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Eastern Washington forward Felix Von Hofe is down to his last few games for the Eagles. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 7:11 P.M.

Eastern Washington hits the road for CBI game at Wyoming

Felix Von Hofe was born and raised in Australia, but thanks to the game of basketball, he’s seen most of America. But not Wyoming. “Cowboy country, right?” Von Hofe said Tuesday morning after Eastern Washington wrapped up practice at Reese ...

Eastern Washington guard Ty Gibson chases down a loose ball in front of Weber State guard Jememy Senglin in last week’s Big Sky tournament in Reno, Nev. (Lance Iversen / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 1:33 P.M.

Big Sky, Reno optimistic about future tournaments

The Big Sky Conference believes it’s on a winning streak in the Biggest Little City on the World. The conference just completed the second of a three-year deal to hold its postseason basketball tournaments in Reno, Nev. By all accounts, ...

Head coach Jim Hayford and the Eagles will play at Wyoming on Wednesday. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, 10:22 P.M.

Eastern Washington, Idaho earn postseason bids

The basketball season isn’t over at Eastern Washington and Idaho, which received postseason bids Sunday night. The Eagles will play for the second straight year in the College Basketball Invitational. They’re at Wyoming in a first-round game on Wednesday at ...

Eastern Washington guard Ty Gibson chases down a loose ball in front of Weber State guard Jememy Senglin in last week’s Big Sky tournament in Reno, Nev. (Lance Iversen / Associated Press)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 11:35 P.M.

Eastern Washington falls to Weber State in Big Sky semifinal

RENO, Nev. – This is why Jacob Wiley came to Cheney in the first place. To compete against the best – in this case, the gold standard of the Big Sky Conference. Unfortunately for Wiley and his Eastern Washington teammates, ...

Eastern Washington forward Jacob Wiley put up 38 points earlier this year against Sacramento State. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 8:46 P.M.

Eastern Washington hopes for better shooting in Big Sky quarterfinals

RENO, Nev. – Eastern Washington is looking for a few answers from its shooters. Sacramento State needs to find an answer to Jake Wiley. The team with the best answer will probably will win their Thursday afternoon quarterfinal in the ...

Ashli Payne and the Eagles take on Idaho on Wednesday. (Courtesy EWU)

UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 6:30 P.M.

Eastern, Idaho clash in Big Sky quarterfinals

RENO, Nevada – Self-confidence could be the deciding factor in Wednesday’s Big Sky Conference women’s quarterfinal game between Eastern Washington and Idaho. Idaho’s Vandals are only 17-13, but they won this title last year and are playing like they mean ...

Eastern Washington University senior Jacob Wiley is the MVP of the Big Sky Conference. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 11:04 P.M.

Eastern Washington’s Jacob Wiley is Big Sky MVP

Three months ago, the rest of the Big Sky Conference didn’t know what to expect from Jacob Wiley. And Wiley will be the first to admit it: neither did he. How would the kid from tiny Newport, Washington, handle the ...

Head coach Jim Hayford and the Eagles will play at Wyoming on Wednesday. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 11:03 P.M.

Big Sky tournament looks wide open

RENO, Nevada – No, the Sky isn’t falling, but it’s not very buoyant these days. This week’s Big Sky Conference tournament promises to be a wide-open affair, partly because no team has managed to distance itself from the pack. In ...

Jacob Wiley had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Eastern Washington. (EWU photo)

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 9:19 P.M.

Eastern Washington climbs into tie for first place in Big Sky

The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will be playing for at least a share of the Big Sky Conference regular season championship in two days. Eastern used runs of 11-0 and 7-0 in the second half to pull away from Southern Utah for a 91-75 victory Thursday in an important league game for EWU's title hopes. But the even better news came from Grand Forks, North Dakota, where league-leading North Dakota was upset by Sacramento State 57-53.

Jim Hayford has a chance this week to win his 100th game as Eastern Washington coach. (Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press)

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 6:56 P.M.

Eastern Washington men hit the road with Big Sky championship hopes

If all goes well, this will be the longest road trip in Eastern Washington basketball history. It began Thursday, when the Eagles flew south for games this week at Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. A week later, they plan to ...

Idaho women’s basketball players celebrate their Big Sky Conference title last year in Reno, Nevada. (Lance Iversen / Associated Press)

MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 10:54 P.M.

Big Sky expects bigger, better experience next week in Reno

So, Eastern Washington basketball fans, still not sure about tripping to Reno, Nevada, for the Big Sky Conference basketball tournament? You could be spending next week in North Dakota. A glance at the standings – both men’s and women’s – ...



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Season status

Record: 23-12 (13-5)

Next game:
EWU vs. Big Sky tournament, March 12

Previous game:
Wyoming 91, EWU 81


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