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EWU men’s basketball: Eagles vs. Waves

Eastern Washington forward Venky Jois (55) drives to the basket between Idaho’s Perrion Callandret (1) and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big Sky Conference men’s tournament in Reno, Nev., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (Lance Iversen / Associated Press)
Eastern Washington forward Venky Jois (55) drives to the basket between Idaho’s Perrion Callandret (1) and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big Sky Conference men’s tournament in Reno, Nev., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (Lance Iversen / Associated Press)

College Basketball Invitational - First Round

Pepperdine Waves (18-13) 

at Eastern Washington Eagles (17-15)

Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m. Reese Court, Cheney

Watch: Online: WatchBigSky.com

 

Outlook: Along with graduates Tyler Harvey and Parker Kelly, Venky Jois gets credit from coach Jim Hayford as one of the reasons EWU (17-15) is celebrating back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 12 years.

Beyond that, “What I’m really excited about it that we’re going to get to play another game,” said Hayford, who will be coaching his 500th collegiate game. (Continue reading: Pepperdine offers big challenge for Venky Jois, Jim Hayford) - Jim Allen, spokesman.com

Also: Hayford’s 500th Will be Wednesday When Eagles Host Pepperdine in CBI - goeags.com

 

Follow EWU reporter Jim Allen on Twitter during the game @SRJimAllen.



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