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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Northern Arizona as Bogdan Bliznyuk perfect on 16 free throws

Bogdan Bliznyuk hit four free throws in the final six seconds to cement Eastern Washington’s 81-76 victory over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Eastern Washington men’s basketball seeking revenge against Northern Arizona

Last March, in the final game of the regular season, Eastern needed a win at last-place Northern Arizona to earn a share of the Big Sky Conference title. Instead, the …


John Blanchette: Any Big Sky road win can be declared masterpiece

Parachuted into the heart of a Big Sky basketball renaissance on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Idaho puts the defensive clamps on Eastern Washington men in 58-51 victory

The result left both teams at 3-2 in the conference, but the Eastern players and coaches felt they left something on the court: their offensive identity.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Twice the fun: Eastern Washington, Idaho meet in basketball doubleheader

The idea was so good, Wendy Schuller wondered why they hadn’t done it sooner.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk, Delaney Hodgins poised to become career scoring leaders at Eastern Washington

Quietly but surely, Bogdan Bliznyuk and Delaney Hodgins are about to become the leading career scorers in Eastern Washington basketball history.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Cody Benzel scores career-high 25 to lead Eastern Washington to win

Cody Benzel scored a career-high 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range and Eastern Washington defeated Sacramento State 82-67 on Saturday afternoon in Cheney.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Eastern Washington defeats Portland State as Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 28

In the closing moments of Eastern Washington’s 81-74 win over Portland State on Thursday night, Bogdan Bliznyuk raised his arms in triumph and the Reese Court crowd responded in kind.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

EWU preps for ball-hawking Portland State

The pace was frantic Tuesday afternoon at Reese Court, just the way Shantay Legans wanted it.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 29 as Eastern Washington tops North Dakota 77-64

Bogdan Bliznyuk went on a tear in the second half, scored 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting and Eastern Washington defeated North Dakota 77-64 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Northern Colorado tops Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference men’s opener

Andre Spight had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington 88-75 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.


Eastern Washington men exude confidence in improved Big Sky Conference

Eastern Washington took some lumps during the nonconference men’s basketball season. Now the Eagles hope to inflict a few on their Big Sky Conference brethren.


Rodney Stuckey helps out at alma mater Kentwood while awaiting return to NBA

Rodney Stuckey’s Detroit Pistons jersey hangs in a case in the foyer before you walk through the double doors into Kentwood High School’s gymnasium.


Eastern Washington men clamp down on NAIA Providence before holiday break

For Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans, this really was the best of both worlds.


Eastern Washington men vow not to look past NAIA Providence

Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans is taking nothing for granted.


Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk wins Big Sky weekly honor

After a 30-point effort in one game and a near triple-double in another, Eastern Washington senior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk is the Big Sky Conference player of the week.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Bogdan Bliznyuk’s near triple-double leads Eastern Washington’s rout of CSUN

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Eastern Washington returned home for the first time since Nov. 10 to snap a five-game losing streak with an 86-58 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington men finally return home after rugged road schedule

After five weeks and 10 games on the road, Eastern Washington coach Shantay Legans tried his best to find some humor in the situation.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington men end grueling streak with overtime loss at Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Justin James scored on a fast break after a steal, Hayden Dalton threw down back-to-back dunks and Nyaires Redding hit a pair of free throws with 1 …


Eastern Washington’s long road trip finishes up at Wyoming

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.


Former Eastern Washington basketball star Alvin Snow enjoys life as sports agent

Not that long ago, Alvin Snow helped make some basketball history at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

San Francisco holds off Eastern Washington’s men with late free throws

Matt McCarthy scored a career-high 17 points, Souley Boum added 16 and San Francisco dominated the first half and held off Eastern Washington for an 81-71 nonconference men’s basketball win …


Eastern Washington men focus on bouncing back after emotional defeat in Seattle

By now, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball players should be in the right state of mind.