Stories tagged: EWU basketball
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Poor shooting dooms Eastern Washington’s men in season-ending loss at College Basketball Invitational
The Eastern Washington men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Tuesday night, and Eagles coach Shantay Legans could easily have focused on the number 20 after an 87-65 loss …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
EWU coach Shantay Legans says his team is happy to be playing in CBI
A history-making season isn’t over for Eastern Washington. The Eagles made some more Sunday night, earning a third straight invitation to play in the College Basketball Invitational.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
Eastern Washington looks to postseason, beyond after tough setback against Montana
While stepping through the wreckage, Eastern Washington was already picking up the pieces Saturday night.
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
Eastern Washington fades in second half as Montana wins Big Sky Tournament championship
The Big Sky Conference’s automatic bid belongs to Montana. The Grizzlies rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Eastern Washington 82-65 on Saturday night in the championship game of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 11:21 p.m.
Bogdan Bliznyuk becomes Big Sky’s all-time leading scorer while leading Eastern Washington to title game
By the end of the night, every basketball fan in the Big Sky Conference had to wonder: How much more history can Bogdan Bliznyuk and Eastern Washington make in one …
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 …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10 a.m.
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.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
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