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Eastern, Idaho women face off after thrilling wins in quarterfinals

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller and Jon Newlee of Idaho aren’t sure they can take much more excitement.

Wendy Schuller, assistants molded Eagles into another contender

Not even coach Wendy Schuller knew what to expect this year from the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team.

Eagles hope to avoid being stung by Hornets

The race is on at the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball tournament, and Eastern Washington doesn’t intend to be left behind.

Eagles dispatch Lumberjacks with strong second half

The easy part is over.

Jim Hayford built Eagles around Venky Jois’ character

The Senior Night crowd was long gone as Venky Jois and his family, friends and teammates soaked in the memories Saturday at Reese Court.

EWU’s Venky Jois, Austin McBroom named All-Big Sky

Eastern Washington seniors Venky Jois and Austin McBroom were selected to the All-Big Sky Conference basketball team, the league announced Monday.

Eastern men face Northern Arizona in Big Sky tournament opener

“I’m the most confident coach in the world on a four-game losing streak,” Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford joked as the sixth-seeded Eagles (16-14 overall and 10-8 in …

Eagles, Vandals ready for Big Sky tournaments

It’s full-speed ahead on the Road to Reno.

EWU’s Bogdan Bliznyuk attained success because of his family

Long before he was an all-star basketball player, Bogdan Bliznyuk was a poor immigrant gym rat whose shoes wore out far too often.

Four corners: EWU Eagles

The week is full of subplots as Eastern closes out the regular season with two games at Reese Court.

Elle Tinkle stays positive, hopes for medical redshirt

She wore heels instead of sneakers, but Elle Tinkle still managed a slam dunk on Senior Night at Gonzaga.

Eagles have 20 wins, Big Sky title in sight

The Eastern Washington women have a lot to play for in the next two weeks, including a 20-win season and a shot at the Big Sky Conference title.

EWU’s Austin McBroom earns national honor

Just a day after earning the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week, Eastern Washington’s Austin McBroom picked up a big national honor.

Austin McBroom leads red-hot EWU past Northern Colorado

Austin McBroom scored 37 points, two days after setting a career-high with 35, and Eastern Washington raced past Northern Colorado 97-80 on Saturday.

Austin McBroom propels Eagles to fifth straight victory

Austin McBroom scored a career-high 35 points and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 95-85 on Thursday night to take over sole possession of third place in the Big Sky Conference.

Eastern basketball team shaping into fine form

Barely a month ago, his confidence flagging, Bogdan Bliznyuk was leaning hard on his Eastern Washington teammates and coaches.

Women’s basketball: Ashli Payne ignites Eastern

When the season began, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball players didn’t know what to expect.

Bogdan Bliznyuk of Eastern Washington named College Sports Madness Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week

Bogdan Bliznyuk of Eastern Washington was named College Sports Madness Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week.

Four Corners: Eastern looking to keep momentum

After taking two games at home, EWU coach Jim Hayford said, “You just hope winning carries over” as the Eagles fly south.

Venky Jois powers EWU to 74-67 victory over Sac State

As coach Jim Hayford was quick to point out, this was the kind of game Eastern Washington might have lost a month ago. Two days after setting a school record …

Eagles dial in from long range, thump Vikings

How good were the Eastern Washington shooters Thursday night at Reese Court?

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 holds off Eastern Washington

Martin Breunig scored 26 points, Walter Wright added 25, and Montana held on for a 74-69 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Hayley Hodgins scores career-high 34 as Eagles top Bobcats

In a battle of Big Sky Conference unbeaten women’s basketball teams, Eastern Washington started strong Thursday night and finished stronger in an 81-69 drubbing of Montana State.

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 …