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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk becomes automatic from free-throw line for Eastern Washington

After Saturday’s win over Montana State, the topic at Eastern Washington’s postgame presser turned to free throws – especially Bogdan Bliznyuk’s knack for making a lot of them. Bliznyuk has …


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins third Big Sky weekly award

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk capped another big week with another weekly award Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018

Eastern Washington defeats Montana State behind Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near triple-double

Eastern Washington was coming off its biggest win over the season, Thursday night over Big Sky Conference leader Montana. But if this were a trap game, the Eagles barely noticed. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Eastern Washington hands Montana first loss of Big Sky season

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 19 points with six rebounds and five assists and Eastern Washington ended Montana’s 13-game winning streak 74-65 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Sir Washington has made huge strides on, off the court for Eastern Washington basketball

Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans couldn’t believe his ears. The telephone call came last November from a proud mother who needed some tickets for a special event.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Eastern Washington basketball seeks statement win against conference-leading Montana

Eastern Washington has lost two straight games for the first time since mid-November. With the Big Sky tournament less than three weeks away, a win over the league leaders would …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

Vandals edge Eagles after wild final minute

Nate Sherwood scored 23 points, and Brayon Blake blocked a shot in the final seconds to give Idaho a 66-64 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

Idaho, Eastern Washington men meet again with Big Sky positioning in mind

The presence of Idaho’s Victor Sanders, the Vandals’ No. 2 career scorer, and Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Eagles’ all-time scorer, ought to help the gate, and the game has …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Portland State leads wire-to-wire in win over Eastern Washington

Holland Woods scored a career-high 29 points on a school-record 10-for-10 shooting and Portland State defeated Eastern Washington 94-81 in a Big Sky men’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon.


Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near-perfect night leads to 40 points, Eastern Washington victory

Bogdan Bliznyuk continued his climb up the Big Sky scoring ladder, pouring in 40 points on 15-of-18 shooting and Eastern Washington turned back Sacramento State in the second half for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Eastern Washington men encounter opportunity for road sweep at perfect time

Eastern Washington’s motto this week: two for the road. For several reasons, the Eagles could use a sweep this weekend at Sacramento State and Portland State.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Eastern Washington’s Delaney Hodgins on brink of breaking program’s scoring record

Only a week ago, Bogdan Bliznyuk moved to the top of the EWU men’s career scoring list. Now Delaney Hodgins is just 15 points away from breaking the record set …


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Player of the Week

Records and honors are going hand-in-hand this week for Bogdan Bliznyuk


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

It’s been ‘quite a ride’ for Ex-Eastern Washington Eagles standout Jake Wiley

In the past year, Jake Wiley has learned much about basketball, life and himself. Most of all, he discovered that he loves peace and quiet – a rare commodity in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Hard-nosed Eastern Washington Eagles get it done in end, defeat Northern Colorado 67-65

There will be more games like this for Eastern Washington, with hard-nosed defense, multiple lead changes and clutch plays at the end. Saturday afternoon’s Big Sky Conference encounter with Northern …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk sets Eastern Washington’s career scoring record in win over North Dakota

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 28 points and his first basket, a pretty 3 from the corner a little over a minute into the game, made him the all-time leading scorer at …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk stands on brink of scoring mark with Eastern Washington home for two games

Bogdan Bliznyuk is excited about becoming the leading career scorer in Eastern Washington history. He just doesn’t want to talk about it.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Southern Utah edges Eastern Washington 66-62 in OT

With Bogdan Bliznyuk coming up just short in his quest for the school’s career scoring record, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team came up just short of a road …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

Eastern Washington defeats Northern Arizona as Bogdan Bliznyuk perfect on 16 free throws

Bogdan Bliznyuk hit four free throws in the final six seconds to cement Eastern Washington’s 81-76 victory over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Eastern Washington men’s basketball seeking revenge against Northern Arizona

Last March, in the final game of the regular season, Eastern needed a win at last-place Northern Arizona to earn a share of the Big Sky Conference title. Instead, the …


John Blanchette: Any Big Sky road win can be declared masterpiece

Parachuted into the heart of a Big Sky basketball renaissance on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

Idaho puts the defensive clamps on Eastern Washington men in 58-51 victory

The result left both teams at 3-2 in the conference, but the Eastern players and coaches felt they left something on the court: their offensive identity.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

Twice the fun: Eastern Washington, Idaho meet in basketball doubleheader

The idea was so good, Wendy Schuller wondered why they hadn’t done it sooner.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk, Delaney Hodgins poised to become career scoring leaders at Eastern Washington

Quietly but surely, Bogdan Bliznyuk and Delaney Hodgins are about to become the leading career scorers in Eastern Washington basketball history.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Cody Benzel scores career-high 25 to lead Eastern Washington to win

Cody Benzel scored a career-high 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range and Eastern Washington defeated Sacramento State 82-67 on Saturday afternoon in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Eastern Washington defeats Portland State as Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 28

In the closing moments of Eastern Washington’s 81-74 win over Portland State on Thursday night, Bogdan Bliznyuk raised his arms in triumph and the Reese Court crowd responded in kind.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018

EWU preps for ball-hawking Portland State

The pace was frantic Tuesday afternoon at Reese Court, just the way Shantay Legans wanted it.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017

Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 29 as Eastern Washington tops North Dakota 77-64

Bogdan Bliznyuk went on a tear in the second half, scored 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting and Eastern Washington defeated North Dakota 77-64 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

Northern Colorado tops Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s opener

Andre Spight had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington 88-75 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.


Eastern Washington men exude confidence in improved Big Sky Conference

Eastern Washington took some lumps during the nonconference men’s basketball season. Now the Eagles hope to inflict a few on their Big Sky Conference brethren.