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UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Former EWU standout Venky Jois enjoying his home away from home in America

Since his days at Eastern Washington University between 2012 and 2016, Venky Jois has seen much of the world. But the 26-year-old admits there’s no place like the States, which …


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Eastern Washington already hungry for another shot at NCAA Tournament

Eastern Washington coaches and players haven’t been able to avoid the slew of mock NCAA Tournament brackets that recently hit the Internet.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

‘The team is depressed, man’: Big Sky champion Eastern Washington reacts to cancellation of NCAA Tournament

There will be no Selection Sunday party at Reese Court, and no utterance of EWU by CBS broadcaster Greg Gumbel during a bracket reveal that annually captures the eyeballs of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Big Sky Conference cancels remainder of tournament

The Big Sky Conference canceled the remainder of its men’s women’s basketball tournaments at CenturyLink Arena today amid coronavirus concerns.


Big Sky Tournament: Eastern Washington freshman point guard Ellis Magnuson returns to Boise with title in sights

Before the Boise native committed to EWU last February, he was weighing preferred walk-on offers from Washington State and Boise State – as a wide receiver.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

All-Big Sky Team: Eastern Washington’s Mason Peatling earns MVP honors, Shantay Legans named coach of the year

Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington earned a heap of honors on Tuesday


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Big Sky Tournament: EWU, Idaho women look to make noise in Boise

One of the best Big Sky Conference Tournament runs in Eastern Washington history was followed by one of its worst seasons.


UPDATED: Sun., March 8, 2020

Eastern Washington notebook: A day after his mother’s death, Shantay Legans clinched first Big Sky title as head coach

Legans’ mother, 70-year-old Susan Legans, died on Wednesday due to health complications in the family’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Celebration in Cheney: Eastern Washington tops Weber State to claim outright Big Sky regular-season title

Eastern Washington’s three-pronged attack was one of the primary reasons it was expected to win the program’s fourth Big Sky Conference title, an October premonition by league coaches.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Eastern Washington one win away from program’s second outright Big Sky title

If EWU beats Weber State on Saturday in Cheney in the regular-season finale, it will wins the Big Sky Conference title outright and earn the No. 1 seed in the …


Eastern Washington routs Idaho State, earns at least share of Big Sky title

Eastern Washington handled last-place Idaho State 100-75 on Saturday at Reese Court, earning at least a share of the league crown.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Eastern Washington on verge of Big Sky title heading into final home games

If Eastern Washington can end its regular season with a home sweep of two of the Big Sky Conference’s bottom-tier teams, the Eagles will have clinched at least a share …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Jacob Davison carries Eastern Washington over Northern Colorado 68-64

Mason Peatling added 20 points for the Eagles. Peatling also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Five freshmen have helped Eastern Washington in Big Sky race

Eastern Washington, currently in a three-way tie for first in the Big Sky Conference standings, was widely expected to be in this position.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Mason Peatling lifts Eastern Washington over Southern Utah 69-51

Mason Peatling had 17 points and nine rebounds as Eastern Washington got past Southern Utah 69-51 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Eastern Washington limits turnovers in win over Northern Arizona

Eastern Washington took care of the basketball and, as a result, took care of resurgent Northern Arizona.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Eastern Washington hosts improved Northern Arizona in Big Sky title race

When Northern Arizona made the trek to Cheney a year ago, Eastern Washington junior Jacob Davison dropped 41 points on the Lumberjacks, at a time when the NAU averaged roughly …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Eastern Washington holds off Sacramento State’s second-half surge

The Eastern Washington Eagles needed Mason Peatling to hold off upset-minded Sacramento State 77-76 on Thursday at Reese Court when the Hornets threatened to hand EWU its second consecutive home …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Jacob Davison lifts Eastern Washington past Portland State, 89-81

Jacob Davison had 30 points as Eastern Washington beat Portland State 89-81 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

After dropping two its past three, Eastern Washington looks to bounce back against Portland State

Eastern Washington opened the second half of Big Sky Conference play at the top of the league standings, eyeing a final 10-game stretch that included six home games. It’s cooled …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Idaho builds big lead, holds on late to stun Eastern Washington

Before Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans handed in his preseason Big Sky Conference ballot in October, he dubbed Idaho - last place a season ago, last place in the polls …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Idaho women hand Eastern Washington 12th consecutive loss

Eastern Washington found itself on traditional Big Sky Conference contender Idaho’ heels thanks to a couple first-half runs, but the result was ultimately the same for the swooning Eagles.


Following their hearts: Eastern Washington forward Mason Peatling loving the married life with his wife, Laura

Mason Peatling brought more than crafty post play and a beyond-his-years disposition to Eastern Washington, the second biggest commitment of the Australian’s young life.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Mason Peatling, Tanner Groves help Eastern Washington bounce back, blow out Montana State

Losing to Montana has a way of lighting a fire under Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Eastern Washington notebook: Montana cheerleader ejected after shoving Eagles forward Kim Aiken Jr.

Montana’s length and physicality helped slow down Eastern Washington forward Kim Aiken Jr. on Thursday, again holding the typically high-scoring junior to single digits in an emotional, foul-filled contest.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Montana holds off Eastern Washington in foul-filled rivalry game

In a stop-and-go game that featured 55 combined fouls – six of the emotional and subsequently technical-foul variety – Eastern Washington still made its runs.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

‘Not flashy’ guard Jack Perry has been a steady presence for Eastern Washington

Perry has helped EWU get atop the Big Sky as it heads to Missoula on Thursday to face fellow preseason conference favorite and back-to-back defending champ Montana (12-10, 8-3).


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Eastern Washington wins sixth straight, topples Northern Arizona 77-66

Jacob Davison scored 17 points and added five assists to lead Big Sky Conference leader Eastern Washington to a 77-66 win over Northern Arizona


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Jacob Davison leads Eastern Washington over Sacramento St. 59-54

Jacob Davison scored 23 points as Eastern Washington narrowly defeated Sacramento State 59-54 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Mason Peatling, Eastern Washington sink Southern Utah in overtime

Mason Peatling did everything he could inside to help Eastern Washington chip away at a deficit it faced most of regulation.