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UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk powers Eastern Washington into Big Sky Tournament semifinals

On a day when the favorites played down to the level of the competition, the Eastern Washington Eagles elevated their game to new heights Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk leaves lasting legacy on, off court at Eastern Washington

Either way, Bogdan Bliznyuk is the surest thing in the Big Sky Conference, the basketball version of another lightly recruited Eagle by the name of Cooper Kupp.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington men’s basketball riding hot streak into Big Sky Tournament

Why not Eastern Washington? Coach Shantay Legans has been asking that question since before the season began, when his Eagles were picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference.


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

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Conference MVP

Eastern Washington forward Bogdan Bliznyuk was honored Monday as the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player, joining former Eagles Alvin Snow, Rodney Stuckey and Jacob Wiley as conference MVPs.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk breaks NCAA single-season record for consecutive free-throw makes

With three minutes, 46 seconds left in Eastern Washington’s 85-68 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday afternoon, Bogdan Bliznyuk made two foul shots to set the Division I record for …


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 …


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 …


Eastern Washington basketball has plenty to play for in final week of regular season

Besides the chance to build on a four-game winning streak, the Eagles have a chance to earn a first-round bye in next week’s Big Sky Conference tournament and send three …


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.


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: 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 …


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.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Montana State behind Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near triple-double

Eastern Washington was coming off its biggest win over the season, Thursday night over Big Sky Conference leader Montana. But if this were a trap game, the Eagles barely noticed. …


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

Eastern Washington hands Montana first loss of Big Sky season

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 19 points with six rebounds and five assists and Eastern Washington ended Montana’s 13-game winning streak 74-65 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Sir Washington has made huge strides on, off the court for Eastern Washington basketball

Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans couldn’t believe his ears. The telephone call came last November from a proud mother who needed some tickets for a special event.


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.


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 …


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.


Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near-perfect night leads to 40 points, Eastern Washington victory

Bogdan Bliznyuk continued his climb up the Big Sky scoring ladder, pouring in 40 points on 15-of-18 shooting and Eastern Washington turned back Sacramento State in the second half for …


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: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Delaney Hodgins on brink of breaking program’s scoring record

Only a week ago, Bogdan Bliznyuk moved to the top of the EWU men’s career scoring list. Now Delaney Hodgins is just 15 points away from breaking the record set …


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Player of the Week

Records and honors are going hand-in-hand this week for Bogdan Bliznyuk


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10 p.m.

It’s been ‘quite a ride’ for Ex-Eastern Washington Eagles standout Jake Wiley

In the past year, Jake Wiley has learned much about basketball, life and himself. Most of all, he discovered that he loves peace and quiet – a rare commodity in …


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, 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, 7:02 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 …