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In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk drives past Idaho forward Jordan Scott during a game in Cheney. On Monday, Bliznyuk became the fourth EWU player to earn the Big Sky Conference’s Most Valuable Player award. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Conference MVP

RENO, Nevada – Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans said it after every game, every practice, all season long: Bogdan Bliznyuk is the best player in the Big Sky Conference. Someone listened, because the Eagles senior forward earned the honor Monday ...

Eastern Washington University basketball coach Shantay Legans leads his team against Idaho on  Jan. 12 in Cheney. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Southern Utah, clinches first-round bye

Besides the obvious ones – the Eagles routed Southern Utah 74-51 in front of an appreciative crowd at Reese Court – they reinforced what coach Shantay Legans already knew: This team has a chance to do something special next week.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk (32) gets around Weber State’s Zach Braxton, right, during an NCAA college basketball game in Ogden, Utah, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Benjamin Zack / Associated Press)

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins fourth Big Sky weekly award

Another weekend, another milestone for Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk. Make that two: after passing the 2,000-point mark last weekend, Bliznyuk was rewarded Monday with his fourth Big Sky Conference player of the week award. Bliznyuk now has six weekly ...

Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk, the school and Big Sky Conference career scoring leader, will play in one of the nation’s top All-Star games on Friday in San Antonio. (Courtney Pedroza / Associated Press)

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins third Big Sky weekly award

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk capped another big week with another weekly award Monday. After climbing to fifth on the Big Sky Conference career scoring list, the Eagle senior Eastern Washington senior guard/forward Bogdan Bliznyuk captured his third weekly honor ...

EWU’s Bogdan Bliznyuk, right, scored 19 points and Benas Griciunas, left, scored 14 as the Eagles upset Montana on Thursday  in Cheney. They are shown here in a game against Walla Walla University prior to this season. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington hands Montana first loss of Big Sky season

Shantay Legans said it all week, and he said it again Thursday night: This wasn’t about beating Montana, but making a statement. Eastern Washington did both before a big crowd at Reese Court, making clutch plays in the final minutes ...

Idaho forward Arkadiy Mkrtychyan (21) 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 of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Moscow, Idaho. (Pete Caster / AP)

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Vandals edge Eagles after wild final minute

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho was the preseason pick to win the Big Sky Conference, and in a 66-64 victory over Eastern Washington Friday, the Vandals outplayed the Eagles – barely. “What a game,” Vandals coach Don Verlin said. “Twenty lead ...

Eastern Washington guard Jack Perry pressures Idaho guard Victor Sanders during the teams’ first matchup on Jan. 12. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Idaho, Eastern Washington men meet again with Big Sky positioning in mind

The presence of Idaho’s Victor Sanders, the Vandals’ No. 2 career scorer, and Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Eagles’ all-time scorer, ought to help the gate, and the game has important implications for the Vandals (16-7, 8-3) and Eagles (12-12, 7-4), sitting third and fourth, respectively, in conference standings.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Portland State leads wire-to-wire in win over Eastern Washington

PORTLAND – Holland Woods scored a career-high 29 points on a school-record 10-for-10 shooting and Portland State defeated Eastern Washington 94-81 in a Big Sky men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon. Cody Benzel hit seven 3-pointers and scored 21 points for ...


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