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Julian Harrell fills void for Eagles

Coach Jim Hayford knew it even before Julian Harrell played a game at Eastern Washington. By early January, Eagle fans knew it too.


Montana State topples Eastern with outside shooting

Tyler Hall scored 24 points and Marcus Colbert had 23 to lead Montana State to an 85-71 win over Eastern Washington on Thursday night.


Tyler Harvey still firing away, but working on defense in D-League

Tyler Harvey is still a shooting star. Three weeks ago, the former Eastern Washington star became a media sensation in the NBA Developmental League when he sank eight 3-point shots …


Four corners: EWU Eagles

According to EWU coach Jim Hayford, “We feel like we are playing our best basketball of the season.”


Big Sky looking forward to Reno destination

For 24 Big Sky Conference basketball teams, the Road to Reno, Nevada, is a sure thing.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 16, 2016

Bogdan Bliznyuk caps memorable week with EWU’s first triple-double

Venky Jois hit 10 of 12 shots and scored 21 points, Bogdan Bliznyuk had the first triple-double in school history and Eastern Washington rolled to a 96-73 victory over Northern …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 14, 2016

EWU races past Southern Utah 106-80 at Reese Court

Austin McBroom hit 8 of 12 field goals, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and finished with 25 points, and Venky Jois scored 24 with 12 rebounds to help …


Four Corners: Eastern wants to keep momentum going

The Eagles are just 1-2 in the Big Sky, but have plenty of momentum after a big win over Idaho that saw them play their best defense of the season …


Elle Tinkle’s season at Gonzaga is over

Practice had barely ended Tuesday afternoon at the Martin Centre when emotions came to the surface.


4 Corners: Eastern Washington

Coming up: Saturday vs. Idaho, 12:05 p.m. Outlook: After playing 10 of the last 11 games on the road, EWU coach Jim Hayford said, “We’ve been gone so long we …


Home fans have seen little of Eastern Washington’s men

By now, Eastern Washington men’s basketball fans should be feeling thoroughly deprived.


Eastern’s home game with Morehead State postponed until next season

Due to travel issues, Eastern Washington’s home basketball game Thursday night against Morehead State has been postponed for a year.


Eastern men’s basketball team opens Friday at Mississippi State

Eastern Washington basketball is picking up where it left off: by playing in a packed gym.


Focus at EWU on more than just replacing Harvey

So who will replace Tyler Harvey? The question isn’t fair, coach Jim Hayford says.


Austin McBroom: The point

For EWU coach Jim Hayford, the top priority in off-season recruiting was replacing Drew Brandon, a versatile 6-foot-4 point guard who was comfortable in the paint as well as the …


Eastern men’s basketball adds two, including possible replacement for Venky Jois

Eastern Washington has signed two high school players – including a possible successor to star forward Venky Jois – to letters of intent, coach Jim Hayford announced Wednesday.


Eagle Madness attracts crowd as EWU fans pick up where they left off

The last time Reese Court saw a crowd this big, the Eastern Washington men were celebrating an appearance in the Big Dance.


Harvey enjoys his Magic moment

All the physical and mental work did little to prepare Tyler Harvey for the drama of NBA draft night. “It was just a surreal moment,” Harvey said Friday morning, the …


EWU head coach Jim Hayford looks forward with optimism

For Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford, last season really was about the journey. His favorite stop? Missoula, where on March 14 the Eagles beat Montana to earn the school’s …


Eastern Washington men’s basketball adds four players

A month after making its first NCAA tournament appearance in 11 years, Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team has bolstered its roster for another potential run. The Eagles will add at …


EWU losing starting forward Miljkovic

Suddenly, Eastern Washington is down to one returning starter from its NCAA Tournament team.


EWU star Tyler Harvey to pursue NBA career

Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey will make himself available for the NBA draft, he said Wednesday morning


Many basketball pundits like Eastern Washington’s chances against Georgetown

You wouldn’t know it by the bracket-busting experts, but Georgetown is supposed to beat Eastern Washington in their second-round South Region NCAA tournament game on Thursday. The 13th-seeded Eagles may …


Cheers in Cheney, where everyone knows their names

Long before he became a basketball coach, Jim Hayford was a budding bracketologist. Every Selection Sunday, beginning in grade school, he’d pull out paper and pencil and fill in the …


Eagles soak in Selection Sunday announcement

Halfway through Sunday’s NCAA selection show, coach Jim Hayford and his players watched as the name of Eastern Washington appeared on national television alongside Georgetown, the Eagles’ opponent in a …


Physical Lady Griz eliminate Eagles from Big Sky tournament

MISSOULA – Confidence was a fragile commodity Friday afternoon for the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team. The Eagles had plenty of swagger entering their Big Sky Conference semifinal against host …


EWU men reach Big Sky title game

Late in the game, during a timeout, Felix Von Hofe broke into a smile. It was as wide as the basket looked all night to the Eastern Washington sharpshooters in …


Key moments of Jim Hayford’s four seasons at EWU

2011 March 29 – After compiling a 217-57 record at Division III Whitworth, Hayford is hired as EWU’s 17th head basketball coach.


Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey, Venky Jois first-team All-Big Sky

Fighting through injuries all the way to a championship, Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois of Eastern Washington earned another reward Monday: a place on the All-Big Sky Conference first team …


Eastern seniors take bow today, battle Griz

As Parker Kelly said this week at Reese Court, it’s been a great ride. Which sounds so effortless. It wasn’t.