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Eastern basketball seen as middle-of-the-road in Big Sky

The Big Sky Conference preseason polls say a lot about the Eastern Washington men’s basketball program, coach Jim Hayford said Thursday. “It shows a recognition that we’re building in the …


Eastern basketball seen as middle-of-the-road in Big Sky

The Big Sky Conference preseason polls say a lot about the Eastern Washington men’s basketball program, coach Jim Hayford said Thursday.


Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey breaks thumb

Detroit Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey broke a bone in his right thumb after catching it in a car door. The Pistons said Thursday that Stuckey, injured Wednesday, will have surgery today …


Experienced Eagles want to get tougher

A little toughness could make everything a bit easier this season for the Eastern Washington Eagles men’s basketball team. To that end, the Eagles moved aggressively into the new year …


No more “who’s that?” for Eastern basketball

A little toughness could make everything a bit easier this season for the men’s basketball team. To that end, the Eagles moved aggressively into the new year during their first …


EWU takes on UW in a WNIT opener

Carrie Ojeda is fine with saying goodbye twice. Eastern Washington University’s senior post thought her basketball career was over last Friday after she had 20 points and 14 rebounds during …


EWU women lose in overtime at Big Sky tournament

MISSOULA – Wendy Schuller’s team battled to the end, but D’Shara Strange and the Northern Colorado Bears were too much to overcome. Strange scored 27 points and nabbed five steals, …


Eagle top freshman

In almost every respect, American basketball was an unknown quantity for Venky Jois. The same could be said of Jois himself, who on Monday was named the Big Sky Conference …


Eastern still has a chance

POCATELLO – Eastern Washington jumped out to a 22-4 lead during the first 8 minutes on Thursday night and never looked back, beating Idaho State 87-73 to keep their slim …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight at Idaho St., 6; Saturday at Weber St., 6 p.m. OUTLOOK: First up is last-place Idaho State (4-14 Big Sky, 5-23 overall), which has already been eliminated …


EWU suffers critical loss

Eastern Washington lost its grip on the basketball Thursday night, and perhaps the season. The Eagles lost the ball 22 times in a costly 88-80 overtime defeat against Northern Colorado …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Today vs. Northern Colorado, 6 p.m.; Saturday vs. North Dakota, 2 p.m. OUTLOOK: With four games left and the Eagles still on the outside looking in for a …


Seiferth, Forbes reach milestones in EWU’s victory

Going into the weekend, Saturday afternoon’s BracketBuster men’s basketball game at Reese Court looked like more of a momentum-buster. Instead, Eastern Washington made the most of its only game over …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Saturday vs. Sam Houston State, 1:05 p.m. OUTLOOK: Coming off an 89-80 loss at Portland State, the Eagles get a conference breather. Sam Houston State (14-11) will try …


Eagles show well-rounded effort in victory over Southern Utah

By any measure, Eastern Washington earned a benchmark win Saturday afternoon at Reese Court. The Eagles’ 86-72 Big Sky Conference men’s basketball victory over third-place Southern Utah was fashioned by …


EWU stuns Northern Arizona 77-74 in OT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Parker Kelly hit an overtime-forcing 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to cap a furious comeback, then made another 3 in the extra session, to help Eastern Washington …


Four Corners notes: Injuries affect Eastern’s lineup

It’s been a year of surprises for Eastern Washington. For starters, there’s the starting lineup, which has seen 10 different incarnations in 22 games. It will be 11 tonight at …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight at Sac. State, 7:05; Saturday at Northern Arizona, 12:05 p.m. (Big Sky TV) OUTLOOK: If the Eagles are to pick up their first road win of the …


Blanchette: Long way to go before Sky hits the limit

Here’s how bad it got for Eastern Washington during the low moments Saturday night at Reese Court: An earnest student heckler, doing his best to stay in the heads of …


Eagles hang on to win

The Eastern Washington basketball team had every reason to panic Thursday night. The Eagles simply didn’t have time. With a double-digit lead down to two points and their leading scorer …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Montana State., 6; Saturday vs. Montana, 6 p.m. OUTLOOK: It’s halftime in the Big Sky Conference, but Eastern Washington is less than halfway to a berth …


Eastern’s Winford exceling in senior season

The Eastern Washington basketball team made it look easy Monday night, breaking Portland State’s press to finish off the game. The operative word is “finish” – a mantra for the …


Four Corners notes: Opponents heap praise on Gonzaga

Mark Few has taken a wait-and-see approach when asked if this is his best team at Gonzaga, but Few’s WCC coaching counterparts aren’t waiting around. Loyola Marymount coach Max Good, …


T-birds soar over Eagles

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Wade Collie scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and Southern Utah jumped out to an 11-2 lead to begin the game and never looked back, defeating …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Saturday at Southern Utah, 6 p.m. OUTLOOK: The Eagles take on the Big Sky Conference leader in rebounding and blocked shots when they travel to Cedar City, Utah, …


Unruh guides N. Colorado past EWU 72-56

GREELEY, Colo. – Freshman Venky Jois tied the Eastern Washington record with seven blocked shots but the Eagles still couldn’t overcome Northern Colorado, which defeated the Eagles 72-56 in a …


One of injured EWU players expected to play Saturday

It’s just a game, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team was suddenly reminded Wednesday night.


Short-handed Eagles beaten

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota defeated Eastern Washington 65-47 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game on Thursday night with the visiting Eagles missing two players – senior …


Coming up: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight at North Dakota, 5 p.m.; Saturday at Northern Colorado, 6:05 p.m. OUTLOOK: With only a game separating the third- and 10th-place teams in the Big Sky, the …


EWU misses critical shots in loss to Sacramento State

Every defeat has a simple explanation. And then there is the more complex one. For Eastern Washington University, finding the simple one Saturday night was, well, simple.