six rebounds and five assists and Eastern Washington ended Montana’s 13-game winning streak 74-65 on Thursday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans couldn’t believe his ears. The telephone call came last November from a proud mother who needed some tickets for a special event.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Eastern Washington has lost two straight games for the first time since mid-November. With the Big Sky tournament less than three weeks away, a win over the league leaders would …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
Eastern Washington’s motto this week: two for the road. For several reasons, the Eagles could use a sweep this weekend at Sacramento State and Portland State.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
There will be more games like this for Eastern Washington, with hard-nosed defense, multiple lead changes and clutch plays at the end. Saturday afternoon’s Big Sky Conference encounter with Northern …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:02 p.m.
Bogdan Bliznyuk is excited about becoming the leading career scorer in Eastern Washington history. He just doesn’t want to talk about it.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
The idea was so good, Wendy Schuller wondered why they hadn’t done it sooner.