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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.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Jacob Davison scores 26, Eastern Washington tops Montana State 71-58

Jacob Davison scored 26 points, Mason Peatling had a double-double and Eastern Washington defeated Montana State 71-58 on Saturday.


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 …