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Red-hot Weber next up for EWU

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team returns to Reese Court tomorrow night  to play its first game since breaking an 18-game road losing streak with a 69-67 win at Idaho State last Saturday.

But the well-rested Eagles might be catching Weber State at just the wrong time.

You can read more here, and check out the game notes supplied by EWU's sports information department here

Eags shoot for win over PSU

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team returns to Reese Court tonight to take on Portland State in a B ig Sky Conference showdown that tips off at 7:05.

The Eagles are coming off a disappointing 57-55 loss at Sac State in which their three starting guards and top three scorers went 0-for-17 from the field and finished with a combined eight points. You can read more on what Coach Kirk Earlywine said his team's dismal outside shooting against the Hornets here, and you can take a look at EWU's weekly press release here

There are additional links to related stories below, along with some more comments from Earlywine on the importance to this week's Big Sky homes games against PSU (tonight) and Idaho State (Saturday).


South Dakota dumps Eastern

Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team gave up a seven-point second-half lead and lost to South Dakota 78-72 in Vermillion Monday night.  You can read more here.

Huskers put big hurt on Eags

Any momentum Eastern Washington’s struggling men’s basketball team might have picked up from its 95-91 home win over Seattle University last Wednesday might have been smothered Saturday night when the Eagles suffered a 72-42 road loss to Nebraska.

You can get the game details supplied by EWU’s sports information folks here, and you can get an early look at the game story that will appear in Sunday morning’s S-R here.

I’ve also included this link to the AP story that appeared in the Omaha World Herald, and this link to the gamer posted by the Lincoln Journal. 



was smothered  

Eags’ Dean cleared to practice

Eastern Washington’s sophomore point guard Glen Dean, who has missed the Eagles first seven games of the season with a stress fracture in his foot, was cleared to practice earlier this week and could be available for Sunday rematch against San Jose State in San Jose, Calif.

In addition, EWU coach Kirk Earlywine also expects to have junior guard Cliff Colimon (ankle) and junior forward Rashano McRae back (concussion) after both missed several games with injuries.

You can read more here.

Eags test Broncs on road, host Idaho on Saturday

Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team will play at Boise State Wednesday night in the first of three difficult games that include a 3:05 p.m. Reese Court matchup against Idaho on Saturday and a short trip to the McCarthey Athletic Center next Tuesday to face a Gonzaga team that might still be smarting from last night’s lopsided loss to K-State.

You can get more details here.

Huskies hammer Eastern

Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team stepped away from Reese Court for the first time Tuesday night and suffered a 98-72 loss to the 17th-ranked University of Washington Huskies in Seattle.

You can read the Associated Press game story that ran in Wednesday morning’s S-R here, and you can read the Seattle Times gamer here.  In addition, I’ve included this link to what EWU’s sports information department post about the game, this link to what UW’s sports info folks posted and this link to the Everett Herald’s gamer.


Eastern falls to San Jose in season opener

San Jose State’s Adrian Oliver hung 34 points on Eastern Washington at Reese Court
Friday night, leading the visiting Spartans to a 67-60- win over the Eagles in the season-opening men’s basketball tgeam for both schools.

It was the 11th time during his career at SJSU that the 6-foot-4 guard scored 30 or more points in a game. 

Treymayne Johnson finished with a team-high 21 points for the Eagles, who were without the services of Glen Dean (stress fracture in foot) and Cliff Colimon (ankle sprain), the only two point guards on their roster.

You can get an early look at teh game story that will run in Saturday’s S-R here.


Allen back, but Eags still hurting

Freshman wing Geoffrey Allen, who suffered a hand injury in one EWU’s first basketball practices, has been cleared to play in tonight’s season opener against San Jose State at Reese Court.

The Spartans come in with some tall, talented guards, and will undoubtedly create some difficult matchups for Eastern’s injury depleted backcourt.  You can read more on tonight’s game here


MSU-Billings bumps off Eastern in exhibition

Eastern Washington dropped its second, and last, exhibition basketball game Monday night, losing to Montana State-Billings 66-60 at Reese Court.

It was ugly.

You can get an early look at the short game story that will appear in Tuesday morning’s S-R by clicking here.



Eags fall in exhibition opener

With starting guards Glen Dean and Jeffrey Forbes watching from the bench because of injuries, Eastern Washington University suffered an 87-82 loss to visiting Seattle Pacific at Reese Court Tuesday night.

You can get an early look at an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Wednesday’s S-R here.

EWU’s Dean sidelined with stress fracture

The 2010-11 college basketball season has not started off well for Eastern Washington men’s coach Kirk Earlywine and his Eagles.

Less than a week into practice, Earlywine has lost sophomore point guard Glen Dean for an indefinite time because of a stress fracture in his foot.  And promising freshman Geoffrey Allen has been lost for the season with a broken wrist that will keep him in cast for about three months.

You can read more in the story released by EWU sports information department here.  Here is a link to the story on the Eagles’ injury woes that will appear in Thursday morning’s S-R.



Fresno prep star commits to EWU

Rakim Brown, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward from Central High School in Fresno, Calif., has made an oral commitment to play basketball for Eastern Washington University next winter.

Brown, who made an official visit to the EWU campus last weekend, averaged 22 points, eight rerebounds and three blocks per game as a senior and led his team to the quarterfinals of California’s D-I Central Section tournament, where he scored 29 points in a 91-88 loss to Bakersfield.

Brown decided not to take any other recruiting visits after receiving a scholarship offer from Eagles coach Kirk Earlywine, who recently received a one-year contract extention.

“It just felt like the right fit when I was there,” Brown explained. “I got along really well with the players, and I think the program is going to get a lot better, with all of the young guards they already have in the program.”

For more on Rakim check out this story from the Fresno Bee.

Eastern extends Earlywine’s contract

Eastern Washington’s athletic director Bill Chaves announced Tuesday morning that the school has extended the contract of Kirk Earlywine, the Eagles’ third-year head men’s basketball coach.

You can read more here.

Eags win; should Earlywine stay?

Eastern Washington closed its 2009-10 men’s basketball season with a 79-71 home win over Idaho State Saturday night.  It was a nice way to send off the five seniors on this year’s roster, but it still left the Eagles with 21 losses and looking in from the outside on another Big Sky Conference Tournament.

Read on for more on the game, along with S-R columnist John Blanchette’s take on whether Eastern should retain head coach Kirk Earlywine, who is in the third and final year of the contract he signed took over the program back in June of 2007.

And feel free to leave any thoughts you might have on the direction the Eagles are headed and whether Earlywine should get at least another year to clean up the mess he inherited when he arrived in Cheney.

EWU’s postseason hopes crushed

Any remaining chance Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team had of making the Big Sky Conference Tournament went down in flames — much like the Eagles — in Friday night’s 85-57 home loss to Weber State.

You can read an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Saturday morning’s S-R below.

Eags lose another close one

Eastern Washington’s road woes continued Thursday night when the Eagles suffered another heartbreaking loss to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

The Big Sky Conference loss dropepd EWU’s road record to 2-12 and severely damaged the Eags chances of qualifying for the six-team BSC Tournament that starts on March 6. You can read the game story that was cobbled together for Friday morning’s S-R here; you can see the game details that EWU’s sports information department posted here, and you can take a look at the gamer published in Friday morning’s  Greeley Tribune here.     I’ve also included this link to the roundup of Thursday night’s BSC game that was posted by the league office.

Attention to detail helps Eags cool off UM

Eastern Washington University gave its postseason hopes another boost Sunday afternoon, but upsetting Big Sky Conference rival Montana 69-68 at Reese Court.

You can take an early look at the unedited version fo the game story that will appear in Monday morning’s S-R below.

Bears reel in weary Eagles

Eastern Washington suffered its second tough defeat in a little more than 24 hours Saturday night, losing to Big Sky Conference rival Northern Colorado 74-71 at Reese Court.

I’ve posted an unedited version of the game story that will appear in Sunday morning’s S-R below, but probably won’t have any additional day after quotes, because I’m scheduled for a long shift of covering the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday.

Eags have no time to dwell on NAU loss

With Northern Colorado, the surprise team in the this year’s Big Sky Conference race, headed into Reese Court for tonight’s 7:05 men’s basketball matchup against Eastern Washington, the Eagles can’t spent much time trying to figure out what went wrong in Friday night’s 73-69 home loss to Northern Arizona.

But we do have some additional thoughts and postgame comments from Coach Kirk Earlywine and senior guard Benny Valentine below, along with some links to other related stories.

Read on.

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