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Eagles open against Boxers

The Eastern Washington men’s basketball team opens the season today with an exhibition game against Pacific University of Forest Grove, Ore., at 2:05 p.m. in Cheney.

“We are eager to see how we stack up against outside competition,” said coach Jim Hayford. EWU has been practicing since Oct. 1.

The Eagles return four starters and seven total letterwinners to a team that finished 10-21 overall and 7-13 in the Big Sky Conference. The Boxers are an NCAA Division III team from the Northwest Conference. Last year, Pacific was 15-10 overall and 9-7 in league play.

The Eagles will play at Washington on Nov. 17.

Jim Allen