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Jake Groves (#33)  plays for the Shadle Park varsity boys basketball team, while his sister Jillian Groves plays for the Highlander girls team. Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Shadle Park hoops standout Jacob Groves commits to Eastern Washington

Add another Groves to the Eastern Washington men's basketball program. Shadle Park sharpshooter Jacob Groves announced his verbal commitment to EWU on Sunday, where he'll join his 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman brother, Tanner Groves. "Proud to announce I have verbally committed ...

Shantay Legans’ Eastern Washington Eagles face a rugged nonconference schedule in his second season as head coach. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagles to face Syracuse in basketball opener

It will be a season full of challenges for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team when the Eagles embark upon their 2018-19 nonconference schedule. The schedule, announced Monday, has the Eagles opening at Syracuse on Nov. 6. Other rugged nonconference road games include Pac-12 opponents Oregon, Washington and Stanford.

Idaho forward Arkadiy Mkrtychyan  pulls down an offensive rebound while Eastern Washington’s Cody Benzel, Ty Gibson, Bogdan Bliznyuk and Mason Peatling, from left, watch during the first half  Feb. 9 in Moscow, Idaho. (Pete Caster / AP)

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Big Sky goes back to 20-game conference basketball schedule

The Big Sky Conference announced Tuesday that its men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a 20-game conference schedule this winter. With the loss of the University of North Dakota, members of the 11-team conference, including Eastern Washington and Idaho, ...

Eastern Washington University women’s basketball coaches Wendy Schuller and Bryce Currie, right, guide their team against Idaho, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 in Cheney, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington women’s basketball adds five players to roster

Eastern Washington women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller has signed five new players, bringing this year’s recruiting class to eight. “Overall, the late signees in addition to our early signing class bring a wealth of size and talent to our team,” ...

Senior forward Johnathan Williams leaves the McCarthey Athletic Center floor after the Zags defeated Pepperdine in February. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Spokane, Cheney hoop fans receive high marks in WalletHub rankings

A round of applause for basketball fans in Spokane and perhaps a standing ovation for Cheney. Gonzaga has ranked among the nation’s top collegiate programs for decades and that was largely reflected in WalletHub’s ranking of the 291 best and ...

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds high-scoring guard Mike Meadows

Eastern Washington men’s basketball has added a high-scoring guard from Southern California, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday. Mike Meadows averaged 24 points, five rebounds and five assists at Campbell Hall School in Studio City, where he was a four-time all-conference ...

Savannah State forward Ralueke Orizu, right, attempts to make a pass in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Waco, Texas. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu

Eastern Washington has added some size in the frontcourt with the signing of Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu, coach Shantay Legans announced Thursday. The 6-foot-10, 190-pound Orizu will redshirt next season, leaving him with three seasons of eligibility. A native ...



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