ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

SportsLink

Eastern falls a game behind Portland

VANDALS, EAGLES

The Portland State Vikings are a flawed team. Their 16-11 overall record and 7-7 mark in Big Sky play doesn’t scream perfection.

But Saturday night in Cheney they were nearly flawless in two areas: offensive rebounds (grabbing 16 and turning them into 22 points) and forcing turnovers (18 for another 21 points).

According to Dave Trimmer’s story, that was the big difference in the Vikings’ 92-86 win over the Eagles in a game Eastern needed.

The Eagles needed it to move a step closer to qualifying for the Big Sky postseason tournament. Now they are a game behind the Vikings for the sixth and final tourney spot with two league games to play. And the travel partners play the same two teams in two weeks. It’s going to be tough.

• Dave always has more on Eastern athletics on his blog.

••••••••••

Idaho’s overall record dropped to 3-21 after Saturday night’s 75-66 loss at home to Utah State.

The Vandals are off again until Wednesday when they make the long trip to Louisiana Tech, hoping to improve upon their 1-11 Western Athletic Conference schedule.

• For more on UI athletics, check Jim Meehan’s blog.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to SportsLink

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Filter










Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on SportsLink.

Contributors

Jim Allen Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Jacob Thorpe Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jacob

Jim Meehan Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Chris Derrick Chris Derrick is a sports reporter. His primary coverage areas are the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, women's basketball and high school softball and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Chris

Josh Wright Josh Wright is a freelance correspondent who covers the University of Idaho football team and men's basketball team.

Recent work by Josh

Vince Grippi is the online producer for SportsLink, a product of The Spokesman-Review.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here