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UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 5:57 P.M.

Eastern Washington rolls past Southern Utah, 83-68

Saturday was Alumni Family Day at Eastern Washington – all the better to make a positive impression on the little ones watching at Reese Court. The Eagles didn’t disappoint, beating Southern Utah 83-68 in their second straight dominant performance of ...

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 12:07 A.M.

Jacob Wiley rolls and Eastern Washington topples Northern Arizona

There was no letdown Thursday night at Reese Court – not for Eastern Washington and certainly not for Jacob Wiley. Coming off a tough loss at Weber State and facing a struggling NAU squad, the Eagles could have mailed this ...

Eastern Washington forward Jacob Wiley is coming off a huge weekend in which he scored 63 points. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:53 P.M.

Jacob Wiley, Eagles have momentum despite loss to Weber State

Call it a learned reflex, but Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford scoffs at the notion that the Eagles won’t be challenged this week against Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks and Thunderbirds reside at the bottom of the ...

UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 10:35 P.M.

EWU’s Jacob Wiley named co-Big Sky Conference player of the week

Jacob Wiley, a Newport, Washington, native and senior graduate transfer forward for the Eastern Washington Eagles, was named co-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball player of the week after scoring 63 points in two games.

Eastern Washington forward Jacob Wiley fires over Montana forward Fabijan Krslovic, Jan. 7, 2017, in Cheney, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 11:11 P.M.

Late foul shots lift Montana past Eastern, 65-59

The Eastern Washington players will move on from this one. They don’t have a choice. Presumably so will the officials, who blew a crucial call that loomed large in the Eagles’ 65-59 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana on Saturday ...

Eastern Washington forward Jacob Wiley battles Montana forward Fabijan Krslovic for a rebound, Jan. 7, 2017, in Cheney, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017

EWU vs. Montana (Jan. 7)

Eastern Washington University plays Montana at home on Resse Court, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

Eastern Washington’s Jacob Wiley is averaging 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. (Cliff Grassmick / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 2:13 P.M.

EWU basketball hosts Montana schools this week

After taking a big win on the road last week, Eastern Washington gets a chance to protect its perfect home record this week against the Montana schools. The Eagles also have a chance for some payback. A year ago, Eastern ...

Weber State guard Jeremy Senglin hopes to lead the Wildcats to another Big Sky Conference title. (Scott G Winterton / Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 11:24 P.M.

Big Sky race should be competitive

Trying to pick a favorite to win the Big Sky Conference basketball title? Don’t look at the records. The contenders – Weber State, Montana, North Dakota, Idaho and Eastern Washington – are still playing like it, but only the Eagles ...

Colorado’s Wesley Gordon goes to the basket on Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk during the first half of Colorado’s 76-68 win on Thursday. (Cliff Grassmick / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 8:06 P.M.

White, Colorado hold off Eastern Washington 76-68

BOULDER, Colo. – Derrick White scored 17 points, Deleon Brown drew a momentum-changing charge and Colorado rallied from an abysmal start to beat Eastern Washington 76-68 on Thursday night. The Buffaloes (10-3) missed their first eight shots and fell into a 19-2 hole before getting on track. Colorado took the lead for good on a pair of free throws by Xavier Johnson with 8:25 remaining. Soon after, Brown stepped in the way of a driving Sir Washington and followed that up with a pivotal steal as the Buffaloes averted the upset despite turnover after turnover down the stretch.

Morehead State head coach Sean Woods resigned on Thursday. He faces a misdemeanor battery charge in Indiana and has been suspended since Nov. 22. (Keith Srakocic / AP)

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 2:05 P.M.

Sean Woods resigns as Morehead State men’s basketball coach

MOREHEAD, Ky. – Sean Woods has resigned as Morehead State’s coach after being charged with misdemeanor battery in Indiana for allegedly assaulting two of his players. Athletic director Brian Hutchinson on Thursday announced Woods’ resignation after four-plus seasons guiding the ...


EWU vs. Montana
6 p.m., at Montana

Season status

Record: 14-7 (5-2)

Next game:
EWU vs. Montana, Jan. 26

Previous game:
EWU 83, Southern Utah 68

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