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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Defense steps up late to help Eastern Washington pull out win over Idaho

Fouled with 4.3 seconds remaining and Eastern Washington clinging to a one-point lead, Kim Aiken Jr. prolonged the suspense in a game with Idaho that saw 10 lead changes.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Rivalry showdown between Eastern Washington, Idaho is ‘never just another game’ for Zac Claus

The hand at the tiller that steered Idaho through those rough waters belongs to interim coach Zac Claus, who had been an assistant with the Vandals from 2015 until being …


Montana hands Eastern Washington a blowout loss at home

Montana shut down one of the country’s most efficient offenses in a 90-63 rout on Thursday at Reese Court, EWU’s most lopsided loss to the Grizzlies since 1984.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Big Sky Conference favorites, rivals Eastern Washington and Montana meet in Cheney

Montana kept Eastern Washington out of the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Tournaments, adding juice to an already established Big Sky Conference rivalry


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Jacob Davison helps Eastern Washington hold off Portland State 71-69

Jacob Davison knew just one approach when he rallied Eastern Washington to a victory on Saturday. Attack, attack, attack.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Chier Maker leads Idaho State past Eastern Washington 75-69

Chier Maker scored a career-high 24 points, and Tarik Cool added 22 as Idaho State beat Eastern Washington 75-69 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Kim Aiken Jr. leads Eastern Washington over Weber State 79-77 in Big Sky opener

Ellis Magnuson added 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Eagles, who led 41-32 at halftime and by as many as 16 in the second half.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

After successful nonconference run, Eastern Washington ready for Big Sky

EWU went 7-4 during its nonconference slate, the Eagles’ second-best start since they earned NCAA Division I status 36 years ago.


John Blanchette: Gonzaga not chicken when it comes to taking its spot atop the college basketball podium

“Welcome to your worst nightmare Gonzaga: the #1 ranking,” came the blast over Twitter. From Buffalo bloody Wild Wings.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington flummoxed by Gonzaga’s size, athleticism

It took Gonzaga little time to exhibit the difference between the nation’s soon-to-be No. 1 and a Big Sky Conference favorite.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga avoids trap, roughs up Eastern Washington inside and outside in 112-77 rout

The second-ranked Bulldogs – who appear bound for No. 1 when the AP poll is released Monday – put up 64 first-half points and coasted to a 112-77 victory Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga’s offensive, defensive game plans executed to perfection against high-scoring Eastern Washington

Gonzaga came into Saturday afternoon’s neighborly showdown with Eastern Washington with a chance to ascend into the No. 1 spot in the national polls.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Gonzaga-Eastern Washington: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Eagles

Offensive MVP, defensive MVP and key moment from Gonzaga’s win over Eastern Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.


Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans says facing No. 2 Gonzaga will be like ‘playing NBA 2K on expert mode’

EWU, which trails the all-time series 34-5 and hasn’t beaten the Bulldogs since 1990, hasn’t faced their national power neighbor since 2011.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Rise of Eastern’s sky walker: Eastern Washington guard Jacob Davison is a high-soaring talent

Eastern Washington spring-heeled guard Jacob Davison – one of the Big Sky Conference’s most electrifying players – has plenty of dunks in his arsenal.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Eastern Washington basketball continues high-scoring ways in rout of Omaha

EWU (7-3) connected on 13 of 36 3-pointers against the Mavericks (6-8), a program that won 21 games a season ago and reached the Summit League Conference Tournament title game.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Viral sensations: Eastern Washington basketball plays catch nation’s attention

For the third time in nine months, EWU made an appearance on ESPN SportsCenter’s “Top 10 Plays of the Day” segment while also generating hundreds of thousands of views on …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Mason Peatling, Eastern Washington down Multnomah, Justin Martin in record-breaking rout

EWU forward Mason Peatling – whose 6-foot-8 frame towered over most of the diminutive Lions – scored a conference- and school-record 54 points in just 23 minutes of work.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Jacob Davison’s 39-point outburst helps Eastern Washington surge past North Dakota

Eastern Washington has three weeks before its Big Sky Conference slate opens, but Jacob Davison’s league MVP candidacy is well underway.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

No. 22 Washington holds off Eastern Washington 90-80

Quade Green had 20 points and eight assists, Jaden McDaniels added 17 points before fouling out and No. 22 Washington beat Eastern Washington 90-80 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Talented, 22nd-ranked Washington Huskies await Eastern Washington

The 23rd-ranked Washington Huskies (6-1) have more than enough talent to give Eastern Washington (4-2) problems.


Likable Eastern Washington basketball standout Kim Aiken Jr. wants to be a mayor one day

Most of Kim Aiken Jr.’s disposable hours were spent in various gymnasiums around Redlands, California, sharpening a craft that ultimately paid for his college education.


Eastern Washington basketball records big midmajor win over Belmont

The Eagles (4-2) flexed their experience, depth and freshman fortitude in their final game of the five-team Gotham Classic, taking down a Belmont (4-3) program that’s advanced to the NCAA …


Eastern Washington excited to host mid-major power Belmont

Two NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs have earned more conference titles than Belmont since 2006: Kansas and Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Kim Aiken Jr., Jacob Davison lead Eastern Washington past High Point

Mason Peatling added 15 points with eight rebounds for Eastern Washington (3-2). Magnuson had scored just four points in the first four games of his career.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Boston College holds off Eastern Washington in first meeting between schools

Nik Popovic scored 13 points that included two clutch free throws with 8.2 seconds left and became the 45th player at Boston College to reach 1,000 career points in a …


St. Louis hands EWU first loss of season

Hasahn French scored 19 points and host Saint Louis beat Eastern Washington 82-60 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Jacob Davison scores 25 to lead Eastern Washington past Seattle 74-66

Jacob Davison had 25 points, Kim Aiken Jr. had 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, and Eastern Washington topped Seattle 74-66


Eastern Washington to face ex-Eagles coaches Jim Hayford, Ray Giacoletti

If third-year Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans can get the Big Sky Conference preseason favorite to the next NCAA Tournament, he’ll have done it faster than any previous Eagles head …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Eastern Washington men cruise past overmatched Portland Bible College in season opener

A small, obscure NAIA or NCAA Division III foe is annually included in the tune-up portion of Eastern Washington’s schedule.