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UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington honors trio of seniors, handles Northern Arizona in regular-season finale

Saturday afternoon at Reese Court was all about saying bye to a trio of seniors, including career scoring leader Bogdan Bliznyuk, Sir Washington and Benas Griciunas. Then the Eagles went …


Idaho Vandals cope with Victor Sanders’ foul trouble, knock off Northern Arizona

Idaho had its season leading scorer, Victor Sanders, on the floor for only 8 minutes in the second half, as he battled foul trouble and eventually fouled out with 5 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Eastern Washington women assured of first-round bye in Big Sky Tournament

With one game left at Northern Arizona on Friday, the Eagles (16-13 overall and 11-6 in the Big Sky) can finish no higher than second place but no lower than …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk hits 2,000-point mark as Eastern Washington holds off Idaho State 74-69

Bogdan Bliznyuk drilled a late 3-pointer to put Eastern Washington in front for good, sending the Eagles to a 74-69 Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho State Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Idaho beats Weber State, moves into 2nd place in Big Sky

Nate Sherwood had 15 points and 10 rebounds and hit all four of his free throws in the final 24 seconds to help Idaho beat Weber State 68-62 on Saturday …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Vandals’ hectic rally comes up short against Idaho State

Brandon Boyd made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left and finished with 32 points to lead Idaho State to an 86-83 victory over Idaho on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk notches 27 points as EWU snaps Weber State’s winning streak

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and Eastern Washington beat Weber State with a 75-70 victory on Thursday night that ended the Wildcats’ nine-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Eastern Washington men, women eye top-four finish in Big Sky standings

With four games left in the regular season, the Eastern Washington men and women have the same goal: a top-four finish in the final standings and first-round byes in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk becomes automatic from free-throw line for Eastern Washington

After Saturday’s win over Montana State, the topic at Eastern Washington’s postgame presser turned to free throws – especially Bogdan Bliznyuk’s knack for making a lot of them. Bliznyuk has …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Nate Sherwood’s buzzer-beating tip helps Idaho drop Montana

In a game in which Idaho consistently came up with big plays, it saved the best for last.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Vandals rally to defeat stubborn Montana State

Victor Sanders scored 12 of his 21 points in the last seven minutes as Idaho rallied to defeat visiting Montana State 88-78.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball seeks statement win against conference-leading Montana

Eastern Washington has lost two straight games for the first time since mid-November. With the Big Sky tournament less than three weeks away, a win over the league leaders would …


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

Vandals edge Eagles after wild final minute

Nate Sherwood scored 23 points, and Brayon Blake blocked a shot in the final seconds to give Idaho a 66-64 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday night.


Basketball doubleheaders have helped Idaho women, men share the stage

A scheduling philosophy that helped build interest in University of Idaho women’s basketball nearly 40 years ago when the Vandals began playing the game seriously is making a resurgence.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Outside shooting, inside defense highlight Idaho women’s victory over Eastern Washington

Timely early shooting from Mikayla Ferenz allowed Idaho to build a comfortable 11-point lead, and Ferenz and Geraldine McCorkell led the Vandals with 29 and 26 points, respectively.


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 …


Idaho women bring six-game win streak into rematch with rival Eastern Washington

Riding a six-game winning streak, the Idaho women’s basketball team will have revenge on its mind when Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington comes to the Cowan Spectrum.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Idaho Vandals prepare for return to Big Sky Conference by strengthening lines

In its first year with the two-tiered letter of intent signing, and in its first recruiting cycle since returning to the Big Sky Conference, Idaho football addressed current needs on …


After record breaking week, Eastern Washington’s Delaney Hodgins named Big Sky Player of the Week

For the second time in three weeks, Eastern Washington University women’s basketball player Delaney Hodgins has earned the Big Sky Player of the Week nod.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Perrion Callandret leads Idaho men to wire-to-wire victory

Perrion Callandret had 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Idaho led the entire way in an 81-58 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.


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

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

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 on Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Area women’s basketball: Delaney Hodgins sets Eastern Washington’s career scoring mark

Delaney Hodgins became the all-time scoring leader in Eastern Washington women’s basketball history Thursday, surpassing her sister Hayley during an 83-76 Big Sky Conference home win over Sacramento State.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington men encounter opportunity for road sweep at perfect time

Eastern Washington’s motto this week: two for the road. For several reasons, the Eagles could use a sweep this weekend at Sacramento State and Portland State.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Victor Sanders has big game as Vandals wear out North Dakota

Victor Sanders became Idaho’s career No. 2 scorer and his 26 points led the Vandals to a 96-71 win over North Dakota on Saturday night in Cowan Spectrum.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Hard-nosed Eastern Washington Eagles get it done in end, defeat Northern Colorado 67-65

There will be more games like this for Eastern Washington, with hard-nosed defense, multiple lead changes and clutch plays at the end. Saturday afternoon’s Big Sky Conference encounter with Northern …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Slow start dooms Vandals in loss to Northern Colorado

Chaz Glotta led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points and was perfect from the field as Northern Colorado took down Idaho 80-63 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk sets Eastern Washington’s career scoring record in win over North Dakota

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 28 points and his first basket, a pretty 3 from the corner a little over a minute into the game, made him the all-time leading scorer at …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Idaho’s Trevon Allen, Chance Garvin serve as role models to reservation kids

Idaho will observe its second annual Tribal Nations Night when the Vandals play host to the University of North Dakota on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk stands on brink of scoring mark with Eastern Washington home for two games

Bogdan Bliznyuk is excited about becoming the leading career scorer in Eastern Washington history. He just doesn’t want to talk about it.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Southern Utah edges Eastern Washington 66-62 in OT

With Bogdan Bliznyuk coming up just short in his quest for the school’s career scoring record, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team came up just short of a road …