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Eastern Washington’s long road trip finishes up at Wyoming

Wyoming’s Hayden Dalton (20) drives with New Mexico's Tim Williams (32) trailing during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Dalton leads the Cowboys in scoring and faces Eastern Washington on Tuesday. (Juan Antonio Labreche / AP)
Wyoming’s Hayden Dalton (20) drives with New Mexico's Tim Williams (32) trailing during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Dalton leads the Cowboys in scoring and faces Eastern Washington on Tuesday. (Juan Antonio Labreche / AP)

The odyssey is almost over.

Tuesday night’s game at Wyoming will be the final stop for Eastern Washington in a 10-game, 36-day road trip that began on Veterans Day.

It also may be one of the most difficult for the 3-7 Eagles, who are coming off a 75-73 loss on Sunday at South Dakota.

Wyoming is 7-3 after an 86-72 win over Pacific in which the Cowboys hit 12 3-pointers. It was the sixth-straight game with double-digit treys for Wyoming, which also is averaging 18 assists.

Wyoming has won 18 straight nonconference games at Arena-Auditorium in Cheyenne.

Eastern Washington has lost four straight and are 1-6 in true road games this season. The Eagles are shooting 40 percent from the field, while opponents are shooting 44 percent from the field.

Three Eagles scored in double figures, led by a career-high 19 from sophomore forward Mason Peatling. Eastern lost for the fourth-straight game, and hasn’t had a lead in any of them.

Senior forward Hayden Dalton leads the Cowboys in scoring this season at 16.2 per game. He also leads UW grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game. Senior forward Alan Herndon adds 14.0 points per game.

EWU will host Cal State Northridge on Sunday at 1 p.m. and the University of Providence from Great Falls, Montana, on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. in a game televised live regionally by SWX.


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