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Wed., May 10, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball hires assistant Nick Booker

Nick Booker has been hired as the associate head coach on the staff of new Eastern Washington University men’s basketball head coach Shantay Legans. Booker has seven years of NCAA Division I basketball experience. Booker spent the 2016-17 season at ...

Eastern Washington signee Richard Polanco averaged 26.6 points and 16 rebounds this year. (San Diego Union Tribune)

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington signs 6-foot-8 forward from California

New Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans has signed his first recruit, a 6-foot-8 native of the Dominican Republic whose scoring and rebounding production resemble those of former EWU star Jacob Wiley. Richard Polanco averaged 26.6 points and 16.0 rebounds ...

EWU head coach Jim Hayford talks with Eastern Washington forward Jacob Wiley last season. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford going to Seattle U.

After leading Eastern Washington to its most successful three-year run in history, basketball coach Jim Hayford is moving on. Hayford confirmed via social media on Wednesday that he will be the 16th head coach at Seattle University. He was expected ...

Eastern Washington University senior Jacob Wiley is an Associated Press honorable mention All-American. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

EWU’s Wiley adds All-American honorable mention to his awards

This week’s honorable mention All-America selection puts Jacob Wiley among the greats of Eastern Washington basketball. Wiley’s latest honor, by Associated Press, makes him just the fourth Eagle to earn that honor in 34 seasons as a member of NCAA ...

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

UPDATED: Tue., 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)

Tue., 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: Sun., 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 ...


EWU vs. Big Sky tournament
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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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