Eastern basketball team stays grounded after big win over Indiana

Even while they were still in the air Tuesday afternoon, the Eastern Washington basketball players had come back to earth. The day after one of the biggest wins in school history – a nationally-televised, 88-86 win at five-time NCAA champion Indiana – the Eagles were … Read more

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Eagles remain perfect at home

Tyler Harvey scored a career-high 30 points to lead Eastern Washington to an 82-75 win over Seattle Friday night. Read more

Against some tough odds, EWU’s Anthony Larry has found a solid path

When Anthony Larry first held his baby son in the spring of 2012, he promised never to let go. Not the way his own father did 20 years earlier. “I was just so happy to be a father,” said Larry, who plays football at Eastern Washington University. “I didn’t want my son to grow up not knowing who I was, so I spent more and more time with him.” Read more

UC Irvine rolls past Eastern Washington 81-58

IRVINE, Calif. – Luke Nelson scored 19 points and Alex Young added 16 as UC Irvine defeated Eastern Washington 81-58 Sunday on the final day of the 2K Sports Classic. The Anteaters (4-3) held a 20-14 lead midway through the first half, and surged with a 23-8 run to lead by 21 at the break. Young hit a trio of 3-pointers in a span of just over a minute in the second half to put UC Irvine ahead 65-34, its largest lead. Read more

Anteaters defeat EWU men

Luke Nelson scored 19 points and Alex Young added 16 as UC Irvine defeated Eastern Washington 81-58 Sunday on the final day of the 2K Sports Classic. Read more

No. 24 Gonzaga improves to 3-1 with win over Eastern

The Eastern Washington Eagles twice scratched within distance, but the Gonzaga women’s basketball team pulled away at the end for a 78-58 victory. The win puts No. 24 Gonzaga at 3-1 for the season and leaves the Eagles still searching for their first win at 0-3. Read more

Eastern basketball rebounds with home win

As they buried Walla Walla on Tuesday night, the Eastern Washington basketball team also put to rest the memories of a loss at Washington two nights earlier. “At the end of the day, this is a game we should win, and did win,” coach Jim Hayford said after the Eagles dispatched the NAIA visitors 82-44 in front of 1,119 fans at Reese Court. Read more

Eastern basketball rebounds with home win

As they buried Walla Walla on Tuesday night, the Eastern Washington basketball team also put to rest the memories of a loss at Washington two nights earlier. Read more

EWU watches 13-point lead vanish in defeat

Eastern Washington made a run at upsetting Washington, but the Huskies made the runs that mattered most in a 92-80 nonconference basketball win Sunday night in Seattle. After leading by as many as 13 points early in the second half, Eastern finally wilted against a five-guard Husky lineup that scored 53 points in the second half, feasted off 10 second-half turnovers and put on a clinic at the foul line. Read more

Young Eagles pull away from Pacific

How about a little senior leadership when the basketball game gets tight? Not at Eastern Washington. Without a senior on the roster, coach Jim Hayford turned to his veteran underclassmen to pull away from Pacific, 87-58, in the season opener Sunday afternoon at Reese Court. Read more

EWU dispatches Pacific Boxers 87-58

How about a little senior leadership when the basketball game gets tight? Not at Eastern Washington. Read more

Eastern Washington men’s basketball fast facts

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Eastern Washington men’s basketball roster

No. Name Pos. Ht.Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev. school)0Ognjen Miljkovic F 6-7 220 Fr. Belgrade, Serbia (Bishop Montgomery)1Tyler Harvey G 6-4 180 So. Torrance, Calif. (Bishop Montgomery)2Daniel Hill G 5-9 165 So. Sydney, Australia (Newington College)4Danny Powell F 6-6 230 Fr. Phoenix . (Desert Vista)10Parker Kelly G 6-4 195 Jr. Spokane (Gonzaga Prep)11Sir Washington G 6-3 180 Fr. Las Vegas (Clark)12Martin Seiferth F 6-10 235 Jr. Berlin, Germany (Oregon)13Thomas Reuter F 6-6 230 So. Breckerfeld, Germany (Theodor-Heuss)21Frederik Jörg F 7-1 290Rso. Korschenbroich, Germany (Gym. Eversten)22Drew Brandon G 6-4 180 Jr. Corona, Calif. (Sierra College)33Garrett Moon F 6-5 190 Jr. San Francisco (City Col. of San Fran.)44Felix Von Hofe F 6-5 200 Fr. Melbourne, Australia (Wesley College)55Venky Jois F 6-7 230 So. Boronia, Australia (Box Hill) Read more

A load to carry

Venky Jois kept the interview short; chemistry class was a few minutes away. The chemistry practicum – a 2 ½-hour exercise in bonding and basketball at Reese Court – had just ended. The nucleus is Jois himself, last year’s Big Sky Conference freshman of the year. Read more

Eastern Washinton men’s basketball five keys to success

1 A new leader. Jim Hayford gets the point: this has been a troublesome position almost since the day he arrived from Whitworth in 2011. That’s when incumbent point Glen Dean departed for Utah; 18 months later, Justin Crosgile quit in midseason. Now it’s up to junior college transfer Drew Brandon, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior from Corona, Calif., to run the offense. Brandon impressed Hayford with his ability to control the pace of the game – fast or slow – and his composure. Brandon was multiple a threat last year at Sierra College, averaging 15.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.2 steals. 2 Hitting the glass. The Eagles were second in the Big Sky last year in first-shot field-goal defense. The killer was second and third shots, the product of a minus-4.2 rebound differential for the season and minus-3.3 in conference games. For the year, opponents grabbed 420 offensive rebounds, 78 more than the Eagles. Besides the maturation of forward Venky Jois (9.0 rebounds a game) and center Martin Seiferth (6.3 rpg), Hayford expects more boards from hard-working 6-6 small forward Thomas Reuter, the 6-4 Brandon and 6-3 shooting guard Tyler Harvey. Read more

Eastern and Big Sky links

The college basketball season is closer than you think. On Wednesday, the Big Sky Conference released its men's preseason…

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Eastern basketball seen as middle-of-the-road in Big Sky

The Big Sky Conference preseason polls say a lot about the Eastern Washington men’s basketball program, coach Jim Hayford said Thursday. “It shows a recognition that we’re building in the right direction and at the same time it shows we have a lot of work to do,” said Hayford, whose team is picked to finish fifth by the coaches and sixth by the media. Read more

Eastern basketball seen as middle-of-the-road in Big Sky

The Big Sky Conference preseason polls say a lot about the Eastern Washington men’s basketball program, coach Jim Hayford said Thursday. Read more

Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey breaks thumb

Detroit Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey broke a bone in his right thumb after catching it in a car door. The Pistons said Thursday that Stuckey, injured Wednesday, will have surgery today and that a timeline for his return will be determined after the procedure. The former Eastern Washington Eagle has a fracture of the distal phalanx on his right thumb. Stuckey suffered the injury when his right hand, his shooting hand, got caught inside the door jamb of his vehicle while the door was closing. The 27-year-old averaged 11.5 points in 76 games last season. Entering his seventh season in the NBA, the Kentwood High product has averaged 29.5 minutes and 13.4 points. – Associated Press Read more

Experienced Eagles want to get tougher

A little toughness could make everything a bit easier this season for the Eastern Washington Eagles men’s basketball team. To that end, the Eagles moved aggressively into the new year during their first practice Tuesday morning at Reese Court. Read more

Parker Kelly interview

Eastern Washington guard Parker Kelly of Spokane talks about the upcoming basketball season after the Eages' first practice of the…

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